Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a hair & makeup trial?

The short answer is No, the long answer is Probably! Most brides want a trial to test not only the look they want, but also their stylist.  For all other events we generally don’t do trials. In some cases people request them and that’s fine by us, but its uncommon.

What do I need for the trial?

Have pictures of styles that you like either printed or ready on your phone etc. Generally only one or two hair styles will be attempted at a trial so its important to have a clear idea of what you are looking for.

When should I wash my hair?

As a general rule, the evening before is great. At the same time give it a quick blow dry so your hair is really dry the next morning. If you have particularly oily hair you can wash and blow dry on the morning of the event.

Do I need to provide anything myself?

The only thing (other than decorative things like hair accessories) that we suggest you have yourself is your lipstick. Whilst we have a range of colours on hand we won’t be there throughout the event to touch you up so best to have your own with you.

Do you supply false lashes?

Yes we do! We always carry individual false lashes which we believe to be the best lashes to use for any event. They’re light, more natural looking and don’t lift. If you’d like to have strip lashes we recommend you purchase these yourself. The range of strip lashes available now is amazing, so best to buy the ones that you like the look of and give you the overall look you’re going for.

Booking Preparation

What do I need to do?

  • Please have your hair clean and dry. Preferably washed the day before. If you need to wash it on the day make sure that it is really dry, blow dry if necessary. Dry hair ensures that curls hold longer and having to dry hair prior to getting started on your style will limit how much time your stylist has to work on the specific style you are after.
  • Be as clear as possible about what you are looking for. Have pictures on hand if you have found any. Like hair, once make-up is on it is difficult to remove products and start again. Please have your face washed and moisturised and free of any make-up.
  • If you have sensitive skin please make this known to your stylist upon her arrival. In most cases of sensitive skin we will request that a client’s own make-up is used. Whilst our hygiene standards and products are of a high standard, products react differently on people so it’s safer to use products you have tried and tested.
  • If you have darker skin, we recommend you have your own foundation on hand. Whilst we do carry a broad range of colours, the undertones on darker skin can be a little tricky so we may not have have a perfect match.

Things to know

The style you saw in a picture doesn’t suit you.

Don’t be surprised if the style you were dreaming of doesn’t suit you. Most likely it’s not the stylists ability – more so your differing colouring, face shape, hair type etc. Trust your stylist to adapt the style you love to suit your individual features.

Speak your mind

Every stylists interpretation of a look will differ slightly. It’s important to be engaged in the process. Please let us know if you want things bigger, straighter, higher, lower, darker, lighter etc as we go, don’t wait until its all done then tell your stylist it’s not what you’re after. We’re all doing our best to get the image of what you want out of your head and onto it!!

Hair & Makeup is not going to look exactly the same on the day. Trials conducted by the Reveal team will be as close to perfect as possible. In most cases the style will be ‘almost right’ but will require a few tweaks on the day. In this case, don’t expect your stylists to dismantle the style or start over to make minor changes. However, we generally won’t use as many pins or lashes, or as much hair product as we would on the big day so if the style doesn’t last quite as long after your trial don’t be alarmed.

Have a space available for us to work

Generally a dining table is the perfect place for us. We need easy access to a powerpoint and natural light. It’s surprising how much space we need, so please ensure a clean space is available.

Your trial appointment

Trial appointments are scheduled around our current event day bookings. Booking a trial on your hens day or other event is a great idea, however our trials are kept tentative to allow for event day bookings so your stylist may advise a change of date or time at late notice. We do our best to avoid this but will advise you of any changes as soon as possible.

Foundation Colours

We carry a large range of colours, however in some cases (particularly for much darker skin shades) it may be that our foundation is not 100%. If you have darker skin or difficult to match undertones, please bring along your own foundation on the day – just in case!