Wedding hair & makeup
Pre wedding trial consultation
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at Georgina chambers makeup studio we believe a trial is a very important part of your wedding day. This is the opportunity to create the desired look for you. Together, we can try a variety of colours and styles to see what works and more importantly, what doesn't work for you. we hold our trials at our makeup salon in southsea, where we keep our products to ensure we have everything that we may need
a trial is important to test the longevity of the make up as well as seeing how it wears on your skin. As the most
important day of your life, it is fundamental you look and feel beautiful.
Your bridal makeup trial is the perfect opportunity to explore your desired look for your wedding day.
When you come in for your trial we aim to give you a comprehensive experience understanding both you and your wedding and trying and testing out a number of products to see what will suit you best.
We advise to book your trial in the same weather conditions as your wedding will be, so that you can test the makeup in the heat/ cold weather. This can be difficult for May/ October weddings as the weather can be very warm/ cold in either month! Many MUAs recommend doing your trial 6 weeks before your wedding but the weather can be very different as we saw last year snowfall in April followed by a heatwave in May!
When you first come in try and wear a white top, or a light colour so we can see how the makeup looks with a similar colour to your wedding dress. If you are having hair done elsewhere try and book your hair trial on the same day (before makeup if possible) so we can see how the styles go together and to give you an idea of the finished product and how you will look on your wedding day.
We always start with skincare, we discuss what you’re currently doing and what you can do to optimise your skincare routine before your big day.
We will then deeply cleanse your skin, exfoliate when necessary, apply serum & or moisturiser.
Whilst that is soaking in we normally would have a chat about what you like to wear with your makeup, what you feel comfortable in and things you know you do not want. We believe that most people know their own face and after years of makeup application and looking in the mirror you do learn what suits you and what doesn’t, so we try to combine your own thoughts with our recommendations rather than forcing you to have things you may not like. Before you come have a look through some photos and find some examples of things you may like but remember lots of photos on Pinterest & Instagram are highly edited but they are great for general ideas and colour schemes.
If you also have photos of bridesmaids dresses, flowers etc please do bring these along. They are great for getting a general idea of your wedding style & if your bridesmaids are having makeup too but not necessarily a trial we could chose colours for them and then opt for something different but complimentary for the bride.
We will then do your makeup in stages whilst you watch in the mirror, starting at very natural and missing out a number of products. At stage one we will confirm with you whether this is too little/ enough/ too much and then start to make tweaks.
We can continue building coverage, colour or darkening eyes until you feel comfortable.
Once we all feel that the general look is along the right lines we will then start to make some adjustments and tweaks, you may like them but you may not like them & this is completely normal. We do this to ensure we aren’t missing anything you may love and to also confirm things you definitely do not like. We find so often on the wedding day brides ask for that little bit more, so if we take it that step further on the trial and find you do not like it we don’t make any terrible mistakes on your wedding day. Often finding out you don’t like something can be more valuable than finding out that you love something!
By adding step by step can often mean the finished look isn’t as “polished” as it would be if we were to go straight from the beginning into your look. But from experience we find doing this step by step technique suits most people & gives both makeup lovers and makeup newbies an idea of what suits them. It also means you know exactly what you like and what you don’t like rather than looking in the mirror when you get home and thinking something doesn’t look right but you can’t work out what it is. This also saves so many brides the added cost of coming for a second trial to try out another idea.
Fundamentally though your makeup on your wedding day should always be even better than the trial and you should always let your makeup artist know if you have any problems or if there’s anything you don’t like, after all that is the whole purpose of a trial!
If it goes shiny, patchy, changes colour or doesn’t last you must feel comfortable to tell your makeup artist - whether it’s us or somebody else. Remember to ask what lipstick they have used if you like it too, or one that they recommend so that you can buy it to top up on the day.
Your wedding day is such an important day and the photographs last a lifetime so make the most of your trial to get it perfect
additional trial for bride £30
bridal party £35
Hair & Makeup
additional hair & Makeup trial £65
additional Hair trial £40
bridal party £70
On your Wedding day we will travel to you at your wedding venue or home. we will pre-arrange times so that your day is organised.
we arrange a time slot according to the size of your party and the size of the team we are bringing out to you. we are able to accommodate large parties for both hair and makeup.
we have lots of experience with wedding makeup offsite and are more than happy to work in your chosen location, we would normally set up a little area to work from, choosing somewhere with chairs, a table if possible and in the brightest area we can find.
if you choose to have us for makeup only or hair only we will happily work with your other supplier and we can work around each others plans. we have great relationships with all other suppliers and we are happy to stage photos with your photographer/videographer or have action shots taken too.
we endeavor to make your wedding makeup last all day and night and can be certain that your makeup will be photo and flash friendly so you look flawless from every angle.
where possible we try to do our unique "Prep & finish" service - when we do this we try to prepare everyones skin and hair first to allow skincare to soak in and hair to cool. this can help the hair and makeup to last longer and also means we can spend the first half of the time doing all of this before finishing it off. - this results in everyones makeup and hair being finished later making it as fresh as possible. This is of course subject to everybody being available throughout the morning and subject to the size of the party. we understand that in the excitement of the events of the morning this isn't always possible.
mother/ grandmother/ aunt of the bride/ Groom £40
additional or guest makeup £35
children - under 13 makeup - £20
children under 4 (up to 2 per party) Free
bridal hair only
mother/ grandmother/ aunt of the bride/ Groom £40
flower girls £15
Bridal Hair & makeup
mother/ grandmother/ aunt of the bride/ Groom £80
additional or guest £70
children - under 13 - £35
children under 4 (up to 2 per party) £10
package price offers -
10% off when 3 or more book*
20% off when 5 or more book*
25% off when 7 or more book*
off peak pricing - 25% off all off peak bookings*
*cannot be usesd in conjunction with any other offer
Prices include lashes
Travel £10 call out fee within portsmouth
travel fee will apply outside of portsmouth
Prices for Makeup Guaranteed With Georgina (Available Within The UK - International Fees May Vary)
Additional Makeup £100
minimum call out fee applies
Travel Fee dependant on location
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