Wedding hair trials can sometimes end up being a bit of a mind field. Between what style to go for, whether or not you should wear any accessories, etc. Well, forewarned is forearmed, and we've got some seriously handy tips to prepare you for yours.

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Gal with a plan

We'd recommend planning your trial for a good four to six months before the wedding date. This way, you can make sure you've plenty of time in case you change your mind on what style to go for.

Organise a night out

Make sure when scheduling your trial, you have an event to go to or a night out planned. This will allow you to really test the longevity of your hairstyle throughout the night.

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Wear makeup

Put on a face of makeup (or plan your wedding makeup trial) before going to your wedding hair trial. You will be able to get a better picture of what you will look like, on the day of your wedding.

Wash and dry your hair before the trial

This will ensure you don't waste the majority of your trial getting a blowdry. You will be able to focus more time on the actual style and get more out of your trial.

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Bring pictures

Make sure you bring along some images of different styles you like. We'd suggest bringing a max of two to three different looks, so you can find one that suits you and your overall style.

Don't be afraid to speak up

If you really don't like the direction your trial is going, speak up. There's nothing worse than being unhappy with the final look. Your stylist is there to help and they will take direction from you, so don't waste your trial. After all, no one knows your hair better than you.

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Even if you don't initially plan on wearing any hair accessories, find some you love and bring them along. You might find that your hairstyle needs that little extra something.

Three's company

Just like wedding dress shopping, too many cooks spoil the broth. Bring your Maid of Honour or Mum along (someone whose opinion you trust) to give their views on your chosen look.

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Take notes

When having your hair trial, make sure you ask questions. Ask your stylist what's the best products to use at home to have your hair wedding ready.

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