Once you have booked Onsite Beauty Artistry for your wedding, it's time to start thinking and searching for all your inspiration for your hair and makeup preview. Please note, previews are only offered to booked brides. Hair and makeup previews are so important because it allows us to set the true tone to your wedding day and really be able to get to know each other. This is also a great opportunity to ask any questions that are easier to answer in person. We book previews for our brides 1-2 months prior to your wedding date. We will reach out roughly three months prior to the wedding date to get you booked with your Lead Artist. We typically book preview appointments Tuesday-Thursday depending on your Lead Artist schedule for the week and will send multiple options once we know your availability. Friday-Monday are not guaranteed as an option during peak season, May through September, as we are typically booked on a wedding or had a long wedding weekend that we need to recover from. Please expect to have your preview appointment take anywhere between 1.5 hours to 3 hours as making changes and running over information can take time.
HOW TO PREPARE
First things first, "Say Yes to the Dress"! Knowing the neckline, color, and style of your wedding dress plays a HUGE factor in the style you will want for your hair and makeup for the big day. Make sure to have a photo on your phone to show to your Lead Artist.
Are you planning on making a big change for your wedding day to your hair such as color or hair extensions? Or are you planning on getting your brows waxed? Or even get a spray tan? Then do those services for your preview as well. Everything is taken into consideration when doing your preview, but a spray tan or hair color can change the final product of how you see your wedding day hair and makeup. We want you to see the full look and be 100% happy with everything. Plus, if you do your services prior to your preview, it's a preview for those services as well causing less stress for your wedding day overall.
HAIR & MAKEUP PREPARATION
HAIR: Come with clean, dry, smooth hair. When we say clean, we mean washing your hair the night prior. Remember, in order to have a smooth style, you will need smooth hair. Applying products that have smoothing, frizz eliminating capabilities, such as Olaplex N6, while blow drying will help create that foundation. Please do not use a hair oil to solve frizziness, we do not want to fry your hair and we have products on hand that will be suited better. Coconut oil and whatever else your kitchen holds is a strict no before hot tool styling.
MAKEUP: Prior to coming to your trial, wash, exfoliate, and moisturize your skin. The smoother, hydrated and clean your skin is, the better your makeup application will be, and it will help extend the longevity of the application. Please avoid applying an SPF with an active ingredient of Zinc Oxide and Titanium Oxide because these can cause flashback in professional photography causing you to look extremely washed out.
WHAT TO BRING
Collect at least 3-5 inspiration photos for both your hair and makeup. Try and find hair inspiration that takes in account your natural length, density, and color of your hair. We recommend taking a look at our Instagram, Rosé Beauty Bar website and Pinterest to have multiple sources.
It is important to keep in mind that Pinterest photos are often edited and taken in the best light and also, they typically have hair extensions in almost every style you will find.
If you are planning on having bridal accessories added to your hair style, bring those as well. We will want to play with the placement, the more you move those pieces, it pulls on individual strands of hair causing messy hair and we don't want that for the big day. If you don't have an accessory, we also sell them at Rosé for you to either have options to try out or purchase.
When you come to your preview, plan to wear a top that has a similar neckline and color of your wedding dress. We want you to be able to get as much of an idea of how these styles will pair with your dress.
WHERE TO GO
Your preview will be held at Rosé Beauty Bar: 485 Rainier Blvd N, Suite 201, Issaquah, WA 98027. When you arrive at the building, the parking lot and main building entrance are located in the back of the building. The building is red brick with silver sheet metal design (nope, not blue). We do not recommend parking on the street. You will see a Rosé Beauty Bar sandwich board sign, turn right there. Please do not bring extra guests to your appointment. Our small boutique salon is a cozy space, and we can only accommodate space for our scheduled clients. If you are hoping to bring someone with you, please let us know prior, with a max of 1 additional guest permitted.
WHAT TO EXPECT
When you arrive at Rosé Beauty Bar for your preview, you will be greeted by your Lead Artist for your wedding day. She will get you settled in, grab you a beverage and get the process started. Tell your Lead Artist everything! The styles you like, the styles you don't like and everything in between! We always want this to be an easy, smooth process for you to get comfortable. Please, please, please be completely honest and transparent about how you feel with the look we create with you. When you work with us, you are in a safe space to let us know what's on your mind and we will be transparent with you as well. Beauty is an art, not an exact science. We know and understand that everyone has their own style on what they like, and we are also the wedding professionals so we will work with both those things in mind to create the look of your dreams. We want YOU to be 100% happy. During a preview, we may nail it in one shot, or we will have to make many changes. Remember that a preview with changes will cause messier makeup and frizzier hair. That just comes with the territory of moving something you place precisely. We make note everything we discuss so that on the wedding day, you just get to sit back and relax while we create the perfect look for you.