Frequently Asked Questions
Everything you need to know about our hair and makeup services.
- Hair & Makeup
A trial is an opportunity to meet your artist/stylist prior to your wedding. The trial process is designed to give you the chance to try hairstyles and makeup looks. Our hair and makeup trials are up to 2 hours. It is a good idea to wear something light coloured to your makeup trial, as this will give you a better idea of the overall look. Dark colours change your skin tone, and may make your makeup look washed out. Make sure your hair is clean and dry ready for styling. Wear a light moisturiser, and have a clean fresh face.
To get the most out of your trial experience, have some ideas of styles you like from either Pinterest, Website, Magazines or Google searches to help the artist know what you are interested in trying.
Your input is extremely important to enable us to design your look for you that is perfect for you.
The Artist who does your trial will also be doing your hair and / or makeup on your special day. The price for hair and makeup trials is provided on our services & prices page.
Applicable service fees will be added to the invoice as needed and if applicable.
Please ask for more details regarding travel and possible assistants.
Additional fees apply for Holidays such as:
- New Years Eve/Day
- Valentines Day
- Australia Day
- Easter Sunday/Monday
- Good Friday
- All Public Holidays
- Christmas Eve/Day
We always make sure we arrive on time and allocate enough time for each person. If necessary we can bring an additional hairstylist/makeup assistant and we will write you a schedule in advance for the morning. As the bride, ideally your makeup will be one of the last things you do before putting on your dress and we will stay until you are about to leave to ensure that you walk down the aisle looking fresh and radiant; ready for your big moment!
Every Bride differs with this - however, we do recommend that you have organised yours and your Bridesmaids' dresses (if applicable) as well as your flowers and any other major factors such as colour schemes and wedding location prior to the trials.
There is no requirement to have a trial. All of our artists are highly experienced and are happy to assist you in designing a look on the wedding day. However we do recommend a trial as it is a good opportunity to meet your artist, discuss your desires for the day, and to experience wearing the hair and makeup which will be different to your everyday style. You can get a feel for what maintenance will be required throughout the day, practice wearing false lashes if you don't normally wear them and trial different styles until you are 100% happy. There is nothing better than having no surprises on the wedding day!
Absolutely! Depending on your timing, we can bring an assistant. This works well if you have an early wedding and would rather not start at sunrise! We always use professional, qualified and trained assistants who are experienced in bridal hair/makeup and have previously worked as part of a wedding day morning.
We are a fully mobile service, so we come direct to our clients either in home, venue, studio or location. This eliminates any stress especially on wedding days of having to travel around to salons or studios.
You will be emailed through an invoice with all of the details for bank transfer, Credit Card payments or PayPal once you have requested to secure a booking date/time.
Simply Bella Beauty is mobile to you for your TRIALS and on your WEDDING DAY. Our mobile service is efficient and time effective with NO LOCATION FEES within the Metropolitan Brisbane area. However with high petrol costs and tolls there may be a small fee to cover some travel to longer distances. Parking will need to be provided for our artists if you are getting ready in a hotel or in the CBD. Most photographers prefer a mobile hair and make up service to your home or hotel, as this eliminates the problem of you arriving home late from a salon. You simply sit back, relax, and enjoy being pampered, without rushing to appointments in another suburb. Mobile is the ONLY way to go on your wedding day!
- Attending your booking is not a permitted reason to leave home.
- Your booking is scheduled at a location where we are not permitted to provide our services.
- You have booked for hair styling and performing this service is banned.
- You have booked for makeup application and performing this service is banned.
We understand that sometimes you need to change your schedule. We kindly ask you to provide a minimum of 2 weeks notice via email if you wish to reschedule your appointment otherwise you will forfeit your payment.
*Please note rescheduling will be dependant on availability. This does not apply to weddings and group bookings. ‘No shows’, will be liable for the full price of the missed appointment.
When you wish to book in either hair or makeup trial with Simply Bella Beauty, the date is initially secured in our diary by a non-refundable holding fee of $100. Once this initial payment is made, the date is then locked in our calendar.
We prefer not to accept cash payments as they are hard to track. We accept direct bank transfers. We also accept Visa, MasterCard, AMEX or PayPal. All payment details are on the invoices.
Yes. The Client Service Agreement protects both you and Simply Bella Beauty. It outlines exactly what our obligations are to one another as artist and client. This avoids any misunderstandings and confusion.
There is no limit to how many hair and makeup styles can be done in a group booking, just as long as we can fit it into your schedule. An assistant may need to be brought along to the booking, this may require an additional assistant fee.
Once you've placed a deposit, services cannot be removed. If you are unsure please exclude them out of the quote. Additional services may be added (depending on availability), but booked services cannot be removed. You may request a location or timing change, however we cannot guarantee that we will be able to accomodate.
If you have booked your wedding hair and makeup trial with us, we will get in touch with you to schedule a trial 1-2 months before your wedding day. You are welcome to schedule a trial earlier, however we would recommend having a trial no earlier than 6 months before your wedding day as your taste in styles may still change. It's best to have your dress picked out before the trial to make sure that your look suits the dress.
Please bring with you any reference pictures of hair and makeup looks that you like, along with any fabric swatches, pictures of bouquets or jewellery plus any hair piece, veils or other items you feel may be helpful in the design process.
To prepare for your trial, please wash your hair the night prior and come to the trial with a clean face without any product on it, (even moisturiser). This will ensure best results are obtained.
Yes, as long as they are scheduled on the day of your trial.
Please allow 30-45 minutes per service. And for brides we allow 1 hour per service (e.g. 1 hour for makeup and/or 1 hour for hair styling). Bridal trials are usually 90 minutes per service plus 30 minutes consultation.
Yes! We can accomodate for touch-ups and second looks. Whether that be staying with you for the day or coming back for your reception. Please mention this in your enquiry for pricing. You can enquire here.
Yes! False lashes are complimentary for all our makeup applications.
Given that we are an on-demand service, we cannot promise a certain beauty professional as we all are trained on the certain looks and styles offered. We pride ourselves on our careful assessment process to guarantee satisfaction and consistency with every artists of our Simply Bella team.
However, if you have previously booked a certain beauty professional please send an email through for a request.
All Artists are personally interviewed, hand-picked and incredibly talented, Simply Bella's hair stylists & makeup artists are required to have years of professional experience. Each qualified applicant is deeply background checked and goes through a rigorous character assessment before joining the team.
For wedding, we recommend the schedule be:
- Mother of Bride
- Flower girl
By having the bride last or second last it ensures that your makeup is fresh before walking down the aisle.
Please arrive with a makeup free, cleansed and moisturised face. We recommend that you wear the same colour top as your wedding dress.
Please feel free to bring along any photos, magazine clips, Pinterest images of makeup you'd like me to review. A picture of your dress is also most welcome. Everything you bring along to the your trial helps generate a clear picture of how you'd like to see yourself on your special day.
Most brides prefer to have a trial or practice run with hair and make up prior to their wedding day. It is not essential, but to make sure that you will be happy on the wedding day, a trial is advisable. Trials for bridesmaids are optional but we do offer them a free consultation at the brides trial when we go through colours, styles, taking notes on their requirements. If a bridesmaid requests a trial, we are happy to oblige!
Our artists will help you make informed decisions on the styles you want. They will listen to your requests and will offer lots of helpful advice and ideas when asked. However, the final decision on the style is yours. They are there to give you the guidance you need without insisting that you have the style they choose for you. The person who does your trial will also be doing your hair and / or make up on your wedding day.
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