How far in advance do I need to book my hair and makeup artists?

Also, is there an ideal time to have a trial before the wedding? Thanks.

Question Asked: 13/05/2021 Wedding Date: 9/08/2018

Most Helpful Response

Le Fabulous

Sydney. Penrith. Blue Mountains. Central Coast. Wollongong.

(114) Posted: 17/09/2021

As soon as possible if you love their work.   The popular ones (Top artists) will be booked out. Very often we are booked 1 to 1.5 years in advance.

Euphoric Makeup & Beauty

Yarra Valley, Dandenong Ranges & Surrounding Areas

(3) Posted: 1/09/2021

I book up to 18 months in advance. If you are really wanting a specific artist it's always better to contact them earlier rather than later and ask them. Every artist will be different!

Laura Jean Hair and Makeup Artist

Melbourne and Surrounds/ Yarra Valley & Dandenong Ranges

(7) Posted: 17/08/2021

usually after the trail, it depends on how busy the artist is ! if you want her book her in early

(59) Posted: 9/06/2021

From our real experience, Covid has changed the landscape of booking in this industry.

We used to receive enquiries up to 24 months out from the wedding days; however, now we are getting enquiries ranging from a few weeks out to about 15 months out.

Couples now do not want to plan a wedding that is too far away.  Therefore, unlike pre-covid, we are not always booked out every weekend.  That said, there are certain popular days that are completely booked out - but they are not the norm; rather, they are the exceptions.

If you have a particular makeup and hair artist whom you have in mind, it is still preferrable to secure their avaialbility as soon as possible.

If just about anyone will do, then you have options - and you can also book this closer to the wedding day than you used to.

As to trial - we recommend approximately 4-8 weeks before the wedding, so that your hair and skin tone settles and will be similar to that of the wedding day.

Give us a call if you would like to go through this in a bit more detail.

Stella @ Faces x

Salon 5 Sixty

Lismore & Surrounding Area

(1) Posted: 9/06/2021

As soon as you have your date book hair and makeup, our popular dates book out very fast and you may be left disappointed.. Congratulations and have an amazing wedding xx

(7) Posted: 31/05/2021

Great question. I think most of us artists will say the earlier the better to be sure you secure your artist of choice for your wedding styling. We all take advance bookings sometimes up to 2 years ahead of time. This will also give you the chance to trial as soon as you to can just to make sure you are both the right fit for each other.

Good luck lovely and have a fabulous wedding day.


Newcastle, Hunter Valley, Port Stephens, Central Cost and Surrounding Areas

(9) Posted: 22/05/2021

Great question 

We at DivineHair & BEAUTY recommend booking us as soon as you book your venue ,we take bookings up to two years in advance & we recommend follow our social media for hair & makeup ideas for all the bridal party & we in book your hair & makeup trial two to three months before your wedding date  ,just so you have your veil ,hair accessories to bring to our salon 

(0) Posted: 19/05/2021

As soon as you have the wedding date. Our wedding season tends to get very busy and mobile hair and makeup services are the first to get booked. So the moment you know your date is best to lock in your Hair and Makeup artist.

Dolled Up Hair & Makeup

Perth and Surrounds

(0) Posted: 16/05/2021

No more than 1 year earlier at the most. About 6 months before is good or sooner

Perfect Pout Hair & Makeup

Melbourne & Surrounding Areas

(36) Posted: 15/05/2021

As soon as your wedding date is set I would book my hairstylist & makeup artist ASAP especially if your wedding is during peak season! 

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