Professional Bridal Trial Photography

After your trial at our studio, you will know how your makeup and hair looks and feels in person, but what will it look like in your wedding photos?

Professional Makeup and Hair Trial Photography
Bridal trial photos are emailed same day.

We offer professional photography at our bridal trials so you can see high resolution pictures of your makeup with consistent, even lighting. You can clearly see all angles of your hair design in color and black and white.

Our wedding trial photos allow you preview your wedding day look on film and make any necessary changes before your bid day – we hope that it gives you peace of mind before your big day.

Professional Makeup and Hair Trial Photography
Photos are also sent in black and white. Preview your look before your big day!

Along with our detailed notes we compile after your trial, we always arrive with the photos of your trial for reference on your wedding day, ensuring that you receive the exact look you approved for the trial.

L-R: Color, B/W low contrast, B/W high contrast.
L-R: Color, low contrast, high contrast.

We love clean.

Triple Twist Makeup and Hair Design Bridal Studio in San Francisco
Calm, relaxing bridal trials at our studio in Union Square.

An important part of any professional training will focus on cleanliness, so when choosing your beauty vendor, make sure that your artist uses these best practices too. Below are some of the techniques we use to maintain the highest level of cleanliness with our clients.

How is Triple Twist different?

We make you look your best while maintaining the highest standard for cleanliness. We only use professional makeup and hair products, purchased at professional outlets that require business licenses and permits. We use products from Shu Uemura, Chanel, Dior, Make-up Designory, Ben Nye, M-A-C, to list a few.

We take cleanliness very seriously, and follow strict guidelines when it comes to maintaining clean equipment and a clean environment.

Triple Twist techniques and best practices for being clean in the makeup industry
Triple Twist applies the best makeup industry techniques and practices for cleanliness.

Cleaning Makeup Brushes

At Triple Twist we clean and dry all of our brushes with safe professional brush cleaner after every client. After a thorough cleaning, we allow the brushes to dry horizontally for 24 hours.

We have multiple sets of our brushes, so there is always a disinfected, dry brush for every client.

Applying Lipstick

All lipstick is taken from the original packaging and applied to a clean Ben Nye palette. Lipstick and gloss are placed on the palette, then applied with a cleaned brush.

This palette is cleaned with 99% isopropyl alcohol before and after each use. This method prevents transfer of product between clients.

We use palettes - never any transfer between clients
We use palettes to eliminate transfer of product between clients.

Pads and Puffs

The sponges, pads and puffs that we use in our sessions are used once per client. You are welcome to take the puffs home after your trial, otherwise they are disposed of. They are also great for quick touch-ups throughout the day on your wedding, as they contain your custom foundation color.

Everything Else?

Curling irons, flat irons, combs, and all other equipment are disinfected after each use, and our studio is cleaned daily by a maintenance crew. The studio hair is cleaned eight times per hour with a professional HEPA air purifier. I hope this helps answer some questions that you should have about cleanliness with your makeup and hair artist! Triple Twist’s ‘clean techniques’ are industry standard in Hollywood. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at 888-865-6960 or email at [email protected] Thanks!

Makeup Artist Hair Stylist Hawaii Beach Weddings

L-R: Mei, Bride. Red carpet treatment on  a secluded beach near Princeville, Kauai.
L-R: Mei, Bride. Red carpet treatment on a secluded beach near Princeville, Kauai.

Destination Wedding in Hawaii

I traveled to Kauai, Hawaii in March 2009 for a wedding on a secluded beach. I was booked for the entire day for touch-up services, which ended up being a great move – beaches are windy! Right after the ceremony there was short, light rain that passed (it was so romantic)! I was able to adjust the bride’s hair and do quick touch-ups between the rain, wind and sun.

The Advantage

Because I am experienced with both hair and makeup, only one person is needed on your wedding day for these personal services.

I’m proud to say that my services are not limited to just makeup and hair design. When you choose my day packages and touch-up services, you are getting a personal beauty designer for the entire day. I am aware of the surroundings and the photographer, and I make quick in-and-out adjustments to your hair and makeup so you stay looking your best.

Touch-up services are a luxury you will not regret.  Contact me here to schedule services for your destination wedding or beach wedding.