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What is a Consultation and Trial? Is it necessary?

Your consultation and trial is the perfect opportunity for you to meet with Juan José and discuss how you want to look on your wedding day. This service includes: color consultation – a discussion of your wedding theme, colors, desired makeup+hair for the day,  and of course, a trial of your hair design. This service is optional for bridal party members and mothers.

Bridal Trials gives Juan José an opportunity to get to know you and what you want. Wedding mornings are fast paced and hectic. They do not allow for much time to do a consultation and figure it all out on your wedding day. It is much more relaxed for everybody to simply recreate what has already been mapped out during the trial. Your look will only improve on your wedding day! Trust, it’s an important part of the process.

How far in advance should I book a Trial?

Juan José is generally booked 6-12 months in advance (believe it or not!) so it is important to contact himas soon as possible to secure your wedding date. For many brides, a deposit is made well before their trial to ensure their wedding date is held. Once a deposit is received, a consultation and trial can be scheduled two to three months before your big day.  Waiting until closer to your wedding day allows the artists to see your skin and make any skincare recommendations if necessary. It’s also nice to see the length of your hair to ensure your requested style is attainable.

Where do your Consultations and Trials take place?

You can meet Juan José at his private studio in Chicago or at either one of his Salons.. Mobile trials may be available for an additional fee of $50. 

Can I book my Trial on the day of my Engagement shoot?

In theory this is a great idea, however, you don’t want to look the exact same in your engagement pictures as you do on your wedding day, do you? Juan José always suggesst doing a separate engagement hair appointment. The trial is really only a day to lock down and try your entire wedding day look. Engagement hair is generally a little more relaxed and casual. But definitely plan your trial on a day where you have somewhere to go! Date night or even your bridal shower is a great day to test out and wear your wedding day makeup + hair! 


Are you able to accommodate large bridal parties?

Yes! Juan José  has a large enough network to cover as many women as you require. For parties of 6 or more, each additional artist is $100. This is to help with the speed of getting all of your beautiful ladies ready. Plus, no one wants to wake up earlier than they have to!

How long will it take to get everyone ready on the wedding day?

The Bride is allotted approximately 1hr 30min for hair services. Please allow 40 minutes for each service for Bridesmaids, Mothers and other Attendants.

Do you provide a Touch-up Services?

Yes, Juan José provides Touch-up Services / Bridal Look Changes that are outlined in our “Bridal Packages” page.

How do I book Juan José Bridal Services?

A wedding day is not considered booked until a deposit has been received and a contract signed. If you would like to secure your bridal services with Juan José, it is important to book your trial as soon as you have confirmed your wedding date. You can opt to have your trial at a later date, but submit your deposit to save your date! 50% deposit is required to hold and secure your wedding date and time slot. 50% is due on or before your wedding day, prior to the commencement of services.

How do I pay Juan José?

Juan José accepts payment via:

  • Personal Check
  • Venmo
  • Chase Quick Pay
  • Major Credit Cards through Square*
    * A 3% service charg is added to your total to cover Square service fees

Do your rates include tax

Yes. All tax is included in all Bridal Rates.

Is there a travel fee?

There is a $50 travel fee for all bookings within Greater Chicago. For bookings outside of the Greater CHicago area, additional travel fees apply.

Parking fees and gratuities are not included. Any parking fees incurred will be an additional charge.