Wedding Hair Tips
There’s no question that your wedding is one of the biggest days of your life. And that’s why you need to look your best, especially your hair. To make sure that happens, here are several tips on how to get that perfect wedding hairstyle.
Tip #1: Do a trial run
Do a trial run of the hairstyle you plan to wear on your wedding day. Make sure this is done weeks before to give you time to assess more than one do. To make the most of your test run, get a friend to take pictures from different angles. This exercise lets you make a better evaluation than merely looking at a mirror. Try to test the hairstyle under real-world conditions to see how it holds up.
Tip #2: Plan in advance
Your hairstyle is one of the major factors that would shape your look on your wedding day. Because of this, see to it that you plan it beforehand. The style needs to work well with your makeup, dress, and the wedding’s theme. If any of these factors clash, you need enough time address the problem.
Tip #3: Time of day plays a role
Up-dos are more appropriate for formal evening affairs, while having your hair loose is better suited for more casual daytime events.
Tip #4: Schedule your salon appointment
Your salon appointment should be arranged at least two months before the date so that you have enough time to plan things ahead and do more than one trial run. More importantly, getting booked in advance ensures that you’re the first on that day. Another tip: schedule your bridesmaids with another stylist; this allows your stylist to concentrate on your hair.
You can also ask your stylist to work at your place to avoid the stress and hassle of rushing to the salon on your wedding day. Just make sure there’s enough space, especially if your bridesmaids are with you.
Tip #5: Don’t wash your hair
This may seem counterproductive but hair actually looks and works better when it’s not newly washed. Why? Hair secretes sebum, a natural moisturiser that waterproofs your tresses and gives it a bit of texture. For best results, wash your hair 24 hours before the time of the wedding.
Tip #6: Avoid new styles before the day
Whatever you do, do not try a new hairstyle right before (or even a week ahead of) your wedding. If something goes wrong, you won’t have any time to fix it. Your hair needs to be predictable and under control.
Tip #7: Stick to tested products
To keep your hair predictable and under control, you need to keep using the same hair products. If you want to test different products, try them months before to see their effects. The last thing you need is having an allergic reaction to your new chemical treatment right before your wedding.
Tip #8: Bring your stylist along
Here’s an idea—you can bring your stylist along to keep tabs on your hair during the wedding. If you or your bridesmaids run into some trouble, your stylist can easily smooth things over literally.
Tip #9: Take good care of your hair
Whether it’s your wedding or not, you should always take good care of your hair. Remember to brush it regularly to stimulate your scalp and remove dead skin cells. Wash your hair with gentle shampoo every other day, and massage your scalp with olive or coconut oil. You can also ask your stylist for more hair care advice. With proper care, your hair is going to look terrific even after your wedding day.