by admin on January 28th, 2011
The Perfect Hair!
Prep Work Is Key
Start early! Begin working with your stylist as soon as possible to perfect the cut, color and condition of your hair well before the day of your wedding. Speak with your stylist about creating a customized plan.
Make The Cut
Even if you’re growing your hair out, keep it regularly trimmed to remove the split ends that will otherwise damage the cuticle. If it’s too long or unlayered, it can be bulky and unmanageable, making it harder for your stylist to create the style you are looking for.
Your hair will look best in photos if it has natural, subtle highlights. Think Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Begin your color transformation well in advance of your wedding, and plan to have your last color service approximately 2 weeks before the big day.
Choosing the right hairstyle is critical; after all, you (and your mother, and your mother-in-law, and your aunts and cousins and next-door neighbors!) will be looking at photos of your wedding day for years to come. Here are the 2 golden rules of a successful, timeless style:
Stay True when you say I do!
Avoid one of the most common bridal mistakes: don’t lose your identity when selecting your hairstyle. Your style should flatter you and enhance your beauty, not become a distraction. Don’t stray too far from your own look and style.
Let Your Gown be your Guide
Your hair should reflect the line of your dress. If you have a slim gown with clean lines and minimal beading, your hair should also have clean lines. If you’re wearing a creation straight from a fairy tale, then by all means, Cinderella, go for long, flowing hair and lots of texture!
Create your Look
Hair and make-up trials are essential to getting gorgeous on your wedding day. Don’t be disappointed if you don’t achieve perfection the first time. The goal of the trial isn’t to perfect the look, but instead to discuss and try different options with your stylist
- – Book your official hair trial 4-6 weeks prior to your wedding
- – Try to book your trial on a slower business day in the salon, such as a Tuesday or Wednesday, so you and your stylist won’t feel rushed
Show and Tell
- – Bring anything that will help your stylist understand the looks you love or the style of your wedding:
- – a picture of you in your dress taken at a fitting
- – a swatch of fabric
- – pictures of brides, celebrities, models – anyone whose look inspires you
- – Let your stylist know up front what looks you like and dislike. That way, they won’t waste your time going down the wrong track
- – Other items to bring with you
- – A CAMERA to take pictures of the final look and the steps used to create it
- – Your HEADPIECE or VEIL, if you are planning to wear one, as its shape, size and structure will need to be taken into consideration in the creation of your style
- – The JEWELRY you plan to wear to ensure your style will compliment it
- – SOMETHING DRESSY to wear – it will be hard to judge the overall effect of your style if you are wearing something too casual
Let Your Hair Down
If you plan to make an outfit change for the reception, you may also consider adjusting your tresses and letting your locks loose. If this is the case, ensure you communicate this, so your stylist will know how firm your style needs to be.
Make It Up
- – Your makeup trial should occur in lighting that is similar to what it will be on your wedding day.
- – Change your lip color to take your look from day into night. For the ceremony, consider just a gloss or a natural lip color. Roses, pinks and reds look great in photos and keep wedding whites looking fresh. Save bold lip shades for the night.
- – Have lipstick, powder, and cotton swabs within arm’s reach for any last minute touch ups.