What style do you want to go for? Should your hair be curled, straight, have an up-do, any wedding hairstyle accessories? What style will look best with the shape of your face? What wedding hair style will look great with the dress you have chosen?
Your best approach will be to start considering these things well in advance of the wedding will also want to start visiting hair salons as soon as you are done choosing your wedding dress. Another common problem associated with wedding hairstyles can be related to finding a great hair salon and stylist.
Here are my tips to prepare a great wedding hair style and choose your stylist.
1. Budget. Decide how your wedding hairstyle expense will fit in your total wedding budget and stick to that amount when looking for a stylist.
2. Dress. Take a picture of your wedding dress with you when you visit salons. If possible, have someone take a picture of you while you are trying the dress on to give the stylist a better idea of how you actually look wearing the dress. Change of dress or hair accessories. Recently many brides are wearing 2 dresses; one for the wedding and then another as an evening gown. Be sure to let your stylist know so she may be able to be of assistance where needed to make any adjustments necessary. This includes hair accessory changes that might be made for transitioning to the evening
3. wedding party. Your stylist can help with removal of any hair accessories or a veil.
Salon search. Google search for salons that specialize in wedding hair that are local to you. Ask them if they have a stylist who specializes in wedding hair. Ask for price ranges, availability, level of experience, and samples. Consider your own hair texture. Do you have curly hair? Oily hair? Fine hair? Does the stylist you are considering seem to take this into account? If not, why? These may be red-flags to prompt you to continue your search for a good stylist.
4. Weather. Take into account the time of year as well as the weather and how hair individually responds to climate circumstances; particularly moisture. On raising the actual probability with regard to frizz, look at using a good anti-frizz serum in order to moist locks. This in particular should really help to control frizz.
5. Setting. Where will you have your wedding? Outside? Ballroom? You’ll want your look to flow nicely with the settings of your wedding. For a Hall or ballroom, consider up-do’s, buns, and a more formal hairstyle. For a casual setting such as a backyard, a beach, consider a look that is slightly less formal in appearance.
6.Wedding hairstyle accessories. There are many to choose from. Wedding hair accessories are very elegant, expensive looking, and very well-made. The many wedding hair accessories that you can choose from include a sophisticated tiara, hair flowers, rhinestone hair pieces, and many more. An accessory can round out that perfect look you are after!
7. Bring any veil or wedding hair accessory. Be sure to show them to your stylist of choice before the day of the wedding so they have a good idea of what they will be working with and together you can discuss what styles work best with your veil or accessory. If you don’t have it purchased yet but plan to wear one then simply buy something similar from the store.
8. Veil Removal. If you do plan to wear a veil then ask your stylist for suggestions on veil removal depending on what kind of veil you are using. One suggestion is to consider a veil that is not sewn to the main head-piece or tiara but can be easily attached or removed with velcro which is also known as hook-and-loop.
9. Photographer. Ask the salon owner if their photographer is allowed in the salon to take pictures of the bride and bridemaids getting their hair done. Most often this should not be a problem but you want to be sure so that things can go smoothly on your special day!
Food and Snacks. Ask the salon owner if you are allowed to bring any snacks or drinks for yourself and any bridemaids. At times, the owner may even be happy to provide light snacks and drinks themselves, and especially if they know ahead of time.
10.Try before making a final choice. Discuss with your stylist on trying your wedding hairstyle choice before the day of your actual wedding so you can truly determine whether this style will work well for you or not. You most likely will love the way it turns out and decide to stick with that choice but you may find that it might look a bit off, needs some tweaking, or you may need to pick an entirely different style if it just doesn’t give you the right look.
11. Give yourself 6 months of searching and trying before making that final choice. Listen to your instincts. You may find you are uncomfortable with a certain stylist or not as thrilled with an accessory as you first thought. You may have more than one style that you love and need time to decide. Make sure you are as satisfied as possible with your stylist and your choice of wedding hair style for that special day simply because you deserve it on such an important occasion!
You will want your wedding hairstyle to look great with your gown, your settings, and most of all it should be a hairstyle that gives you confidence, a happy glow, and fits you the most.