For such an important day, the hairstyle is really key to the bride feeling beautiful and confident. The bride should look through magazines to get ideas and schedule an appointment to discuss the different options with her hairstylist.
The first thing people notice is your wedding day hairstyle, so it’s important to pick something that complements your face and wedding dress. If your hair is fine and straight, don’t choose an updo that will make it look limp and lifeless. Likewise, if you have a round or oval face, a hairstyle that is off centre might not look as flattering as one that follows your face shape.
The hairstyle and the wedding dress work together, so it’s a must that the bride knows what overall look she wants to achieve. If she already has a wedding dress picked out, even better. Be sure to bring the photo with you when you consult with your stylist.
Cut and Colour: Two and a half weeks to three weeks before the big day is the perfect time to get your hair cut and coloured. The colour will still be good, even if you’re grey, and the cut will be perfect. If it’s too short, you’ll have time for it to grow out a little and it will look a little less blunt.
Salon and Stylist: As soon as you choose when and where your nuptials will take place, whether it be in your hometown or a destination wedding, it is time to start doing your homework. It’s important to schedule all of your appointments at the salon as soon as possible. Put a few stylists on hold, go for a trial run and test each place, and then you can cancel once you make your choice. Print out pictures to give your stylist a better idea of what it is that you are looking for. This will ensure you are getting the style you want and reduce stress as the big day gets closer and closer. You can even have your stylist explain how they are doing your hair so that in case there is a mishap on the big day, you are comfortable fixing it. Ultimately, the more preparation, the better.
Day Of: Every bride should have a little “bag of tricks” on her wedding day. This should include all hair-product essentials: hair spray, bobby pins, hair bands and a glossing or shine spray. With these tools, you can easily take care of any problems that may arise.
Backup Plan: If all else fails, have a backup plan: You or one of your bridesmaids can style your hair if need be! Here are a couple of easy tricks if you find yourself in panic mode moments before walking down the aisle:
- The hottest trend right now is all about sexy, naturally beautiful hair. Hair that has sexy layers, texture and an undone look is very romantic. To achieve this tousled look: simply prep your hair with my Mineral Spray. Then take two-inch sections of hair, twist, wrap and secure with butterfly clips all over the head. Allow your hair to set for 15 minutes before taking out the clips. The end result will be gorgeous waves with great movement.
- For a classic, simple and clean look: Loosely pull your hair back into a lower ponytail or bun. Keep it messy and natural — this creates texture and style that is effortlessly flawless. Spray a light- to medium-hold spray like my Body Fix to prevent flyaways and just like that you are good to go!
- You can also choose to incorporate hair accessories like feathers, flowers and veils. I always say less is more when it comes to accessories, but if you’re going to use something, use just one thing. Your dress is amazing, you look amazing, and you don’t want to take away from that!