Top Tips for the Best Wedding Hair
Planning a successful wedding, from what the bridesmaids will wear to bridal hair and makeup, can be hard to choose. So, we talked with the wedding hair pros to set your wedding day up for success!
Your Bridal Gown
What style would most compliment your dress? If you have details along the back, consider wearing your hair up to showcase. Maybe your shoulders are exposed, consider wearing a softer style like glam waves or hair half-up.
Check the Forecast
Are you having an indoor or outdoor wedding? If the humidity is high, professionals recommend a style with stronger support or lower profile for longevity.
Get a trial
During your trial run, make sure you wear a top with a similar color and style to your wedding dress for a better visual. Make sure you take pictures of the back, sides and front.
Making the most of your trial
We asked expert Nikki Sampson, from our global directory, and here’s what she had to say…
“Trials are a must to make sure we are a good fit. It also helps to make sure the style you have chosen suits you and your hair type.”
Prep your hair the night before:
- Don’t use softening products like a leave-in conditioner.
- Do use a mousse. Apply at your roots and work through.
- Do blow-dry your hair upside down (this creates a ton of volume and a great foundation for your updo!)
“Relax and enjoy every single moment of your big day and leave the beauty to me!”
– Nikki Sampson
Wedding hair stylist, Karlatina shares some of her helpful tips in having the best wedding hair on your special day, including what to bring the day of your trial.
Schedule your hair trial 2-3 months before your wedding. Too early in the planning process and you may change your mind about themes and styles. Additionally, any significant hair growth between trial and event may change the original appearance.
Washing and drying your hair the night before your trial will help achieve the best results (and it also saves blow drying time.)
Collect inspirational photos and images (hair styles, makeup, dress, bridesmaids, flowers, etc.) Sharing these with your stylist will help understand your personality, wedding ideas and themes. Pinterest is a perfect place to collect and share your wedding hair and makeup favorites. For more wedding inspo, check our Pinterest page.
Bring the hair accessories you’ll be wearing (veil and comb, hair piece, etc.) It’s important you experiment with them and see how they look with each style.
If you want to test the longevity of your style, arrange a night out on the evening of your trial. This will give you an idea of how your hair will look after a long day for your wedding celebration.
Entrusting in an expert who is reputable, fully licensed, and specializes in wedding hairstyling will help your “Big Day” run seamlessly, not to mention ensure a style to fit your needs on such a special day. Visit our extensive wedding directory for more information on a bridal hairstylist in your area to complete your perfect day.
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