Let’s be honest the words wedding and ‘bad hair day‘ aren’t allowed to be in the same sentence. For the most important day of your life you’re going to want your hair to look its absolute best. Simply put you want it to be perfect. Here are some basic tips to keep in mind about your wedding hairstyle:
- Make sure your hair is clean and healthy. Use a good quality shampoo and conditioner for three to four weeks before your wedding.
- Don’t stress your hair. Avoid any dramatic changes in style, length or color for at least two months before your wedding.
- Style your hair in a way that matches your dress and event. A princess or medieval style gown simply won’t match an intricate updo. If you’re wearing a mermaid style gown a simple flowered braid isn’t going to work. Think complimenting styles not contrast.
- Practice, Practice, Practice. It’s a good idea to talk to your make-up artist or hair stylist about a dry run or practice session. Not only will it give you an idea how it’s going to look but how long it will take to get it done. A stylist will usually do one practice for a free or a nominal fee.
- Versatility. Some brides want a formal intricate hairstyle for the ceremony and pictures and a more relaxed style for the party and reception. Mention this to your stylist who can makes suggestions about convertible styles.
- Accessories. Choose your accessories to match your dress and hair style and veil. Consider jeweled hairpins and tiaras if they match your dress. Remember accentuate and don’t overwhelm.
- Last minute changes. Unless they are small, just say no.