One of the biggest decisions a bride will make in regards to her wedding day is how to wear her hair for the big day, and rightly so! Her hair will be captured in all of her photographs and will be remembered by all of her wedding guests. With so many hairstyles to choose from, how do you choose which style is the perfect one for you? Here are a few things to consider to help you get started with the decision:
Start a wedding hair Pinterest board. Pinterest is loaded with plenty of wedding hair ideas. Start pinning your favorites and bring them to your wedding hair trial appointment. This will help you keep track of your ideas and will help give me a clear idea of your wedding hair style.
Feeling a little overwhelmed with all of the wedding hair ideas that Pinterest has to offer? Think about the style of your wedding dress and the overall style of your wedding. Your hair should compliment your wedding dress and wedding style and should not compete with it. The Knot suggests the following, “For a chic, modern ensemble, like a pant suit, go for a sleek ponytail, a low bun, or a smooth blowout. For a more relaxed, rustic look, try wearing your hair in loose, natural waves. Compliment it with braids, small flowers, a flower crown, or a botanical headpiece. More of a ball gown bride? A sweeping updo such as a chignon or a gibson tuck will show off your dress while keeping it out of your face while you party. (“Five Tips to Know Before Choosing a Wedding Hairstyle”, www.theknot.com)
Are you wearing a headpiece or a veil? If you have chosen a heavy headpiece, you should choose a style that will not be weighed down by the headpiece. Also, keep in mind, that a veil will cover up most of your hairstyle. I have a lot of brides who choose to wear their veil during the wedding ceremony and then opt to remove it for the reception in order to show off the hairstyle. A good time to try the hair accessory is at your wedding hair trial appointment.
It is so important to do a wedding hair trial with me before the big day! This is the time to discuss with me the different hairstyles that you are considering. Photos of your wedding dress, your wedding mood board, and your wedding hair Pinterest board are all good to have on hand at your trial appointment. This will help me better understand the overall look that you are trying to achieve. We can discuss your different ideas and how they can be applied to your own hair. The trial will allow you to see yourself as you will look on your wedding day and will also allow you to see how you feel wearing the hairstyle. It is not wise to leave all of this for the wedding day unless you have a definite hairstyle already picked out and you are fully confident that you hair will be able to be styled in that way.
When choosing a hairstyle, be realistic about it. If you have chosen a hairstyle that is voluminous but you have fine, thin hair, you may want to consider purchasing hair extensions. If you have chosen a light, wispy style but have thick, heavy hair, this style will not look the same on you as it does in your picture. If you have dark brown hair but your Pinterest board only contains photos of blonde hair, these styles will not look the same on you as they do in the pictures. These examples are also good reasons to schedule a hair trial. These topics can all be discussed and determined at your trial appointment. It is not a good idea to wait until your wedding day to discover that the look you had planned for is not possible with your own hair.
You should also consider the weather that you expect to experience on the day of your wedding. If you plan an outdoor wedding on a hot, humid day, you may not want to wear your hair down. An updo may be a better choice so that you can stay cooler and your hair is not sticking to your neck. If you expect rain, curls may not be your best option. It all depends on your hair type and how it reacts to certain weather. We can also discuss this at your trial appointment.
It is a good idea to prep your hair before your big day. Celebrity hairstylist and Kerastase brand ambassador, Matt Fugate, suggests to not get your hair colored the week of the wedding. He suggests that you should get it done three weeks prior to the wedding date in case something goes wrong and you can’t see your colorist before the wedding. He also suggests getting a “dusting” trim as well at this time to ensure the ends of your hair look healthy. (“12 Tips for Choosing a Wedding Hairstyle You’ll Love Forever”, Jillian Ruffo, www.people.com)
No matter what style you choose, you want to choose a style that makes you feel like the best version of yourself and a style that you will feel good about in your wedding photographs. Schedule your hair trial appointment with me today and let’s start planning your wedding hair!