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Wedding hair tips

Updated: Jan 21, 2019


Saying Yes! to the dress is only one of the many important decisions of bringing your wedding vision to life. Scrolling through Pinterest or Instagram to find the perfect hairstyle is next! Having a few ideas of how you'd like your hair to be on the day is a good place to start! Use these handy tips on helping you choose the perfect hairstyle - (and the perfect hairstylist!)


1) Picking the right hairstyle

Wedding hair options are endless, and can be completely tailored to you! Considering your natural hair type is key- try to avoid a style that won't work with what you have; hair extensions are a perfect temporary addition to shorter or finer hair.

'A little party never hurt nobody' - pick a style that will last from walking down the aisle to the last one on the dance floor.

Found your dress? It helps having already chosen your wedding gown in order to decide what hairstyle you'd choose. A less dramatic dress can mean any hairstyle; a lower back dress may suit a side ponytail or updo to show off any detail, a higher neck gown would suit an elongated style.

Think of your wedding climate. A beautiful beach wedding can be humid on the hair, and risk curls from dropping- consider an updo. A cooler climate can be more versatile.


2) Trial, trial, and trial again.

Having a hair trial is as important as a wedding dress fitting, it can be the make or break of the whole look. It's a chance to meet and feel comfortable around your hairstylist, compare ideas together and test out all those Pinterest pins you've adored.

Ask your stylist how you should arrive with your hair to your trial- an updo is best washed the day before so it has more texture and isn't super soft. A blowdry or half up style will be best washed on the morning of the wedding.

If your hair is frizzier or unruly a blowdry the day before the trial will help with updo styles keeping it much tamer.


3) To cut or not to cut?

Having a hair disaster a few days before the wedding is unnecessary! Keep cut and colour appointments at least a week before the big day. This rules out any mishaps or colours gone wrong.

Keep up conditioning treatments leading up to the big day, you'll be photographed a lot so you'll want your shiny locks reflecting the light!


4) Be. You.

Many brides picture themselves with the 'Bridal hair' they've seen in wedding magazines, these beautiful images look great on them- but go with what feels like you.

You want to avoid the 'why did I wear my hair like that?!' looking back at wedding photos in the years to come, go with what feels and looks most like you.

Half up half down styles are perfect alternatives if you rarely wear your hair up, these styles add volume and elegance but won't leave you with your shoulders bare.

Updo's are perfect if you normally wear your hair up- you can keep a softer look by adding soft waves around the face or a slightly looser bun.

Wedding hair doesn't have to be hair sprayed within an inch of its life to still be wedding hair, the most important tip is that is 'your' wedding hair.


5) Saying Yes! to the dress is only one of the many important decisions of bringing your wedding vision to life. Scrolling through Pinterest or Instagram finding the perfect hairstyle is next! Having a few ideas of how you'd like your hair to be on the day is a good place to start! Use these handy tips on helping you choose the perfect hairstyle - (and the perfect hairstylist!)


1) Picking the right hairstyle

Wedding hair options are endless, and can be completely tailored to you! Consider your natural hair type is most key- try to avoid a style that won't work with what you have. Hair extensions are a perfect temporary addition to shorter hair.

'A little party never hurt nobody' - pick a style that will last walking down the aisle to the last one on the dance floor.

Found your dress? It helps having already chosen your wedding gown in order to decide what hairstyle you'd decide on. A less dramatic dress can mean any hairstyle, a lower back dress may suit a side ponytail or updo to show off any detail, a higher neck gown would suit a style higher off the nape of the neck a looser in front.

Think of your wedding climate, a beautiful beach wedding can be humid on the hair, and risk curls from dropping- consider an updo. A Cooler climate can be more versatile.


2) Trial, trial, and trial again

Having a hair trial is as important as a wedding dress fitting, it can be the make or break of the whole look. It's a chance to meet and feel comfortable around your hairstylist, compare ideas together and test out all those Pinterest pins you've liked the look of.

Ask your stylist how you should arrive with your hair to your trial- an updo is best washed the day before so it has more texture and isn't super soft. A blowdry or half up style will be best washed on the morning of the wedding.

If your hair is frizzier or unruly a blowdry the day before the trial will help with updo styles keeping it much tamer.


3) To cut or not to cut?

Having a hair disaster a few days before the wedding is unnecessary! keep cut and colour appointments at least a week before the big day! This rules out any dodgy haircuts or colours gone wrong.

Keep up conditioning treatments leading up to the big day, you'll be photographed a lot so you'll want your shiny locks reflecting the light!


4) Be. you

Many brides picture themselves with 'Bridal hair' they've seen in wedding magazines, these beautiful images look great on them- but go with what feels like you.

You want to avoid the 'why did I wear my hair like that' looking back at wedding photos in the years to come, go with what feels and looks most like you.

Half up half down styles are perfect alternatives if you rarely wear your hair up, these styles add volume and elegance but won't leave you with your shoulders bare.

Updo's are perfect if you normally wear your hair up- you can keep a softer look by adding soft waves around the face or a slightly looser bun.

Wedding hair doesn't have to be hair sprayed within an inch of its life to still be wedding hair, the most important tip is that it is 'your' wedding hair.


5) Veil or no veil?

Sometimes a veil can make the dress, other times it can almost look too much. Also, be careful those with finer hair, some veils are extremely heavy, weighing down your hairstyle and your hair!

Wedding hair accessories are a fantastic option to add a little extra detail to the hairstyle- and pick up elements from the dress.

Flowers from your wedding florist can add a floral wedding vibe to your bridal look! These can be pressed afterwards and be kept as a keepsake!


6) I... do.

Lots of women are loyal to their hairdressers- (not a bad thing!) but when it comes to wedding hair, make sure you're choosing the right stylist for the right reasons!

Having a bohemian soft hairstyle could be tricky if your hairstylists' style is old school bridal and a half can of Elnette! Don't be afraid to branch out and have trials elsewhere.


xoxo