7 Essential Wedding Hair Tips

At Hair Rocks, we know that saying yes to the dress is only the first step in bringing your wedding vision to life. 

 Here are seven hair tips every bride must know to achieve the wedding hair of your dreams.

1. Wedding Hairstyle

Do you want to have your hair up in an up-do?  Wear it down in soft waves? Maybe a half-up braided hairstyle? Wedding hair options are endless! Before you get too overwhelmed, take a deep breath and consider a few key factors first:

Your Dress

Your hair shouldn’t be competing with your dress. It should complement it. If your dress is simple, it’s safe to go with a more dramatic hairstyle. If your dress is an extravagant ball gown full of embellishment and sparkly details, consider a more subtle yet elegant up-do. If your dress has a gorgeous, open-back design, choose a side ponytail or braid to show it off. Basically, it’s important to choose a hairstyle that matches your dress and personal style. 

The Weather

If your wedding takes place inside or during cooler climates, it’s safe to go for those gorgeous cascading curls or any other hairstyle of your choice. But if you’re getting married in a hot, humid climate, for instance, consider an up-do, so you won’t need to worry about frizzy hair sticking to your back, or your curls falling out. An experienced stylist can help ensure your hairstyle holds up by using hair extensions as they are much more resilient to heat and humidity and hold curl better than your natural hair. 

Your Hair Length, Volume & Texture

It’s easy to fall in love with an intricate Pinterest hairstyle, only to find out that your hair isn’t long or thick enough to pull it off. In this case, consider only looking for hairstyles that can be done on shorter hair. Otherwise, thankfully, you can wear hair extensions to achieve the hairstyle of your dreams.

Also, it’s important to keep in mind that the texture of your hair plays a part in the type of wedding hairstyle that will carry throughout the day, as well as hair accessories you may wear. Heavy hair combs aren’t ideal for fine hair, so why not consider a small jewelled hairpin or soft vine to add to your hairstyle.

Veil or No Veil

Will you be wearing a veil on your wedding day? If so, keep in mind that veils smash airy up-. Opt for a more sturdy wedding hairstyle like a low bun instead of a soft, wispy, loose up-do to preserve your wedding hairstyle while wearing a veil.

2. Have A Trial Run

Once you’ve decided on a hairstyle that you like, we can’t stress how important it is to do a trial run with your hairstylist. Only when recreating the style in real life are unanticipated ‘surprises revealed. Is your hair long enough for it to be safely secured all day? Do you have enough hair to make the hairstyle look as voluminous and impressive as the photo you’ve seen? Does it even look good with your hair texture and face shape? It’s always better to address these last-minute surprises ahead of time, instead of stressing out the week—or even worse—the day before your wedding!

3. Supply Visual References

Provide your hairstylist with photos of exactly what you’re looking for this will help avoid any miscommunications and misunderstandings. After all, everyone’s idea of the perfect soft waves or up-do is completely different. Be sure, however, to narrow the visuals down to three to five images, as too many inspiration photos may complicate the process and cause confusion. 

The decision can be overwhelming for some! Your hairstylist can talk it out with you and usually show you an idea of what a few different styles will look like. By the end of your trial, you’re usually certain on which direction you want to go.

4. No Haircut Just Before Your Wedding

Or any other drastic hair changes or dye jobs, for that matter, as they’re just too unpredictable. Instead, plan ahead and get a tiny trim a few weeks before the big day for healthy looking hair. Be sure to also keep your locks nourished and moisturised in the months leading up to your wedding with regular deep treating hair masks.

If you do go down this path and find yourself in an unfortunate predicament, hair extensions can save the day.

6. Be True To You

Remember that your wedding is your day. You decide what will make you feel happy, beautiful, and comfortable. If that means wearing your hair natural or rocking the simplest hairdo, so be it. After all, beauty radiates from within. Weddings are a happy and momentous celebration, however, they can last upwards of twelve hours. If you have never worn hair extensions before, rarely wear your hair up, or find elaborate hairstyles uncomfortable or difficult to manage, your wedding day may not be the right time to try something new.

7. Prep Your Hair The Day Before

Some hairstylists prefer for you to get a blow wave the day before, so your hair is in the ideal state to hold a style on your wedding day If you have curly or frizzy hair, have your professionally hair blowdried the day before so it is smooth and polished in preparation for styling. If your hair is naturally smooth and easy to manage, it’s perfectly okay to shower the morning of. You don’t have to have second day hair. One thing is for sure though: Never flat iron your hair before getting it styled. Either way, ask your hairstylist how they would like you to prep your hair for the wedding during your hair trial, to avoid any hair mishaps on the big day. If you plan to wear hair extensions and have never clipped them in yourself before, it’s a good idea to see a hairstylist who has experience working with them.

information source: luxyhair.com

photo source: johnacademy.co.uk

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