Getting down to the smaller details of your wedding can be exciting, but even these smaller details need some thought to make sure your special day is as wonderful as you've always dreamed.
Admit it ladies... we have all had that dreaded "bad hair day". Don't deny it! You know it's true! Don't let that be the case when it comes to your big day. No need to worry, there are steps you can take to make sure you are 'picture perfect' for your wedding.
First and foremost... make sure you have a trial.
We can't stress how important it is to have a hair trial. You get to see a 'glimpse' of what the end result will look like. Who knows ... what you thought would look great when you walked in may end up not being what you choose. Be open to suggestions. Try a couple different looks and make sure you take pictures! Have a friend or one of the ladies from your bridal party go with you to your hair trial. They can snap photos of your different looks from all different angles so that you make sure every side is your best side:) Also your "paparazzi's" snapshots willl help you remember what your hair looked like after you've left your appointment!
Remember to keep in mind the theme and style of your wedding and reception. Bring a photo of your dress and ask the stylist to suggest something that would fall in line with that. Be sure to bring any accessories you had planned to use and have them incorporated into the trial (ie: headband, brooches, veil etc...). That way you get the 'full picture'! It's a good idea to have your hair trial about 4-6 weeks before the big day.. that way there's still time to make adjustments and make a final decision.
What's in this season is very loose curls and loose up-do's! Having that very relaxed look to your hair is a style that you see all over the celebrity circuit.... so why not on your wedding day! This hairstyle keeps not only your look flawless but makes it look effortless as well!
Another beautiful up-do to try with your hairdresser is the side swept style! This style can either be done with all of your hair done up or with some hanging down oh-so elegantly!
If you find you have shorter hair and aren't able to put it all up try having your loose curls fall gracefully down the back! These loveable curls make anyone look amazing and give that finished look to any gown!
Some "don'ts" to keep in mind when choosing your wedding day hair include...
Don't assume your regular hairstylist is the best person to tackle your wedding day hair. They may not be experienced in the area of wedding up-do's and such. You may want to get referrals from "just married" friends or look online for those pros that can help you achieve your vision.
Don't forget about the neckline! It is important to take into consideration your wedding gown/outfit when deciding your hairstyle. You don't want to 'hide' that beautiful beaded work on the top part of your dress by draping long curls over it! Consider having a half up half down look in that case... If your dress is strapless this would be an option as well to avoid feeling and looking too bare. Some cultural wedding outfits are very ornate.... all over! In that case, along with the accessories that usually accompany these beautiful gowns, you can get away with some work being 'covered'.
Don't assume you're speaking the same 'language'. It's important to remember that what means something to you may not be interpreted that way to someone else. "Sophistication" may mean separate things to you and your hairstylist. We recommend that you bring 'images' to illustrate your vision. Something tangible that the stylist can draw inspiration from and know exactly what you're looking for.
For those of you with shorter locks, have no fear! Here are some gorgeous styles that will inspire you! Accessories, whether it be stunning earrings, a blinged out headband or a delicate flower, play a key role in giving your look that extra 'umph' it may need!
Until Next Time..