Tips For Your Wedding Day Hair

How many times have you looked at someone’s wedding photos and known instantly what year they got married? Mullet, beehive 60′s, big 80’s hair, or another dated hairstyle? Here are some helpful wedding day hair tips so you can love your hair all day long and 20 years from now instead of taking the wedding photo off the wall.

Up or Down?

Should you go with an up do or leave your hair down? No doubt after the famous Kate and Will wedding we’ll be seeing plenty of hair down over the next wedding season! This is a personal decision and you will know how you and your fiancé like to see you. Consult with a few whose opinion you value. Of course there are magazines filled with photos of hairstyles. And you can ask your friends and family to look through their wedding photos to see what others have done as well.

Updos tend to last the whole day and can be very elegant looking. But too tight a bun and you could be suffering a headache all day long. Having your hair down may be more comfortable and make you feel more like yourself but is your hairstyle today going to look good in 20 years? Remember Perth is a windy city and a style that looks great in the salon doesn’t always look so elegant once you’re outside in the wind, hair going everywhere. Not to mention how the wedding photographs will look with wisps of hair all over your face! Lots to think about!

Some brides wear veils. Some wear tiaras. And some flowers. Some prefer no headdress at all. There are websites that are dedicated to bridal hair styles and some women even utilise the expertise of their wedding photographer who can show his portfolio and it could contain plenty of ideas on different hairstyles for the wedding day. It’s always good to hear the advise of a trusted and well experienced hairdresser, but remember to be true to yourself and ensure your groom will recognise you when you come down the aisle.

Trial Run

A trial run several weeks before the wedding could be a big help. Having a hair stylist try a few styles would be a good idea. You might bring a photo of your dress for suggestions from the stylist or you might even consider bringing the dress. Some stylists will come to your home to do your hair and makeup on the wedding day. Take advantage of this, it makes your day far more relaxing if everyone comes to you rather than you driving around in traffic. Your hair stylist should be able to tell you how long it will take to do the hair of everyone involved, make sure this is factored into your getting ready time. If you have a large bridal party it may be worth discussing the possibility of having two stylists assist you on the day. It’s a good idea to have the stylist do your hair first, this way if time runs short you’re not left to last and the one being rushed. After all you’re the most important person on this day!

Caution: For brides and especially for grooms…

Don’t try out a new hairstyle or colour right before the wedding. Don’t try out a new hairdresser right before the wedding.

Hair for yourself and your wedding party is part of the look and feel for the day. Talk to your bridesmaids about their hair as well. Maybe you’ve got a wedding party filled with people with long hair and they could all get the same hairstyle. Perhaps your wedding isn’t as traditional as requiring everyone to look the same. But as it’s your day, it should be done your way so don’t be afraid to tell people what you want. Don’t be afraid to shop around for different wedding hair stylists to find someone with whom you really feel comfortable, listens to you along with offering sound advise.

 

Simple Tips For Low Cost Home Improvements

Have you been thinking about remodeling your home? Keep in mind that you can often achieve your goal without a giant expense. Small improvements introduced in almost every room, including the exterior of the house can make all the difference.

Here are a few tips to get you started:

Keep it clean and keep it simple!

A clean and neat house is appealing and eye-catching. You can start improving the appearance of your house simply by cleaning out the debris. Try making your garden look like an ideal place with some weeding and cleaning out the flower beds. Paint the front door to give your home a more welcoming feeling.

De-cluttering is also a part of cleaning, so get rid of things you don’t need to make room for new ones. The first glance is usually enough for a selective buyer to quickly estimate a house.

Does the exterior of your home need repainting? Is there a walkway that you can highlight by introducing some flowers? Remember to keep it simple. Focus on making things neat and tidy.

Two hot spots of every home:

The two most closely inspected rooms of a house are the kitchen and the master bathroom. If you are looking to focus on two hot spots, these are the interior rooms where the most value can be added during a sale, so make them look their best to increase your return on investment.

Is your kitchen may be in need of an upgrade? A well updated kitchen will dramatically increase the value of your home, so focus on spicing up this room to grab buyer attention. Renovating your kitchen using modern décor is going to instantly improve the value of your home. Many times a buyer will compromise on other rooms and will buy a home just because its kitchen is well-maintained and inviting.

The same holds true for bathrooms, especially the master bathroom. You will charm open house-goers with modern upgrades like dual vanities and soaking tubs in your master bath. Replace the faucets and clean up the bathroom counter. We would again emphasize on simplicity because for easy maintenance.

What to Invest in?

So, you’re done de-cluttering, cleaning and upgrading. What’s next? Well, if you are willing to make a good upgrade investment, it is recommended to divide your renovation plan into four parts to bring impressive improvements to your home. Here are the four areas you may want to seriously consider upgrading:

Lighting: If you are not satisfied with the lighting system in your house, replace it.

This would entail buying lighting fixtures and other equipment for each room to make it look consistent and attractive.

Plumbing: Many old homes have rusty pipes and some leakage in the plumbing that needs attention. Your home will not sell fast and at a price you have in mind if you haven’t already upgraded the plumbing system.

Flooring: Most people nowadays look for hardwood floors or alternatives that are easy to manage and provide health benefits instead of carpeting. Tiled floors are also fairly acceptable. If you think this improvement would bring you higher profits, make the investment without delay.

HVAC Replacement: Today new energy-efficient HVAC systems are being introduced to the market that incur a one-time cost and help you save huge amounts of money on utility bills. You can add a unique selling feature to your house by making this replacement part of your home improvement strategy.

What’s really worth repairing?

Remember that not all things are worth repairing; some need to be thrown out and others need to be replaced. This is a good principle to follow when staging a home.

Inspect every aspect of your home and then come up with a plan within your budget to bring a fresh crisp look to your home. You may want to replace outdated appliances in the kitchen with new modern models. Repairing old appliances is not an option. If your budget doesn’t allow an appliance upgrade, simply give the ones you use a color-boost to improve their appearance.

If you already have wooden floors installed at home, look for scratches and be prepared for some refinishing. Wooden floors are highly desirable, even if they are old and worn. Give them a little lift-up to make them more attractive and appealing.

Nowadays energy-efficiency has found its way into many of our systems including the windows. Home buyers look for the latest windows and other systems that are designed as energy-efficient since they provide a number of economical, health and environmental benefits. Replace your old windows for new energy-efficient windows to improve the value of your home.

If your bathroom floors are tiled, look for any flaws or cracks especially if the tiles are white or light-colored. These types of flaws are hard to conceal even if you arrange everything else very neatly. So, before investing in other bathroom accessories replace a cracked floor tile.