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.
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.