Planning your wedding day hair

Alright, you’ve figured out who your hairdresser is for your wedding.  (If you haven’t, read our last post to help you take care of that incredibly important detail.) Now, all you have to do is wake up on your wedding day, and go see your hairdresser.  Here are a few things to help you get to that day, and what to do on the big day.

If you want longer (or more hair) for your bridal style, you can consider extensions or time.  Your hair grows about 1/2″ per month.  So, if you have 6 months until your wedding, your hair will be about 3 inches longer.  Is this long enough?  (Click here for our hair growth calculator…Just kidding!)  You can do the math to see if your hair will be long enough for you on  your wedding day.  If time doesn’t work, you can consider extensions.  When we work with brides in our salon in downtown Indianapolis, we often use extensions and hair pieces.  Hair extension technology has changed a lot in the last five years or so.  You can get a great set of real human hair extensions for your wedding day for less than $600.00 that will last at least 3 months.  Another great option, is putting in a hair piece just for the day to create the look you are going for.    Depending on the product, you can find wonderful hairpieces for as little as $50(sometimes even less).

Finding your wedding day hair look.  As you probably know, new fashion looks are usually introduced in the spring and fall.  If you are curious to a new bridal hair trend, the spring or fall is the best time of the year to see the most current styles.  Over a period of time, save pictures that you are inspired by.  Look at the pictures for what you like and don’t like about the particular styles.  Remember, you can ask your hairdresser for a particular part of one hairstyle to incorporate into a second hairstyle that you like.  In other words, take the best from all of your inspirations and incorporate into your personal bridal hair style.

Should you do a “trial run?”    A trial run is by no means necessary.  However, it can be fun to see what your hairdresser can come up with.  Don’t put all the pressure on yourself to find a look.  This is a great opportunity to benefit from the experience and creativity of your hairdresser.  Chances are, your hairdresser pays a lot closer attention to bridal hairstyles than you do.  So, ask them to do what they would think looks good on you.  Maybe the look you have chosen for yourself might not look as good as you had hoped.

What about cut ,color, and the health of your hair? If you are planning to do color before your wedding, try to do it at least two weeks before your wedding.  I wouldn’t recommend making any drastic color or cut changes during this visit to the hair salon.  You are under enough stress with all of the planning, no need to freak yourself out with a major color and or cut change.  Depending on the condition of your hair, talk to your hairdresser about ways you can make it look as healthy as possible on your wedding day.  There are a lot of options in today’s hair technology that can help your hair look it’s best.

How do I prepare my hair for our wedding day?  Clean dry hair is most likely preferred by most hairdressers.  But, you should definitely ask your hairdresser what they prefer.  Clean dry hair gives your hairdresser a clean palet to create on.  Also, if you and your wedding party have clean dry hair it saves a TON of preparation time for your hair stylist.

 



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