Ok, so choosing a hairstyle for your wedding day isn’t exactly rocket science, so why is it so difficult? You want to look like you just stepped out of Hello magazine, but need a little bit of help.
Start by collecting some pictures from magazines and off the internet. Be realistic – is your hair straight / thick / long enough for the style you like? Select several photos to show the stylist at your trial and ask to try each of them out. Be open to new ideas and any advice they give you.
Try to choose a style that will suit your face shape – round faces suit high “updos” and sleek long styles while long faces suit styles that have width and volume. Would you be comfortable with all your hair pulled away from your face? Consider having some hair up and some down, or leaving wispy bits around you face to soften. If you have a low-cut or off-the-shoulder dress will you feel comfortable with a little flesh exposed?
Once you have decided to wear you hair up or down, the possibilities are endless. Curls are soft and romantic, as are pleats, twists, plaits and variations to the bun. Or perhaps you prefer more contemporary spikes and twists.
Have a trial run with your stylist as soon as your wedding date is set. If possible, take along a photo of your dress, and any headpiece or hair accessories. Find out if you need to grow your hair length, improve the condition with conditioning treatments, change the colour or have some highlights. NEVER shampoo hair or conditioning treatments on the wedding day. On the day of the wedding make sure the bridal party wear button or zip-up clothes. No crew neck jumpers! This will ensure you don’t mess up your style…