Taking the Stress Out of Wedding Day Hair
Just like buying your dress and picking the flowers for your bouquet, having the perfect wedding day hair takes planning. The first step in planning your wedding day hair is to decide which stylist you will use. If you are getting married close to home or have a close relationship with your normal stylist, you will most likely rely on his or her services. If you aren’t holding the ceremony close to home, or if your stylist doesn’t handle special events, you may have to opt for another stylist.
While experience in elegant hairstyles is a great thing to look for in a wedding stylist, the most important factor is choosing someone who understands what you want and is willing to work with you until your hair is just the way you want it. If you are using a stylist in another city, it is wise to interview several stylists on the phone before making a choice. Sending pictures of styles through email and using Skype to discuss the possibilities is also a good idea.
Scheduling a Trial Run
If at all possible, meet with your stylist for a trial run several weeks before your wedding. Some stylists charge extra for this service while others include it in the price of the wedding day hair styling. This is one of the most important parts of preparing and planning for your wedding day hairstyle.
It will reveal any problems that might come up, and allow you to deal with them in a much less stressful way. At the same time, knowing how the styling appointment will go and what to expect can help to alleviate stress on your wedding day, even if things go smoothly in the trial run. The stylist can even make recommendations on when to color your hair or when to deep condition it for the best results.
On the Big Day
Once the wedding day arrives, there are also things to plan for which can make it go smoother. These include:
- Wash hair the day before the wedding, perhaps right before the rehearsal dinner. Washing it the morning of the wedding can make it more difficult to style, since hair that is slightly dirty is easier to work with. In addition, it is important that the hair is dry before it is styled, unless the stylist requests otherwise. Taking the time to blow dry hair before styling can cause a delay.
- Pack a button down shirt, or don a loose robe. Getting your hair done in a t-shirt is a bad idea, because you can mess up the style when you change into your wedding dress. Instead, pick something that doesn’t have to be pulled over your head.
- Bring everything you need. In most cases, the stylist will place any hair accessories, including flowers. Be sure to schedule any floral deliveries before the stylist’s arrival, or take the flowers with you if you are visiting the salon. Don’t forget your veil, as the stylist will also need it to determine placement and ensure it works with the style.
Evergreen Beauty College trains the best stylists in the Pacific Northwest. Offering classes on three Washington campuses, we have a program that fits your needs, budget and lifestyle. If cosmetology is your passion, contact us to learn more about our programs today.