If you are planning a wedding, you are likely aware by now of how many decisions you’ll need to make leading up to the day you say “I do.” One of the most important of those decisions is the question of the perfect hairstyle. Your wedding should be a memorable occasion, and a major part of that is being totally and completely happy with how you look. After all, you and your family will be looking at your wedding photos for years to come, and you don’t want to be anything but happy with your bridal look, including your hair. There are many important factors to take into consideration, so consult the following tips for choosing your perfect wedding-day hairstyle.
Do Your Research
The best place to start when trying to select a bridal hairstyle is by taking a look at your options. Most people who are not hair restoration professionals or hairdressers do not know the names of the many different up-dos, curl types, and extension options available to them. Create a Pinterest board dedicated to wedding hairstyles and start browsing through styles other brides have chosen. You will most likely find that your pinned styles look similar to each other, which will give you a clear idea of the look that catches your eye the most.
Find a Good Stylist
Like all of your other wedding vendors, your stylist should be someone with whom you are comfortable and whose work you admire. Do some more research by conducting a Google search for local hairstylists. Make sure to choose someone who specialized in bridal, as these hair professionals will be best equipped to create anything from classic up-dos to modern styles.
Schedule a Trial
Booking your hairstylist as early on as possible is the best way to ensure they will be available for your big day. Once you have found a professional with good reviews and a perfect bridal portfolio, schedule a bridal trial appointment. This will give you a chance to have a casual, comfortable exchange, during which time you can communicate your vision and ask questions. Try to be open to their advice, considering they are a professional, but also make sure to honestly convey your ideas and preferences. Schedule your trial at least two to three weeks before your wedding, but try to make it earlier if you can, especially if you are considering color or hair extension installation.
When it comes time for your trial, make sure to come prepared. Your stylist needs as much detail as possible about what you will be wearing with your bridal outfit. Be sure to bring the following (or photographs):
- Combs, pins, and clips
- Wedding dress
- Earrings, necklace, and bracelets
Your stylist will need to plan your hairdo around these accessories and consider the way it will flow with your dress. The more information you can give them, the more likely it is that they will be able to help you achieve the perfect style.
Color and natural texture are among the most important factors to consider when choosing your bridal look. For example, if your hair is a medium shade of brown and your ideal look is a champagne blonde, you will need to allot the proper amount of time to achieve your color, as this often requires more than one appointment spaced out across weeks. Consult with your stylist early on if you are interested in trying a new color or freshening up your current or natural one. Try to be open to suggestions from your stylist, as they may have some insight about highlights or toner that will compliment your dress and accessories.
Work With Your Texture
Everybody’s hair texture is different, and your wedding day is a great time to embrace it. Fighting against your natural hair may make it more difficult to achieve the most perfect look. There are certain styles that are generally considered ideal for certain hair densities, lengths, and textures. This is especially true for brides who are looking for a more natural look for their big day. For example, if you have thin, short hair and do not want to consider hair extension options, you may want to consider one of the following options:
- Volume on top
- Clipped to the side
- Old Hollywood curls
- Dutch Braid updo
- Ballerina bun
A person with longer, thick hair might want to choose one of the following styles:
- Relaxed waves
- Fishtail braid
- Side-swept curls
- Braid halo
- Low ponytail
- Loose updo
Consider Human Hair Extensions
Fortunately, regardless of what type of hair you have, you can achieve your dream bridal style with quality human hair extensions. A stylist can help you choose the perfect set for your particular texture, color, and style goals so that you can have whatever length you choose on your special day. Working with a hair extension installation professional is critical, so make sure your stylist has experience in this area if you are hoping to add length and volume. Hair extensions can be dyed, cut, and blended to match your hair perfectly and look completely natural and undetectable. Once installed, they are easy to care for and very comfortable for everyday wear. You won’t have to worry about keeping them in place with quality installation by a trained hair replacement specialist.
While it is wonderful to try a new, edgy, dramatic style for your wedding day, make sure you are selecting one that makes you feel comfortable. Every bride should feel beautiful on their wedding day, which might mean a more natural style the same way it might mean something more unique. Whichever style you choose, make sure you feel comfortable with it at your trial. If you are unhappy with it, don’t be afraid to let your stylist know. In the words of stylist and natural hair expert Leigh Hardges, “Just because it’s your wedding day doesn’t mean that your partner wants a new version of you. They want you, so try not to go so opposite of your natural style tendencies. Go with what feels comfortable.”
If you are interested in hair replacement services for your wedding day hairstyle, let us help you achieve the perfect look and ensure you feel absolutely stunning on your special day. Call 410-469-6077 or schedule your free hair analysis at our Baltimore hair restoration center now.