TOP 10 BRIDAL HAIR TIPS

Blow Out’s top 10 pieces of advice for ensuring you have beautiful hair on your wedding day.

  1. Show and tell. On the day of your hair trial, bring anything you think will help your stylist understand the looks you love or the style of your wedding. Have a friend take a photo of you in your dress at a fitting. Bring a swatch of fabric if you think that will help. Bring pictures of brides, celebrities, models-anyone whose look inspires you.
  2. Enhance your unique beauty. When you’re finding pictures to show your stylist, try to find ones that don’t stray too far from your own look and style. If you are the kind of girl who loves having her hair down and flowing, maybe you don’t want to go for a sleek up-do-and vice versa. I think it’s best to go with the look you normally go for when you dress up for an occasion, and then glam it up a notch for your wedding day..
  3. Be open. Your hair trial gives you the chance to live with a look and discover whether you feel comfortable with it. If your hair artist suggests looks that you hadn’t considered before, don’t feel pressured to follow their advice-but while you have their expertise at your fingertips, you may as well give it your consideration.
  4. Accessorize. There are so many great hair accessories available now to add a gorgeous accent to your wedding hair. It will depend on the look you’re going for. For a more classical look, you might want to wear a Swarovski crystal brooch. Jeweled barrettes can be great. Some of my favorites at the moment are bird-cage veils, feathers, and unstructured fabric flowers, which go beautifully with more flowing, playful gowns.
  5. Extend yourself. Don’t shy away from having clip in hair extensions for your wedding day; it’s way less of a drama than it may sound. And no one needs to know-it can be our secret! Clip in hair extensions are great if you want a little more length or fullness, or if you or your artist is worried about your hair holding a particular style all through your wedding day. Even if your own hair falls, the clip in hair extensions won’t.
  6. Keep having regular haircuts. At your trial, your artist can give you guidance on whether you need to grow your hair. If your hair is very long or un-layered, it can be difficult to manage and style, limiting the looks your artist can show you at your trial.
  7. But don’t get your hair cut just before the wedding! It’s better to be safe than sorry, so avoid having a cut too close to your wedding. Especially avoid a radical change of style.
  8. Look after those locks. Pay special attention to hair care in the weeks before your trial and wedding, so that your hair is shiny and healthy. If you’re unsure of the best products for your hair type, consult with your stylist.
  9. Surprise! You shouldn’t suds up your hair on your wedding day. “Let your hair’s natural oils work their magic―they’ll make it look shinier and healthier, and help keep whatever style you have in place longer,” “Shampoo and condition the night before and come with dry hair to your appointment.” Says Michelle Negri owner of Blow Out.
  10. Be flexible. Say it rains or a wind suddenly springs up on your wedding day, and that down style you had your heart set on just isn’t working. Don’t worry-last-minute changes can be okay, so long as you and your artist are prepared. When you come in to Blow Out for a trial, your artist will show you a couple of styles and variations so that you have options on the day.

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