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The most confusing issue when it comes to the bridal look for the big day is choosing a particular style. There are so many options and plenty of details to consider. Of course you want to look and feel glamorous, while still being recognizable to your groom! The key is using your resources and planning ahead of time with the tips explained here.
The first thing you want to do is start with a trial. Book an appointment (or two) about three months in advance. Plan your hair trial for same day as makeup & dress fitting so you can get a look at the entire image with all of the elements together. Even if you do not yet have a trusted hairdresser, you can use a trial, or several, as a way to test a variety of hairstyles. More than likely the hairdresser is capable and his/her ability to help you achieve your look should not be an issue. If you have a distinct look in mind that may seem complicated, just discuss it with your hairdresser. They will let you know if something is not possible and, if that is the case, offer other alternatives.
During your trial, use the time wisely. Play with any and many ideas you may have. Bring pictures of anyone, from anywhere. These displays help you communicate with your stylist to show details that you like or absolutely do not want to include in your look. Either way, test out several styles as you can because the result may surprise you. A particular look you expected to love may not be feasible with you hair type, or just not look right, yet you may adore the beauty of another that you were initially unsure about. Everything looks different once it is designed around you. It is more important to see the general look of several styles to help you make a decision (up, down, curly, loose, side-do, etc.), rather than one completed style that you still remain unsure about. When in doubt, make another appointment. It is important that you are comfortable with both your stylist and your look.
You may find it difficult to choose a hairstyle for your big day. Relax and keep in mind that you still want to look like you. Go with a style that matches your overall personality and everyday style, just with a little more formality or elegance than your usual look. While you should not want to go overboard with an elaborate style that does not suit you, don’t be afraid to try something new to feel special, as opposed to just curls. However, if simplicity fits your theme, don’t be afraid to tone it down for understated elegance.
Embrace a little bit of volume. Many clients watch in the mirror as I tease their hair for preparation. Don’t panic and discuss the details during your trial. Hairstyles with a reasonable amount of volume can be used to make pictures look more flattering. Plus, hidden teasing is often necessary to help support the weight of your veil and hair accessories.
When you go to your trial appointment, remember to bring all of the accessories you may want to incorporate on the day of your wedding. When it comes to accessories, keep in mind the old adage: Less is more. Consider your veil, a decorative hair comb, crystal pins, a flower and baby’s breath, a braid, and curls….all are beautiful, but not all at once! After you’ve decided which hairstyle best suits your features and compliments your dress, select the accessories that best convey that same look. Be mindful of how the hairstyle can support the weight of your accessories. Discuss the options with your hairdresser.
I often get asked one same question from my bride-to-be’s: “Should I color my hair?” Color change could be beneficial to enhance the look you already have. Subtle highlights help bring dimension and detail to any look. On the other hand, dramatic changes during this busy time could confuse you even further. Keep it simple and stay within two shades of your current color. If you do plan to add color, do so about six to eight weeks ahead of time and then refresh the color the week before the wedding day. As for cutting, be sure to plan that as well. Let your hair grow out until you are set on a particular style. Focus on keeping it healthy with minor trims every 8-10 weeks, with the last being no sooner than six weeks before the big day. Even when you are frustrated, do not do anything too drastic. If you recently cut your hair and then decided you want long hair or just need additional fullness, extensions are a great solution to help you achieve any look. Several types are available and clip-in extensions are the most convenient.
Most importantly, try to look like you. Do not get so caught up in a look that you forget to use hair and makeup to simply enhance your already natural beauty. You want your groom to recognize that beautiful face he first fell in love with!