Wedding Hair Tips and Tricks for the best look

For many brides, the day of their wedding represents the most important day of their lives—and one of the biggest days in their careers as well. From finding the perfect dress to securing the perfect caterer, every detail counts, and every decision matters when it comes to planning the wedding of your dreams. As you plan for your big day, don’t forget about one of the most important details of all: your hair! Whether you want to keep it simple or transform yourself into Cinderella herself, these expert tips will ensure that you have perfect wedding hair on your big day.

Planning your hairstyle

Try to give yourself plenty of time for your hair trial. If you’re planning to get married in an elegant ballroom, it’s unlikely that your hairdresser can create an elaborate updo within two hours. In fact, if you do need such a style done in short notice, call up someone who specializes in wedding hairstyles—they’ll be used to working under pressure! Depending on how much hair you have, a complex hairstyle can take several hours, so plan accordingly.

Before the big day

We’re not about to tell you how to walk down that aisle. But we will offer ‌some advice on keeping your hair looking its best. Ask your stylist how much time should pass between a haircut and your wedding day—you want enough time for hair to grow out slightly, which allows for more styling options. Talk with them about special types of products you can use when you style your hair (conditioners are great!). If you’re going to do anything major (like straightening), it’s better to do it in advance so you don’t have one hot mess of new growth trying to be tamed on your wedding day.

The hair trial run

We’ve all heard horror stories about brides who go into their wedding day with their hair still wet, frizzy, and messy. Don’t let that be you! Instead, book your trial run six to eight weeks before your wedding date, depending on how long it takes your hair to dry after each wash. This will give you time to try out different hairstyles, so you can decide what works best for your venue/dress/photographer—and still have enough time to make any necessary adjustments before.

When Should You Book Everything?

The whole wedding hair timetable is detailed below, however, typically brides pick their hairstylist and hire them for their nuptials approximately three months before the wedding. There are no hard and fast rules here; all you want to do is make sure you don’t miss out on your dream stylist. Popular stylists often fill up quickly on Saturdays, especially during wedding season.

The following is a standard wedding hair schedule:

  1. Start gathering photographs of your favorite wedding hairstyles a few months before the wedding.
  1. Research local hair pros three to four months before the big day and schedule a few sessions.
  1. Finalize your hairdresser and set up a trial run three months before the wedding. You and your wedding party should also make arrangements for the wedding day.
  1. Get your hair trimmed four to six weeks before the wedding. If you have your hair professionally straightened or curled, do it at least one month prior to the wedding to allow your hair to relax.
  1. At least a week before the big day, schedule your hair, manicure, and cosmetics appointments. 

Make sure you follow these tips while planning your hairstyle for your big day and subscribe to our newsletters for these tips and tricks regularly and get notified every time we post a new blog!


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