Whatever you do, don't wash your hair on your wedding day...
With Wedding Season getting into gear, lots of brides begin to add hairstyles to their worry list. But embracing curls and waves can be a first step in not worrying about a hairstyle. Use this list of top 10 hints and help to aid in guiding you through a more simple wedding day-do:
Dress First, Then Hair
While you might think you have the perfect style picked out for your hair, it might not match the dress that you end up choosing. Having a basic idea of what you want is always a good idea, but do not set your mind on a specific ‘do until you have purchased your dress.
Some people are not good with describing their hairstyle they had in mind. Find pictures of things you like so you can be sure the stylist creates what you envision. Pinterest, NaturallyCurly.com's photo section, and Instagram are great references for inspiration.
Don't Make Assumptions
Don’t assume the person who usually cuts your hair is the best choice for formal styling. Just because they can cut your hair well does not mean they are great at up ‘dos and glam styling. If you want an up ‘do or something a little more unique, do some research and find out who has a great reputation when it comes to wedding hairstyles.
The Two Week Test
If you are using new products before your wedding, make sure you give yourself plenty of time to test them. If you give yourself two weeks you’ll have a good idea of how your hair will respond to these products and you’ll also know if you need to change things up before the wedding.
DO NOT WASH Your Hair
Do not wash your hair the day of your wedding. We have all been told that day-old hair works better than freshly washed curls. While you might be tempted to wash your hair because having perfectly clean hair makes you feel better, don’t! Stylists say day-old hair works better for a reason! Your hair’s natural oils will help the stylists shape the hair however you want it.
So many people bring the accessories that they need for their hair but they don’t think to bring extras. Your accessories could break or simply get lost in the travel to your stylist. With that said, make sure you don’t pick a hair accessory that cannot be duplicated or fit into your color pallet and theme.
Have a Back-Up Plan
The weather can change in an instant. Just like you need a back-up plan for your venue, you also will need a backup plan for your hair. Ask your stylist for options.
Do Dress Rehearsal Right
Include your hairstyle in the dress rehearsal. You might have an idea of what your hair is going to look like but you cannot be sure until you have done it. This is the most important day of your life and you need to know that your hair is going to be exactly like you imagined!
Prepare for the Worst
Ask your stylist to prep your bridesmaids for a day-of hair emergency. This might seem like a pain but more and more brides are doing this so they can be more relaxed during the reception. If you decide that going from a loose updo to a flirty down ‘do is your style, have the stylists teach one of your bridesmaids how to assist you for the big day. You will be confident in the outcome and won't have to pay extra to have the stylist stick around during the ceremony.
Incorporate the Veil
If you are going to wear a veil on your wedding day, don't forget to incorporate it into your hairstyle. While looking at pictures for hairspiration, keep in mind the length and style of your veil as it will be an integral part of your overall look.