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Hair Styling by Crystal at Shear Image Hair Salon; Photo by Rob Jinks Photography

Wedding Hair Styling

Hair Styling by Crystal at Shear Image Hair Salon; Photo by Rob Jinks Photography

Oftentimes, something that gets overlooked while prepping for your wedding day is your hairstyle. While you may be combing Pinterest and finding cute ideas from our “Real Brides & Weddings” features on the blog, you may not be thinking about a wedding hair trial. Talk with your stylist ahead of time and plan out a trial appointment to try different looks. You may be surprised to find that the style you choose does not look like you expected!

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. Bring the veil or any hair accessories you plan to wear. Have a friend take a photo of you in your dress at a fitting. Bring a color swatch if you have it and even bring the style you are wanting your bridesmaids to have. All of these things can effect the overall look of your bridal beauty plan.

Your Hairstyle Should Complement Your Overall Look
Look for options that complement your neckline and bodice of your dress. Also, don’t forget to wear makeup unless your stylist will be doing that in the trial as well. Not only do you want to see your hair and makeup together, but you will be staring at yourself in the mirror for a couple of hours and will want to put your best face forward!

Bring Accessories
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 barettes can be great as well. Some trending items at the moment are floral crowns, headbands and pearl pins.

Try Multiple Styles or Something New
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.

Make Sure Your Bridesmaids Match
Tell your stylist the options you are planning for your bridesmaids if you are doing matching hairstyles. This will help determine the best look for your style. If you want all your wedding party to have the same look, you may want yours to be the opposite.

Document the Day
Be sure you have someone taking photos of the styles so you can reflect on them later. A lot of planning and decisions will happen in between your hair trial and the actual day of! You don’t want to forget your perfect hairstyle!


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