You did it! You’ve battled wedding planning dead in its tracks and now it’s time to focus on the most important of them all. YOU! All this time spent on making sure your guests will enjoy your day, it’s time to focus on how you will look on your day. Aside from the dress, accessories, and make up, prepping your hair can be a long process leading up to the wedding day. Below I’ve shared some of my tips when it comes to planning your hair for that picture perfect day.
1. Trimming your hair
If your locks are in need of some love be mindful of when you go in for a trim. A fresh trim is always great but you always what to avoid the slight chance your hair dresser goes scissor happy and cuts off a little more than you expected. Go 1 or 2 months before the big day.
2. A new do
There’s never anything wrong with changing it up but changing your look before the big day isn’t always the best idea. Who knows, you might end up loving it but in case it was a spur of the moment decision hold off until after the wedding. If it’s too late and you’ve already jumped the gun there’s always extensions!
3. Treat your hair right
Taking care of your hair is very important leading up to the day of the wedding. If you have no plans on cutting your hair before the days it’s a good idea to take a trip to your salon for a hair treatment (This is a good opportunity to de-stress and clear your head of wedding planning as well!) But ofcourse, if a hair treatment at the salon isn’t a part of your wedding budget there are plenty of DIY hair masks that you can try at home. Check out one of my favourite ones from theeverygirl.com
4. Dying your hair
Any hair dying should be considered a couple months before the wedding. Personally the new fresh dye look is not my favourite. You want to dye your hair about a month before so that it can naturally fade into a nice colour grow a little bit to give your hair a more natural look. Also, STAY AWAY FROM EXTREME COLOR CHANGE. Many times going the opposite color takes a lot of time and multiple trips so the salon chair. If you are considering changing your color completely you should speak to your hair colorist first and if it’s possible timeline for your wedding day.
5. Trials are key
Lets face it, your wedding hair board on pinterest is probably exploding with ideas. But not all styles work on all hair types. It’s important to book an appointment with your hair stylist and work through a few options you had in mind. If you are interested in incorporating hair pieces into your look be sure to bring these to the stylist during the trial to avoid miscommunication on the big day.
6. Thinking of DIY-ing your wedding day hair?
Of course why not, it’s your day! It’s important that you feel the most comfortable on your day and if doing your own hair is important to you then nothing should stop you! Since you don’t need to book a hair trial with anyone for this it’s still a good idea to practise a few times before so that you know your moves on the day of. There are so many DIY tutorials on youtube that can help you create a simple yet elegant look on your wedding day. Check out my favorite one that I do sometimes on my own hair for my special occasions
At the end of the day this is your day and you should enjoy every moment of it. Stressing about hair should be the last thing on your mind. It’s your decision how you want your hair to look and as long as it makes you happy then have fun and enjoy your day!