How to choose your wedding hair stylist
Come your wedding day and all eyes will be on you. So achieving the perfect look that reflects you, your style and personality and that you feel comfortable with, is going to be high up on your list of priorities. After your dress, your hair is the one thing that is going to be most crucial to this, so choosing the right style and the right stylist are paramount. Follow our five simple steps on how to choose your wedding hair stylist and you won’t go wrong.
1. Find an expert
Not all hairdressers are experts in wedding hair so it pays to find someone who specialises in this area. Ask your usual stylist what experience they have in bridal hair and if it’s not something they do regularly ask them to recommend someone who does.
Bridal hair styling is very creative so it’s important that you find a wedding hair stylist who has the skill and the passion to achieve the look you want. At Lifestyle we have a number of wedding hair specialists who all work with brides regularly and who have years of experience in the art. Meet the wedding team here.
2. Book a consultation
The next step is to book a consultation with your potential wedding hair stylist. If you don’t know them already then this is a good opportunity to see how you get on and if you feel comfortable with them.
Take pictures from magazines and the internet of hair styles that you like, as well as pictures of your dress. From these the stylist will be able to get a feel for the sort of look you are trying to achieve and will be able to ensure that your hairstyle compliments the dress.
A good wedding hair stylist should be able to offer you ideas and advice, but equally importantly they should be listening to you. If you get the feeling they’re not listening it’s time to look for someone else.
3. Discuss the budget
Don’t be afraid to talk about money. A good wedding hair stylist or salon should be able to offer flexible package, tailored to your individual needs. If you need to keep costs down, try and go to the salon, rather than have the stylist travel to you.
Including hair styling for other members of the bridal party is going to add substantially to costs, so consider whether the bridesmaids’ hair could be done by a friend or a flower girl’s by her mum. A good wedding hair stylist will be happy to give you suggestions and tips, so don’t be afraid to ask.
4. Arrange a trial
The trial is the time to really narrow down your ideas and to try out two or three of your favourites. Hopefully by now you’ll have built up a good relationship with your wedding hair stylist and you’ll trust her views and opinion. Listen to what she has to say, but remember, it’s your day so make sure you feel completely happy and comfortable with the final look.
Take some photos so you can see it from all angles and show friends and family if you want another opinion. Before you leave, double check the booking for the wedding day itself to make sure everything’s as you arranged.
5. On the day
If you’ve planned carefully, on the day of the wedding everything should run smoothly. Most wedding day hairdressers will ask you to wash your hair the day before if you are having your hair up as it’s easier to style, but this will all be discussed at the trial. Make sure you and the rest of the bridal party are on time at the salon, or are ready when the stylist arrives at your home – that way no one will be rushing around at the last minute.
Your stylist is a professional with lots of wedding experience (remember, that’s why you chose her), so all you should be doing is enjoying your day!
For wedding hair advice and a quote call your local Lifestyle Salon
Milton Keynes 01908 614642 Aylesbury 01296 330220
Or for more wedding hairstyle inspiration, have a look at this blog by Glamour Magazine.