1. Choosing the style
Rule out the styles that you wouldn t feel comfortable with, this will help with the final choice. It does not matter what your mother, sister, best friend or hairstylist like – what really matters is what you want and like.
2. Browse Magazines and the Internet for ideas
Before booking a stylist, try to develop a good idea of what type of hairstyle you would like. Cut out the pictures of your favourite hairstyles from magazines and print pictures from the internet and take them with you to the trial appointment. If you can’t find any pictures, be prepared to give a description to the stylist.
3. Does it go with the dress
Choose a style that will look good with your dress and hair accessories. Purchase the dress first and then decide on the hair style and accessories. Take a picture of your dress with you when you visit the stylist, so the stylist can give you the best advice on the suitability of the dress and hairstyle.
4. Trial Run
Have a trial run, before your wedding day. I would recommend a trial run 6 weeks before the actual wedding day. If the hairstyle that you dreamed of does not look as good on you as you had hoped, you’ll be glad you found that out before the big day! Bear in mind that your hair thickness and length may not be suitable for your chosen style. Hair extensions are an option for adding volume to your own hair. Make sure you take your veil, tiara or any other accessories along to the appointment.
5. Comfort Levels
During the trial run, if the pins or hair accessories are causing discomfort, let your stylist know so they can be adjusted. The last thing you need on your wedding day is painful pins!
6. Take pictures
At your trial appointment take along a digital camera to take pictures. Ask the stylist to take pictures from all angles. The photos will give you a better idea of how the style would look to other people.
7. A Fresh Approach
If you want to have your hair coloured or any other chemical treatments for the big day try to have these done a week before so that the colour has time to settle down. Have your final trim or cut at the same time.
8. No Change Here
Just before your wedding is not the time to try out a drastic new look, such as cutting your long hair into a short style or completely changing the colour. Your husband and guests will be left wondering if it the same person!
9. Tall or Short
If you are taller than the groom or you are both the same height, avoid a hair up style because this can add quite a lot of height to the bride. Also take into account the height of your shoes. A bride that is much shorter than the groom can use a hair up style to even out the height difference.
10. Sleek and Glamorous
Try not to have too elaborate a hairstyle because you don t want it to be in competition with your face and dress. You want everyone to notice the entire look not just your hair.