I wouldn’t ever suggest doing your wedding hair yourself in the first place and please please do not put clipins in for your special day!
For a wedding you’re attending, sure. Go right ahead.
Do your own curls, straighten your own locks, run a brush through it and call it a day.
But with your own wedding, you have to remember all eyes are on you. And, during your ceremony, all eyes are on the back of your head. You want to make sure what they’re looking at is perfection and you can get that from a professional. When you’re stressing out wedding morning — hoping that your groom makes it to the church on time, wondering if there will be enough food at the cocktail hour — the last thing you want to do is stand in your bathroom with a curling iron. You won’t have the patience to hold each curl long enough and your hair will be a mess. And you’ll regret it.
I put together a list of five tips about getting your wedding hair done so that you don’t end up looking at your photos and regretting anything.
1. Don’t wash your hair the morning of your wedding.
Showering when you wake up just makes you feel energised. And for wedding day, that’s what you need.
2. Know what you want. And make sure you get it.
Pinterest is an amazing tool to help you find wedding hair ideas. In fact, we have a some wedding hair ideas Pinterest board and growing. Feel free to pin any and all of those ideas. Because when you’re getting married, you need an idea of what you want. The standard hair extension technicians at the salon will not look at you and say, “Oh, you have medium-length hair. This is the style for you.” Instead, they will say, “What style did you have in mind?” And it’s so much easier to show them a photo as a guide instead of saying, “I was thinking something half up and down with curls. I think. Maybe. Or all down. Or no curls. What do you think?”
Just a note to have a Signature Hair Extension Consultant offer you that service you would have to be prepared for a big bill.
When you decide what you want, make sure you get it.
A bit of advice, don’t be unreasonable or too far reaching about your style. For instance if you have 1 inch of hair don’t go asking for 26 inches. (unless it’s a wig)
This is the most controversial tip, but I am really sticking firm to stating you don’t need a trial. However with hair extensions I suggest you get them installed at least a week before your wedding if they are semi permanent. I also recommend you have a stylist that is use to styling long hair extensions.
Many stylists will have a portfolio where you can check out their work and styles they’ve done before so you can get an idea of what they are capable of. Salons who attend wedding expos will have these at the booths usually (I’ve never seen a salon at an expo that didn’t have one, but you never know). Portfolios should help you feel comfortable at a salon you’ve never used before. (MAKE SURE IT’S THERE WORK AND NOT DOWNLOADED FROM THE INTERNET)
And you have to remember, too, you’re hiring a professional. You have to trust that she knows what she’s doing because this is what she gets paid to do. If you were having surgery, would you go to the doctor for a trial? No. You would just go and get it done. Extreme example, but same concept.
4. Find out if your salon will travel.
Unless you are really confident that everything will be done if you went to the salon, find out if your stylist will come to you along with the makeup artist.
Make sure you also have some quality time for your stylist and that you won’t be disturbed.
5. Don’t forget to pull out some cash to pay your stylist.
Getting organised the day before for things you need to pay for is worth it.
Your debit card has probably been hammered and the last thing you want is paying for your hair and makeup to go drastically wrong. Also prepare for emergencies incase a bridesmaid has a desaster that needs fixing straight away.