Advice for choosing the perfect hair for your wedding day!
SO, for some, you may have a pretty good idea of the perfect hair for your wedding day. But for other, you may have none at all!
I work with hundreds of brides-to-be (including some celebrity brides) but for each and every one, i urge them to research for inspiration. I’m known as a bit of a hair queen and i love seeing the look on a brides face when she’s blown away at her hair and makeup trial!
Pintrest is a great way to secretly save ideas and inspiration for your wedding. You can have both public and private board to pin your ideas as a collective mood board. I use it all the time to search and save all kinds of hair and makeup suggestions and i recommend it to all of my brides. Even if you think the styles you find might not be exactly right for your own wedding day, it will give an excellent representation of your style for your artist to work with.
So get pinning that tiny drape of a fringe, that opulent drop of a curl and that luscious oomph of volume – it all helps me to know what you like!
Gathering all these cut outs and mood boards will start to show both you and i the type of styles you like. In fact, even pop some in that you hate so we can make sure we avoid it – every little helps! Then as you find your perfect wedding gown and what theme you want for your wedding you can start to put the pieces together so it works.
You’re a ‘hair down’ kind of bride but you have a gorgeous details lace back on your wedding dress. So you absolutely cannot pay all that money just to cover it up with your locks! But there is a solution… You can compromise and have a cascade to one side or a subtle draped ‘hair uo’, that is soft and delicate around your face.
You’re a ‘hair up’ kind of bride but your favourite gown is strapless so you feel the need to have it down. Okay, so then go for a half up- half down look, with a lot pinned up and lots of height to it, but enough hair to soften around your shoulders and face. If your hair is quite fine then i would advise you to buy some clip in hair extensions to help build up the areas where you need more hair whilst still keeping the height. Alternatively, you could also have your seamstress make you a jacket or strap to compliment you wedding gown.
Bear in mind; if your hair doesn’t like to curl or looks like something Monica in Friends might look like with ‘the humidity’ then its unlikely to change for a day. Unruly hair can be tames but it can’t be cured. Keep in mind the weather conditions and how you hair reacts. Your artist will do their best to make it work (i know I’m pretty confident in my abilities!) but some miracles cant be performed … as much as we’d like to.
If you’re a bride suffering from a condition such as alopecia and struggling to find a suitable style, your artist should be able to help. In these cases you have to choose your inspiration without regard for your circumstances – you only need an idea of the style that you like, then leave the rest to your stylist. In the past, i’ve used eyebrow cake or shadow similar to the hair colour to camouflage patches and then draped hair into a style to compliment thinning hair areas for the client. Don’t worry, we’ll sort it!
I get a lot of brides that disregard images because it features a fringe and they don’t have one, or the image is for thick hair and theirs is super fine. Well, my best advice it to save the image anyway because you love something about the look and you’d be surprised what we can muster up with a few styling tools! Fringe or no fringe it can be adapted. Fine hair – grab some extensions… no problem!
Just remember the extensions need to be as close (not necessarily perfect) match to your colour and 100% human hair. Heat resistant or synthetic extensions aren’t ideal for hair down looks as the light hits this type of hair differently and can show on your wedding pictures but (particulalry the wavy variety) it can blend well in to hair up and braided styles
Basically, if you love it but you think you can’t achieve it… Let your stylist be the judge!