Planning a wedding can be stressful. The last thing you should worry about is what you’re going to do with your wedding day hair. With a little guidance, you’ll be sure to turn heads on your big day.
Give yourself plenty of time.
Set up your trial run about three months in advance (six if you’re a little picky). Make sure to give yourself and your stylist extra time for this appointment, since you might be trying a couple of different looks.
Go in with clean hair.
Wash and dry it the night before. No products are needed — your stylist will help you choose the products right for your style and hair.
Put on a little makeup.
Especially if you aren’t going to have a makeup trial that same day. It helps to have a clear vision of the full look when making decisions about your wedding day hair.
Plan your wedding day hair trial run on a GNO (girls night out).
Take that hair on a test drive to see if it will hold up to a little dancing or a nice night on the town.
Come in with a plan.
Ideas and pictures of things you like and don’t like are super helpful. Just remember pictures are used for inspiration, not replication. Your style should be uniquely your own! If you aren’t sure about the look you want, turn to your stylist for help. Let them know what your dress looks like, where you’re getting married and the vibe of the celebration. Someone having a boho-chic wedding may want something less formal, like a soft wave with an incorporated braid to really make that feeling come to life.
Bring all your accessories!
A veil or headpiece can really set the bride apart while adding just the right touch to your style. To really complete the look, bring your necklace and earrings.
Never be afraid to speak up during your trial run!
This is the best time to be very clear about what does and does not work for you. Your stylist is there to ensure your look is perfect — they want you to be happy. Save everyone the heartache, or headache, and use your words (kindly).
Get that selfie ready!
Take lots of pics. Getting some shots inside and outside will help you see your style and make corrections accordingly.
Last but not least, phone a friend.
Bring someone who knows you best and whose opinion you trust. It’s always nice to have an outsider’s impression when making those final decisions. Beware of inviting too many people to your trial run — too many opinions will have your head spinning when it’s time to decide what makes you happy! Remember this is about you.
Now that your wedding trial is over, it’s time to sit back and relax. Go ahead and enjoy that mimosa with your best friends while getting on your big day.
This article was written by Tammy Lundberg and published in the Summer 2019 issue of Sass Magazine.