Wedding Hair: What to Do and What NOT to Do

What Not to Do With Wedding Hair

Wedding Hair: What to Do and What NOT to Do

You want to look your best on your wedding day, especially since many moments will be frozen in time (thanks to your wedding photographer!). The last thing you want is to look back on your photographs and see an image that brings up negative memories and feelings. One of the best ways to ensure that you look and feel your best on your wedding day is to ensure your hairdo stays put throughout the day. Makeup and hair malfunctions can be some of the most frustrating events that can occur on your wedding day if you aren’t careful and don’t take the proper precautions. Knowing what to do and what not to do with your wedding hair is necessary if you want picture-perfect hair throughout the day.

The Do’s and Don’ts of Wedding Hair

The Do’s of Bridal Hair

1. Do consider the weather when choosing a hairstyle(s). For instance, if your wedding is outside in a hot, humid climate, do not wear your hair down. Instead, go for hairstyles that keep your hair up off your neck and shoulders.

2. Do find and book a hairstylist for the wedding four to six months ahead of time and schedule a hair trial four to six weeks before the wedding. If you have photos of hairstyles to try out, make sure you bring them to the appointment. This is a must; it is crucial that you see and feel how your hair will look on your big day.

3. Do take a photo of your wedding dress and bring your headpiece to your hair trial. This is important if you need the stylist to suggest a look. You want harmony between your hairstyle and the overall feel of your wedding, plus it’s helpful to see how your headpiece goes with your hairstyle. This way, you can work out any of the kinks before your wedding.

4. Do be open to your hairstylist’s ideas and suggestions during your trial. Remember, it’s just a trial, and your stylist has the experience to know what looks good based on the information you give them. The worst thing that can happen is you don’t like it, so if a suggestion is made, try it. You never know—you might wind up loving it!

The Don’ts of Bridal Hair

1. Don’t automatically assume you can use your regular hair stylist for your wedding hair. This assumption is risky and one of the most significant “what not to do with your wedding hair” risks you can take. Not all hair stylists are versed in wedding hair or have the experience necessary to help you avoid potential pitfalls. You want to pay for that experience and know-how, especially since the quality of your wedding photos is riding on that.

2. Don’t keep quiet during your hair trial if you don’t like something or it becomes uncomfortable at all. If you want your stylist to tweak something, say something. Do you have a clip or a bobby pin pulling your hair and causing pain? Say something. It’s easier for them to fix it as they work if you speak up. Plus, you want to be happy with your wedding hair, so communicate with your stylist.

3. Don’t disobey your stylists’ requests when it comes to your wedding hair. For your hair trial and on the day of your wedding, if your wedding stylist requests you to go with your hair washed or unwashed or gives you any other instructions, follow them. Also, if you typically use hair products, ask your stylist if it’s okay to use them before you see your hairstylist.

4. Don’t schedule your hair appointment for your wedding day too close to your start time. Mishaps and haircare emergencies happen, so you want to make sure you have a buffer before your wedding is set to begin. Doing so can also help prevent anyone who comes late from slowing down your wedding start time and can help give you a cushion of time before walking down the aisle.