As a bride-to-be planning your wedding, there are so many decisions you have to make. The location of your wedding is probably the first thing you're thinking about, but then you have details like the cake, the food, the flowers, your dress, shoes and all the fun glam accessories. Oh, and we haven't even mentioned your bridal hair and makeup yet! Most women are pretty adept at handling their own hair and makeup, but even if that's you, there are many reasons you should consider having a professional stylist do your hair and makeup on your big day. The biggest reason is stress. Problems will inevitably arise on your wedding day, so you'll want to make yourself available to manage them. Having a mobile hair and makeup artist come to your location and serve you could be the most relaxing part of an otherwise hectic day.
Now, let's talk about your wedding hairstyle. Of course, you can always get a custom style for your big day, but most people copy the look they want from a magazine or pictures they find on the Internet. Pictures are the best starting point when you are shopping around for your ideal bridal and hair and makeup provider.
If you're curious about what's currently trending for wedding hairstyles, it's still the usual suspects! Styles that pin the bride's hair half-up and half-down are very popular. A trendy look is for the bride to rock a half-up and half-down style while the bridal party gets complete updos. This arrangement makes for fantastic photos and really sets the bride apart! Loose curls are also a popular option, whether they are natural or added with a curling iron/hot rollers. Above all, go for a style that you love, while suiting your hair and overall look.
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Research, research, research. The more sample pictures you find on the Internet and in magazines, the higher the chance you'll find a look you love and that suits you!
Go with a trial run. Professional wedding hairstylists offer trial services that are done some time before your big day. A trial will increase your overall cost, but the potential pay off is huge. Not only will you get to meet your stylist before your big day, you will get to see first hand what the stylist is capable of doing to your hair. You can experiment with a couple of different looks, or let them customize a style just for you, based off pictures of styles that you love. If for some reason the trial doesn't go well, then you save yourself a major problem on your wedding day because now you have the time to find another stylist.
Take lots of pictures during the trial. Take plenty of photos, from different angles, of the styles that you attempt during the trial. The pictures will help you decide on the look you want and then you'll ultimately use them to recreate the look on the big day!
Try at least one brand new look. If you're investing money in a trial, then you might as well try a look that's completely new to you. Since you're already paying for the service, take a risk on a new style and see what happens! Worst case, you don't like it and move on. Best case, you've discovered a fabulous new way to style your hair.
Simulate the look of your dress during the trial. It's probably not practical or possible to wear your actual wedding dress to the hair trial, but do the best you can to simulate it. It's most important to wear something that matches the upper portion of your wedding dress. If the dress is strapless, then wear a tube top or something similar. If the dress is lacy near the top, then wear something similar so you can see how the hairstyles work with it.
Don't forget the hair accessories. The trial is also the perfect time to experiment with various accessories. A tiara is a popular option of course, but there are many floral and jeweled arrangements available, depending on your dress and personal style. Play around with them and see what you like!