Wedding Hair Dos and Don’ts

Should I wear my hair up or down? Should I change my hair colour before the wedding? Do I need a hair stylist to do my hair? Do these questions sound familiar to you? When planning your wedding hair, you want to look and feel like the best version of yourself. You don’t want to have major hair (or even makeup) regrets when you look back on photos. Follow these simple dos and don’ts for the best wedding hairstyle experience.

Do: Pick the Right Hairstyle

Your wedding hair should always complement your dress. It needs to work well with your dress, as well as the level of formality of your actual wedding. Think about the neckline and the style of the dress. For instance, with an off-the-shoulder dress, you might choose soft, flowing waves or a half-up, half-down look with a flower crown. If your dress is quite intricate and detailed, keeping your hair sleek and simple may be best. If your dress is quite plain and you prefer your accessories or hair to do the talking, then you can afford to go with a more creative/complex updo.

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Don’t: Make Any Major Hair Changes

Remember, your wedding photos are going to last a lifetime. It is best to avoid major colour of cut changes leading up to the big day – the results may be unpredictable and you don’t want any hair regrets. If you’ve never coloured your hair, we suggest you trial your new look after your wedding. If you really have to have it before your wedding, we suggest trialling it at least 9 to 12 months prior to the wedding. If you do intend on trying something new for your wedding, a less risky way of doing this is by trialling your cut or colour with a wig. That way if you don’t like it, all you have to do is take the wig off!

Do: Book a Hair Trial

The biggest mistake you can make on your wedding day is to not plan your hairstyle ahead and forgo a hair trial. Ideally, you want to schedule a hair trial at least a couple of months before the wedding – once you know your wedding dress style and wedding theme, of course. Your hair trial is the opportunity to bring photos of your dress, accessories you would like to wear (i.e. veil or hair barrettes) and pictures of hairstyles that you love. Once your hair trial is done, try spending the rest of the day with that hairstyle to ensure it will hold. If you are unsure of what hair stylist to use for your wedding, the hair trial is a great opportunity to scout for the right person.

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Don’t: Leave Your Bookings to the Last Minute

Once you have chosen your wedding hair and stylist, make sure to book them in with plenty of notice. If you are hosting a destination wedding, you will also want to make sure that your stylist is happy to travel – and how much extra they will charge to do so.

Do: Find a Hair Stylist For You

How do you even start looking for the right salon or stylist for you? Personal recommendations from close friends and family tend to be the best way to go when it comes to finding a great wedding hair stylist. Looking at a potential stylist’s Instagram feed is a great way to see if their style matches what you envision for your own hair. Your go-to salon might already have a hair stylist who specialises in weddings and formal events. If you can’t decide between a few stylists, you can use either a hair trial or a consultation appointment to see who you prefer. Keep in mind that some stylists also offer makeup services. Here at Twidale, we specialise in both wedding and hair makeup services – check out our Instagram for the proof!

Book a Hair Trial with Twidale

If you’ve started the wedding planning process, and you’re still on the hunt for a hair stylist, Twidale can help you. Our team will work with you to create an amazing look that will suit your makeup, wedding dress and theme of your wedding. We will also advise you on cut and colour, and hair treatments leading up to your special day. Please get in touch to speak to our team about booking a hair trial.