Wedding Hair Dos and Don'ts
Selena . KCS Chicago

When it comes to your special day, there is no worse beauty bummer than a bad hair day. Frizz and fly aways, please, be gone! With so much to do in so little time, here are some guidelines to help direct you to the best hair day you've ever had.

Dos:

--Schedule hair trials. Consulting with your stylists a few weeks prior to your wedding day will allow you time to find the perfect do for you! Your trial should be scheduled long enough to try out three different looks and a little extra time in case you want adjustments throughout. A face framing piece here or a braid there takes time, and you want to make sure you have enough of it.

--Bring photos and communicate. Your stylist loves you and wants to make you the happiest woman in the world, next to your groom to be of course. Unfortunately, hairstylists have many super powers but can’t read minds….yet. Bring pictures of your dress, decorations, etc. Your stylist will be able to bring together a look that goes with the overall style of your wedding. Photos and open communication (“I love this!” or “I’m not a fan of this”) will also help your stylist achieve your desired look with less frustration on your end.  

--Bring accessories. If you are wearing a veil, tiara, hair extensions or flowers of any kind, be sure to bring them on the day of your trial so your stylist can incorporate them into your style.

--Get your color done. Two weeks prior to the big day is the perfect time to get your highlights touched up and about one week prior is perfect to cover those pesky roots. Sweeping up those lovely highlights of yours into an up-do will expose the darker color underneath so be sure to have your stylist add a few extra foils under your layers, your wedding day photos will thank you.

Wear a button shirt or robe. When your hair is beautifully pinned up and ready to go, the last thing you want to deal with is figuring out how to get into the dress without destroying your hair.

Your mane is beautiful and your man loves you regardless if you have enough hair spray. Let this part be a fun experience for you and your hairdresser. Bring on the mimosas, smiles and selfies!

Don’ts:

--Panic. Its easy to get lost in all of the fluff that comes a long with a wedding. The cake, decor, dress, invite list, chicken or steak, I mean the list goes on. One thing that should not stress you out is your hair. Your mane is beautiful and your man loves you regardless if you have enough hair spray. Let this part be a fun experience for you and your hairdresser. Bring on the mimosas, smiles and selfies!

--Be too trendy. Flash forward to twenty years from now and you are looking back on your wedding album. Crazy colored hair, too much hairspray or beehive up-do’s from the 80s will do your photos zero justice. Go blue or purple or shave your head AFTER the honeymoon.

--Forget to schedule enough time. Its your wedding day. 8am is call time for hair and one of your bridesmaids is fashionably late. You will be so grateful to have scheduled a little extra time as a buffer for those ladies waking up with sunglasses and advil the day after the bachelorette party.

--Allow opinions to be your deciding factor. Your mom, best friend, sister, mother-in-law to be, grandmother and bridesmaids all want whats best for you. However, sometimes they can also be a little pushy and opinionated as to what they feel looks best on you. Remember that its YOUR wedding day. You can definitely take their thoughts into consideration but at the end of the day, the only person who's opinion matters is you.

--Dismiss the idea of touch ups. It is a little more pricey to have your stylist with you all day. But when you are dancing, flipping that hair back and forth, and hugging everyone for pictures, having someone to make sure your hair is still looking as good as it did in the morning will keep you at ease.