Jenny Berry, hair stylist extraordinaire at Pure Abiance Salon in Greenwood, was kind enough to share some of her best wedding day hair preparation tips. Enjoy Jenny’s words of wisdom.
The most important thing to do when planning your wedding day hair is the actual PLANNING. From your color, to your stylist selection, to your actual style preparation, you will only achieve hair success if you plan for it.
Let’s start at the beginning: Color. It’s imperative that you get your color right. Start out a few months before the big day with your coloring to make sure you’re prepping it for perfection. When it comes to color, I always suggest that you avoid doing anything to drastic. After all, you still want to look like yourself. So if you have always been a brunette, now is not the time to go crazy blonde just for your wedding day.
My color tip: It’s a good idea to get your color done right before your engagement photos, that way you can see how the color will look in the pictures. Seeing your color in photos is your most honest color test.
Now that your color is flawless, it’s time time to get a flawless wedding day style. And to do that, you have to prepare. It’s important that you start looking for your stylist early and that you book with plenty of time to spare. Once you’ve booked your stylist, prepare them. Make sure you ask questions, have pictures, and do whatever it takes for you and your stylist to be prepared. Together you’ll be able to find a style that suits you perfectly.
So now you have a flawless color, a stylist you love, and a style you find stunning. Last step of wedding day hair preparation: Your trial run.
The best advice I can give to any bride is that you must have a trial run. Unless you are an extremely, and I emphasize, EXTREMELY laid back bride, you’re going to want a trial run. Trial runs will help prepare both you and your stylist and assure that there are no surprises on the big day. After your trial, it’s a good idea to take pictures of the style. Even though your stylist adores you, it’s easy for them to get confused…especially if it’s prime wedding or prom season. By preparing with a trial run and then a photo of the end product, you can rest assured that wedding day hair confusion will be avoided.
After this hair preparation, I hope you’re prepared for stunning, wedding-day-perfect locks.