On special occasions, you always want to look your best. At no time more so than your own wedding day. As peak wedding season gets ever closer, we’re taking a look at what’s claimed to be one of the most important days of your life – your wedding. More specifically, your wedding day hair.
The last thing you need on your big day is a hair disaster. Your bad hair will put a dampener on your celebrations, the sour memory will stay with you forever and you’ll be reminded of your hair catastrophe every time you look at your wedding photos.
Before you decide on a style, read these five simple tips for picture-perfect wedding hair…
1. Be wary of drastic restyling
While it may be tempting to opt for a new haircut in order to look and feel extra special at your wedding, it’s probably not a good idea. For a start, would the new style complement your dress, veil and other hair accessories, such as your tiara? Even more importantly, what if you hate your hair after it’s been cut? Could you still rescue your hair in time?
Reinventing yourself can seem like a brilliant idea to make a dramatic entrance to your family and friends, but sticking with what you know is by far the safest and most preferable option.
2. Have a trial run
Following on from #1, if you’re considering a particular hairdo, have a practice run in the lead up to the main event. Yes, it’ll cost you more money as you’ll have to pay your hairdresser for her / his services, but it’ll be cash well spent.
After all, what if it turns out not to be suitable? Not every style flatters every person. There’s your outfit to bear in mind too. Not all styles will show off all wedding clothes. By trying it out early doors, you can make those essential fine-tune adjustments to get your style right on the day.
The other bonus to this approach is getting to spend another night with fabulous hair. Schedule the rehearsal for an important date, like your hen night, to take full advantage.
3. Be honest with your hairdresser
On the morning of your wedding, as you’re sitting having your hair styled, speak up if you’re not happy. Your hairdresser’s the expert and can fix things in a jiffy. Waiting until your hairdresser’s left the building then opening up the floodgates, complaining about your style and trying to get someone else to remedy your hair problem won’t produce the same positive end results.
Be kind to yourself (and those around you) and ensure you love your hair before saying goodbye to your hairdresser. It’ll be much less stressful for everyone concerned. It’s supposed to be one of the happiest days of your life as well, so start the day on a high note. That way, the only tears you’ll shed will be tears of joy during your exchange of vows.
4. Think about the weather
Weather forecasts are available several days in advance. As your wedding draws near, see what weather lies ahead and prepare appropriately. If it’s going to be hot and humid (lucky you!), style your hair off your face. If it’s going to be windy, use extra grips and hairspray to keep your hair in place. If it’s going to rain, buy yourself a pretty see-through umbrella.
You know better than anyone how your hair responds to the elements. Communicate this information clearly to your hairdresser so that, between you, you can plan your hair around the predicted climate.
5. Take other preparatory steps
You’ll no doubt have invested in a decent haircut recently in readiness for your wedding. To keep your hair in healthy condition, avoid excessive heat styling in the week or so beforehand. And buy a strong heat protection spray to guard your locks against unnecessary damage.
While you might not want to hear this, it’s advisable not to wash your hair on the actual day of your wedding. Hair styles hold better if hair was washed the previous day. Stay away from the shampoo and conditioner!
All that’s left to say is happy wedding day. With your hair in tip-top shape, you’ll be the envy of your wedding guests!
Despite our honourable intentions, sometimes hair disasters do happen through no fault of our own, with our hairdressers entirely to blame. Take our recent blog post about Dr Lucinda Shaw whose hair ‘came out in chunks’ following a hair straightening procedure carried out by her hair salon in the run up to her friend’s wedding. Because of her hairdresser’s negligence, Dr Shaw was awarded £1,200 in compensation but unfortunately the wedding was tarnished by her ruined hair.
If you suffer harm at the hands of your hairdresser and subsequently experience hair breakage, hair damage, scalp burns or scalp blisters, you should give serious consideration to suing hairdressers. At Hairdressing Claims, we’re experts in claims against hairdressers and can support you throughout the legal process.