How To Prepare Your Hair For Your Wedding Day

Once you have decided how you would like to wear your hair, talk to your stylist to see what the  best length and cut would be for this style. Some styles require layers to be cut around the face, others require lots of length, etc. If you need longer hair, you can either grow your hair out or opt for extensions. We can order them in your length and color if needed. I usually recommend not doing anything drastic with your color or cut before your wedding. If you do get your hair done, allow enough time for another appointment -just in case it needs to be tweaked. Color glosses are a great way to get that extra shine. I suggest sticking to a clear gloss or one the same color as your hair.

Be sure to bring your own shampoo and conditioner as hotel products could bring unexpected results. If you would like an “up-do” wash your hair the day before and use little or no conditioner. Add mouse while it is wet so it will hold the style better. Do not iron your hair if you would like curls or waves. If your hair gets too oily after one day, you can wash it the day of your wedding, but the idea is to have the hair a little dirty so it holds the style better. You can use your best judgement. And last but not least… unless you are having a blow out, it’s important that all women have their hair DRY when we arrive. Here are some more tips and product recommendations depending on length, texture and density.

HAIR CARE ADVISE BY  LENGTH, TEXTURE & DENSITY

  • Thick hair: After discussing with your stylist how your hair should be cut for your wedding style he/she may recommend having it thinned out or layered so it will hold the style easier. Sometimes really thick hair is too heavy for an up-do, and will not hold wave without layers.
  • Thin hair: Have it cut by someone who specializes in cutting thin hair. Purchase a root boost product, hair powder and volumizing foam made for thin hair. I recommend: Schwartzcopf- Hair Body & Mouse & Dust It Powder, Bedhead- Root Boost
  • Straight hair: If your hair has difficulty holding curl and you want to wear it curly or in an up-do, I suggest adding a volumizing mouse after washing it the night before. Make sure to evenly distribute the product roots thru ends.
  • Curly hair: Have it cut by someone who specializes in cutting curly hair to frame your face and compliment the proportions of your body. Find a curl product that works for you. I recommend: Ouidad- Climate Control (controls frizz), Schwartzcopf- Curl Cream, Moroccan Oil- treatment, Oil & Curl Cream, Bumble & Bumble- Surf Spray (for thin to medium texture-not great for coarse hair).
  • Fine hair: Always use a detangler! Brush it out using a paddle brush, start at the ends and work your way toward the roots. Don’t rip through your hair- be patient when brushing it, and never use too much heat! Having it lightened can add more texture and volume, but only if it’s in good health and with a good hairstylist.
  • Dry or Course hair: Start getting deep conditioning treatments starting 3-4 months before your wedding. Get your hair trimmed every 6-8 weeks.
  • Long hair: Try to keep it healthy. Get a good haircut every 6-8 weeks. Talk to your stylist if you are going to cut more layers or bangs before the wedding.
  • Short hair: If you would like an up do you may have to grow your hair out a bit or consider getting clip in extensions.

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