Planning a wedding can be overwhelming, so we want to make it a little easier on you. We’ve consulted our Phresh stylists and compiled a list of bridal hair tips to help your prepare. Some items are based on commonly asked questions, and some are little nuggets of wisdom that you may have never even thought of asking. So, read ahead and check one thing off your list.
Before For Your Bridal Trial: Browse through bridal magazines, wedding blogs and Pinterest to get ideas for what type of style you’d like for the big day. Bringing photos for your stylist helps to make sure you are on the same page. If you are feeling totally lost on what you want, have no fear, you’ve come to a professional for a reason. This is not their first rodeo! Your stylist will be happy to give you suggestions. Just come in with as much detail about your wedding as possible to help them design the perfect style for you.
When To Schedule Your Trial: Book your trial after you’ve found your dress. The neckline and details of the dress will help determine the hairstyle that best showcases you and your gown. Also, you need to know if you are wearing a veil or headpiece of some sort so that you can bring that along to your trial.
Location, Location, Location: Where and when is your wedding taking place? Is it indoors or outdoors? What season is it in? Weather can make a huge difference in how your hair will look, and last, throughout the day. For example, an updo will fare much better in humid summer months than styling the hair down.
Clean or Dirty Hair?: This will depend on your hair type. For some with baby fine hair, clean hair is better because even day old hair can look too oily. Products like Oribe Dry Texture Spray and R+Co Death Valley can add that needed volume and grit to assist in styling. Your stylist will determine what will work best for you at your trial.
Take Care of Your Hair: Using a deep conditioner, once or twice weekly, a month before the wedding will ensure that your hair will be healthy and shiny. Our favorite treatments are the Oribe Beautiful Color Mask, Oribe Gold Lust Transformative Mask, and Oribe Signature Moisture Mask.
If You Have Color Treated Hair: Schedule your last color appointment for 2-4 weeks before the wedding. Do not make any drastic changes right before. If you are thinking about making a big change, schedule that at least 8 weeks before. This ensures that you have plenty of time to make sure it’s exactly what you want before the big day, and you can schedule a final touch-up appointment within the 2-4 weeks.
The Do’s and Don’t of Extensions: If you already know you want extensions, make sure to have them installed before your final color to ensure a perfect match. It is also beneficial to have them installed before your trial, so you get a realistic picture of the finished product. If you are unsure if you need or want them before your trial, your stylist will most likely have you book a secondary trial after installation.
The “Just In Case” Bag: Have a small bag full of things you would need for touch ups, just in case. Our stylists recommend bobbi pins, hair pins(your stylists can provide you with a few extra that match your hair) a travel size hairspray like Oribe Superfine or R+Co Outer Space and a pocket sized comb. Let your maid of honor or personal attendant be in charge of this bag, which will also contain your makeup essentials(details to come in our next blog!).
Last, But Not Least, Be Yourself: Don’t let anyone(friends, family, or stylist included) talk you into anything you’re not comfortable with. You want to feel beautiful, confident, and like the best version of yourself, not someone else. Let your uniqueness shine!
To schedule your bridal appointments with us, call(651-288-4040; 763-45-1111) or stop in to our locations at phresh spa salon on Grand Avenue in St. Paul or at the Shops at West End in St. Louis Park. You can also consult our Events section to learn more about bridal packages for you and your party.