How to Get Your Best Bridal Hair in 7 Easy Steps

Posted: July 28, 2016 By:

You’ve already chosen the perfect wedding gown, now it’s time to choose the hairstyle that will pull your dream look together. With the right planning, an experienced stylist, and a little care on your part, you can be sure your bridal hair will look amazing in photos and in real life. Follow this simple guide, and you’re sure to look your best on your big day!

Give Your Hair Some Love

Healthy hair always looks good, so, if you haven’t already, your first priority when planning your bridal hairstyle should be to start a quality hair care routine. If you’re due for a trim, pay a visit to your stylist and have any split-ends removed. While you’re in the salon, stock up on the products you need to take good care of your hair at home. A weekly conditioning treatment suited to your hair’s needs can bring back much-needed moisture and volume. Get started with this routine as early as possible to make sure your hair is in the best shape for your wedding day.

Find Your Bridal Hair Inspiration

Tabula Rasa is a Charleston, SC salon with years of experience helping brides to look their best, providing exceptional bridal hair and bridal makeup services. Join us on Instagram and Pinterest for the latest bridal hair inspiration. When choosing which style will look best on you, there are several things to consider, such as the season you’re getting married in, the weather, the style or theme of your wedding, and the neckline of your gown. Most importantly, you’ll want to choose a style you feel comfortable wearing. Additionally, unless it’s part of your signature look, skip the trendy styles, which can end up looking dated in photos. Consider going with something timeless, instead.

Have a Trial Run with Your Bridal Hair Stylist

Schedule an appointment that falls four to six weeks prior to your wedding for a trial run. The purpose of the trial run is to make sure in advance that the style you’ve chosen works well for you. Bring pictures of your hair inspiration to show your stylist and consider any advice your stylist has to offer. Don’t forget to bring any accessories, such as your veil or tiara, so your stylist can incorporate them into your look.

Get Your Hair Color Touched Up

About two weeks before your wedding day, you’ll want to pay one more visit to your stylist to refresh your hair color. If you typically get highlights just on top but plan on wearing an upswept look, consider getting some highlights on the bottom section of your hair so they’re visible from all angles. If you don’t usually color your hair, consider having your stylist give you a clear gloss or shine treatment to give your natural color a little something extra for your big day.

Prepare For Your Bridal Hair Appointment

The night before your wedding day is the best time to wash your hair. Freshly washed hair doesn’t tend to hold its style as well as hair that’s clean but not squeaky clean. You’ll want to wear a button-down top to your appointment so you won’t need to pull anything over your finished hairstyle when it’s time to change into your gown. Finally, when booking your appointment time, allow for plenty of padding before the ceremony begins so you and your stylist are not rushed. Give yourself plenty of time to relax and enjoy the feeling of being pampered by a professional bridal hair stylist!

Stock Your Wedding Day Emergency Kit

You never know what kind of emergency you’ll run into on your wedding day (hopefully none!), so you’ll want to be prepared for anything. For hair emergencies, you’ll want to have on hand: several bobby pins and hair pins, a rattail comb, and a small can of hairspray. Keep your hair essentials in a handbag that you can keep nearby throughout the ceremony and reception.

Work With a Professional Charleston, SC Bridal Hair Stylist

Your wedding day will be an event you and your loved ones will remember for years to come. Make sure you hire a professional who can help you look your best.

We’d be honored to be part of your big day. Contact Tabula Rasa to schedule a bridal hair appointment today!