Locks & Shades

Nov 6, 2017 / by Donna Young / In Bridal Hiar / Leave a comment

Bridal hair styling

When planning a wedding there is so much to think about, your creative streak is under strain, and you have so many moodboards on Pinterest you feel you have to refer to it for the smallest of decisions. I know this feeling well after getting married myself in Santorini, Greece in 2016. I always had a strong vision of what I wanted, but getting other people on board was a struggle, it caused many heated words and resulted in me sacking my hair and makeup artist, opting to style everyone myself on the day. Sounds crazy, but I just had to have everything perfect and to my exact specifications. My team and I have been fortunate enough to style hundreds of brides and have travelled all over the country. We love making your special day as amazing and as perfect as mine was, however big or small the wedding is.

Bridal hair should be the least of your worries when it comes to the big day. Sometimes pulling off your total look, together with your dress, make up and hair can be a nightmare, and everyone requires a second opinion or a bit of guidance. Before you start worrying about your own look, have a clear idea of the style of your overall wedding, maybe you’re looking for a boho feel, an evening glam look or English country garden, to name but a few. This overall style can then be brought through in the hairstyle you decide on.

Once deciding on your dress, start researching hair ideas. Don’t  commit yourself to any particular style, make a mood board of any hairstyle you see that you like. These looks could be completely different to each other, but decide what you like about each image or don’t like as the case maybe. Booking an initial consultation to meet your hairstylist is free of charge and allows you to discuss your ideas and run through your big day. It’s lovely for us to meet you and ensure we have your ideas in hand. This appointment also enables us to manage your expectations, and talk about what’s achievable. Many bridal styles on the internet require hair extensions and hair pieces, therefore it may be that we need to order some things in for your trial. Getting a hair plan in place is also a good idea, we will discuss how we can get your hair looking in the best condition and colour possible in time for your big day.

About 3-4 months prior to your wedding we will book in your trial, ideally try and organise this on a day you are also having your make up trial and dress fitting, so that you can get an idea of how you will look on your big day. Allow at least 2 hours for your hair trial, it might be that you are set on a certain look, but more often than not adaptions need to be made and 2 or even 3 styles need to be tried before we find your perfect look. Bring to your trial any accessories that you want to wear on your wedding day so we can fit them, a nice slide or hair gems can really set off a style. Bring as much support as you like with you, your mum, your bridesmaids or if you struggle with too many opinions, come alone. Your hairstylist will offer plenty of guidance and suggestions to ensure you love your hair on the big day. At the end of trial we will produce together a rough time schedule for your date, if you have a large party or some guests need additional blowdries, we can bring a wedding assistant to ensure your day runs smoothly.

On the day we will always arrive slightly early to set up, we will bring our own kits and will prepare everyone’s hair with product to ensure your hair remains secure and looks beautiful throughout the day and night. If you are having a veil which you would like removing during the day, we will instruct your maid of honour on how to remove it. We promise to go above and beyond to ensure everything is perfect, I have been known to run errands in emergencies and even helped dress a venue when a bride was let down. Going the extra mile is of utmost importance on such a special day!

Bridal hair and styling is by far the favourite part of my career. I always feel so honoured to be chosen to be part of the happiest day of your life.