Getting the right bridal hairstyle can be a real challenge, and not just because you only get to do it once. While you’ll probably spend hours on your wedding day getting ready, that time is split between multiple services. This leaves you with just one salon visit (or the stylist to visit you) for all of your hair needs. That also means you might need to schedule an extra trip or two if the stylist isn’t available on the days you have open appointments. If you have your heart set on going to a salon and not doing everything yourself, here are some tips for perfect bridal hair at a salon. Wrong hairstyle can make or break your look – especially on the big day. When choosing which hairstylist to go with, consider their experience in dealing with weddings and brides. Here are some must-know tips before signing up with any salon:
A big part of wedding hair is the consultation. You’ll need to sit down with your stylist and discuss everything from the hair type to the desired look and the timeline you have in mind. If you don’t like someone, or don’t feel comfortable with them, you’re far less likely to trust their recommendations for your wedding day. A good stylist will walk you through all of your options and be honest about what would work with your hair type and the timeline you have for your day. If you’re still not sure about the stylist, ask if there are any bridal shows in your area. A lot of salons will have booths set up where you can speak with different stylists. This is a great way to get a feel for who you might want to work with on your big day. At the Platinum Lounge Ltd we’ll book you in for a 30-minute consultation to ensure you like what we are saying and you like the stylist, enough to put your trust in them.
Make sure you know and trust the salon you’re considering for your wedding day. Find out as much as you can about the salon, so you know what to expect. Talk to brides who have gone to that salon in the past. If possible, schedule a consultation before you commit to them. This will give you a chance to meet the stylists and see the salon in person. If you can’t do an appointment, try to talk to someone on the phone before booking. You don’t want to show up on the big day and realize you don’t trust the salon. A salon you trust is more likely to be able to handle any kinks in your hair plan on the day of. You may not be able to control what happens in your salon, but you can at least control whether or not you feel comfortable there.
Even if you have a specific look in mind, double check the services the salon offers. You don’t want to show up on the day of and realize they don’t do hair extensions, or the stylist doesn’t have the right coloring experience for your look. These things tend to be very specific, and a salon that offers a variety of services will probably be able to handle whatever you need. If you have any allergies or special requests, be sure to let the stylist know. If you’re getting your hair dyed, be sure to ask about the products they plan on using. Some places will use a dye that can be washed out, while others will use a permanent dye.
If you’re not sure about your look, or you have really long hair and need help styling it, ask for a trial run or consultation. This will give you a chance to practice with the stylist and figure out what products you’ll need for your hair. If you have really long hair, ask about stylists who specialize in long hair. Many salons will have an expert who can help you with any issues you might encounter. You might be able to schedule this in advance, or it might be something that happens while you wait for your appointment. It’s best if you talk to the stylist ahead of time so they know what you need help with.
If you have an idea of the look you want, bring photos with you. If you have photos of the hairstyles other brides have worn, bring those too. If you don’t have specific photos, just bring pictures of the wedding or style you want to achieve. If you’re not sure about a certain style or product, ask about it. You don’t have to know every detail about your hair, but you should have an idea of what you want and have a reference point for your stylist. You might feel awkward bringing pictures to the salon, but it’s a great way for your stylist to know exactly what you want.
You probably have an idea of what you want for your hair and how long it should take, but keep in mind things rarely happen exactly as planned. If you have an idea of what you want for your hair, share that with your stylist. Make sure they know you want to keep your hair simple and don’t want something crazy, like jeweled braids. If you have very thick hair, let your stylist know that because it might take longer to do your hair. Your wedding day is one of the most stressful and chaotic days of your life. You don’t need to add extra stress to your wedding planning by worrying about what’s going on in your salon. If you have some extra time, try to pop in and see how things are going. We offer a “trail” of what we’ll do on the big day several weeks in advance. This way you can ensure that you get the style you want and have a very good indication on the time it will take, allowing you to be more accurate in your planning. This can be discussed in your free bridal consultation.
Don’t just assume your salon visit will happen. Confirm your appointment and make sure everything is set up. You don’t want to show up at your salon and find out they forgot about you or worked you in between other appointments. If you’re worried about your salon experience, don’t hesitate to ask questions or have an open line of communication with your stylist. Our appointment system will ensure that this will never happen.
Here at the Platinum Lounge Ltd we will ensure that you get the hairstyle you want on your big day. You can book a free 30-minute consultation with us; this is to discuss your exact requirements. As with the actual wedding planning is key, you may want the stylist to come to your home or hotel or if you are local to us come to the salon. All of these points will be discussed at your free bridal consultation. Having a trial run prior to the big day will ensure you will be happy with the end result and also give you an indication of the time it takes to style your hair, allowing you to plan the rest of your preparation time.
For a face-to-face free bridal consultation call the Platinum Lounge Ltd, Corby on 01536 215068 or email email@example.com