Written By Lauren Gauci
I have been doing hair for 7 years and couldn’t imagine doing anything else! I have done many weddings both in salon and on location and I love all the parts of it. I got married last June and realized the hairstylists job is not only to make you look fabulous on your wedding day but to help you feel confidant up until also. It’s such a special thing to be a part of. I’ve picked up a lot of great tips along the way and wanted to share the most important ones to help your wedding day a success! Feel free to check out my work!
Minimize make up, hot tools & tanning
Keeping your hair and skin healthy before your wedding day is the best tip I can give you. Try to wear as little make up as possible in the week leading up to your wedding. The same goes with your hair, the more you use flat irons, curling irons and blow dryers the more damaged and less shiny your hair will look. Especially if you have been skipping on hair cuts to grow out your hair. Most people would say to avoid tanning completely however if someone told me that about my wedding I would say their crazy! If you’re going to tan you should keep it minimal and safe. I would stay clear of spray tans unless you have a lot of experience with them. Next, remember to wax your eyebrows at least a week out from the wedding and don’t try any crazy new hair colors.
Come to your appointments prepared
First off scheduling a trial appointment is important. Regardless if you are going to your trial or it’s the morning of your wedding make sure you know how to prepare. Always wear a button down shirt or one with a loose collar that you can easily take off without messing up your hair or make up. Make sure your hair is clean but never wet when coming to the salon. I recommend washing your hair the night before and letting it air dry over night, you can blow dry in the morning if it’s still damp. Using a round brush, flat iron or curling iron right before your appointment makes it harder for us hairstylists to meet the end goal.
How to choose a hair style for your wedding
Choosing a hair style for your wedding can seem impossible so here are some tips to make it a bit easier. Remember the theme of your wedding, your dress style and any hair accessories you plan on adding. Try to think about how you usually wear your hair. Although this is your “big day” going with a style similar to something you normally wear will be more fitting. If you never wear your hair up on any other day consider something with one side pinned up, half up or put up loosely with hair still around your face. Remember the shape of your face. If you have a round face try a little volume at the top. If you have a long, oval face try a wider style that can be seen looking straight at you. Everyone wants to look fabulous for their wedding but people should also be able to recognize you!
Keeping healthy months out from your wedding is extremely important. However I suggest staying away from abnormal diets within two weeks before the date. In that final week drink plenty of water. Try to stay away from greasy foods or anything that is high in sodium and alcohol. Eat food with natural antioxidants to help keep your skin and hair glowing. My favorites are pomegranate, berries and artichokes. Also if your yo-yo dieting leading up to your wedding you’ll be paying more for altercations to the dress.
Choose make up that will last all day
A lot of brides wonder whether to choose airbrush or traditional make up. I will always recommend airbrush make up for any day that long. It’s the best way to get as close to your natural skin tone as possible, it lasts all day, it’s water proof and it wont smear while you’re giving out hundreds of hugs. If you’re going to get it done make sure to seek a professional with great reviews. Also finding a salon that specializes in both hair and make up is more convenient.
We can always expect the ladies to be ready and looking good on the day of your event but the guys might need a helping hand. Remind them to get their hair cut at least a week before if it fits their style. Be careful of tan lines that come with fresh hair cuts. Prepare them a gift basket for the room with hair products, deodorant and toothbrush. What would they do without us!
Remember your hair stylist
As a bride and a stylist I have been on both sides of the fence. On my wedding day I felt confidant because I trusted my stylist. On your wedding day we do everything we can to make you feel as confidant as I did. We invest a lot of time planning for your day and we love the follow up. Try to remember and share your wedding pics on social media with your hair stylist.