Brides, This Is What Your Hairstylist Wants You to Know Ahead of Your Wedding
From the moment you’ve said, “yes!” you’ve probably been daydreaming of your glamorous bridal look for your big day. While you may have said yes to the dress and accessories, it’s important to spend some time determining your beauty look and it’s hair care needs. There are plenty of steps you can take (and others that you shouldn’t!) to ensure your bridal hair style is everything you’ve dreamed of.
Here are some tips from Alistbeauty, owner Al Fortier on what you should know, do, and expect while getting your mane ready for your walk down the aisle.
What ALL Brides Should Do
As with most things in life, it’s important to be prepared. This means maintaining your hair regularly for it to be in prime condition with professional hair care. Make sure you trim your hair regularly. This makes for smooth strands, for a perfected style. Also, consider adding subtle highlights to give amazing dimension throughout the style, and for the photos.
“Try to keep your hair in its best condition by avoiding too much heat. One of the worst things you could do pre-wedding is to singe your gorgeous locks with too much heat! We recommend using a heat protectant before blow-drying, or heat styling. (REDKEN DUO SHIELD 07: HAIR COLOR PROTECTING GEL CREAM Hair gel provides heat protection and high shine for color treated hair).
What NO Bride Should DO
It may be tempting to give a whole new look a try prior to your day as a bride, but it’s not a good idea. Alistbeauty warns against drastic color changes, explaining, “Make sure you are thinking ahead. These will be memories that last a lifetime. You should want your color to reflect you as a person, not something that was trending.” So, while some styles and hair colours might look gorge on Instagram, you might want to save it for after you’ve wed.
The #1 question Alistbeauty brides ask most often is, “Do you think this will stay?” While of course we wish we could keep our bridal hair perfect forever, try to be reasonable in your expectations. “Of course hair will naturally lose volume and some shape throughout the long day ahead of you,” To try to combat this, we suggests brides-to-be select a style according to weather and texture. For added volume, length, and shape, Al also proposes considering hair extensions.
It’s recommended you begin to follow a great hair care regimen, just as you would a skincare. “Always have high quality products for your hair—shampoo and conditioner followed by styling products,” says Al. “Speak with your hairdresser to find out what products and regimen will work best for your hair texture.” he adds, “I truly love colourproof moisture shampoo and masque.” While you’re at it, be sure to keep up with your coloring services!