TIPS FOR BEAUTIFUL BRIDAL HAIR
1. Be true to yourself
choose a hairstyle that makes you
feel not yourself. Brides often
get pressured into certain styles
because of "tradition".
If a particular style makes you feel
uneasy, don't choose it. It does
not matter that your mother, best
friend or hairstylist like it - what
really matters is YOU.
2. Develop a clear idea
Before going to the stylist, try
to develop a good idea of
what type of hairstyle you would
like. Cut out the pictures
of your favorite hairstyles from
magazines and bring them to the stylist.
If you can't find any pictures, be
prepared to describe exactly what
3. Do a practice run
out the hairstyle in advance, before
your wedding day. Schedule
the "practice run" with
your stylist. If the hairstyle that
you envisioned does not look as good
on you as you had hoped, you'll be
glad you found that out before the
4. Is it comfortable?
Walk around with this hairstyle
for several hours to make
sure it's comfortable. The last thing
you would want is to
have hair pins hurting you and ruining
5. Take pictures
the "practice run",
bring a Polaroid or digital camera
to take instant pictures. Ask the
stylist to take pictures from the
back and other angles. The pictures
will give you a better idea how the
style would look to others (as opposed
to just looking in the mirror).
6. Does it hold up?
Make sure your hair style does not
get completely messed up several
hours later. Try moving around and
see if the hair stays put. You would
not want a hair disaster during the
7. Matching with your dress
Your hair style should go well with
your wedding dress and headpiece.
Classic dresses go best with classic
hairstyles. Non-traditional dresses
might look odd with the formal updos.
Buy the dress before you select a
hairstyle. Bring your headpiece and
the picture of your dress to the
stylist, so the stylist can evaluate
whether it's a good match.
8. Watch out for chemicals
Don't have any coloring or chemical
treatments done right before the
wedding - these can go wrong, and
there won't be time to fix them!
Do them several weeks in advance.
9. Stay consistent
Don't make drastic changes. Your
wedding day is not the time
to color your hair in a completely
different color or cut
off long locks. After all, you
would still want people to recognize
you at your own wedding!
10. Beware of the height effect
Be aware that updos will make you
look taller. Depending on your situation,
it might work for you or against
you. If you are already taller than
the groom or are the same height,
don't do an updo. If you are short,
use the updo to your advantage.
11. Keep it sensible
Don't make your hairstyle too flamboyant
- it should not compete with your
face and your dress. You would
want to avoid the situation where
your hair is the only thing that
jumps out at people when they look
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