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Wedding season is just around the corner and the 21st-century bride and groom are proving to be anything but ordinary. Elopements, backyard receptions, and destination weddings are rivaling the traditional church and banquet hall.
With sites like The Knot and Pinterest, it’s easier than ever to create a unique wedding day - and way cheaper - for the almost-married couple. However, one of the many tough decisions for a bride and groom to make for their wedding day is how they should style their hair.
There are so many aspects that go into picking the right hairstyle for your big day but there are a few key elements to know and consider.
Your Style and Your Dress
There are endless hair inspiration boards online. ENDLESS. Finding wedding-day hairstyles is easy, but finding one that fits you can be a bit tricky. It’s best to find a hairstyle that compliments your face shape and overall look while staying true to you.
Pro-tip for the bride:
Don’t forget how easy it is to dress up a relaxed hairstyle with a veil or make a formal updo more unique with fun accessories or a flower crown.
DIY vs Hiring a Professional
Honestly, the best way to figure out whether to do your wedding hairstyle or pay a professional to do it is a good ‘ole pros and cons list. Keep in mind some of the following questions when you do it:
- What is the “vibe” of your wedding? Formal or simple, extravagant or intimate?
- What is your budget?
- What’s your timeline?
- Do you have enough time to fit in a trial with a stylist?
- Or do you have so much time that you could learn how to master your perfect updo?
The average price for a bridal hairstyle ranges anywhere from $60 to $150, but Brides tend to forget the cost of a hair trial (on average $75). This is also true for the groom! For the men, this guide can help you see how much you should spend on your haircut and budget accordingly!
Pro tip: Typically, hair trials for the bride are done three months before the wedding day.
If DIY is Your Answer
Make sure you practice your style a few times before the big day. Using products and tools that will hold up to the test of time is vital to being photo-ready at every moment!
Knowing how to build a foundation for your style is key! Whether it’s a romantic updo or casual beach waves, starting with soft, loose curls with a TYME Iron Pro is a great foundation. For the men, a gel to keep your hair in place will help set the rest of the look.
For a step-by-step to create this updo, click here.
Prior Wedding Day Hair Care
No matter how your hair is styled or who styles it, proper preparation is essential to a perfect wedding day hairstyle. Some last-minute tips:
- Make sure you’re keeping up with your trims (every 6-12 weeks) to keep your hair looking healthy.
- Look into dusting cuts. These are a lifesaver for brides trying to keep all the length possible before your big day.
- About two weeks out from your wedding day, get your final trim and get any *minimal* color work done to make sure to give your hair that fresh yet “lived-in” look.
- No groom wants to be at the altar with nicks and cuts on their face! Make sure your clean shaven and ready to go with a shaving kit you can trust.
- Wash your hair the morning of your rehearsal dinner and give yourself an easy blowout for the night.
This is a day you’re going to treasure and see pictures from for the rest of your life. You owe it to yourself to make it entirely true to you!
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