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Styles and Tips For The Perfect Wedding Day Hair

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Wedding season is in full swing and the 21st-century bride is proving to be anything but ordinary. Elopements, backyard receptions, and mountainous destinations are rivaling the traditional church and reception hall for weddings now.

Sites like The Knot and Pinterest are making it easier and easier to create a unique wedding day - and way cheaper - to the almost-married couple. Still one of the hardest decisions for a bride is how they should style their hair (well, after picking the venue, and the dress, and the flowers, and their bridesmaids, and probably their partner).

There are so many aspects that go into picking the right bridal 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 bridal hairstyles is easy, but finding one that matches you can be a bit tricky. It’s best to find a hairstyle that compliments the neckline of your dress and your face shape while staying true to you.

Pro tip: 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 is a good ‘ole pros and cons list. Keep in mind some of the following questions when you do it:
  1. What is the “vibe” of your wedding? Formal or simple, extravagant or intimate?
  2. What is your budget?
  3. Timeline?
  4. Do you have enough time to fit in a trial with a stylist?
  5. 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).

Pro tip: Typically hair trials 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! If you want a soft, romantic updo, starting with soft loose curls with your TYME Iron is a great foundation.

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 the essential key to a perfect wedding day hairstyle.
  • 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.
  • 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 remember 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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