My Wedding - - HAIR & BEAUTY - Im­age: Lucy Rice Hair & Makeup: An­gela Renee

Do you want a for­mal updo, some­thing loose and flow­ing or a vin­tage cre­ation?

It pays to browse mag­a­zines and the in­ter­net be­fore you go to your hair stylist for your bridal hair trial so that you have some idea in mind of styles you like. They may not all be suit­able for you, your dress or the lo­ca­tion of your wed­ding, but they will help your stylist to de­ter­mine your likes and dis­likes.

It’s also a good idea to take a photo of your dress along for your hair trial. Your stylist can take in­spi­ra­tion from the gown’s de­sign. Af­ter all, if you have a drop-dead back to your gown, you don’t want it cov­ered by long hair left loose!

If you re­cently at­tended a func­tion and had your hair done just the way you like it, and you’d like to repli­cate that style, take along a clear photo of you as you were on the night.

If you’ve al­ready pur­chased a hair ac­ces­sory, such as a tiara or di­a­mond clip, then it should be taken along to your trial too. Some ac­ces­sories, such as a bird­cage veil or tiara, will help guide the stylist into a suit­able style to show­case that ac­ces­sory. This is par­tic­u­larly im­por­tant if the piece has wow fac­tor, or is an heir­loom.

Dis­cuss your venue with your stylist, too. Out­door venues can wreak havoc on some styles if there’s a bit of wind!

Be as­sured that a good stylist will work with you to de­ter­mine the right style for you, your dress and your venue. They may sug­gest a fresh cut or adding high­lights…be open to their sug­ges­tions. Re­mem­ber that the ma­jor­ity of stylists have done this be­fore.

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