Frizzy or flat – that’s what can happen to hair in the Fiji climate, one of the country’s most experienced hairdressers warns. “My advice to brides is NOT to wear their hair out, but to have it done up, in a style that takes it up off the back of the neck,” she suggests. The other piece of advice she gives is to have the hair done early and to be on time for the appointment, or run the risk of running late for the wedding. It is also important, she said, to have a trial hair-do with the chosen hairdresser before the wedding, to be sure it suits or be able to request changes. Take into account whatever veil, headwear or flowers are part of the bridal outfit so the hairstyle can accommodate them. There are now many hairdressers who specialise in bridal hairdressing, most of them known to the resorts that offer wedding packages for both local and overseas couples. They will usually go to the bridal party’s location, at their homes or hotels, rather than require them to go to a salon. The hairdresser will often also do the make-up with the cosmetics of choice for the bridal party. The make-up, too, should be tried out before the wedding day. Most brides want to look special, not like somebody they’ve never seen before.