Joico Bridal Stylist of the Year, Robyn Munro of In­spired Hair ex­plains why your reg­u­lar hair­dresser may not be the stylist you choose for your big day.

New Zealand Weddings - - CONTENTS - BY PAMELA MCIN­TOSH

Your reg­u­lar hair­dresser may not be your stylist on your big day

With most brides hav­ing at least a year in ad­vance to plan their wed­ding, it’s a great idea to start the ball rolling early for hair that’s wed­ding-ready. Your reg­u­lar hair­dresser knows and un­der­stands your hair, so their ad­vice will help get your hair to max­i­mum health in time for your big day. With their guid­ance, this might in­volve con­di­tion­ing treat­ments, in­vest­ing in good sham­poos and dis­cussing colour. Don’t feel there are any hard and fast rules as to what your hair must have; it all de­pends on your own par­tic­u­lar needs.

Although they work won­ders on your colour and cut, not all hair­dressers have a de­sire to fur­ther their skills in spe­cial oc­ca­sion hair. How­ever in re­cent years, the need for those spe­cial­is­ing in beau­ti­ful up­dos has been recog­nised, with an in­crease in pro­fes­sional bridal hair ser­vices in New Zealand.

The best ac­cess to these spe­cialised stylists is through mag­a­zines and so­cial me­dia, or try ask­ing your other ven­dors for rec­om­men­da­tions – they see re­sults of suc­cess­ful bridal hair first-hand.

While re­search­ing your styling op­tions, a com­bined hair and makeup artist can seem like the most ef­fi­cient choice. How­ever, be aware that if your bridal party has more than three or four peo­ple, you’ll need two stylists to al­low for time con­straints. Choos­ing two sep­a­rate pro­fes­sion­als can al­low for a more well-rounded ser­vice, as they are pas­sion­ate about their re­spec­tive ar­eas, rather than hav­ing to cater for both half-heart­edly.

The team that sur­rounds you when you get ready should be pas­sion­ate and armed with a wealth of knowl­edge in or­der to be able to dream up, as well as ex­e­cute, your de­sired look.

Joico styling prod­ucts Robyn can’t live with­out:

Hu­mid­ity Blocker Fin­ish­ing Spray With so many brides suf­fer­ing from frizz creep­ing in thanks to hu­mid­ity, this is the per­fect on-hand so­lu­tion to keep hair smooth and tamed.

Tex­ture boost Dry Spray Wax Great for sep­a­rated, beachy waves, as well as tou­sled up­dos.

Above Stylist, Robyn Munro Top left and be­low right A se­lec­tion of Robyn’s beau­ti­ful bridal hair de­sign. Fol­low her for ideas on in­sta­gram: @in­

Joico Tex­ture Boost Dry Spray Wax, $ 27

Joico Hu­mid­ity Blocker Fin­ish­ing Spray, $ 27

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