How to Make the Most Out of Your Hair Trial

Everyone wants to look great on their wedding day. You prepare for months, some people for years all for this one momentous day. So how to you ensure your hair is perfect for your wedding day? By acing your wedding hair trial runs. These tips & tricks to a successful hair trial brought to you by the May issue of Brides.

Timing – Don’t schedule your hair trial too far in advance from your wedding. You may have a change of mind or decide the style is not want you want.  To ensure that doubts don’t come about schedule your trial around three months before the wedding

Put Your Hair to Work – Now that you feel your hair is just how you want it, make sure that not only does it look good but can also stand the test of time. Plan to have your hair up for 6 hours at least; the best way to take advantage of this is to plan a night out.  Use your trial hair as a great hair style for a bridal shower or bachelorette party.  Things to keep in mind: Does your hair stay put? Does it hurt after a couple hours?

Preparation – Make sure that you aren’t wasting time with your stylist by having them wash and dry your hair.  Wash and dry your hair the night before or the morning of. Keep in mind though that somewhat unwashed hair does stay put better and can make it an easier job on your stylist if you are having an up-do. So if at all possible wash it the night before.

Wear Makeup – I don’t know about you but when I have my hair up nice or have a great outfit on I don’t feel complete until I have make-up on as well. So why would you think your trial day would be any different?  Wear your make-up similar to what you will on your wedding day or try to have your makeup trial scheduled right before your hair trial. This will give you get a better idea of what you are going to look like on your wedding day.

Do your Research – Make sure that you come to your stylist with pictures of what you like and don’t like. Sometimes it’s difficult to explain what you have in mind, it’s like they say a pictures worth a thousand words and will keep you and your stylist from getting a headache.

Accessories – If you plan to have a tiara, barrette or headband in your hair for your wedding make sure to bring it with you. Make sure that it will work with the hair style you have in mind as well as look the way you want it to. You don’t want any surprises on your wedding day, well at least not bad ones. 🙂

Be Honest – If you hate it, let her know.  Be honest with your stylist when you feel conflicted about part of the style or if you just don’t like it. It may be what you have in mind but not the right fit for you or your wedding so let them know. You can always ask for suggestions but the important thing is that this is your day. So don’t be afraid to speak up.

Bonus  Tip – You should be looking for your hair stylist around 3-6 months before your wedding depending on how picky you are. If you haven’t thought about it yet and don’t know where to start, try out a few new salons and see who you like. If you find someone you love , ask them if they do weddings?

You are now all set to ace your trial run.  For wedding hair inspirations check out some hair style suggestions on my Pinterest board.

 

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