Is your wedding day looming? Are you starting to put the final touches on how you want your hair and make-up? It’s never too early to start preparing to ensure you get the look you dream of.
Below we talk you through our recommendations and all the dos and don’ts leading up to your big day – what you need to plan in advance, what to prepare in lead up and what to do on the day itself.
At least 5-6 months before your big day is the best to book in with one of our hair stylists for a trial. It’s a good idea to book your appointment in the morning so that you can see how the hair sits throughout the day and make adjustments from there. You never know, you might need extra product, pins, hairspray when it comes time for the real thing. Bring any images of your dress, head crowns and veils or simply have a rough idea on the look you want to go for.
Decide what hair colour you want to be earlier as well. The last thing you want is a colour you don’t love the week of your big day, right? Know the colour you want 6 months before and then spend the next few months maintaining it. It also allows you time to experiment with us and make any minor colour and cut adjustments.
Within the 6 months leading up to your big day, be sure to maintain your hair with regular cuts and colours. Every 4-6 weeks is usually what we recommend to brides. Plan your final cut and colour 1-2 weeks before the day to leave time for it to settle. Always keep your hair in the best condition with weekly hair masks, treatments and nourishing hair oils. We can do this for you or our salon experts can recommend some great at-home treatments. During the months leading up to your big day, it’s important to keep in contact with your stylist. If anything changes for you, we need to know.
The Big Day
In terms of washing your hair, do whatever you did on the day of your trial to ensure the same results. Try to use the same products too. It’s a great idea to note down what shampoo, conditioner and styling products you used initially.
Ensure your bridesmaids are carrying styling tools such as bobby pins and hair spray in case you need any touch ups during the day. Our Kevin Murphy Session.Spray is a gloss and hold product in one, it keeps hair in place without the stiffness of traditional hairsprays, and lets you and your style shine all day long.
PS. Did you know we also do wedding make-up? Find out more here.