I spent over 20 years of my life as a hairdresser, so I know that not all hairdressers are experienced enough to deal with bridal hair. It is essential that you find a hair stylist who does specialise in this field because your hair has to look as good at the end of the day as it did in the beginning of the day.
Some brides like to have a trial run to be sure they are happy with their hair choice, however with an experienced wedding hair stylist, you are usually in pretty safe hands.
If you want to look natural and you are having a beach wedding, your hair will be loose and flowing in the breeze, which means that your hair is going to be all over your face. You will be disappointed at the result of your photos because there is nothing you can do during a ceremony once the wind starts whipping hair around. It will stick to your lipstick and it will get in your eyes. If you want to be a beautiful, natural bride you still need to use a lot of hairspray.
When your hair is finished, if it looks perfectly how you want it, then it’s most likely going to drop by the time of the wedding. If you want to have a soft curl, make sure the curls are tighter because you may have a couple of hours until the wedding and it will drop.
If I am at the brides’ house while her hair is being styled, I will ask the hair stylist to ‘wig it up’, because even hair set firmly in place with hair spray will wear off. I know many brides turn their nose up as they want to look natural, but girls you have to be realistic here. There’s nothing natural about being a bride!
Much love and support.
aka - Yoda of Weddings