Top 5 Bridal Hair Insider Tips

By Lauren Salapatek | 08/29/2013 12:54:00 PM

 

click image to zoom It’s the Big Day. All eyes are upon the bride as they make thier way down the aisle towards a lifetime of happiness. The hair? With any luck…perfect. After all, this is the bride's one-shot opportunity to turn heads and make the most glorious bridal entrance ever. That’s the bride dream come true and you’re the stylist charged to MAKE IT HAPPEN! Talk about pressure.

With so much riding on this one day in the lives of so many women across the country and the world, it’s no wonder that a recent national survey conducted by Wakefield Research for Joico revealed that 73 percent of women reported their wedding to be the biggest “hair moment” of their lives. (Ready for this? One out of three women said they’d rather trip down the aisle than have a lousy ‘do at the ceremony!) And yet, even amid all that self-induced pressure, surveys show that most brides don’t plan their hairstyle more than eight days prior to the wedding.

To make things easier—no matter how far ahead brides start thinking about their ‘do--we turned to top hair pros and Joico Guest Artists, Chad Demchuk and Kim Bonadio to help you give the best look that will be getting all the looks as brides across America walk down that aisle. Here are their best insider tips for a flawless bridal look.

 

Top 5 Bridal-Hair Insider Tips:

 

Trial no error: It’s smart to have a hairdo run-through at least one week before the wedding; and once your bride has settled on a look, advise them to avoid making changes, advises Demchuk -- especially when it comes to color. “Your bride's style was designed around their trial-day hair color. Altering it [say, by changing highlights on tendrils that will be visible] could spoil the look.”

Shampoo…not! Unless they are going to be wearing a loose blowout, make sure they wash their hair the night before the ceremony; slippery-clean locks have trouble holding a curl or staying put in an updo. Recommend dry shampoo to combat with greasy hair.

Go big or go home: Pageant hair is big for a reason—hair appears smaller in photography and when viewed from afar (i.e., from a back pew). Another reason to try for size: Your style will likely collapse a bit in height and width as the day wears on.

Don’t rule out a hairpiece: Faux strands may not be your client's daily MO, but if they are marrying on a beach or in a humid climate--and are counting on straight hair--a few synthetic strands add-ons can be a brilliant way to compensate for waves gone rogue.

Go for a glam version of “you:” Create an updo that's reflective of your client's personality. If your client is chill and relaxed, a highly-structured, Hollywood updo is going to make them feel like an imposter on their wedding day; and people will read their discomfort. Says Demchuk, “Better to reflect a glamorized, beautiful version of how your client feels and who they really are.”

For more tips and expert advice, visit joico.com/wedding-hair.

 

 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Lauren Salapatek

Lauren Salapatek Lauren Salapatek, Web Editor for Modern Salon | Salon Today | First Chair.

(Previous positions: Associate Editor/E-Newsletter Content Production Manager)

Since January 2010, Lauren has worked for Modern Salon Media covering salon style, product and beauty trends, and business editorial for both print and online content. As of October 2013, Lauren’s role changed to Web Editor—now she manages all online editorial content for modernsalon.com, salontoday.com and firstchair.com. As part of her responsibilities, she creates, edits, organizes and curates content for all Modern Salon Media’s websites; manages the creation and production of all Salon e-newsletters; promotes Modern Salon Media’s digital content via several social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest); and maintains an editorial calendar to keep all Modern Salon Media’s websites timely and current.

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Ruby Warner    
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13815 Skyfrost Dr, Dallas, TX 75253  |  September, 17, 2013 at 06:01 AM

When my sister was getting married, her hair stylist had made use of Goop hair extensions to give a funky edge as the wedding theme was something of the same sort.

Ruby Warner    
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13815 Skyfrost Dr, Dallas, TX 75253  |  September, 17, 2013 at 06:02 AM

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