I no longer offer Bridal Hair services but here are a few tips if you are looking to hire a bridal hairstylist in the near future.
What To Look Out For
Points to consider when looking for a bridal hair artist:
- Choose an experienced hairdresser with knowledge of the structure and texture of all hair types.
- Don’t opt for someone who has a different day job and does hair-up at weekends. Your style may not stand up to morning, afternoon and evening celebrations.
- Ask for certificates or proof of hair-up training-this doesn’t mean a quick, one-off, one day training course.
- Don’t be tempted to go for the cheapest option. Cheap work ain’t great and great work ain’t cheap! Dressing hair up to stay up is a valuable skill. That soft, romantic look may not actually feel soft, has to photograph well and must withstand family hugs, potentially changeable weather conditions and still look great after dancing the night away and years later when you look back at your photos.
- Referrals and Testimonials – Your reputable wedding day hair stylist will be able to provide testimonials, photos and thank you cards from previous brides.
- Always make sure you’re offered a trial.
- Patrick Cameron is the world’s leading artist in dressing hair up. Anyone who (like myself) has attended his training sessions will be worth checking out.
- Go with your gut feeling and book ahead, great stylists have many advanced bookings.
On your wedding day your stylist should arrive at your chosen venue in time to ensure that you won’t miss your schedule.
Your hair stylist should be, calm under pressure and easy to get along with.
They should be able to:
- Prepare and style your hair as you would like it.
- Manage preparing the bride to a very tight schedule.
- Prepare bridesmaids, mothers and guests hair as required.
- Make sure everyone has immaculately styled hair so that they look their best on the wedding photographs.
- Rest assured that you will look and feel good throughout the whole of your wedding day.
Nice To Have
A nice to have or two might be skills in the following areas:
- Fixing and lacing up gowns to relieve the inevitable impact on mothers and bridesmaids; arranging buttonholes, securing cravats and mending by invisible thread, safety pinning and stain and mark removal!
- Arranging the Bridal Veil.
- Any ornamentations.
- Jewellery and Cosmetics.
You get one chance to get your wedding day right – I hope my advice ensures that your hair does not let you down.