You may feel the need to go to your stylist that you’ve been seeing for 20 years to get your wedding hair done. But is that necessarily the best choice? Sometimes it is but sometimes it could put you into a situation you don’t want to be in on your wedding day.
Stylists often specialize in certain areas and are not always strong in every aspect of hairstyling. When choosing your hairstylist, you should consider how much experience they have doing bridal hair. It is a completely different area of expertise than your typical cut and color stylist. Don’t get me wrong though, the stylist you’ve had for 20 years for cut and color may just be equally as phenomenal at bridal hair too! What I’m trying to say is, do your research!
So you’ve researched people who specialize in bridal hair, but is that all you need to do? Definitely not. If you are going to a stylist that you’ve never had before and you’re trusting them with your wedding hair, you should be booking in a trial. I know, I know, it costs more money. But you’re not JUST paying for a trial, you’re also paying for an in-depth consultation, a meet and greet, a chance to get to know each other and of course, a chance to see your potential stylists work. And guess what! If you absolutely hate your trial hair, it’s a darn good thing you didn’t find this out on your wedding day! You have two options at this point – find a different stylist that you vibe better with that can maybe give you more of what you want, or book in for a redo trial with the same stylist.
How do you know which option is best? Sometimes having a bad trial can be a good thing! I know, you probably think I’m crazy for saying that but just hear me out. Working with the same person could be way more beneficial in figuring out what you really want. You’ve talked to your stylist about what you did and didn’t like about the trial – this is a huge building block to get your hair exactly how you want it. After all, your going to be looking at your hair in all of your photos! When you switch stylists, you need to start back at square one with the consultation in HOPES that they understand what you’re looking for. However, if you didn’t like your trial hair and you also didn’t vibe well with your stylist, then perhaps you need to find someone else who you can bond more with. If your stylist didn’t put an effort in to fix what you didn’t like, find a new one asap! Choosing a bridal stylist works just like a friendship – you’ll get along with some and you won’t get along with others. But the ones who are willing to work with you to get you to your desired end result are the ones worth keeping around!
You may be thinking at this point, how do I go to someone else and not hurt my stylists feelings? You can’t think of it like that! This is YOUR wedding and you need your hair to be perfect. Your stylist will understand and maybe even thank you for going to someone who specializes in bridal hair. It can give some stylists anxiety if it is not their expertise. You need to look after you first when it comes to your special day!
Your wedding day is going to be one of the most memorable days of your life and the majority of that day is about what you look like walking up the aisle to the love of your life. Finding the right people to help your vision come to life is incredibly important. Take the time to do your research and find the best fit for YOU.
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