Award Winning Hair and Makeup Artist , owner of My Mobile Salon, Inc. as Trish Langley has some excellent tips to offer.
hairstyles need to reflect the brides' personality and personal style.
The "natural" days are finally ending as today's bride looks for "more"
from her wedding day salon services. More fun, more beauty, and more
individuality are what brides are in search of. Theme weddings, elegant
receptions, and creative personal touches help originate a "signature
touch" for the couples' big day.
If your hair is long
and you wear it pulled back most of the time than an elegant Updo would
be just the look. Incorporate a detail from your gown into your hair
design. Details such as braiding or twisting of fabric can be duplicated
into the hairstyle. Or look to the texture of the dress. A soft wispy
hairstyle complements a full-skirted tulle gown. A smooth gown of a
heavy weight fabric is complemented by a smooth, shiny hairstyle of
knots or rolls. Do you wear your long hair down most of the time? Then
try wearing some of it up away from your face and leave the rest to
cascade around your shoulders. Let few tendrils escape to float around
your face; they can be curled or left natural. Having it all down is
just too casual for the big day.
Natural curls? Enhance
them and work with them; keep your look soft. Straight hair? Don't
expect a set to last all day, wear it up. If the curls are pinned in
place there will be less worry.
If your hair is
medium in length it can be curled and worn with a sparkly headband or
tiara to dress it up. Or simply tuck some hair behind your ears and use
one of the very popular decorative hair clips to hold it back. With the
help of a talented stylist, your hair can also be worn up.
your dream is to wear it up and you have a few months grow it out, go
for it. Medium hair is versatile; try a few looks with your stylist at
least a few months ahead of time. This helps to chart out the growing
Believe me there is lots that can be done!
Check out the short styles on my website mymobilesalon.com Give some
fullness in the crown area and back. Don't curl the front, it won't look
like you. Sweep the hair off to the side and save the curls for the
back area. Today's "curls" are for creating texture. Many hair products
on the market are designed for "texturizing the hair" not necessarily
Don't touch the curls while they are warm, it
will loosen them up too much. Your stylists will use some hair wax and
pinch and place the "texture" where you want it! Don't brush them out it
will look too poufy, frizzy, and (Horror!) dated!! Top your do with a
tiara or a few hair clips and you are ready to go!
Here is the best advice:
• Pick out your wedding gown first
• Decide on your hairstyle second
• Choose the headpiece and veil
have actually torn apart a headpiece on the bride's wedding day and
redesigned it because it did not go with the hairstyle she wanted. The
best way of course is to have trial run appointments with your stylist
prior to the big day. This way an exchange can be made for a different
style headpiece if necessary. Instead look for a detail from the gown
you would like to enhance and find a headpiece that complements. It may
be pearls, a flower detail, or the trim. Or match the flowers in your
If you are finding that the headpieces seem to
big, look at what is offered for first communion headpieces and ask the
bridal salon to add a longer veil.
Having a veil
is fine if you want one, but you may want to skip the blusher.. A
beautiful tiara is perfect or ornaments for your hairstyle. Try a
feather, or the birdcage..they are coming back!
your hairstyle! Look in the bridal section at the bridal shop for fun
finds! There are also many beautiful decorative hair sticks, barrettes
and bobby pins to add to your hairstyle! Simply attach a comb with
netting to cascade down the back of the hairstyle, i.e. (easily
removable at the reception.)
Remember…Smile its your day☺