How to ace your wedding hair trial

Deciding on the perfect wedding day hair is just as important as finding the ideal wedding gown. Whether you’re looking for wedding hairstyles for thin hair, thick hair or straight hair, your best option is to work with what you have. Fighting your natural texture will only add stress to the day.

So, what’s the key secret to great wedding hair?

Work it all out at your wedding hair trial. This crucial pre-wedding hair appointment will set the tone for your overall beauty look on the wedding day.

Keep reading for our top tips for each hair type and some crucial points to remember during your hair trial.
Low Korean bun by Aoi's Makeup
1.) Schedule in advance
Schedule your hair trial three months before the wedding as this allows enough time for you to make changes that you need but isn’t too far in advance that trends and other things may impact your look on the day.
2. Get dressed up
Believe it or not, the attire you wear to your hair trial can actually be very helpful. You don’t need to throw on a ballgown or your actual wedding gown but if you dress for the part then you are more likely to envisage your hair with your wedding gown.

It is more difficult to imagine how the whole look will come together when you’re wearing sweats!
Side swept hairstyle by The Beauty Society
3. Bring Visual Aids
If you have your heart set on a certain style bring some photos or pinterest pins along with you to show your hairstylist. They will be able to tell you whether it can be done and what kind of hairstyle will fit your face shape the most.
4. Ask lots of Questions
Don’t be afraid to ask questions to your hair stylist. You want to get to know the team and make sure that what they are doing is right for you. You can also ask them for the products that they are using on your trial and for any tips and upkeep of your hair on the run up to your big. Click here to read our top beauty treatments to get before the big day.
5. Consider weather and venue
When making a plan with your stylist about your hair, keep in mind that weather can play a factor in what hairdo will work best for you. For example, if your venue is outdoors and you know you’ll probably be doing a lot of running around on the day and going to several different places then you might want to consider an updo.

Having your hair down can also be more high maintenance on the day and you may need to get it refreshed or you could consider having a different hairstyle for the reception if you are planning on a change of attire.
6. Try on different accessories
Messy high bun by Click Makeup
This is your trial so make sure you do everything to keep your options open and find what works for you. Don’t be shy! Many hair stylists and makeup artists will have some accessories that they can rent you on the day so you might want to ask them to take a look and try it on.

You might also want your hair to match your bouquet or you want to use some fresh flowers so it’s best to let your hair stylist know during the trial so that they can prepare an altogether look.
7. Don’t bring your entire bridal squad
It might be tempting and you might want your girlfriends to see the final look but it can also be distracting. Remember you are there to trial your hairstyle for your big wedding so you want to make sure you get the most out of it.
8. Be realistic
Make sure that you choose a hairstyle that fits your face shape and your type of hair.

If you have fine or thin hair, why not try an updo – it keeps things simple and elegant. If you don’t fancy your hair up you can consider adding some volume by curling your hair on the day or a half-up half-down trendy hairstyle.
Half up half down braid by Aoi's Makeup
If you have particularly thick hair, you might want to try leaving your hair down or having a half-down half-up. But just be wary of needing extra time to make sure that your locks are as luscious or straight/wavy as you want it on the day!
Voluminous curls by Zanncreations


Your wedding hairstyle ultimately depends on you and your personal style so make sure you really benefit from your hair appointment before the wedding.

Hair Care is not just about the day – depending on your hair type you may need to consider months or up to a year in advance to get it to the condition that you want it to be.

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