When our clients get engaged and set a wedding date, the first question asked is, ‘what’s the plan for my wedding hair?’
My first piece of advice is to work backwards, and set all color appointments leading up to the big day, well in advance. I also encourage my brides to schedule the last appointment as close to the wedding day as possible, but NEVER in the last week. That time is for making memories and being in the moment with loved ones- don’t spend it in a salon.
Once the color appointments are set, it’s time to think about the hair styling for the day. Compile a few images to give your stylist insight into how they should approach your haircuts leading up to the wedding, and ask yourself how you truly want to feel. It’s important to honor this piece - and it’s important that everyone included in the process does so, as well.
For Sophie, pictured above, she truly stuck to an elevated version of her natural self. Hector gave her regular trims every 3 months, focusing on dusting all split ends to promote healthy hair growth. For her color, our goal was what I’ve coined ‘next level bridal blonde’. We did extended appointments preceding her wedding, painting more each time, with the last one allotted double the normal time. At that point, we reviewed the final choices in wedding hairstyles, placing specific highlights in areas so that every style would be flawless. It was truly ‘bespoke wedding blonde.'
On the advice of her wedding hair stylist, we also procured hair extensions that we rooted, toned, cut and highlighted to match. Even with a bride like Sophie who has a TON of hair, some stylists find having extensions handy, as incorporating them into bridal styles aids in holding the shape and curl.
It was the deepest honor to not only work with Sophie towards her goals, but also to attend her wedding week. Her mother Leslie is also a dear client of mine, and looking back on these memories fills me to the brim with gratitude.