Finding the perfect hair style for your wedding day is not an easy task, Ive had many Brides struggling with which styles to go for, once again that why a Trial is sooo important as there are many things to consider – the style of your dress, your body type, the overall style of your wedding, and more specifically the neckline of your dress and your face shape.
With this post, I will try to shed some light on the issue. Taking into account face shape and the dresses neckline, I’ve listed some basic rules that might help you decide which hairdo is most suited for you. We'l start with the faceshapes....
Oval shape: It is generally considered the “perfect” face shape, so any hair style will suit you.
Square shape: Your face seems to have more width than length and your jawline is very pronounced. If you want to make it appear longer and slimmer, create high volumes on the top of your head. To soften the corners, try natural waves and loose updos with stray sections on the sides.
Round shape: The same rules as for a square face shapes apply, but instead of waves, straight lines are called for.
Long shape: Use bangs to make the face appear less long and try low or lateral updos.
THE PERFECT HAIRSTYLE TO MATCH YOUR WEDDING DRESS
First of all – are you a Classic bride – Vintage bride- Boho bride
if you have bought your dress already then ensure that you me a photo of it, preferably of you wearing it, so I can use this as inspiration. If you know what hairstyle you are after, but have not bought the dress, then I may be able to advise you on what dresses will suit your hairstyle… it can work both ways, but the main aspect is that you ensure the dress and hairstyle complement each other.
Once youve found the perfect wedding dress..it's time to find the perfect wedding hairstyle. With a wide array of dress styles out there, finding a hairstyle that's elegant but won't steal the spotlight from your amazing dress can be tricky. Don't worry, im here to help. First, decide how formal or casual you want to look and then take your neckline into consideration. You want a hairstyle that complements your dress and balances out your overall aesthetic, not competes with its elaborate details or interferes with the lines of your gown. Whether you're rocking a trendy one-shoulder or a classic strapless with a sweetheart neckline, there's a 'do out there for you.
A number of hairstyles flatter a strapless wedding dress, but I love the idea of pairing a shoulder-baring updo with this dress style. Windswept chignons are all the rage right now in wedding hair, and this romantic style adds some sophisticated polish to a neckline that shows a lot of skin. And it can work with or without a veil.
ONE SHOULDER DRESS
A one-shoulder wedding dress draws attention to your shoulders, so you don't want a flowing hairstyle that will obscure this flattering dress, A side-swept updo will balance out an asymmetrical neckline and won't get in the way of shoulder details. For a more bohemian vibe, you try a side-swept fishtail braid.
There are plenty of options to choose from. You can wear retro asymmetric buns or knots and ask me to add curls or bangs to the opposite side.
V NECK WEDDING DRESS
A wedding dress with a V-neck draws the eye vertically and elongates your body. To complement these long, lean lines, you could maybe wear your hair down? Loose curls with a side part feel totally Old Hollywood. Maybe half up with an added braid. If you're going for a more casual look, consider beach waves. But pretty much any hairstyle will go with this sort of dress, updo is also a popular style among this dress.
A bateau neckline is seriously feminine and classic. To keep from overshadowing this timeless dress maybe opt for a simple low bun. Anything more elaborate runs the risk of feeling stuffy. If you want to give this traditional neckline a more modern twist, consider a high ponytail with some volume or a High classy curly do...the possibilities are endless but definitely a no for a down style
HIGH COLLAR DRESS
A topknot has an instantly regal feel that plays up the ultra-formal feel of a high neckline. And a high bun elongates your neck, making it easier to pull off more dramatic detailed collars that would otherwise compete with your hair. Add braids to your topknot for an of-the-moment look, or keep it elegant with a ballerina bun or maybe a high volumizing loose curly updo, and again a down do would make this dress rather stiffy.
Keep in mind- This is just some information to help you, id ensure any style will make you look HOT!! ;)
Trials are important not only for you as the bride, but for me as well. During this appointment I will style your hair by working with the pictures and information you have given me, we can try many different styles and you wont be leaving until you're fully satisfied!! ;)
The time will give me the opportunity to gain knowledge of your hair texture and pliability and will help me learn what products will work best with your hair to help produce your desired look and ensure the style will last for your special day. I will do my very best to achieve your desired look.
If youve seen a certain hairstyle you love, but think your hair will be too short or fine- do bring it, i have many methods and techniques to gain a volumizing style!
I will be taking pictures of your trial to look back on and gain ideas to improve the style even better!
This is an example -
A Trial and the Wedding day Hair - This is a Good example of why a Trial is needed
There is so much inspiration online for your bridal beauty look and Pinterest is the holy grail for assisting in wedding planning in general.
Send me a link to your Pinterest board, so that I can get a feel for the whole day, from the venue to your dress, and discover any celeb hair and beauty crushes.
Even if you can’t find the exact style you are envisioning, a collection of images will give me a ‘feel’ of the look you’re going for. Including your dress
what’s your dress style? Is it young, fresh and romantic or glam and structured? Is the detail around the neckline? You might want to show that off.
* REMEMBER - ALL THIS WILL BE CONFIDENTIAL *
I do prefer when my brides sends pictures before the trial so i can work out how to achieve that style and gain ideas in my head-
i also have a mannequin doll to practice on - yes im very committed!!!
Dont have a pinterest? Send pictures to my Facebook messenger or email
KNOW WHAT YOU WANT AND WHAT YOU DONT WANT
It can be even more helpful to tell me what you don't like — especially if you're going in without a clear vision of your dream wedding-day hairstyle. Do you prefer loose waves or tight curls or even crumped waves? Sleek or textured updos? Volume or no Volume? These cues will help me find the perfect fit
Ive worked with so many different brides with so many different styles so its important that you tell me exactly what you dont want.
Believe it or not - I LOVE A BOSSY BRIDE!!! SPEAK UP!!
WHAT TO BRING TO YOUR TRIAL AND WHEN TO SCHEDULE IT
Scheduling the trial after you’ve bought ‘the’ dress is pretty helpful as it guides the whole look and focuses the mind as to how you’d like your hair and makeup however you don’t need to bring it with you and a picture will suffice. I normally suggest planning the trial 1-3 months before the wedding date but as im getting busier i usually send a reminder message and certain dates.
If you have any hair accessories or a veil already purchased then these are helpful to bring but i am used to working without them so don’t worry if you haven’t decided on them yet. If you need help with choosing the accessory id be happy to guide you!
It’s good to wear your hair and makeup ‘look’ for an hour or so and take a look at it in different mirrors in your home to get used to it.
BE OPEN TO CHANGING YOUR HAIR
If you're in love with a particular style, ask me if i'd recommend changing anything about your current cut and color to make it look its best. I may find that your style would look better with side-swept bangs or that you should cut layers into your long locks to add dimension. Or, I may suggest something subtle, like parting your hair on the opposite side or overextending the part. And if you highlight your hair, I recommend getting a touchup two weeks before the big day; that'll give it time to tone down, but you won't have roots showing yet. I do recommend coming for a trial with the same coloured hair as it will be on your wedding day as this will change the whole style.
HOW TO ARRIVE AT THE TRIAL
Wash and blow-dry your hair the same as you will the night before your wedding, decide if you will be washing it the night before or the morning of you wedding, I recommend applying a bit of volume mousse after washing your hair and blow-dry it upside down!
I've had a couple of people coming here with unwashed greasy hair thinking that how id want it as it grips better - NO!!! I do not agree with this - i have many products to ensure your hair will grip and who wants greasy hair on they're wedding day?
It is really helpful if the bride turns up with her regular makeup on so I can get an idea of how she looks every day and what kind of makeup she feels comfortable with.
Once you get into Abercegir, go down the hill pass the telephone box, once you get to the bottom of the hill you will see my house on the left with black and white fence, and my car outside white Citroën DS3, park wherever you can see space, by the church before the house if possible.