Four things to think about when choosing your Wedding Hair
Inspiration, Hair Type, the Dress and Location
We’ve all been dreaming of our wedding day and the way we’d look since we were kids. Sadly, your pony tail “updo” and pillow case veil won’t make the cut. How do you get inspired? Take a look at your favorite celebrities, red carpet events, magazines, Pinterest and even pictures of friends who’ve recently been married. My inspiration tends to come from my favorite tv shows. I spend more time pausing and taking photos of hair and makeup than watching the actual show. Narrowing to 2-3 pictures of your inspiration look will make it more clear to your stylist, what you’re trying to achieve.
Use your hair to your advantage! If you have and love the natural curls in your hair, work with them. Highlighted hair has dimension and a contrast of colors – making it look amazing in an updos. Coarse textured hair? No problem! This is my favorite hair to work with — it tends to hold a style best!
Length, texture and thickness are HUGE factors in achieving your style. When choosing your look, don’t set yourself up to be disappointed. Hairdressers don’t have fairy dust or a magic wand. When looking at photos, though you can’t feel the texture or thickness, make note of the length and color. Doing this, you’ll have a realistic idea of what your hair can look like.
Be encouraged, if your hair type is slightly limiting you from your ideal look, extensions are one example that add instant length and thickness! *My favorite extensions to work with are from Bellami, 100% Human Remy Hair, easy to apply, and extremely discreet.
Dress + Accessories
Your hair should compliment your gown and not interfere with it. As a general rule, the dress, hair, and makeup should all complement each other and not compete.
Carmi Moore, a Personal Stylist, Fashion Consultant and close friend gave me her professional opinion when it comes to choosing your wedding hair.
She says “Everything you do on your wedding day should compliment you and your unique self. Just like the colors compliment your theme, your hair should compliment your dress. If your dress is vintage and lacey keep the hair delicate to accentuate the beauty of the dress. Allow the hair to frame your face, while keeping the look romantic. If you decide on the princess fairytale style dress then glam it up! Don’t be shy! Hair can take away from the splendor of a detailed dress or one with a long train, an updo is perfect for these types of dresses. If your dress is elegantly simple, then let your hair be the same. Try for an effortless look with loose curls that are nothing less than breathtaking. No matter what you choose, let it be you. Always be the best version of who you are, forget who did what, close your eyes and imagine what makes you feel the most beautiful, and do that!” Love my girl Carmi — check out her website for more styling tips.
Are you getting married on a warm sandy beach in the summer? Maybe try a boho fishtail braid. In a cozy rustic barn in the fall? Try a low and loosely curled bun. At the Plaza in New York City? Perhaps something more sleek and elegant. Choose a look that is cohesive with your location.
Now this is the fun part! Grab a cup of coffee and start searching your favorite looks. You want to look like the best version of yourself on your wedding day. Need some fresh inspiration? Check out my Beauty Pinterest page.
Makeup Artist + Hair Stylist | Airbrush Makeup | Wedding | Bridal | Special Event | Traveling CNY,Utica, Syracuse, Albany | Stephanie Lisi Orsomarso