Ask an Expert: Jason, I need wedding day inspiration!
Question: Jason, what should I know when thinking about my hair for my wedding?
Answer: Great question and very timely! We are now into the second week of April, which means that wedding season is about to kick into high gear!! Not only that, the biggest wedding of the century is about to happen in a few weeks between Prince William and Kate Middleton and you can bet people will be talking about her hair for a very long time! (Fingers crossed it'll be a great hairstyle!)
So when I sit with a bride-to-be, I often go over a few major points to ensure the proper hairstyle for her on the day of her wedding.
First, what type of dress will you be wearing? I often suggest that a bride send over images of the dress or bring in pictures when I sit down with her because so much of the hairstyle is dependent on how the dress is designed. If the bride is wearing a modern, simple dress, I often suggest doing a low pulled back style so not to compete with the dress. For fuller Princess type dresses, a higher style works well. So much depends on the details or subtlety of a gown. I believe that less is more especially when it comes to wedding hair.
You should also consider the date and schedule of your wedding day. Often, for most people, a wedding is the biggest event they will ever have to plan in their lives. It's rare that someone can possibly understand the multitude of details that occur on a wedding day so it's my job to think ahead and plan for weather and possible hair dilemmas. A wedding hairstyle needs to be built properly to survive an entire day of possible rain, humidity, heat, or wind. Also, the length and texture of a person's hair will decide greatly on how she wears her hair. Frizzy, kinky hair is often better pinned up to avoid disaster throughout the day and fine, limp hair definitely needs some assistance either through extensions or structure to avoid dropping completely.
Lastly, here are a few more points to remember for your wedding day:
- have extra bobby pins, hair pins, and hairspray on you for the day
- make sure your bridesmaid understands how to pin in and take out your veil if applicable
- schedule the right amount of time for hair and make up. Give yourself more time than you imagine in case things don't run according to plan. The last thing you need is for you to feel rushed—or worse—run out of time!
Written by Jason Lee, winner of Superstar Hair Challenge, Season 1!
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