How to prep your hair for wedding day (hint: no dirty hair)
Coming in for an updo with dirty hair is a thing of the past! These days hair product technology is so on point there is no need for a greasy looking updo. Plus, who wants to get married with dirty hair? We always recommend using an amazing volumizer the night before or day of the wedding. Start at the scalp and worth all the way down to ends. This helps make the hair less slippery and is the first aid to the structure of the updo. It is very important to blow dry this in for extra volume and hold for the updo. We recommend working with your stylist to have them recommend the best volumizer for you to make your updo, curls, or wedding hairstyle perfect and long lasting on the wedding day.
Planning for the wedding party hairstyles
We have this down to a science. Its important for the artist to know a few things for the wedding day. If they don’t ask it is a tale tale sign they aren’t prepared.
- how many people need updos
- what time does the wedding start
- what time does the wedding hair need to be completed by
From there the Stylist will know how many artists they need to bring and what time to start the hairstyles to finish at the proper time. Hair and makeup usually run late on the wedding day so we recommend having an hour cushion of time just in case. Everyone needs to make sure their hair is dry and ready for the updo unless they are getting a blow out hairstyle. One of the biggest issues we see with coming on location for hair and makeup is that people aren’t ready for their updos. We recommend working with your stylist to set a schedule of bridesmaids on each artist for wedding day and allowing 45 minutes to an hour for long thick hair for each person. This is a rough outline but a huge help so that everyone stays on schedule for the wedding. It also speeds things up when everyone has an updo hair inspiration photo of what they like so we have a fast goal in mind to get started quickly.
Building an updo with Structure
We Start off first with building the inside structure of the updo. It is very hard to do an updo on slippery hair so we recommend blow drying with a good volumizer before the appt. First, we use dry shampoo and powdered volumizers to add more volume and grip. 2nd we will thermal protect the hair with Aquage beyond body or Eufora retain. This adds hold and extends the life of curls even for people whose hair doesn’t hold curl well. If you have very fine hair let the stylist know in advance and they can get a doughnut or bun to add volume. Now the stylist can plan the structure of the updo according to your inspiration or consultation. As the stylist builds the shape we recommend using a medium hold hairspray to support the structure from the inside out. Once the updo is formed and double checked by the bride we then spray a firm hold hairspray to lock in the style. All of our hairsprays have humidity resistance and we even have a spray just for people who struggle with humidity frizz in Texas. To finish the style we add a lightweight shine spray and you are ready for your big day with the confidence of knowing your hair will hold up all night.
Paying the Hairstylist on wedding day
We recommend cash or check just in case internet for the credit card is spotty. Cash speeds up the checkout times as we go. Its best for the bride to pay in advance or to pay early in the day because it gets really crazy right before the wedding.