With the marriage season choosing a hairstylist for the special day can be tiresome.
Here are tips to keep in mind while choosing a hairstylist:
1. Experience does count
Even the most seasoned stylists may lack a passion for creating twists or braided coiffures worthy of a bride. Ask prospective hairstylists how many weddings they’ve recently worked on and try to get a sense of their enthusiasm for bridal beauty. The way a stylist moves their fingers, it’s an art.
Many brides spend hours looking at dresses. But when it comes to their hair, they don’t do the homework. If you want something special, a little homework can really make the difference.
2. Do they have a portfolio of other brides they’ve worked with that they can share?
A picture is worth a thousand words. To separate the good stylists from the excellent ones, look for variety when scanning the images. This is not the time to settle for something less. Note: The best stylists personalize the look to the individual bride, based on her personality and her dress.”
3. Do they have checkable references?
Any stylist should be happy to share the names of satisfied clients who can speak about their work with them.
4. The tried-and-tested method
The person who already does a fantastic job trimming your locks may also do a fantastic job shaping them. Building a rapport with a stylist can be key to a successful wedding hairdo. Many brides find that ongoing relationship so important that they will even fly their regular stylists to their out-of-town weddings.
5. Schedule the trials
Before hiring a stylist, always schedule an appointment for a trial. The first trial may not be great, so make sure to communicate your likes and dislikes and be open to trying a variety of looks. Schedule the trials after the dress has been chosen. The neckline and silhouette will influence the overall look.
6. How effective are inspiration shots?
Don’t be afraid to bring a picture of the look you’re trying to achieve to the stylist. You can always say you want more height or less height, but at least it gives your stylist something to start with.”
How-to videos can help you try out a variety of looks at home.
7. Check on the staying power of the style you’re seeking
The prettiest looks may not be the most practical ones, especially when factors like the natural texture of your hair, or the weather at your event’s location are completely out of your control.
8. Finalize all the logistics
Do you need the stylist to work on all your family members and bridesmaids? If so, they’ll need to bring along assistants. This is also the time to discuss whether they’d need you all at the salon or if they’d be willing to meet you at the wedding locale. Be certain you are both on the same page to prevent confusion as you get closer to the big day.
9. Work on the minute details
Don’t wait until the end of the wedding to go over the details. The better you know up front-from covering travel costs, handling gratuities, and the right form of payment -the smoother the day will go.
10. Lock it down & pay a small amount
It’s never too early to book your stylist, especially if you’re getting married during the busy bridal season or working with a popular stylist. Ask the person you are considering hiring what their schedule looks like and what kind of timing they need to meet your needs.
Once you have worked on the details, stay tuned.