'Do' it up right
How can you make sure your hair is as perfect as everything else for your big day?
* Plan ahead: Book appointments and set up a schedule for the services you want, from cuts to hair colour, as well as a practice session and the actual wedding day. You’ll want regular trims, even if you’re growing your hair out. Schedule the final hair cut two weeks prior to the wedding. (One if your hair is short).
At that time, stock up on any product you'll need to hold wedding-day style.
Book the final hair colour application one-to-two weeks prior.
And don’t forget to pick up a lightweight style-minder while you’re at the salon for the groom. You want something that will provide the right amount of clean, flexible hold plus shine.
* Be Real: Work with your stylist to honestly assess your hair type, facial shape and personal style. That ornate updo worthy of Marie Antoinette doesn't suit everyone. If you are more of a natural type, consider something less structured. Bring lots of photos to the salon. Think about the location of your wedding, too. If it's outside you will want to consider the possibility of wind, humidity, even rain.
* Get the Picture: It’s your big day and you’re going to be photographed a lot. Think about that when deciding on your hair style, not just how it will look in the photos today but down the road. Avoid anything too trendy. Make sure there's visual interest at the front. Snap pictures from every angle when you’re in the salon.
*Rehearse: Bring your veil, and have your hairdresser do the ‘do'.