5 Questions For Your Bridal Hairstylist: If you are at the point in your wedding planning journey of starting to look into your bridal hair stylist, you will no doubt soon be booking that all important bridal hair trial. This trial is your opportunity to meet your chosen hair stylist, discuss styles you have in mind, have a play around with styles and generally have lots of fun in the process!
To ensure you make the most of this bridal hair trial session, we have asked Sally-Kate Duboux, a bridal hair stylist of Hair by Duboux for her 5 commonly asked questions and her answers so you can be super prepared for when your trial comes round!
1] How soon before the wedding do you recommend for my hair trial?
Hair by Duboux recommends you have your hair trial roughly 3-4months prior to the wedding. Every bride wants to feel confident and excited about their hair on their big day. A trial takes the pressure off of the unknown and is a chance for you to be pampered for up to three hours. Its a celebration of love and you want to look the best version of yourself before you meet your partner to say ‘I Do’. The trial enables us to workshop two sometime three styles and gives us plenty of time to source extensions, should we feel your chosen style requires that little bit extra.
2] I have really fine hair, but I’m wanting a voluminous up-do, I’m worried it won’t look good?
Snap! I have fine hair too. Starting with the right products your hair will be voluminous in no time. A personal favourite of mine is the bumble and bumble Thickening collection, ranging from Shampoo to mousse to blow dry cream. They add volume without affecting the texture and gives your locks an injection of life. Plus, its cruelty free! Extensions can always help aid in the dreams of a much loved bridal style. Hair by Duboux offer bespoke extensions, individually custom to you. This will be discussed at your trial by your bridal hair stylist.
3] I’ve got short hair and I’m worried it won’t grow in time for the wedding, what shall I do?
Are you growing it for a particular style deemed for ‘longer hair’. As a bridal hair stylist I’ve had a-lot of brides come to me saying ‘I need to grow my hair for my wedding’. Firstly, only grow your hair out if you want too. There are so many gorgeous styles suited to the on trend, blunt bob and the head turning asymmetric bob. Ask your stylist to do a short bridal style at your trial to see if you still want to grow your hair, you might be surprised. Secondly Hair by Duboux offer a bespoke extension service custom to your chosen hairstyle taking into account, your current hair length at the time of the trial. Communicate and be clear with your stylist up to and at your trial, there are always plenty of options.
4] I’m worried about timings on the morning of the wedding, will there be enough time for hair, makeup, getting into my dress and having bridal party photos?
The answer is Yes! Some mornings are busier than others, with the Prosecco flowing and the bubble of excitement. Being a bridal hair stylist I’ve worked alongside many makeup artists, together we arrange a schedule that works for everyone. Let’s say you have your ceremony time at 1.30pm, you’ll need around 15mins with the registrar. Photographers all work differently, so find out in the early stages what they require from you in the morning prep and communicate this back. As a hair stylist I allow 1hr or just over for the bride and around 45mins for bridal party hair, working backwards depending on the size of the bridal party it usually ends up being an early start! For larger wedding parties an assistant may be required to help prep the hair, saving time and stress.
5] When should I get my hair cut and / or coloured before the wedding?
If a bride that’s growing out a style, layers or a fringe I would advise leaving your trims 10-12 weeks so as making sure that your hairdresser is only taking off the ends, giving you more time to grow the length. Healthy hair and happy ends style much better and with your trial 3-4 months before the big day, schedule your hair appointment roughly 2-4 weeks before the wedding. Depending on your chosen style, you may want to alter your colour service, to show off the intercity or depth of the style. This can be discussed at your trial and communicated to your hairdresser (unless they are one and same).