DIY Wedding Hair

Can You Do Your Own Wedding Hair?

Have you thought about doing your own hair on your wedding day? With costs spiralling for weddings, sometimes it’s wise to see which areas you might be able to budget in.

Unless you want a really complex hair style that involves twists and curls that only a professional hair stylist could achieve, it might just be possible to style your own hair – or at least ask a trusty friend to help you out.

What Hair Styles Can You Achieve On Your Own?

Of course you still want your hair to look special. It’s always nice to look a little (or a lot) different on your wedding day.

Straightening Your Hair

If you are normally a wavy haired/curly girl you might consider straightening your hair. Getting straight locks is really easy these days too. No longer do you need to get the iron out, like our Mothers did (I know my Mum used to!)

There are different hair straighteners for different hair types, and the one you use will determine how professional your finished look is. The best hair straighteners can be reviewed on Straight Hair Day along with the latest popular hair gadget: the straightening brush.

Just make sure you get used to using the straighteners in advance to see what styles you can achieve with your hair type.

Curling Your Hair

Alternatively, you might have straight hair and decide you want to create a few waves – or go full on curly. Again, nowadays, the best heated rollers are available for all hair types. Get experimenting with the curlers, you can really create some incredible styles that will make you look really different on the big day.

Accessorising Your Hair

You can really change the appearance of your hair style with a simple accessory. A hair clip, bow or band can transform your hair to a really professional looking style. Many high street shops stock hair accessories at really budget friendly prices.

Top Tips For DIY Wedding Hair

  1. Practise, practise, practise. If you decide to go the DIY route you must spend some time in the weeks/months leading up to your wedding testing out different styles. See how long the style lasts – will it need touching up during the day.
  2. If you are enlisting the help of a friend or relative make sure they are really up to the challenge. You don’t want any falling out or tension on your wedding morning. Make sure they know how important this is to you. Don’t forget to thank them with either a little present or a favour in return! Make sure they get a special thank you in the speeches too!
  3. Allow enough time on the day of the wedding. Remember all the other things you will need to be doing to get ready.
  4. Borrow appliances if you can. Don’t just buy new straighteners or curlers for the day. If you think you will get a lot of use out of them after, or might be able to sell them then fine, go ahead and buy them. But if not, see if you can borrow them from a friend. There is no point in saving money by doing your own hair, only to blow the savings on the appliance!
  5. Make sure your hair is ready – spend some time preparing it in the months leading up to your wedding.
  6. Enjoy it!

The Perfect Wedding Hairdresser

wedding hairdresserChances are you already have a regular hairdresser who you know and trust. This is the most ideal scenario as it means you will have someone doing your hair on the big day that knows your hair.

As soon as you have a date for your wedding firmed up you should try and pencil in a wedding day appointment for your hair. With the majority of weddings taking place on a Saturday, one of the busiest days for hairdressers, you need to give them plenty of notice.

You can have a consultation with them in the months leading up to the big day to discuss and plan any practise sessions for your hair.

Decide with them when the last hair cut will be before your wedding day.

As well as getting regular hair cuts leading up to your wedding, make sure you also follow these other tips for preparing your hair.

This is all well and good if you have a regular hairdresser – but what if you are a hairdresser hopper and don’t always use the same one?

If this is you and you don’t yet have a hairdresser it’s time to start looking.

Tips For Finding The Perfect Hairdresser For Your Wedding Day

  1. Ask your friends. Ask a handful of friends where they get their hair done. Of course only ask the ones whose hair you like!
  2. Visit some wedding fairs. This will give you the chance to suss out any potentials and speak to them face to face.
  3. Go for a haircut! Get to know your hairdresser and see if they seem suited to your ideas and hair type. Speak to them about what you want. Ask them how many wedding day hairstyles they have been involved with. Check that they will be available on your wedding day. Also ask about costs so there are no nasty surprises nearer the time.
  4. Take a collection of magazine cut outs of wedding hair styles that you like. Your hairdresser might be able to do a few test runs so you can decide if they are going to suit you on your wedding day.
  5. Discuss what products you might use on your hair to keep it in place all day long.
  6. Build up a relationship with your hairdresser so that you feel comfortable asking them exactly what you want to.

Most of all really enjoy the experience and use it as the perfect excuse to pamper yourself!

Claire x

 

 

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Get Healthier Hair For Your Wedding Day

Unless you are one of those super duper lucky ladies who has naturally perfect hair, you’ll want to read and take action on this post.

When your hair feels great, so do you. And you deserve to feel great on your wedding day. You can find yourself the perfect dress, shoes and jewellery – but if your hair is not properly prepared before you hand it over to your hairdresser, you’ll regret it.

And you don’t want to just wait until a few weeks before the big day to start treating it right. You want to be caring for it weeks, if not months in advance. Better still, you’ll get yourself into a great habit of caring for your hair with the love it deserves. Every day can be a good hair day – well most anyway.

Deep Condition It Once A Week

No matter what else you do, get into the habit of treating your locks to a deep conditioning treatment at least once a week. You can buy top notch conditioner from your hair dressers or the high street. Or you can go completely natural and make your own at home. Olive oil and honey mixed together is a good start. Check here for more home conditioning treatments.

Eat The Right Foods

I expect you’ll be heading down the road of healthy eating anyway. You’ve got a wedding dress to squeeze into right? If you can try and eat and drink the most clean and unprocessed foods you can, your hair will thank you for it with a mane of glossy locks you’ll be proud of. Try and drink loads of water, eat avocadoes, oily fish and a bucket load of vegetables.

Get Regular With The Hairdresser

If you’re anything like me you will try your best to stretch out visits to the hair dressers for as long as possible. I really can’t stand (or sit?!) going – why do all hairdresser mirrors have to make you look 15 years older? Or is that just moi? No matter what your hang ups are, get regular with your visits. Get those split ends trimmed off and indulge in a little pamper time.

Turn The Heat Down

hair dryerYep, we sure do love heating up our hair. Hairdryers, straighteners, curlers…you name it, we use it. I’m not saying to stop using them – I really couldn’t leave my hair to it’s own devices, not without severely regretting it anyway! Just try and keep the heat low, minimise how often you use heat appliances, and most of all, use a heat protectant. Something like a leave in spray or some serum.

If you get in to the habit of following these tips your hair will really thank you on the big day with a hair style to be proud and confident of 🙂

Welcome

So, you’re getting married huh? First of all, huge congratulations to you.

Once I got over my initial excitement of getting engaged, I had a million questions running through my head. Questions you might also be asking.

When are you going to try to book it?

Where are you going to book?

Will it be an indoors or an outdoors event?

What will the weather be like at that time of the year?

Photos and videos – will you get family or a friend to take the pictures, or will you hire a professional? What about the dress?

What about the bridesmaids dresses?

The wedding rings?

Flowers?

The groom and ushers suits?

How much will it all cost?

These are just some of the many things that couples around the country struggle with when creating the perfect fairytale day.

The down side of getting this perfect day is all the hard work that goes on behind the scenes. Arranging everything; making sure that the right flowers are ordered – or that the menu is enjoyable for your friends and family.

Making sure that Auntie Jessie isn’t on the same table as your groom’s friends and their unique sense of humour.

With all these things going on, the last thing that you want to do is pile on more pressure?

The costs of an average wedding these days is really quite scary. Any little tricks that you can manage to reduce the costs will also help to keep your bank balance happy.

One of the great ways that you can save some money is by researching the style for your hair. There are so many amazing styles out there that are within your reach.

Let’s have fun, save money and still look gorgeous on the big day!

Claire

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