Wedding hair trial run: Is it really necessary?

by Michelle Stiver, Salon Aficionado

Photo: Makenzie Rae Photography

When you’re planning your wedding, you want everything to be perfect … especially our hair.

Think about it: You are the focal point of all of your photos. Those memories are etched in time. You want to look back on that day (and your photos) and feel beautiful and remember it as one of the best days of your life!

And the best way to make sure your hair is everything you dreamed it would be — and that it will hold up all day — is to do a trial run with your stylist.

Think of a bridal trial as a roughdraft of your wedding day hair. You get to see what you have been envisioning come to life. This crucial appointment is your chance to work out the kinks (no pun intended), so you feel confident moving forward with your special day.

When I am asked if a trial run is necessary, my answer is absolutely yes. Having the opportunity to meet with your bridal stylist allows you to ask questions, get answers, and see if the two of you are a good fit. This will also help reduce unnecessary anxiety going into your wedding day. 

“I thought I wanted half pony with some braids and flowers for kind of a boho look, but once we started playing with it during my trial appointment, we really weren’t jazzed with how it looked,” says bride Tess Malloy, who had her hair styled by curl specialist Lori Lambert. “After a few different attempts and playing around with some other options, we decided a low side pony was the right way to go!”

Have you started looking for your bridal stylist? Make sure you get your wedding date on your stylist’s calendar far enough in advance, especially if they’re a busy curl specialist!

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