Hey there, beautiful brides-to-be, and welcome to my first ever blog post! I'm thrilled to be here, sharing insider tips and tricks about a topic that's often top of mind before your wedding – the bridal hair trial!
As a hairstylist specialising in creating unique wedding looks, I've had the pleasure of chatting with countless amazing brides gearing up for their special moment. And you know what question keeps coming up? "How do I prep for my bridal hair trial?"
I completely get it! Your wedding day is a whirlwind of emotions, and you want everything, especially your hair, to be perfect. That's why I'm here, all set to guide you through the essential prep steps for that crucial bridal hair trial.
Whether you're dreaming of an elegant updo, romantic braids, or flowing curls, your bridal hairstyle should effortlessly mirror your style and personality. But here's the key: proper prep is the secret sauce for achieving that dreamy hairstyle.
Throughout this blog post, I'll be sharing some must-know tips, do's and don'ts, and expert hacks I've gathered from working with numerous brides.
My goal? To make this process stress-free and enjoyable, ensuring that when your big day arrives, you'll walk down that aisle brimming with confidence in your stunning bridal hair.
So, as you gear up for your bridal hair trial, let's dive deeper into the crucial steps of prepping your hair – something that can make all the difference in achieving that dreamy bridal hairstyle you've been envisioning
Tip #1 - Start your bridal hair trial prep with a Clean Slate - Clean Hair:
First things first, let's bust a common myth: the idea that unwashed hair holds styles better, especially curls. Trust me, clean hair is the secret ingredient for that picture-perfect bridal hairstyle! Why? Well, clean hair offers a few key advantages:
Weightless Volume: Clean strands respond better to styling products, holding volume without feeling weighed down by build-up or oils.
Better Absorption: Your hair acts like a sponge, eagerly soaking up styling products used during your trial, ensuring they work their magic in keeping your chosen hairstyle intact throughout your special day.
Natural Movement: With clean hair, you'll get soft, flowing curls or any style you desire without stiffness or heaviness.
Now, let's talk about that 'double shampoo' technique you've probably heard about. Starting with thoroughly wet hair, use a small amount of shampoo to cleanse the scalp, then rinse. Follow it up with another round, focusing again on the scalp for that extra deep cleanse. A double shampoo ensures a thorough cleanse, leaving your hair feeling lighter and fresher, ready for our styling magic!
Tip #2 - Keep it light with conditioning
Keep your hair light by avoiding heavy treatments, rich conditioners or oily products. Focus mainly on the lengths and ends of your hair while avoiding the roots. The goal is a thorough rinse to maintain that lightweight, manageable feel – perfect for styling later.
Tip #3 - Embrace Your Hair's Natural Texture
Avoid using styling products or heat tools before your trial. Let your hair be in its pure, natural state. This allows us stylists to understand your hair's unique texture, ensuring we craft a style that enhances your natural beauty.
Tip #4 - Ensure your hair is 100% fully dry
Here's an essential tip: ensure your hair is 100% fully dry before the styling session. Opt for medium heat when drying your hair and try the upside-down technique for added root volume. After washing, avoid tight wrapping or tying it up to maintain that natural lift.
By following these steps, your hair will be perfectly prepped for our styling session during your trial.
Remember, I'm here to help make your bridal hair dreams a reality. Stay tuned for more tips and insights in the upcoming posts!
Wishing you the absolute best on your incredible wedding hair journey! You're going to rock it!
Love Anna x