Edwards And Co. is a leading hair salon in Australia. Our network of fabulous stylists across the country have seen it all and had every request in the book. And whilst dramatic bobs, side-fringes, balayage and a thousand other trends may come and go, one demand that will never go out of style is the perfect wedding hair-do.
Whether it’s a classic or side-swept chignon, a ballerina bun, half up half down, loose waves, beautiful braids, a forties up-do or any other style under the sun, every bride we’ve ever dealt with has wanted their hair to not only look fabulous but, more importantly, to STAY fabulous throughout the day.
When it comes to creating that perfect wedding hairstyle, you need to plan for all eventualities. Whether it’s a windy cliff-top wedding ceremony, a random bout of rain, unexpected humidity or crazy dancing with your girlfriends at three in the morning, you need something that will stay put no matter what. So to make sure that wacky weather doesn’t ruin your day, try these top tips from Edwards & Co’s finest and most experienced wedding hair stylists and keep your hair looking fabulous come wind, sweat, rain or shine!
1. Opt for an up-do
If you’re concerned about wind, rain or humidity, an up-do might make your life a whole lot easier. Whilst loose waves can give you an effortlessly fabulous elegance, they can also get in the way. Whether it’s because of wild dancing, an unfortunate breeze or a hot and sweaty climate, having your hair down can cause logistical issues. You are also far more likely to keep touching your hair if it’s down all day which can cause unwanted frizz and greasiness.
Having your hair in an elegant up-do will remove most of these issues completely, leaving you free to enjoy your day without even having to think about your hair!
2. Get a good hair spray
The right hair spray can keep your hair in place and looking perfect all day, but like all other beauty products out there, hairsprays come in a variety of types and vary in quality. So when it comes to selecting your hair spray, make sure you invest in a high-quality one that will get the job done.
Look for something that offers the right balance between strength and flexibility. Yes, you want it to keep your hair in place all day, but you don’t want to give it a tough and dry texture. You want something that gives you a touchable hold and beautiful shine. You should also look for a spray that blocks frizz, is colour-safe and offers protection against heat and humidity too.
This may sound like a lot to ask of a hair spray, but there are products on the market that can deliver all of these things, you just need to be prepared to pay a little bit more.
3. Invest in the right products
Just like your hairspray, it’s worth investing in other high-quality hair products. This includes shampoo, conditioner, purifying scrubs, restorative treatment masks, and so on. By investing in the right hair care products before the big day, you’ll be protecting your locks from the elements and preparing it for whatever the weather throws at you.
It’s important, however, to make sure that you are using the right products for your hair type. If in doubt, book an appointment at your local salon and get some professional advice. This is a perfect opportunity to not only to find the right products but also to test out some potential hairstyles for the big day. And as an added bonus, it’ll give you a couple of hours to relax and get pampered amidst all the crazy wedding preparations!
4. Test your hairstyle BEFORE the big day
A certain hairstyle may look good on a model in a studio with stylists on hand to put every hair in the perfect place, but wearing that same style all day is another story entirely. So to make sure that your hairstyle can keep up with you, why not give it a road test before the big day? If you’re getting married in the summer, wear the style to go for a long walk outside and see how it copes in the heat. Likewise, if you’re expecting wind, wear it to lunch on the coast and see if it holds up (literally).
Road testing your hair before the wedding will give you a clearer idea of whether the style works for you as well as prepare you for how to adjust it quickly and effortlessly on the day if need be.
5. Pack a top-up kit
A famous writer once said that the best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry and if you’re planning a wedding, you’ll already know that this is so painfully true! Despite your best efforts, something is bound to go wrong on the day, so give yourself some extra peace of mind by packing an emergency kit. This can include everything from bobby pins & hairspray through to wide umbrellas. And as an added bit of girl-scout preparedness, get your hairstylist to show you and your bridesmaids how to fix your hair just in case. You may not even need any of this stuff on the day, but knowing it’s, there will give you a sense of reassurance that money can’t buy!
Ready to finalise your wedding day look?
There are a million and one things to worry about when planning a wedding, but by giving your hair a bit of proactive TLC, road-testing your hair-do and arming yourself with the right tools to adjust it as needed, your hair doesn’t need to be one of them. So to keep your hair frizz-free and fabulous on your wedding day, call your favourite hairstylist, book yourself an appointment and start planning today!
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