Bridal Hairstyles: Avoid the “Prom” look

Down but Different

Down but Different

How can you guarantee your hair won't look horrible the day of your wedding? I know "horrible" is a little harsh, but by the time you start to think about your hair, stress levels might intensify everything. ;) In order to avoid both, the horrible and the stress, plan for a hair (& makeup) trial.  It is one of the most important test runs for your wedding day.
Remember Ann Hathaway's Classic Look? Timeless

Remember Ann Hathaway's Classic Look? Timeless

We usually go by a 3 month rule for this detail.  Have your first trial about three months out.  This way you can find a stylist in time, and if you don't like the initial look, you have time to reschedule for another test run.  Here at The Bustle we make sure that whatever stylist does your trial is the exact one who will complete your look the day of your wedding.  Make sure of this before you go anywhere! You don't want someone random guessing how to repeat the look.  What was the point of the trial then? Also make sure the stylist writes down everything, from what hairstyle you chose, to the exact color lip gloss they might have used.  And just to make sure, feel free to take pictures...a 360 degree view never hurts.
80s Hair

The "halo" head piece is a bit much!

But... how do you decide what kind of updo/downdo will work best? There are a few things to consider: 1. Will you be in the humidity, or inside with ac? 2. Is your hair fine and straight, or curly? And, does you hair hold the look? 4. Does it match your gown's neckline? 5. Even though it is your wedding day, don't stray too far from what kind of look you might have normally. (ie. if you're more natural and you're getting married on the beach, maybe heavy black eyeliner and bright red lips might be a tad too much). Look through magazines, bridal and regular fashion, and rip out ideas.  They will help you picture your final look, and they will definitely help the stylist understand what you like.  
Hairspray

Hairspray

During the trial: BE VOCAL.  Use your words girls.  No one is a mind reader and if you hate something, let the stylist know.  If its too tight, too lose, too high up, not fancy enough, too casual, etc.  Bring whatever hairpieces you want to use as well.  If you already have your veil, bring that too.  This way you can visualize everything that much better.  Flowers, headbands, veils or tiaras are all awesome accessories and it won't hurt having them there for your trial either.  Now everyone has their own style, but maybe you should stick to something classic because remember the 80s?  Oh yea.. def don't want to look back and think "why did I EVER decide on having hair that BIG!?"
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