Brides want everything to be perfect for their big day, and that means having flawless hair and makeup. Hiring a professional stylist is the go-to choice for most brides who want to have gorgeous pictures and beautiful memories to last a lifetime. However, how do you know which salon to choose?
While it seems like there’s a salon on every street corner, they certainly aren’t all the same. If you want to make certain that you’re looking and feeling your best on your wedding day, consider these tips for choosing a wedding day salon.
It’s probably not a good idea to work with a hair stylist who’s never prepared a bride for her big day before. Instead, look for a stylist who can show you a wedding portfolio of work they’ve already performed. This can give you an excellent idea of the stylist’s level of experience, and it also may give you some great ideas about how you want to wear your hair on your wedding day.
Ask About a Pre-Wedding Trial
There’s nothing worse than going to have your hair done on the big day only to discover that you hate what the stylist does for you. The pre-wedding trial is a crucial part of choosing the right hair stylist. Ideally, the trial should happen at least one to two months before the wedding. This will provide you with the opportunity to make adjustments to the style and ask lots of questions. If you don’t care for what your stylist does, ask for something different. Now is the time to make necessary changes, which means you can be relaxed on the day of the event.
The pre-wedding trial also is an excellent opportunity to figure out exactly how long it takes to complete your hairstyle. This knowledge can prove to be valuable as you plan a schedule for your wedding day.
Ask About Details
Some hair stylists only work at their salon while others are willing to travel to a location that’s convenient for the bride. Additionally, the stylist may offer a discount if she’s hired to do the entire bridal party’s hair. Ask about this possibility when you’re interviewing stylists. It also may make sense to ask the stylist about their availability throughout the wedding day. You may want to have the stylist available to do touch-ups after the pictures or to do a different style before the reception. Use the initial interview as your opportunity to explore all of the possibilities.
Check for Flexibility
A good stylist wants the bride to look fantastic for her big day. That means that she’ll have plenty of ideas of her own, but also will be open to hearing the bride’s opinion. Use the initial interview and the trial as opportunities to ensure that your personalities are matching well and that you feel comfortable expressing your point of view. The stylist should be welcoming and accommodating and be able to express her ideas with diplomacy.
Come in and speak to one of the bridal experts at April & Co. today and put your mind at ease about your big day!