How to get the most out of your bridal hair trial
31 Aug 2017
What to consider before your bridal hair appointment from wedding hair specialists, Turrell & Jones
With your wedding date looming, have you given your hair enough thought? Fiona Jones of Turrell & Jones offers her expert advice in how to prepare for your bridal hair trial to ensure you get the most out of the appointment.
Prepare your hair with a fresh cut and colour
Hi or low lights add texture and interest to an up-do and a trim will ensure long-lasting curls and beautiful shine. Don’t brave a new look too close to your wedding date; you should feel comfortable and 100% ‘you’ on your special day, so stay true to yourself and resist the urge to take the plunge with a new daring ‘do.
Scour the web
Obsess over bridal looks on social media and be sure to take note of the styles you don't like too. Create a moodboard on Pinterest or save pictures to your phone to show to your hairstylist, allowing them to visualise what you’re looking for and marking the boundaries for creativity.
Refrain from washing hair the morning of your trial
Wash hair the day before your trial and leave natural for the appointment. It is very important to not style your hair before your trial or your big day as this will limit what the professionals can achieve. Too soft hair will cause curls to drop quicker, so embrace day-old hair for optimum results.
Opt for some assistance
Most sought-after styles you see online are usually achieved with hair extensions. This could be a one piece artificial curled extension or it could be a set of clip-in 100% human hair extensions; it's a great way of making a braid look bigger or bolder, or adding a full bouncy curl to a half-up half-down hairdo. Most high streets offer shops where you can have your hair colour matched to extensions, or you can shop online from reputed companies such as Foxy Locks. Discreet and dazzling, clip-in extensions are a quick and easy way to achieve the hair of your dreams without the commitment of bonds which can damage the follicle.
Think about sparkle
If you’re not sure on whether to have a veil or tiara, your hair trial is a great time to experiment with looks. There are so many stunning hair accessories to suit every bridal style, so there really is something for everyone. Your stylist will probably want to see a photo of your wedding dress to offer their advice on what styles would suit best and the most effective ways to accessorise them. Bring along a picture of your dress and be open-minded to your stylist’s suggestions.
Experiment with different looks
Don't be afraid to ask to try a few different styles. You may have picked a dress that you didn’t think you would go for and the same can be said for your hair. There is nothing worse than coming away from a bridal hair trial thinking 'what if', so be adventurous and ask your stylist to give you a few options as food for thought.