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Master Your Wedding Hair With a Trial

Wedding season is upon us, and there’s no time like the present to start thinking about all the little details! When it comes to wedding planning, there aren’t a lot of things you can trial run before the big day. Your hairstyle however, is definitely something you can experiment with before walking down the aisle! Here at Joseph & Friends Salon & Spa, we always recommend our brides come in for a trial hair run well before the big day to ensure everything will turn out exactly as you envision. In order to get the most out of your wedding hair trial, here are our top tips to help you say ‘I do’ to your best look.

Time is of the essence

Schedule your wedding hair trial for at least three months ahead of your big day, as this will allow you some wiggle room should you feel the need for a second trial. Also, don’t book your trial too far in advance, as with a longer time gap trends may change and your style choice might too. Trial appointments usually run for 1-2 hours and it’s important to note how long it takes your stylist to complete your look. This will give you an idea of how long you need on the day of the wedding, especially if your stylist (or stylists) will also be doing the hair for your bridesmaids and wedding party.

Planning is key

Will you go to the salon on the day of your wedding or will the hair stylist come to you? During your trial, make sure you cover all the who’s and where’s. Discuss with your stylist whether they’ll have other experts with them and how long it will take them to get your bridesmaids or other VIPs (like mom and your mother-in-law) ready. Ensure to coordinate hair time with makeup time if you have separate makeup artists. Planning the logistics of your hair stylists and makeup artists during the trial will save you from any headaches on the day of the wedding.

Bring lots of inspo, but be open-minded

Bring photos of your favourite hairstyles from as many angles as possible to ensure you can give your hairstylist a full idea of what you’re looking for. These inspo pics will allow you and the stylist to talk about what will work or what won’t. At the same time, be sure to bring an open mind! Don’t limit yourself to just one type of look and be willing to step outside of your usual box – what’s a trial for anyway?

It’s all about the details

We know with your wedding planning that the details can get a bit overwhelming, but we need just a few to ensure your hair will be perfect! The color of your dress and the neckline are important, and so is your veil. Bring your veil, or any other accessories to your appointment if you have them already, as this will allow your stylist to play with the accessories and know exactly what to do with them on the day of.

Whatever bridal style you’re dreaming of, be sure to make a trial run appointment with your stylist first! The experts at Joseph & Friends Salon & Spa are ready to help you make your bridal dreams come true! Book an appointment online, or download our free mobile app from the AppStore, Google Play, or Amazon.