Wedding Tips & Advice

How to Feel Confident About Your Hair on Your Wedding Day

Crockett Farm wedding photos by Whidbey Island Wedding photographer Luma Weddings

Your wedding can be the best day of your life. It can also be one of the most stressful. One small but important element of this is how you feel about yourself. Putting effort into how you look – and especially your hair – can make a world of difference.

Hire a Professional Stylist

You may be tempted to cut corners by having your hair day at a regular barber shop or beauty salon. While there’s certainly nothing wrong with that, if you want to feel as confident as you absolutely can, the best option would be to hire a professional specifically for the occasion. It will be more expensive. But it will also mean that they bring a wealth of experience and expertise to the table. Stylists can also be trusted on maintenance; if they tell you how to take care of the hair, make sure to follow their directions exactly. Certain stylists will have more experience with certain types of hair. Don’t be afraid to look for reviews or referrals.

Take Care of it Before the Day

Long before you get it styled you need to make sure you’re preparing your hair to look nice. You can’t show up the day before and expect the stylist to fix everything wrong with it! Make their job exceedingly easier and ensure that you will look good weeks (if not months) in advance. How? By making sure the products and techniques you use will not gradually destroy your hair. Your hair care products should be sulfate free to avoid damage. You research what chemicals are good/bad for your hair type and then shop accordingly. While it may cost a little extra money, remember this is for your wedding. If you want to be able to look back on photos with a clear conscience, it may be a sacrifice worth making.

Own It

Another reason weddings are hard is because you want so badly for everything to turn out perfect, and that’s honestly just impossible. There inevitably will be some things that are out of your control. The healthiest decision for you to make is to accept that now. When it comes to your confidence and your looks – you can only do so much. You can (and should) plan ahead, follow routines carefully, and spend money where possible to have professionals help you out. But when all is said and done, no matter how it turns out, own it and love how you look!

Confidence is beauty. And even if something in your wedding does, in fact, go wrong – who cares? As important as a wedding is, the event is ultimately only a symbol for the beginning of a new life with the person you love. So do what you can to prepare but love the result no matter what.

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