Can you do your own wedding hair?

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March 8, 2013 by ginafashionistar


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There are few occasions more nerve-wracking than a wedding. It can take months to prepare to get hitched, and then it’s all over and done with in the space of just a few hours. Nevertheless, your wedding day is among the most important days of your entire life, so it’s important to ensure that everything runs as smoothly as possible. Naturally, you’ll want to ensure that you look your very best – so this means you’ll need to make sure you get your make-up and hair just right. Of course, many brides decide to get a professional stylist in. But bearing in mind that so many of us are struggling financially at the moment, this may be a little expensive. Of course, some brides feel they never get the right result when they leave their hair in the hands of a stylist.

It might be worth considering, then, whether you could be better off styling your own hair for your big day. An article from offers a number of tips for those brides considering doing just that, and observes that the end result can be just as good as they would be if a professional had been let loose on your barnet. It also suggests a number of tips for those considering arranging their own wedding hairdo. The first thing it emphasises is the importance of planning well in advance. The article recommends starting to think about how your hair is going to look around six months before your wedding – this might sound a bit excessive, but it makes sense when you consider how important it is that you look your very best.

It might also be a good idea to practice and experiment with your hair in the run-up to your wedding. That way, you’ll be able to work out just how you want to arrange it – and how you can go about doing so. Leaving it to the very last minute could turn out to be a bit of an error, so make sure you know how you want your hair to look and how to get it looking the way you want it to. If you’re stuck for ideas, it could be worth taking a look online or in magazines to see what others have done with their hair. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different products, but you should be careful to avoid exposing your hair to harmful treatments and styling methods, such as excessive blow-drying.

Another article from suggests thinking about how your wedding day hairdo is likely to stand the test of time. Think about how it’s going to look in wedding photographs in 20 years’ time. It’s important to arrange your hair so that it looks genuinely timeless, so try to avoid making any obvious faux pas which might not look too flattering when you come back to look on your photos in the future. In addition, it points out that planning in advance just how you want your wedding hair to look gives you time to think about length – so if you need to grow your hair out a little, you need to give yourself time to do so before your wedding.

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