Top 10 bridal hair dos and don’ts

The sun is shining (at last) and wedding season is now in full swing. If you haven’t yet settled on the perfect hairstyle for your own big day, read our top 10 dos and don’ts for some handy hints


  1. Arrange a trial run. It’s absolutely essential to make sure that you’re comfortable with your wedding hair – both in terms of how it looks and how it feels.
  2. Wear a button shirt or dress to the salon so that you don’t disturb your style when changing into THE dress.
  3. Take along photographs of the kind of styles that you like. Terms like “elegant” and “romantic” mean different things to different people, so the best way of letting your stylist know what you really want is to show them.
  4. Go with an open mind. While it’s great to have a few ideas about the style you have in mind, be prepared to take suggestions from your stylist – this is their area of expertise.
  5. Accessorise. Whatever your style of wedding, you’ll find a hair accessory that’ll complement it beautifully.


  1. Set your heart on the perfect ‘do until you’ve found your perfect dress. The neckline of your wedding dress may influence your hairstyle – a complete up ‘do, for example, can look a bit severe with a strapless gown.
  2. Assume that your regular stylist is the right person to do your wedding hair. Different stylists have different specialisations – the person who colours your hair to perfection might not have much experience of amazing up ‘dos.
  3. Wear your hair down if you’re getting married somewhere humid. Your hairstylist may be a genius, but she can’t work miracles – humidity will lead to frizz.
  4. Suffer in silence. If a hairpin is sticking in your head, if a braid is too tight, or if you were hoping for more volume on top, tell your stylist straightaway. It’s far easier for her to adjust your hairstyle as she goes than it is to make changes at the end.
  5. Choose a style that isn’t ‘you’. On your wedding day, you want to look like the very best version of yourself – you don’t want to be someone that your groom doesn’t recognise at the altar.