This may go against what another stylist might tell you, but when it comes to wedding hair, I don’t believe in doing a trial run. That’s not to say we don’t need to meet and discuss your plans, in fact the sooner we meet post-engagement, the better. Fabulous hair is a journey.

Your wedding day is no ordinary day, so it’s okay to want an extraordinary hairstyle. The best updos require a solid foundation. In the time before your wedding, you will want to build that foundation by coming in for regular maintenance, even if you are trying to grow out your hair, you need a microtrim to keep the ends fresh. If you colour your hair, this is not a time to be experimenting, we need to be working towards your most natural hair colour.

If you Google wedding hairstyles, there are several DIY videos that will show you styles that can be put together with a handful of pins and a couple of elastics. There are so many things wrong with this, the first being as a bride, do you want to be worried about doing your own hair on your big day? The second, have you ever seen a house built with a handful of nails? Hair architecture is complex and on your wedding day, your hair should look the same way it did in the morning as it does at the end of the night. If it were a house, it needs to be built to withstand a hurricane.

So you’re a bride-to-be, where should you start? Start by letting me know as soon as you’re engaged, we can put together a customized plan to get you on a timeline for your best wedding hair by reverse engineering your appointments from the date of the wedding, backwards. Look for inspiration in bridal magazines and on the red carpet, knowing what you like, and what you don’t like, makes it much easier for me. Think about accessories, will you be wearing a veil? Will you want jewelry or flowers in your hair? The more details we can plan, the better the final product will be.