Hey there, brides-to-be! With summer in full swing on one side of the globe (and just around the corner for Aussies), it's time to start thinking about your bridal hair prep. After all, you want your locks to be picture-perfect on your special day, right? Don't worry, we've got you covered with some essential tips to help you achieve stunning summer-ready hair for your wedding. Plus, hairstylist and Bondi ambassador, Tommy Buckett is here to reveal some insightful pro-pointers. Let's dive right in!
Bridal Hair Prep
When it comes to bridal hair, preparation is key. Here are our top tips to get your hair wedding ready:
Start with a Healthy Haircare Routine: The key to beautiful bridal hair is a solid foundation. Make sure you have a consistent haircare routine in place well before your special day. Use a shampoo and conditioner that suits your hair type and addresses any specific concerns you may have, such as dryness or frizz. Regularly deep condition your hair to keep it moisturized and nourished.
Tommy recommends starting your “hair rehab” at least six months before your wedding date. “This entails very limited heat styling, lots of deep treatments like oils and masks, moisturizing and strengthening shampoo/conditioners to get your hair back in shape, and avoiding drastic lightening color treatments,” he shares.
Plan Ahead for Hair Treatments: If you are considering any hair treatments, like natural coloring, or subtle highlights, plan them well in advance. This allows your hair to adjust and ensures that any unexpected issues can be addressed before your big day. Remember to book a trial run with your hairstylist to ensure you love the result!
Stay Hydrated: Hydration is essential for both your body and your hair. Make sure you're drinking plenty of water in the weeks leading up to your wedding. Hydrated hair is more manageable, less prone to frizz, and has a healthy shine. Consider incorporating a hydrating hair mask into your routine once or twice a week to give your locks an extra boost.
Summer Bridal Hairstyles
For summer wedding hairstyles, go for what’s easy and effortless. Here are our tips to achieve just that:
Embrace Summer Vibes: “Summer is all about natural beauty, and your bridal hair should reflect that too. Opt for loose, beachy waves, or braids - simple styles for your natural hair texture,” Tommy shares. These hairstyles not only look stunning, but also help to keep you cool in the summer heat. Plus, they give off that relaxed and carefree vibe, perfect for a summer wedding.
“You always want to look like yourself - but the best version of yourself. This is not the time to do a big up-do, or a sleek ponytail if you always wear your hair down,” says Tommy. “Keep your hair simple, clean, shiny, and polished, while staying true to you.”
Beat the Heat: Summer weddings can get hot, and you don't want your hair to frizz or wilt under the heat. To combat this, use products that help control frizz and provide heat protection. Apply a heat protectant before using any hot styling tools and consider using a humidity-resistant hairspray to lock your style in place.
Don't Forget the Accessories: Summer weddings offer a great opportunity to incorporate fun and vibrant hair accessories. “Consider embellishing your hair with fresh flowers – it's a great way to add a touch of effortless elegance,” adds Tommy.
Remember, your wedding day is all about celebrating love and joy, so don't stress too much about your hair. With the right preparation, a touch of summer flair, and a talented hairstylist, you'll have the perfect bridal hairstyle that will make you feel radiant.
Enjoy your special day and create memories that will last a lifetime!
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