As if your pre-wedding to-do list weren’t long enough, it’s time to add hair coloring sessions to the itinerary. If you want to color your hair for your wedding, it’s essential to plan ahead for coloring sessions to get it just right. Coloring hair for a wedding isn’t just another everyday affair. Such a special occasion calls for careful consideration and planning so you can make sure that you look and feel your best on the biggest day of your life. To help you get started in the right direction, here are some serious hair color mistakes to avoid before your wedding.
Plan and Book Ahead
The biggest mistake you can make is to leave coloring until the last minute. It’s important to consult with a colorist at least 6 months in advance. Find a professional who you like and trust so you’re not skipping around to different colorists. Working with one person will help keep everything on track and looking flawless. Get the color done and make sure it’s right well before the wedding. Then, just touch it up a week before. Trying a new color less than a week before the wedding is too late.
Protect Your Hair
Make sure that you protect your hair from chlorine, salt water and sun every day leading up to the wedding. If you want to take a dip in a pool or swim in the ocean, apply conditioner to your hair before going in the water and wash it when you get out. You should also avoid heating tools as they dry the hair out and make color fade.
Avoid DIY and Making Drastic Changes
Your wedding day is perhaps the most important day to look and feel like yourself, so it’s best to avoid making any drastic changes to your hair style and color. Stick with shades that you’re comfortable with, which you know look good on you. Add highlights and lighten or darken a bit, but your wedding day is not the time to suddenly switch from brunette to blonde or vice-versa.
Another thing to avoid is attempting a DIY color job. Don’t try to do it yourself unless you have a color routine that you’ve been following at home for years and ensure the new colors match the chosen wedding dresses. If you’re used to getting your hair colored professionally, at-home kits won’t give you the hues and highlights that you’re used to. The color can come out looking uneven or a totally different shade than what you had expected. It’s worth it to shell out a few extra bucks for a flawless professional job.
Planning for Extensions
Many women dream of having long, flowing locks on their wedding day. Long, loose hairstyles look especially great with bohemian-style wedding dresses and vintage wedding dresses. Plan a few months ahead for extensions. Leave enough time for your stylist to help you determine which are the best extensions for you and make sure that they can have them available for you ahead of time. The stylist can also help you wear them and adjust the color as well.
Follow the tips above to ensure that you have the perfect hair for your perfect day.