5 Steps to Your Perfect Bridal Hair

Top TipFebruary 12th, 2020
Charlie Miller, Styling since 1965

We know that trying to imagine what you might do with your locks for the big day can be a daunting task. Fear not, follow these 5 steps to make sure you achieve your perfect bridal hair.

Our 5 steps to achieving your dream bridal hair:

1. Stay true to you

Don’t compromise on your personal style and what makes you feel your most confident in order to follow trends. Trends change, but your memories and photographs will last forever. Having said that, have fun with it, don’t be afraid to experiment with accessories – floral wreaths, vintage brooches, headbands and other statement pieces. Ignore other people’s opinions on what you should and shouldn’t do. Choose a style which makes you feel beautiful and authentically yourself. Remember: on your big day you should feel like the best version of you, not like you’re playing dress up as someone else.

2. Do a hair trial

We can all get a bit carried away on Instagram and Pinterest, so it’s important to ‘try before you buy’ with your bridal hair. Bring all your ideas to a stylist, who will be able to advise you on the best route to take for your hair type and face shape. Book your trial in early in the day if possible, that way you can see how the style lasts throughout the day and how comfortable you are with it. Finally, take lots of pictures from all angles. This will allow you to see if you like how the style looks on you when photographed.

3. Perfect your haircare routine

If you want your hair to look its best, you need to give it the TLC it needs. Chat to your stylist to establish the best products and routine for your hair’s overall health. Go easy on the heat and use a hair treatment regularly to keep your locks feeling nourished. Make sure your diet is balanced and that you are including lots of B vitamins, zinc, and iron, which all promote hair growth and strength.

4. Give it time

Avoid making drastic changes to your hair, particularly your colour, immediately before the big day. In order to give you and your hair chance to get used to any changes, we recommend you do this gradually over a longer period. Have your final cut and colour a week or two before your wedding. This way, your hair will still look fresh and vibrant, but you will have a chance to get used to it.

5. Be prepared

Ask your stylist when you should wash your hair ahead of the wedding and which products to use. Most will recommend you wash the night before, but this will vary depending on your hair type and the style you are going for. On the day, make sure you have a little touch up kit to hand. Include some hairspray, bobby pins, and a fine-tooth come for refreshes throughout the day. Your style should last all day without any hiccups, but it’s always good to have peace of mind.

Many of our award-winning stylists specialise in bridal hair. Do get in touch with our wedding coordinator Darlene (darlene@charliemiller.com) if you’d like to find out more about our bridal hair service.

Photo credits:

Makeup – Glam Candy 

Hair – Charlie Miller Salons


Finally, to celebrate Valentine’s day – we’d love to give you and your favourite galentine a treat for your hair. Head over to our Instagram @charliemillersalons, follow us, and tag your galentine in the giveaway post to each win a gorgeous bundle of Kérastase goodies (worth over £90 each!). Ends Friday 21st February 2020 at 9am. Full T&Cs on Instagram giveaway post here.

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