The Ways Inspiration Photos Can Help:
Photos can help you communicate to a hair stylist what type of wave or curl you like. If the photographed hair is super curly and you don’t like that, it’s a great way to show your artist what to avoid. If the hair has just the right amount of wave or includes a rustic braid, it’s good to have an image to translate your thoughts. In addition to the type of texture, photos can help determine the amount of height or fullness.
The Woes of Inspiration Photos:
Pinterest is a great resource for inspiration photos, but there are a few things you should know before settling on your style!
Oftentimes, models or featured brides have extensions in their hair which will affect the look.
Also, highlights and multi-tone coloring can make hairstyles photograph much differently than a person with a solid or one-tone hair color. Be sure to discuss these options with your stylist to see what would realistically work best for you!
Now let’s talk about hair jewelry! It’s much easier to see an accessory in someone’s hair versus just buying it off a website. Be sure to try out some different pieces to see how it looks and holds in your hair.
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The Wonder of Inspiration Photos:
Here are some simple tips and tricks for a successful hair trial:
DO bring in photos with similar hair color and texture as your own. What is your hair’s natural state? If you have fine and very straight hair, ask your stylist about the best option for a long-lasting style. It also helps to choose models with a similar face shape.
DON’T get a haircut or color the day before your wedding! We suggest that you have your cut and color in mind when you meet with your stylist for your trial.
KEEP IN MIND the style and neckline of your dress. Wear a shirt that is similar to your dress color and neckline during your trial. An oversized sweater, turtleneck, or collared shirt may not look well with your wedding hair.
Also, while weather can be unpredictable, it is important to consider it when determining your hairstyle. Are you getting married on a windy beach or in a beautiful church? To prevent frizz, flyaways, and fiascos, consider how these conditions can impact how your hair holds and what style might work best!