Here at Salons Direct, we know how a beautifully crafted hairstyle can help boost how your client feels on their wedding day whilst keeping your hairdressing portfolio innovative and fresh.

As the wedding season blooms, we caught up with a selection of top stylists and colourists to discover their very best advice when it comes to creating beautiful hair for your clients’ wedding day.

In part one we get the stylists’ thoughts on the importance of pre wedding consultation and their approaches in how to really get to know your clients ahead of their wedding day.

The importance of a pre wedding day consultation…

We have previously touched upon the importance of having a consultation with your client and this is especially important ahead of a special occasion to ensure that your client both looks and feels their very best on their big day.

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Stylist, Nicole Crush from the Jo Hansford salon in London’s Mayfair and hair haunt of the likes of Angelina Jolie, highlights the importance of a pre wedding day consultation: “Your client’s first priority should be to book in for a full trial consultation. This will give them the best idea of what styles will work on their wedding day and give them the chance to discuss different options for veils and headpieces, etc., with you.”

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Genevieve Strazisar of Ted Gibson Artists Team also shares her thoughts on  the importance of pre planning and preparation ahead of your client’s big day: “During your trial, you and your client have ample time to discuss different styling options, and which options might work best with their hair’s texture, the season and what their hair might need in order to accomplish the style (extensions to add volume or length, a colour refresh, or perhaps a trim) leading up to the big day.”

Finding inspiration and where to begin…

 

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Clients may find deciding how they want to style their wedding hair overwhelming as there are so many options available, award winning celebrity stylist and Lee Stafford says: “The best place to start planning a wedding style is to let your client have a look through magazines, and not necessarily bridal ones. If there are any styles they like that they could visualise wearing for their big day, then tear them out and collect them so you can get a good overview of what style they really want.”

The benefits of using a moodboard…

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Craig Taylor – Creative Director of Vogue and Tatler favourite, HARI’s Salon advises on the benefit of creating a moodboard to help with this process: “Include pictures of the bride where she likes her hair a certain way, then look at images of celebrities’ hair from red carpet events, like the Oscars and Baftas.

“Following fashion and trends in beauty will always end up looking outdated, so to keep hair and makeup from looking dated in years to come, choose what suits the bride most.”

“Of course taking inspiration from imagery is a good place to start but not literally. Making the most of your client by working towards what complements and enhances them will always work best.”

The importance of taking the time to understand who your client is and their personal style…

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International Session Artist Tracey Devine Smith highlights the importance of really getting to know your clients before their big day to make their service truly personal: “As a stylist I like to get to know my bride on a personal level, see the dress, the theme of the wedding, etc, and then together we devise a “bespoke” hairstyle for her and her party.“

Discover part two of our wedding hair series where we speak to more stylists for their very best advice on creating memorable wedding hair and how to keep it looking fabulous all day long from the ceremony through to the reception and beyond.

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