Bridal Trials are not necessary but we highly recommend doing a practice round! We’d like your wedding day to be stress-free and relaxed! Our part in that is having a good hair plan ready to go!
Sometimes it is not possible if the bride is out of town and just can’t make it work. It is still a good idea to set up some time to talk to your stylist about your hair and the style you’ve chosen. There are lots of styling tips we can give you that will make the wedding day hair perfect!
A trial is important because then you will know that the style will work with your hair and that you’ll like it! So often we do the exact style the bride has chosen and she says it’s just not her! It’s not uncommon for this to happen. You never know until you try. The day of the wedding is too busy to not be sure about your hair!
The trial can be done at any time. Months or days before the wedding. Preferably it’s best to do as soon as possible. It’s nice to know ahead of time that you are all set! Some styles don’t require super long hair, so it’s good to know that you don’t need to grow it for months and not like it along the way.
At the time of the trial, we talk about what you like and go over our options. Bring lots of photos of hair styles that you like. I like to always try down and up styles. Most brides know right away what feels right.
At the time of the trial we can go over what’s best for your hair to prepare it for the wedding. When to shampoo, what styling products work best and any other tricks that we’ve learned along the way are important things to know!
I’m not saying that you are locked in to the style we do at the trial! You can always change your mind! It’s better though to only do one look the day of the wedding. On the day of the wedding it’s really hard to do a style and then take it down and try something else. I like to spray and tease and pin as we go so that it stays all day and night. If I need to take that down the teasing and spray can make the hair look frizzy and the hair can start to separate.
Once we’ve chosen your hairstyle the wedding day is a breeze! It’s nice to know that your hair will be exactly what you envision. It’s fun to check “bridal hair trial” off the list too!
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Burgh Brides has featured us on her blog!
Wedding season is upon us! We’ve met some many wonderful women doing wedding hair! The brides, bridesmaids, their family and other wedding vendors are all great people! It’s so great to look at past brides who we’ve had the honor of helping on their wedding day! Harbor did this amazing wedding hair style for Brianne last year!
I received an email from Victoria at Burgh Brides that she was showcasing Brianne’s wedding! Brianne’s entire wedding was so perfect and is worthy of sharing! I want to get married again so I can wear that wedding dress!
Most of the time hair and makeup are scheduled first thing on the wedding day and we go on our merry way. It’s always so exciting to see the photos of how the wedding comes together. The bride with hair and makeup and dress all together! Lots of planning and thoughts about the day and the pictures capture every detail!
This is so pretty Victoria! She is the creator and driving force of #burghbrides. Burgh Brides is a Pittsburgh wedding blog. Victoria is the queen of all things beautiful about weddings and Pittsburgh! She shows unique wedding ideas for inspiration for other brides. She helps connect brides with local vendors. She gives lots of hints and tips for a gorgeous and stress free wedding. She knows everything from flowers to preparing the best bridal registry!
Victoria has chosen one of our brides to showcase for your current blog post! Harbor had the pleasure of working with Brianne to create her amazing wedding hairstyle. Christina and Harbor styled the rest of Brianne’s bridal party the morning of the wedding.
Check out Victoria’s blog for more photos of Brianne’s beautiful wedding and fabulous dress! https://burghbrides.com/blog/
We’re looking forward to this year of beautiful weddings and meeting more fabulous people!
A Bridal Trial is so Important!
This is an example of what a bridal trial looks like! We tried up and down and all around, and finally found the one!
It’s so important to us that your wedding day is perfect. We are responsible for your hair that day and we take it very seriously! A bridal hair trial is super important. You want to look back at photos and remember every detail and hair is a big one!
We recommend a trial as soon as possible. We suggest sooner rather than later! It’s good to know if you will like what we do. If you don’t like what we do, you’ll need to find someone else. Hairstylists book quickly for weddings so it’s good to plan early. We’re taking weddings for next fall already!
Pinterest is great for ideas! Just start looking and pin everything that you may want to try. Some brides know for certain the way they want their hair, whether they like their hair up or down. It depends on the style of your dress as well. You may want to show off details on the back or it may have a high neckline. Hair can be adjusted around all of these details.
I like to start a trial looking through your photos and talking about what you like and don’t like. The front of your hair is the most important and hardest part to decide on. We try several ways and eventually one them will be just perfect.
A trial usually takes about an hour. You should arrive with dry hair. At this time we can discuss the best way to prepare your hair for the big day.
Normally, I curl all of the hair first to get some texture. It’s a great time to see if you like your hair down and curly. Next, we try half up/half down. Then we can try a bun. The bun can be centered or to one side, high or low, big or small, smooth or detailed. Recently, we’ve had several brides wear their hair down and curly. Some are doing very high, big, full buns. The most important thing is that you feel comfortable and like yourself! The trial is the best way to figure this out!