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Hair Color Tips Before Your Wedding

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Finally, that day is here! Your partner has popped the question and decided to put a ring on it. Congratulations! You will feel a major rush and excitement when sharing this wonderful news with friends, family, and coworkers. However, be aware that the excitement will soon wear off and the planning of your wedding must begin. Since this is the most important day for you, the pressure is on. You will have to book the restaurant, hire a band, choose a cake and so on. Yet, the hardest choices might involve your look. Since hair is a major part of it, here are some tips and advice on what to do and what not to do before your big day. Dyeing your hair is not as easy as it seems, so if you plan on doing it for your wedding day, you want to be doing it the right way.

Importance of your hairstyle on your wedding day

Even before you move in with your husband, you dream about getting married. In fact, many have dreamed about this day when they were still just kids. Naturally, you want to look your best when the big day arrives. Many women consider themselves better-looking when their hair is modified with artificial coloring. Hence, they decide that dying their hair is the way to go. Before you make any moves, here is what you need to know.

Don’t make any drastic or major changes

In 20 years when you look at your wedding album, you do not want to be looking at a different person. Also, sudden changes might severely damage your hair and make it look dry and unattractive. Therefore, if you plan on making changes, make them well in advance and do your best to make the changes moderate. After all, what matters the most is that you feel great and confident. If you think that can only happen with a big change, then do it. Still, be careful because that is a risky move.

Don't Try Changing your colorist

Changing colorist at last minute is a very bad idea. Everyone has different hair and texture of hair. Hence, different people have different reactions to the same type of coloring. If you are using the same colorist over a longer period of time, they will know what to do and what not to do with your hair. Also, it is important to prepare a pre-wedding care routine for your hair beforehand. This way you will really look your best when walking down the aisle.

Sometimes one intervention or salon visit is not enough

Dyeing your hair can be a long process. It is not always as easy as slapping on some hair dye and washing it off after some time. Especially if you want to transform your brunette locks into shiny and golden blonde highlights. This type of change cannot happen overnight.

Given that you want to make this drastic change, you will have to visit your colorist several times. In addition to that, your appointments must be spread apart. The last thing you want is to have burned hair from too many treatments on all of your wedding photos.

Get a full head of highlights

Getting partial highlights is acceptable for other occasions. Actually, it is also very practical. By doing it you can save money and lessen the damage on your hair from the bleach and other harmful products that are used in the highlighting process. A full head of highlight will be a great hair coloring option for your wedding since you will have golden or honey highlights over your entire hair. This way you will look fabulous from every angle and you will have no dark spots if your hair is lifted up in a bun or a ponytail.

Your extensions must match perfectly

Every bride would like long locks on her big day. Today that is possible with just a little help from hair extensions. They can be sewn in or glued on. These are the two methods that are usually used to insert hair extensions. But, finding hair extensions that perfectly match your hair color is very tricky. Some might be close, but close should not cut it for this special occasion. Consequently, you should plan this well in advance. This way your hairstylist and colorist will have time to color your extensions and style them in a way that you prefer.

Choose your hair design for the big day

What hairstyle would you like to have when you tie the knot with your partner? Would you like a loose bun that will free your neck for attractive jewelry? On the other hand, would you rather do a half up hairstyle with a beautiful and small braid in the front? We can go on and on because the options are endless. Don’t chance it! Think about what you want and go in for a test run. This way, when the big day arrives you will be certain that you love the look. But also, you will be 100% sure that your hairstylist can pull it off.

In the end, just like with everything else related to your wedding, your hair dyeing and styling demands planning ahead. So, go to your colorist six months in advance (or even earlier!) and share your wishes. When dyeing your hair, your colorist will give you the best possible advice. Listen to what they have to say. After all, you want and need their expert opinion. Whatever you do, do not plan to dye your hair last minute, because your look can turn into a disaster if your hair looks butchered. Make sure you look beautiful, not only for your pictures, but also in your memories. This will be one of those days that you will never forget.

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