LOOKING your best is every bride’s ambition on her wedding day, and preparation is key to achieving this.

One of the best ways to finish off your wedding look is by having your hair put into an elegant style, which complements your entire outfit.

Mandy Breen, of Hair Ups, Dundee, and winner of a The Scottish Vows Awards, 2017, does plenty of wedding and fashion hairstyles, and she provided us with some before and after pictures of a bridal hair, which she styled recently.

To create the best style possible, and ensure the bride is happy, Mandy commented: “How you look on the day is paramount.

“I work with you to create your vision for your big day, so you have peace of mind, and you’ll feel comfortable, supremely confident, and look perfect when you walk down the aisle.”

Being comfortable on the day, and feeling your best, is of the utmost importance, because, as the saying goes, if you feel good, you look good.

With that in mind, here are some things to consider, when booking your wedding hair:

• Go for a hair trial. Admittedly, most hairdressers will charge around the same price for a hair-up trial as the cost of your hair on your wedding day, but it is worth it. A trial is a great way, for a start, of getting to know your hairdresser a little more, and getting more comfortable with them. It also allows you to tell your hairdresser exactly what you do/do not like, so that you can both be on the same page about the kind of style you may wish to have on the big day. Lastly, it prevents there being any disasters. A trial allows you to see what your hair will look like on the day, and tailor it so that it is exactly how you want it, but it also ensures that you can go elsewhere if you feel the style is not to your preference – that won’t be an option on your wedding day.

• It is best to leave your hair unwashed for at least 24 hours, if you don’t wash your hair every day, and if you do, at least a few hours before your hair appointment. This ensures the hair has plenty of time to allow the moisture within it to balance itself out, meaning it will be easier to work with, and style, and, ultimately, it should stay securely in place as it won’t be too soft.

• Remember for your trial, and on the day, to take all of your wedding hair accessories with you, so that the hairdresser can secure it, and incorporate it within the style, saving any stresses before the big ceremony, and ensuring your hair is set.

• Have an idea of what you would like your hair to look like before you go for your trial, and try to be realistic about your own hair, although hairdressers can be rather flexible, for example, if you have a shorter style, but would like to add some length, hair extensions can be used within the style. Take a look online, on sites like Pinterest and Instagram. They are a great way of looking at numerous different styles, and allowing you to create an idea of the kind of style you would like.

• If you are thinking about a colour or style change before your wedding, try to do this as well in advance as possible, so that you have enough time to fix it as possible before the big day – there is nothing worse than when your hair does not look like “your hair”, and nobody wants to suffer that at their wedding.

Follow these tips, and your hair will look perfect on your big day.

www.hairups.biz for more details and how to make a booking.