Your wedding is the most important day of your life so you want to look and feel your absolute best.

Head to toe, you want to ensure that everything is exactly how you envisioned – but most people won’t be looking at your toes. Your bridal hairstyle will be one of the most important elements of your looks, right after your dress. You want a hairstyle that suits your personality and a color that complements your complexion.

If you’re tying the knot soon, you want to consider styling consultation from a professional. Many brides try a variety of different styles long before the big day to avoid a hair disaster on the day of.

Keep reading for three common mistakes many brides make when deciding on their wedding hairstyle.

1. A Drastic Cut or Color Change

We’ve all left the salon with much shorter hair than we anticipated and highlights that we’re not thrilled about. Don’t let this happen too close to your wedding day.

If you do have a certain color or style in mind, consult with your hairstylist and get it done six to eight months before your wedding.

This will give your hair time to grow back, or do a color correction if necessary. You also don’t want to look like a different version of yourself. Opting for a dramatic hairstyle change too close to the date might not allow your style to shine through.

2. Washing Your Hair on Your Wedding Day

Most women have a hair washing routine. You know exactly when to wash your hair to prepare for a certain style.

Second-day hair works best for many hairstyles because it allows natural oils to come through. Freshly washed hair is hard to manage because it doesn’t have enough oil and texture to hold curls, especially for bridal hairstyles.

You also want to avoid a deep conditioning treatment right before the wedding. This can make your hair look oily and flat. It is also very difficult to style when it is greasy.

As a bride, you want your hair to be fresh yet manageable.

3. Using Hair Extensions For the First Time

Long hair is perfect for a bridal updo. While not everyone has the right length for a certain style, extensions can help.

If you’re planning to wear hair extensions at your wedding, be sure to get a set installed a few weeks or months in advance. Hair extensions take some getting used to and you don’t want to risk that on your wedding day. Take some time to see if you like how they look, how they feel, and how they look with your desired style.

You can also create matching hairstyles for your bridesmaids which can easily be achieved with extensions and planning.

Avoid Three Mistakes Many Brides Make

Planning is the best way to avoid hair mishaps on your special day. Avoid trying a new cut or color, try extensions ahead of time, and don’t wash your hair the day of. Steering clear of these three common mistakes that brides make will help you achieve the ultimate hair on your wedding day!

Visit our website and book an appointment with our expert stylist for bridal hair consultation in Boise.