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As your big day draws closer, it’s time to start considering what needs to be done so that you have the perfect hair for your special day. We spoke to celebrity hair stylist, Paloma Rose Garcia about what we should be doing to achieve beautiful, shiny and healthy hair in the lead up to the wedding.
3 months’ prior
Great hair requires a little love and devotion. If you want your hair to look good, you first have to start repairing from the inside out. Vitamin deficiency can cause dull and brittle hair and no one wants that on their wedding day! Taking a few supplements will make those difficult strands a thing of the past.
Zinc is good for your hair as well as your nails and skin. Food such as oysters, nuts, chicken and yoghurt are full of zinc (or you can take a supplement!). I also recommend eating food rich in Vitamin B, such as avocados, nuts, spirulina, eggs and quinoa. Vitamin B is responsible for keeping you hair think, help it grow and preventing it from breaking.
If you’re desperate to grow your hair before the big day, it’s recommended that you get a hair cut – and keep getting them every 7-10 weeks. This will ensure that you don’t have any split ends at your wedding, helping you avoid that terrible frizzy look that no bride wants. The more breakage and split ends you cut off now, the less you will have to cut off right before your wedding.
Hair: Paula Hibbard, Fabulous Hair Up // Makeup: Veronika Moreira // Photography: Our Carousel Studios
Protect your hair
It’s important to invest in a good shampoo and conditioner. You should be avoiding shampoos and conditioners with harsh chemicals that damage your hair and leave it looking dry and dull.
A hair trial at your selected hair dressers should be done 6 months prior to your wedding. This will confirm that style, colour and length and will help you get on track to achieving the look that you want. If you want to test a new hair colour, now is the time to do it – if you hate it, you have plenty of time to change it or grow it back.
By this stage, your hair trials should be done however you should see your hair stylist for a trim so that you can be rid of any split ends. Don’t do make any drastic changes to your hair – now is not the time for an impulse fringe!
HMU: Janice Wu // Photography: Lost in Love Photography // Gown: Suzanne Howard // Earcuff: Mimco
2 weeks’ prior
In-salon deep conditioning
If you’ve decided to wear your hair down or half-up, you’ll want your hair looking as healthy as possible. Treat yourself to an in-salon deep conditioning treatment. These treatments don’t just coat the hair they actually push much-needed nutrients further into the hair follicles, restoring moisture.
If you’re wearing your hair up you can skip the treatment, your hair is easier to work with when it’s more textured.
Hair: Anaka Hair // Makeup: Melonie Santos // Photography: Bernard Gueit // Accessories + Dress : Anna Campbell
Final colour and trim
Get your final colour 1 week before your big day – not a few days before! This means that it will give your hair the time it needs to settle and also gives you enough time to make any changes needed.
Your hair stylist should give your hair a final trim a week before, taking away all the split ends without compromising the length!
Hair: Vanessa Henwood , The Bridal Hair Co // Makeup: Helen Samaryan // Photography: James Mills
You should wash your hair the night before your wedding (not the day of), as the oils will help the style you have chosen hold better.
Hair: Anaka Hair // Makeup: Melonie Santos // Photography: Bernard Gueit // Accessories: Anna Campbell
Now your hair is on point, click here for the beauty routines you need to start before your wedding!
Feature image: Hair: Lizzie Liros // Hair extensions: Amazing Hair // Makeup: Helen Sotis // Photography: Dario Gardiman
Tips: Paloma Rose Garcia, Philips Haircare Ambassador and celebrity hair stylist