Should You Do Hair Or Make Up First On Your Wedding Day?

The morning of your wedding can be tricky to plan. If your hair and makeup time over-runs, you can be sure everything else will run behind schedule. Make sure your wedding prep stays on schedule with our top tips:

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Should You Do Hair Or Make Up First?

This depends on how you want your hair to be styled. If your hair needs to be washed, rolled and heated, book your hair appointment first. It can then be drawn back to apply your makeup. If you are unsure, speak to our experienced hair stylists at our Simone Thomas hairdressers in Bournemouth. They will give you their top advice on when your hair should be styled on your big day.

If you are going for a natural-looking style, allocate the first makeup slot to the bride. It’s her day, after all! Not only is hers the most important to be perfected, but also gives the bride a stunning look for the rest of her ‘getting ready’ photos.

While the bride is having her make up applied, the hair stylist can start work on the first bridesmaid’s hair. Once the bride has that final touch just right, the stylist can begin styling her hair. Don’t worry if you want your make up to look ‘fresh’. A professional should apply your make up to last all day and into the evening.


How Much Time Do I Need For Hair?

For professional wedding hair in Bournemouth, allow 30–45 minutes for each bridesmaid and the mother of bride. The bride’s hair will take longer, so schedule at least 60–90 minutes. Time your stylist while having your hair trial for an accurate time frame. Complex styling such as fitting hair pieces and volumizers may need more time.


Wedding Hair On The Day

Be sure to wash your hair in plenty of time before your hair stylist arrives. Avoid using any product or leave-in conditioner, which might make your hair difficult to style. If you have any questions, ask your stylist during your hair trial, so your hair look stunning on your special day.


For more information about wedding hair, contact the Simone Thomas hairdressers Bournemouth. We can provide a full consultation with more information about our wedding hair packages and prices. Call today on 01202 760003 to book your appointment.

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