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What Your Hairstylist NEEDS to Know Before Your Wedding Hair Test

Your venue is set, you’ve bought your dress and asked all of your bridesmaids to stand by your side on your wedding day–but now it’s time to focus on one of the most important, yet easily overlooked aspects of your big day: your hair. While it’s no secret that your mane can often make or break a look, sometimes we don’t exactly give our hair the attention it needs, especially in the midst of planning an entire wedding. So, to keep you in line and on track for an amazing wedding day, we’ve compiled a list of the most important things that your stylist wants you to know prior to your wedding hair test. Also, don’t forget to check out our mega Bridal Hair pinterest post for more inspo.


  • Start communicating the details of your wedding day with your stylist, including the date, time, location and how many people will need their hair done (including all bridesmaids, mother of the bride, flower girls, etc.) This way, your stylist can be sure to put together a team of stylists for your big day, if needed.
  • Starting sending your stylist wedding hair inspiration pictures (Pinterest is a bride’s best friend)!
  • Begin prepping your wedding day tresses including selecting your ideal wedding day hair hue, cut and maintaining your hair’s health.

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  • Your wedding hair test should be at least six weeks before your wedding.
  • Make sure to bring images of yourself in your dress – pictures of both the front and back are preferred so that your stylist can get an idea of how the style will look when paired with the dress.
  • It is very important to remember to bring your veil or any bridal hair accessories to your wedding hair test so that your stylist can do a test run of the look in it’s entirety.
  • Be sure to talk prices with your stylist to be sure to get a clear idea of what you and your party will be paying so that everyone has their funds ready the day of the ceremony.




  • Make sure that the venue where you will be getting your hair done is well air-conditioned (aka not humid), no bride wants frizzy, limp hair, especially before the ceremony.
  • If your stylist is coming to you, have a space set up where he/she can set up their tools and products so that they can do your hair in a timely, organized manner.
  • Be sure that you and your party wash and dry your hair prior to your appointment time and that everyone is dressed in robes or button-up shirts (so that you don’t mess up your ‘do when getting changed!)
  • Be punctual! Time is of the essence, especially on your big day, give your stylist the time they need to make your mane as magical as possible.

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In need of some bridal hair mainspiration pics to show your stylist? See below for some major looks from some of our favorite #manemasters.

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For even more bridal hair inspo, check out the most un-basic wedding hair looks for every bride here.

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