by Anjan Suchar
You’ll wear a bridal lehenga that weighs more than anything you’ve ever donned, and put on layers of makeup to ensure it lasts as long as you’d like it to, without even batting an eye, but when it comes to bridal hair, an elaborate hairstyle—with a lot of products and pins—has the misfortune of making you feel like you have excess weight bogging you down on your shoulders very quickly.
Besides making sure that your bridal hairstyle complements your outfit, jewellery and makeup, it should also be something that speaks to your personal aesthetic and makes you feel comfortable. And that’s exactly why a pre-consultation with your hairstylist is considered to be vital.
“Comfort is the most important,” says Hiral Bhatia, hairstylist to Bollywood celebrities like Sonam K Ahuja and amongst the top choices for brides around the country. “And a thorough consultation with your hairstylist is a must. Preferably, show them picture references so that they understand your vibe.”
She gives us four reasons why you should make sure you decide your bridal hairstyle before your wedding day:
Your bridal hairstyle shouldn’t bog you down
As it’s your big day, you don’t want to be uncomfortable at any point. One must thoroughly enjoy their wedding day. Keep in mind that there is jewellery and possibly a heavy dupatta involved, so chose your hairstyle accordingly. You don’t want to be in pain. Bridal hair should be simple, ethereal and beautiful.
Your hairstylist should match your vibe
For your wedding, you should look for a hairstylist that you feel you can trust and who understands your aesthetic. Go through the pictures of their work in advance, so you understand their style of work too. I’m a big braid lover myself, and love fresh flowers in the hair.
You don’t want to be in for a surprise on your wedding day
There is so much happening on your wedding day. You don’t want to stress about your hair and makeup. Having a pre-planned look cuts down on the time needed to put it all together, giving you more time for your photoshoots, or even for a quick respite in between events.
You want to have time to prep for your look
Pre-deciding the complete look helps you prep the hair in advance. A haircut or colour job can be done according to the style, and extensions can also be kept ready by your hairstylist if needed.
– Vogue India