Hair Tips for June Brides
Serge Normant shares his tips for the BG Bride
It’s June. . . so you know what that means — Wedding Season. The dress, the shoes, the venue, the hair. Oh yes, the hair!
We recently sat down with celebrated Hair Stylist, Serge Normant and asked his best tips on prepping precious tresses for the big day. Grab your three-ring wedding binder, girls. . . you’ll want to print this list & keep it close.
1. Always pick your dress before choosing a hairstyle. Once you know the the style of your dress, you’ll have a better sense of your hair options.
2. Choose a hairstyle that suits your personality as much as the dress does. Resist the urge to stray too far from your true signature style.
3. Try the hairstyle a few times beforehand and always throw in another option so you will have no regrets.
4. If you use a hairpiece (extensions or something else), make sure it matches your own color perfectly. Check the color match in natural and artificial light.
5. Make sure your hairstyle works with and without a veil. When you remove the veil you may not have time to change your hair…you will want it to be as fast and easy as possible.
6. If you use fresh flowers in your hair, have more than you think you might need, in case you need to refresh some. . . this is especially important in warm weather.
7. If your hair is usually limp, try to shampoo the night before or if you prefer to wash the day of the event, use Meta Revive Volumizing Dry Shampoo which will add texture as well as a root boost. It also helps to secure hair pins and hold the style.
8. Do research ahead of time (magazines, internet, etc.) and bring references to your hairdresser. There are always great ideas and it’s very important to be on the same page.
9. This should be a fun process…but remember this is a look that will be in pictures for years to come…go for timeless, elegant, classy — not contrived.
10. Don’t use too many products. If you like to mix it up, make sure you have tried them ahead of time.
11. If you colour your hair, do so a week before the date of the wedding. If you are a natural blonde or have highlights, use Meta Blonde Shampoo and Conditioner to refresh in the days running up to the big day.
12. Hairspray is great, but not too strong or too much. . . . especially in humid weather. Meta Luxe sprays lightly but has a regular hold and can be easily brushed out at the end of the day.
13. A dry finishing oil will add shine and take away any frizz. Meta Sheer Finishing Oil is great because shiny is good, greasy is not!
14. A good tip if you use hairpins: twist one branch back…it helps the pin to stay put.
15. Bigger is usually always better, but only with the right volumizer. Start small and work your way up. Meta Lush Volumizer will help build volume but without making the hair sticky or crunchy. . . your handsome groom can still run his hand through if you choose to keep your hair down!
16. And finally, create a scent story with hair! I created AVAH, my hair fragrance for every day. . . but for wedding hair, there is nothing more beautiful than getting a subtle scent when your hair moves (all the while nourishing your hair, too).
Have a gorgeous wedding day!
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