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Bridal Hair Care Tips Masterclass for Future Brides

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Bee Byrnes, Founder and Creative Director at HairPeople Salon Dublin, Shares Her Wealth of Experience from Making Bridal Hair Look Amazing on the Big Day

Bridal hair can be tricky to complete to the bride’s 100% satisfaction and with minimum stress. Follow Bee’s tips for bridal hair and you’re halfway there…

1. Start Early

I would encourage brides to begin a consistent hair care routine several months before the wedding to ensure their hair is in its best possible condition. Especially if the starting point is to address already damaged hair. 

2. Healthy Diet

It is very important to have a balanced diet rich in vitamins and minerals to promote healthy hair. Include plenty of fruit and vegetables. Berries and citrus fruits are packed with vitamins and antioxidants essential for hair growth. Protein sources like eggs, lean meat, fish and seeds.  

3. Regular Trims

Get regular trims every 6-10 weeks to prevent split ends and maintain hair health.

4. Hydration

Stay hydrated. Drink plenty of water to keep hair hydrated from the inside out. When your body is dehydrated your hair can become dry and brittle. It can also cause dry, itching and flaking scalp.

5. Avoid Heat Damage

Try to limit the use of heat styling tools and always use protectant products when styling. Hot tools can cause damage and discolouration. Overuse can scorch your hair which can make your blonde yellow! If you are going to be in the sun before your wedding, protect your hair and scalp. Covering it is the best protection. If in a pool, rinse the chlorine out every time. Same for seawater. Both are extremely damaging to your hair. Particularly if you allow them to dry into your hair under the sun!!!

6. Deep Conditioning Treatments

Start deep conditioning rituals as part of your hair care routine to nourish and moisturise your hair. Treat yourself to good masque or for a real treat, book professional treatments in your salon. 

7. Consult a Professional

Talk to your hairstylist well in advance to discuss wedding day hairstyle options and address any hair concerns. Even if your stylist is not doing your hair on your wedding day, they are the best person to advise you on products, treatments, changes and concerns. They can give you invaluable guidance on how to care for your hair. They know your hair better than anyone else.

8. Trial Runs

Schedule trial runs for hair to ensure you are happy with the wedding day look you choose. Don’t leave it until the last minute to finalise your wedding hair. Give yourself plenty of time to change your mind or make adjustments. 

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Bee Byrnes at HairPeople Salon Dublin has seen it all, when it comes to bridal hair.

9. Manage Stress

Stress levels leading up to the wedding can be overwhelming. Remember, it’s not worth stressing about every strand and striving for perfection. Remember that some degree of imperfection is natural. 

10. Sleep and Rest

Getting enough sleep and rest will promote overall well-being, which reflects in hair health.

11. Avoid Last-Minute Experiments

100% do not make drastic changes to hair colour or style close to the wedding date to avoid potential disasters. If you have a new look in mind, do it in plenty of time to be sure you love it. If you don’t love it, you will have plenty of time to change it up. 

12. Extensions or not

Near the wedding you might be panicking that you don’t have the length or fullness to achieve the look you want. Don’t jump into extensions without speaking to your wedding stylist. They might recommend a particular hair piece or clip in that would look better, have less upkeep and cause less damage. They might be able to colour match and organise it for you. Ask.

13. Don’t Overdo Chemical Treatments

Avoid excessive chemical treatments such as frequent dyeing, or straightening as they can damage the hair and lead to breakage. Your stylist can put a programme together to get all your dates in the diary in advance. Sit down and plan your hair around events coming up to your wedding also. If your colourist/ stylist is very busy, advance booking is imperative to ensure they are available.

14. Time management

Work out with your stylist exactly how long they will need for the wedding party. Confirm your starting time and consider working out a timetable for hair and makeup with times assigned to individuals in the wedding party. Left to decide on the day can get messy and can result in a last minute rush , which can make everyone anxious. Set times will make it smoother. It gives options for bridesmaids with a baby, children to go first etc. or mother of the bride, who is usually off organising other things. Also if you like calm and quiet it allows for each person to arrive for their slot and not everyone all at once in the room. That’s up to you!


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