Are you a blushing but busy bride to be?
What an exciting time! There’s so much going on, seemingly an endless rush of things and hyper-limited supply of time. With all that’s happening, it’s important to make time for yourself.
You deserve to feel like a million bucks not just on your special day, but along every step of the way!
Salon treatments have been a popular wedding day service forever. But why not look and feel your best at your bridal shower, bachelorette party or engagement photo shoot?
In this article we’ll talk about some of the many reasons you should consider professional salon treatments for the events leading up to your wedding day.
Hair That Holds Up Under Pressure
Whether you’re spending the day celebrating with your fiancé or with friends and family, a professional stylist will make sure that your hair stays in place all day long.
Engagement sessions can often require hours in front of the camera and multiple outfit changes (not to mention humidity or the unexpected downpour).
Bridal showers and bachelorette parties are a whole lot of fun and games – but also a lot of moving around. These are Instagrammable moments for which you’ll want your hair looking its best all day (and all night).
Professional styling will leave your hair feeling smooth, shiny and tamed throughout the entire experience, so that you can focus on enjoying the moment. A good hair stylist will be well trained and experienced in creating event styles which not only look and feel stunning but photograph beautifully.
Opportunity to Experiment
You might have a good idea of the style you’re hoping to achieve on your wedding day, or you may be totally unsure.
Either way, having your hair professionally done for your bridal shower or engagement photo shoot gives you the opportunity to trial different styles and determine which is the best fit for you! You can see how each style will photograph and look with different necklines or makeup looks.
Trying out styles early on (say, at the shower or engagement shoot) will give you lots of time to fine tune your wedding day look. Experimenting with your hair prior to the big day will ensure you feel 100% confident with your final decision!
A Much-Needed Boost of Confidence
Often times brides-to-be can feel nervous being in front of the camera during their engagement photo shoot. For many, this is the first time having professional photos taken!
Looking and feeling your absolute best will translate into feeling confident and natural for the camera. Hair stylists will work with you to achieve all of your hair goals, while finding a look that complements your natural beauty. These are photos you’ll have for a lifetime, so you can look back on how effortlessly beautiful and confident you felt in the moment.
An Investment in Timeless Memories
The events leading up to your wedding day are moments you’ll never forget.
Many brides have said that they have more photos on display in their home from their engagement shoot than from their wedding! Bridal showers are a great time to bond with close friends and family members, the memories of which you’ll treasure forever.
Investing in your hair will pay off when you look back on the events and remember looking and feeling your very best!
Treat Yourself Right – at Just the Right Time!
Not having to stress about your hair means more opportunities to enjoy the moment.
You have enough to worry about during your engagement! Planning outfits, venues, menus, photo shoot locations and guest lists takes a huge amount of time and energy. Don’t let your hair-worries add to your to-do list.
You can have confidence and peace of mind when an expert stylist is executing the perfect style.
Having your hair professionally done means one less thing to worry about while you’re planning, organizing and more importantly – celebrating!
What’s Big in Bridal Hair for 2019?
At Salon130, our Ottawa bridal stylists are experts in creating any look your heart desires.
We’ve compiled a list of the top 5 hair trends for 2019 (and into 2020) to give every bride-to-be some major hair inspiration – whether it be for their wedding, bridal shower, bachelorette party or engagement photo shoot!
1) Effortless Updos
Perfectly up-done hair looks both polished and effortless. It’s a guarantee you’ll be seeing this style at Ottawa weddings this summer! Effortless updos have become all the rage since Megan Markle and Kate Middleton were seen rocking multiple variations. Our stylists can help you determine the perfect accessory for your updo, whether that be a floral hairpiece, veil or glistening hair comb. Definitely consider an updo if you have shorter hair or want to show off a gorgeous neckline or low back.
2) Soft Hollywood Waves
Think old Hollywood glamour and timeless beauty. This classic style can take many variations, including a deep side part or tucked behind one ear. Consider this hair style if you have medium to long hair and are looking for a minimal, timeless look that won’t take any attention away from your outfit. Possible accessories include a crystal hair comb or statement earrings.
3) Bohemian Texture
Bohemian hairstyles have been a major trend in the past few years. Texture can be added to either updos or half-up styles. Often times bohemian curls are more unkempt and less polished than the soft waves described above. This can be a great style to think about if you have thinner hair and are looking to add more volume. Definitely consider this look for more casual outdoor events inspired by nature and you can even accessorize with real flowers or greenery.
4) Sleek Ponytails
A modern ponytail exudes simplicity and elegance. Opt for a super sleek look, consider adding volume at the crown or face-framing waves. This hairstyle is perfect for outfits which have a lot of detail around the neckline or make a statement. Simple hair will keep all eyes on your outfit and accessories.
5) Oversized Braids
Twists, braids and fishtails create tons of dimension. This is another style which radiates bohemian energy and can be easily paired with the textured curls described above. Our stylists are experts at all types of braids and can help you determine whether fishtails, waterfall braids or oversized Dutch braids are the look you’re going for. This is another style which is perfect for creating added volume and texture. Consider this style for an outdoor bridal shower, engagement photo shoot or casual ceremony.
Let Salon130 Help with All Your Ottawa Bridal Hair Needs
The team at Salon 130 is available to accommodate all of your bridal events, from the engagement shoot, bridal shower and bachelorette party to the Big Day of your wedding itself.
Contact us today to find out more & book your appointments.