Congratulations! You’re getting married! You've pinned all your favorite décor ideas on Pintrest and researched your venues, DJs and photogaphers. But don't forget about your updo artist!
You may have an awesome hairstylist, one whom you can't wait to tell that you’re engaged, and you have no doubt that she will do your wedding updo. You ask her to jot you down in the appointment book for your big day, and shes says, "I don't do updos." Gasp! You think, "What? Did you miss that day at cosmetology school!"
The truth is that most cosmetology schools only teach you what you need to know to pass the state board. Unfortunately, there is no updo section on the state board! If you want to learn updos, you have to invest time in them. Your stylist may have an awesome knack for it and/or has taken some awesome classes in order to understand the construction of the styles.
It's unrealistic for some brides to have a consultation if you are having a destination wedding or hiring a stylist from out of town. Just make sure you ask all the right questions, and check out their portfolio!
Last but not least, I know most of you have a wedding day budget. Often, the bride forgets about her hair and makeup until the wedding day is upon her. We are one of the last vendors to get booked with the exception being highly organized brides. Either way, think long-term. You will be looking at these pictures forever. Is it really worth letting your best friend work her magic on your locks? Or on her own locks? Consider hiring the stylist for you as well as all your bridesmaids. Even moms and grandmas like to get in on the action.
Here's hoping your wedding day is everything you ever dreamed of and more!