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10 Secrets For Long Lasting Wedding Hair

1. Hair spray. Let us say it again. Hair spray. Your wedding hair will stand a fighting chance if you can get your hands on a travel size hair spray for your big day. Hair spray might sound obvious, but the key is to have your maid of honor spray you down as often as every other hour to combat fly-aways, limp curls, and to keep everything in tact-just the way you want it. You can see more where this gorgeous hair style came from here.
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10 Secrets For Long Lasting Wedding Hair
1. Hair spray. Let us say it again. Hair spray. Your wedding hair will stand a fighting chance if you can get your hands on a travel size hair spray for your big day. Hair spray might sound obvious, but the key is to have your maid of honor spray you down as often as every other hour to combat fly-aways, limp curls, and to keep everything in tact-just the way you want it. You can see more where this gorgeous hair style came from here.
2. Opt for volume. We all know the feeling- we don't want to go overboard with the teased hair or too dark of a smokey eye because we don't want to feel like a raccoon or pageant queen... but truly, having a little tease can go a long way. Have your stylist add some volume to your style, like the bridesmaid above, so by the time you arrive to your reception your hair isn't stick straight and slicked to your face. See more of this Arizona wedding here photographed by Elyse Hall Photography.
3. Make last minute additions. Fresh florals on a hot summer wedding day can wilt quickly. We recommend adding them within an hour of your ceremony to have them looking their very best. If you plan on wearing florals set aside a few minutes in your pre ceremony schedule for adding them to your style and to also do some last minute touch ups before your big moment. That way you walk down the aisle perfectly primped! See more of this Ranch wedding here photographed by Brooke Beasly & Gina Petersen.
4. Start high and tight. Maybe this is the look you are going for- which is totally gorgeous- but even if it is not, start off your day this way. The fact is, your hair is going to naturally relax. If you start with loose curls there is a good chance it will be a tad too straight just in time for your actual wedding. If you desire a loose curl look, start your morning with tight curls and they will be just the perfect amount of relaxed by your first look. See more where this gorgeous style came from here.
5. Come in with dirty hair. Wait...what? When you go in for your appointment- or if your stylist comes to you- be ready with dry, "day two" hair. It seems counter intuitive for the most important day of your life but if your stylist is working with day two hair (which, let's be honest, in most cases is our best day of hair) it is easier for him or her to work with your tresses because they have added texture. Freshly washed hair can be too soft and not hold volume as well... who would have thought! See more of where this halo is from here.
6. Don't touch it. Actually, don't even think about touching it. You've hired the best to create your bridal look so just trust that it looks perfect. Not only does touching, tucking, flicking, and wiggling your curls loosen up your desired look but the oils from your fingers will be your worst enemy weighing down your hair and counteracting the volume your stylist created. See more of this springtime shoot here photographed by Tec Pataja.
7. Use what you got. You probably cringe reading about using natural curls on your wedding day but it is a tried and true trick. Mother nature is a stronger force to be reckoned with than any other curl. Use what you got and have your stylist add to it. Your curls are more likely to stick around and you'll have that desired natural look. See more of this picnic wedding here photographed by Erich McVey.
8. Test drive your veil. Whether it is for bridals or just a day at home (without your future hubby around of course) test your veil out. Knowing how it shifts or wiggles its way out of your hair will be super helpful for your stylist to know. It is also no surprise that some hair accessories can cause major discomfort or even headache. If you are aware of its discomfort your stylist can make a teased area that acts as a cushion so when you attach it, you don't feel a thing! See more of this stunner pink and black wedding here photographed by Diana Lupu.
9. Be in your natural habitat. If you are worried at all about being dissatisfied with an out of your ordinary style then there is no better solution than to keep it real. This bride wore her natural hair style flawlessly and you can too- let your stylist create a polished 'you' look that your soon-to-be husband already adores! You will be comfortable and maybe even less camera shy by rockin' your own beautiful look. See more of these darling looks here photographed by Justin Aaron.
10. Get help from a cute accessory. A super pretty pin or clip can keep your bangs to the side, reduce the temptation for you to touch your hair, and let your natural wedding day glow shine on. Even the slightest breeze can cause your bangs to slide front and center and trust us- you don't want that. Keep things in their place while accessorizing, your photographer will thank you later. See more of this look here.