Your guide to event hair styling

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Planning checklist

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2 months ahead: Plan your style
  • Gather ideas for hairstyles that interest you by browsing the internet.
  • Save pictures of hairstyles that suit your event, and make them available to a stylist that you choose.
  • Choose a budget for your hairstyle. Remember that a tip of 15 percent or more is customary for this type of service.
  • Check online reviews for local stylists or salons.
  • Stick to stylists who specialize in events like weddings if your event is very formal.
6 weeks ahead: Meet and interview
  • Set up appointments with several stylists in your area. Ask for a consultation. This visit is generally free.
  • Select and order hair accents like tiaras, jewels, or barrettes prior to the event. Make sure that these accents work with your hairstyle.
1 month ahead: Do a trial
  • Choose a stylist you like, and set up a test run. Ask for the exact hairstyle that you have chosen for your event.
  • Wear that style for an entire day, and make sure that you are comfortable.
  • Determine whether the pricing and the stylist’s personality fit your event and your taste.
  • A good hairstylist has a schedule that fills quickly. Make a reservation early.
  • Determine whether the stylist will travel to your location, or you will begin your day at the salon. Expect to pay more for travel.
2 weeks ahead: Make a Plan B
  • Create a style backup plan if the event space changes due to weather.

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