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Planning checklist

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3 months ahead: Plan styles
  • Gather photos or videos of the hairstyles you’re considering and share them with your hairstylist.
  • Narrow your options down to two hair styles and do trial runs with both of them.
  • Wear each look for a full day to see how it holds up and if you’ll get a headache from wearing all day and into the evening.
  • Choose a style you like best.
1–2 months ahead: Care for your hair
  • In the month or so leading up to your wedding try to stop or limit the amount of heat styling you do to your hair.
  • If you're getting a haircut before your wedding day, do so about a month before so you have time for any mishaps to grow out.
  • If you're buying hair products or accessories yourself, make sure you have everything you need a month before your wedding day.
  • Stockpile things like bobby pins, elastics, hairspray and anything else you might need so you’re guaranteed to have it on hand.
2 weeks ahead: Primp and confirm
  • Give your hair a treat in the weeks leading up to your wedding in the form of a deep conditioning treatment.
  • Coordinate with your hairstylist so she or he knows where to go and for how long.
1 week ahead: Finalize schedule
  • Consider the time your hairstyle of choice will take and arrange your schedule for the day accordingly.
  • Remember to give yourself a little extra time (about a half hour) just in case any unforeseen issues come up.

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