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Guest Blog - Bespoke Bridal Hair by Nicola Marshall

Updated: Feb 1

Top 5 tips for picking your bridal hairstylist.

1. Don’t leave it to the last minute!

With the big things like getting a venue and photographer sorted, sometimes bridal hair can get left low down on the list, but that wedding date creeps up fast! Once I had a bridal enquiry with only two weeks left until the big day! I, and many other hairstylists take bookings up to two years in advance. As my services are exclusive to one bride for the day, when that date is gone – it’s gone!

2. Do your research

Social media is a great way to find out who your local bridal hairstylists are and get a feel for the style of work they produce, so check out things like Instagram for real-life bridal pictures. You can see mine here: https://www.instagram.com/bespokebridal_hairbynicola/

I also recommend attending local wedding fairs; this is another chance to meet and chat with bridal hairstylists in person, to ask any questions you have and see their standard of work. You may even be lucky enough have a mini trial!

3. Ask other suppliers for recommendations

Lots of wedding suppliers and venues often work closely with each other and would be more than happy to recommend someone who is professional and going to help make your day extra special.

4. Book a trial

A trial is your chance to:

• try out any ideas you have

• talk through what does/doesn’t work for you

• ask advice on veils and accessories

• build a rapport with your bridal hairstylist (after all, they will be a big part of the start of your special day!)  

5. Pick a specialist

Lots of hairdressers shy away from hair-up styles, as they may not feel confident because they don’t practice them regularly. Picking a bridal hair specialist ensures that on that big day you’ll get someone who is confident in their work, has a full kit and the experience of working under the pressure of large bridal parties on a wedding morning.

Best of luck to all brides out there who are on the hunt for that perfect wedding hairstyle!

Bespoke Bridal Hair by Nicola Marshall

07394 718536