|A Billy Lowe hair/make-up wedding|
When it comes to wedding day beauty, however, I suggest planning well in advance (a year in fact) especially when it comes to your hair & make-up. Here's what it looks like.
1. Avoid last minute appointments with a hair stylist or make-up artist simply to avoid any last minute uh-ohs.
2. Start planning your cut & color a year in advance (unless you've made the decision to marry a week from now) especially if you have longer hair. Keeping hair looking the most consistent for the longest period of time is a great way to be sure hair looks its best on your wedding day.
3. At 6 months prior to your wedding, start looking at products and tools you should be focusing on for day-to-day styling. Be sure you are on a great skincare ritual and that you're paying close attention to diet and exercise. Last minute crash diets are certainly not helpful (nor healthy) before trying to slip into a dress.
4. At 3 months prior, hair color and overall cut should be fairly finalized and it's upkeep from here. If you are planning to make a last minute stylist change, this is the time to do it and do not delay!
5. At 1-2 weeks prior to your wedding is the perfect time to have that last cut & style/color application so hair doesn't look too over-processed for the wedding day. It also gives hair time to grow in and soften.
Finally, do your homework. Attend bridal shows, make inspiration or look-books for yourself, gather ideas from friends and family (but remember the day is yours). Most of all - have fun. The most consistent you are with your hair & beauty services prior to your wedding, the better your outcomes will be on your wedding day.