Written by: Val Rasmussen

Type #weddinghair into any online search and a Pandora’s box of updos, milkmaids, sock buns, beach waves, round curls and fishtails spill onto the screen. While this may seem overwhelming at first, fear not. Whether your vision is romantic, vintage, glam or bohemian, you can rely on the tips of expert Jagged Edge Salon owner Chris Pietz to weave you through the #hotmess.

Tip 1: Book It

“When it comes to finding a stylist, look for someone who specializes in bridals,” he says. “Not every hair stylist does bridal styling so going to your usual hair stylist may not be the best option.” Set an appointment with a few different pros to get a sense of expertise, personality and pricing.

Tip 2: Search

“Brides have great social media sources available to guide them as they plan the perfect wedding hairstyle,” Chris says. “I recommend looking for pictures that show different angles of the hairstyles that you like. Seeing only the back of a hairstyle makes it hard to know how to style the front.” Bring photos from magazines and Pinterest to the consultation.

Tip 3: Discuss

“Talk with your stylist about the theme of your wedding,” Chris advises. Presenting photos of your gown can help ensure that hair and makeup are consistent with the mood of a wedding. “This will help your stylist recommend what will best suit you on your big day.”

Tip 4: Schedule

Book haircut and color appointments leading up to the big day. “Ask about availability and how far in advance you need to book your appointments,” he says. “Decide if a trial style is necessary. You may also need on-location services the day of your wedding which requires a fee and planning ahead.”

Tip 5: Forget about it

With everything scheduled and a trial run complete, enjoy the day without worrying about your hair.

Credits:

Photographs: Gary Booth, SLC

Hair and makeup:  Jagged Edge Salon, Draper