Ladies, In answer to your many questions re: preparation for your Big Day, please find below what I hope are informative and helpful answers to your queries. Obviously, I couldn’t answer every question but selected the most popular on your behalf!
I'm thinking of getting hair extensions for my wedding day. How do they work and how long will they last?
First of all if you are thinking of having extensions for your wedding it is advisable to have them done at least 10 days beforehand to allow for you to get used to the feeling and extra weight. Also, you will probably be matching a colour, so allow time to correct any slight differences. There are a number of choices with hair extensions. I would only recommend using human hair as it lends itself to a number of different styling techniques. Human hair can be glued in at sections throughout the head, and last about 2 weeks, or they can be woven in and are more permanent. You should investigate both types.
Extensions can be very expensive, anything from €80 - €400. Go for a quotation prior to your wedding.
I want to have my hair in better condition for my wedding day but with all the running around can't make it to the salon on a regular basis. What would you recommend to use at home?
It is always important to have hair in tip top condition, so start by giving your hair a super intense treatment such as Redken's 'ALL SOFT'or Kerastase 'Nutritive' range . For best results you should use the complete range in whatever product you choose. These products are designed to be used as a programme of treatments.
My stylist has told me to wash my hair the night before the wedding and not on the morning of. Is this right?
Washing your hair the night before your wedding is only recommended if you are wearing your hair up. Long hair freshly washed can be very soft and flyaway making it difficult to manage. If you are wearing your hair in a more casual style it should be freshly washed.
I want to grow my hair long for the wedding day. Is it a good idea to stop cutting it now and let it grow until I’m closer to my wedding date and cut it then?
If you are growing your hair for your wedding just stop cutting it. However, if it is in very poor condition at the ends,have it trimmed about every 6 weeks. Trimming means literally nipping off the split ends. It’s a myth to think cutting hair makes it grow faster!!
My friends Veil fell out of her hair walking up the aisle! I don't want the same to happen to me. Any tricks to securing it besides hairgrips?
A very secure way of fixing a veil is to take a small section of hair, about 3' square on the crown. Backcomb it at the rootsand catch it in a mini ponytail. Work the rest of your hair around the base and when finished insert the comb of the veil into the base of the ponytail. This is very secure but I would always use a couple of clips at the side of the comb as insurance.
I'm thinking of doing my own hair, as I just want it to look simple and natural. However it is flyaway and hairspray makes it look stiff. I haven't used any other products, as I don't know what to use or what the effect will be. Can you advise?
Flyaway hair is always a problem so to give it the best possible chance on your big day use a styling product on damp hair before styling. My particular favourite is EXPANSEUR by Kerstase or John Frieda's styling spray.
Will a GHD irons straighten thick curly hair for the whole day?
G.H.D's are a marvellous styling tool but they have certain limitations If you have thick curly hair, I would suggest you have your hair blow-dried straight first and then taking fine sections spray each section with styling oil. Use your irons very slowly.
My hair is quite “blonde” at the moment and want to tone it down for the Big Day. How long before the wedding should I get it dyed (in case of anything going wrong)?
Toning blonde hair down can be quite difficult. Condition&l