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Before You Say, “I Do,” Consider These Hair Do’s and Don’ts
Before You Say, “I Do,” Consider These Hair Do’s and Don’ts

You’ve got the perfect wedding gown, accessories, and shoes. But, wait… Did you forget about your hair? That’s just as important as your dress! What style best suits your look for the big day?

“If possible, always do a test run for the style prior to the wedding day,” says Erica Blevins, owner and natural hair stylist of Oh! My Nappy Hair Salon in Atlanta. “This will give you an idea of what to expect on the big day. Bring all of your bridal hair accessories to the stylist when choosing hairstyles.” This is just one of the several tips this expert stylist offers brides. Soon, she too will be taking her own advice, as Erica is scheduled to wed in just a few weeks.

Fellow brides, as you plan your wedding ‘do, remember Erica’s do’s and don’ts:

  • Consider wearing an updo. Updos are popular and often recommended because they’re elegant and more durable. However, be sure there are no hairpins touching your scalp. Initially, it may feel fine, but hours into the day, hairpins on your scalp can cause high discomfort, i.e., headaches.
  • Don flowing tresses if you’re wearing a strapless dress or one with a simple neckline. This is because there are not a bunch of accessories and other details of the dress competing with your face.
  • Keep your rollers in as long as possible, if you’re wearing a lot of curls, before the wedding. Also, use firm holding spray. This will help ensure that your style will last throughout the whole day.
  • Choose a wedding hairstyle that can easily double as a honeymoon style. This is easy with weaves as well as natural hairstyles, i.e., two-strand twists and braids.
  • Take a bath instead of a shower to avoid steam or water damaging your hairstyle. On the other hand, you could opt to shower before your hair is done.
  • Never try any new chemical services for your wedding! Mistakes could be permanent or prove too difficult to correct in time. Personally, I’ve heard horror stories of brides’ decisions to change their hair color for their wedding, and it turned into a disaster. Good advice, Erica. Brides, be mindful.

Erica’s an awesome source to answer your hair care questions or assist with selecting your gorgeous new ‘do. In addition, you can read more helpful tips, and view an array of beautiful styles on Oh! My Nappy Hair Salon’s Facebook page.