Practicality is the new power word of the century, with cutting down and recycling as the main keys. If you are planning to cut off something from the bride’s wedding look, professional hairstyling can definitely be it. Your hair is indeed your crowning glory, but if you foresee problems in getting your gowns to fit perfectly and veils that don’t properly match then being able to adjust your own hair is one good option. Tons of brides have done it before and it only takes a little effort and a lot of creativity to get that dashing look you’re aiming for.

The earlier, the better. If you get to decide on doing your own hair way early, it will give you ample time for preparations. Start off by searching for that perfect hair style in magazines, websites and movies. Doing it by yourself would mean you’d need a little inspiration for your masterpiece. Hopefully, 5 or 6 months before the wedding you’ve already had an idea on how everything will work out.

All styled out. If the hair style you saw was too simple for your taste, accent it with matching flowers from your bouquet or a simple tiara will do the trick. Simple buns and dramatic curls are achievable even for those who aren’t into fashion or tedious grooming. Don’t be too ambitious though, choosing complicated styles will only eat up a lot of time for you during dress up on the big day. Stick to the basics and make it yours through accessories and attitude.

Try and try. Rummage through online tutorials or ask help from other women on how to go about doing the hairstyle. French twists and rose buns are popular searches for DIYs all over the internet. Be sure to prepare everything that’s needed though – this could get messy. It won’t look exactly like the photo but then work on what’s missing to get it right.

Final touches. One to two months before the wedding, practice again on styling your hair to get a feel of how long it does take and if it is too tiring to be done an hour before the wedding. At this point, the wedding details are unfolding so the financial crisis may be clearer. If you’ve got enough money to spare from a discount at the caterers or the flowers, you can still run and look for an available hair stylist to do the actual execution of what you planned. Be quick to allot time for hair treatments and hair dyes.

On the big day. Have someone you trust help you with your hair. Also, to take in charge once you’ve got a serious case of cold feet. If you are using hair accessories like tiaras or combs, anchor them securely to prevent them from falling in the middle of the ceremony. Relax and take everything slowly, just like in the practice sessions.

With your hair intact, brush it off your head once you’ve finished styling. Don’t be too conscious or fuzzy about it too once you have reached the church, no one will ever guess that you DIYed it unless you tell them.

Source by Kate Mendelsen