Your wedding day is a symphony of emotions, moments, and memories waiting to be crafted into a beautiful story. Planning the perfect wedding morning hairstyling timeline can help ensure that your tresses are not just styled to perfection, but that you also have ample time to savor every moment leading up to your grand entrance.
In this blog post, I’ll break down how I as a bridal hairstylist create the ideal hairstyling timeline for your wedding morning. From the initial preparations to the finishing touches, we’ll guide you through the steps that will help you achieve a stunning and stress-free bridal look. Whether you’re dreaming of soft waves, a timeless updo, or an intricate braid, we’ve got you covered with expert tips and a timeline that will keep your morning flowing seamlessly. So, let’s dive into the world of bridal hairstyling and make sure your big day begins with the perfect coiffure!
What is a Hairstyling Timeline?
Hairstyling timelines are something that I send all my brides about a month out from their wedding day. These timelines are a great way to make sure that as a hairstylist that all styling is completed on time and helps to create an order of who gets their hair done when. There are so many moving pieces when it comes to a wedding day, and timelines help to give brides one less thing to stress about on their big day.
What is included on a Hairstyling Timeline?
- The getting ready location
- The time that each hairstyling will start
- The order of who gets their hair done when
- Hair prep details
- My contact info
How long does it typically take to style hair?
When styling hair, I schedule 30 minutes for each bridesmaid and MOB. For brides, I schedule 45 minutes. I also will schedule 15 minutes at the beginning of the day for set up and 15 minutes at the end of the day for any touch ups that might be needed.
How do I determine the order of who gets their hair done first?
Typically, I’ll suggest that the bride goes last or second to last for hairstyling. I always ask my brides if they have a preference of order before creating the timeline.
How does this fit in with getting my makeup done?
I always recommend makeup before hair for the bride & having all of your bridal party in the same room and ready to go at any time to prevent delays! Getting makeup done before hair helps just in case foundation gets on the hair. Also, face setting sprays sometimes can affect the hair if it is already styled.
What does hair prep for the wedding day look like?
I always recommend the following…
Please have clean, unstyled hair. Hair must be completely dry before the allotted time slot.
If you have curly hair: feel free to do your hair routine, using all of your favorite products – avoid any product that may cause the hair to be stiff/crunchy!