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5 Mistakes Wedding Hairstylists Wish Brides Would Stop Making

Your wedding hairstyle is one of the most important aspects of your overall look (after your dress, of course.) So it's important to get it just right.

And there are a lot of details to think about ...

Whether you’re just starting to think about ideas or narrowing down your options, here are the top five things I recommend NOT to do when choosing your wedding hairstyle (and to avoid a wedding hair disaster!)

1. Not Considering Your Hair Type

The bottom line is: certain hairstyles are only going to work with certain hair types. That means you should look for hairstyles that will look good with your hair texture, color, length -- and most importantly -- thickness. Ask your wedding hairstylist to be honest and advise the best choice for your hair type.

2. Not Using Clip-In Extensions

I get it, you may feel weird wearing someone else's hair. The truth is, the majority of hairstyles you see on Pinterest are using hair extensions. If you're not going to use hair extensions, your hairstyle is not going to look like the photo on your Pinterest board. To save yourself from disappointment, my advice is to give hair extensions a try.

3. Highlighting Your Hair Too Close to the Wedding Day

After you've done your wedding trial, it's important to keep your hair length and color relatively consistent leading up to your wedding day. Getting your hair over-highlighted could make your hair frizzy and create unwanted flyaways. Hair coloring services are totally doable before your "I do's," just allow enough time to ensure your locks look their best.

4. Not Considering the Weather When Choosing Your Hairstyle

If you don't take New England weather into account when choosing your hairstyle, you'll probably regret it. For example: if your wedding is in July/August and you decide to have your hair down with curls without any extensions ... well, there isn't enough hair spray in the world to keep your hairstyle in place! That's why at your wedding trial, I'll suggest the best hairstyle for your hair type. And I'll also suggest a Plan B wedding hairstyle if you feel the weather won't cooperate.

5. Not Communicating Enough with Your Wedding Hairstylist

I see this mistake happening over and over again. Your wedding hairstylist is as important as your photographer or wedding coordinator. Usually, it's better to over-communicate to be on the safe side. Personally, I try to ask as many questions as I can during my "Wedding Day Consultation". It's important to be open and to communicate any logistics and timelines. Because on your wedding day, I will not only bring my expertise as a wedding hair and makeup artist, I'll also help make the process of getting ready for your wedding as calm and enjoyable as possible.

Miriam Meza is a hairstylist and makeup artist with over 15 years' experience. She

specializes in bridal hair and makeup. If you want natural, elegant, and timeless style

for your wedding day, look no further. Miriam travels to your destination, providing

on-site services for brides around Boston and the North Shore area.

For more information, please email or visit


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