1 “Will you give me a proper hair consultation?” The only way to achieve perfect wedding hair is though good communication between you and your hairdresser. This will involve a thorough consultation and trial well before your wedding day. 2 “Do you have a portfolio so I can see what bridal hair you’ve done before?” It’s very important you’re able to look at your hairdresser’s previous work to check their level of expertise, and that their style will suit you. 3 “How long before my wedding day should I have my hair trial?” The answer to this question is always, “as long as possible”! It’s not just wearing your hair up, the length, colour and condition of your hair takes time to get right. Have your consultation and trial as early as you possibly can. 4 “Do you do location work?” Not everyone wants to bother having to go to the hairdresser’s on the morning of their wedding day, so make sure your hairdresser can come to you if required. The Errol Douglas bridal team travels both nationally and internationally to attend weddings. 5 “Does your salon have a make-up artist?” Hair and make-up go together – it’s about the overall look. Make sure your make-up artist and hairdresser work well together. At Errol Douglas we have an in-house make-up artist, but are also happy to work with other make-up artists. 6 “Do I have to wear my hair up on my wedding?” No! It’s true, a lot of brides wear their hair up, but if you look amazing with your hair down or short, that’s how it needs to be on your wedding day. 7 “What can I do to improve the condition of my hair?” Fantastic bridal hair means everything needs to be perfect, including the hair’s condition. Protein treatments, keratin blowdries and salon-recommended products can improve quality and condition over time. 8 “What if I want to change my hair colour?” Don’t change your hair colour just before your day. If you want to change it, start thinking about this months before W-day – don’t make any last-minute changes you may regret! 9 “How will I know if an updo suits me?” Not everyone looks amazing with an updo, so it’s vital that you have a proper trial to make sure whatever style you choose suits you. 10 “Do you do hair extensions?” It’s always reassuring to know your hairdresser can come to the rescue with natural-looking extensions if your hair’s not the right length on the day.