Clean hair is always the best place to start!
A Friendly Reminder: I can always make hair dirty, but I can't make it clean again. I normally suggest washing your hair the night before or morning of your session. Be sure to have your hair 100% dry. (unless directed otherwise)
There's no need to straighten your hair prior to coming in, I'm used to working with all hair textures! (unless directed otherwise) Don't use any heavy hair masks or products the week of your session, they can make your hair weighed down and limit style longevity.
Hair extensions are always optional and never mandatory! However, certain hairstyles do require thicker or longer hair. Depending on what your hair length, density and texture is you may be recommended to order them.
I never force clients into buying extensions, but you will need to keep in mind your hair will not look the same as your inspiration photos. We can try to get it as similar and close as possible though!
Trial runs are such a good way to test drive your wedding style! Not only does it help solidify if the style you're wanting is the right one, but it also helps identify if there's any adjustments that might need to be made for the wedding day. (Examples: Leaving more hair around your face, curling your hair tighter/looser, adding more volume, taking out volume from the style, etc.)
If you're on the fence about using clip-in extensions, this is a great chance to see what the style will look like with or without them.
I love being able to meet my bridal clients in person and having a chance to go over all your wedding day details. It also makes it easier to have an in-depth hairstyle consultation prior to the wedding day.
I strongly suggest booking your date 6-12 months in advance. (It's not a requirement, so don't worry!)
However, I do book on a first come first serve basis and I don't hold dates without a signed contract and deposit made. Every once in a while, I do have a cancellation or reschedule that comes up. So don't panic too hard if you're trying to book your date and it's less than 6 months out, I may have a spot left!
Most wedding vendors, myself included get tons of inquiries. With the influx of inquiries also brings a lot of ghosting or even no responses until months later. Deposits and signed contracts help funnel out any non-serious inquirers. Which helps me to prioritize my attention to serious and invested inquirers.
Contracts are a great way to legally protect brides and vendors! Think of it as a protective agreement, that helps make sure everyone is on the same page.