Wedding season is in full swing, not just for me, but for many of my clients planning their big day this Spring & Summer! In the huge list of decisions to make, another one you are probably thinking about is what to do with your hair. Here are a few tips and ideas to help with these big decisions!
1. Start collecting pictures. Create a pinboard on pinterest, a collage on your phone, or the good old-fashioned way of magazine tear-outs.. whatever is your method, just start collecting. Be sure to be able to talk about and pin point exactly what it is about each pic that you like. Try to avoid choosing the picture based on the dress, makeup, or other factors and focus solely on the hair.. You will also want to select styles that have similar length and texture as your own!
2. Schedule a trial run or 2 with your stylist. Getting the perfect look for your big day does take practice and talking it out with your stylist. I’d recommend scheduling one on a day with nothing planned, then you could do your 2nd trial run on the day you have scheduled for your bridal portraits. Be sure to come with hair that has not been straightened with a flat iron that day, is not squeaky clean, but not overly dirty. I’d recommend washing it the night before and keeping it natural the day of your trial runs. Hair that has been flat ironed will not hold curl and you will not get a good idea of what it can do!
3. Plan ahead! Many salons and stylists book up for wedding season very far in advance. For my brides, I recommend scheduling your hair colors/cuts, trial runs, extensions, or any other appointments you will need far in advance to avoid any last minute scheduling conflicts. Try to have one of your trial runs about 4-6 weeks out from the wedding so that your hair is at the length and closest to what it will be on the actual day.
4. Don’t forget your bridal party, Mom, Mother-of-the-groom. Upon scheduling your wedding day, ask the salon or stylist about their charges or contracts. Find out how many of your bridal party would like to get their hair done and get them on the schedule also. Stylists will plan their entire Saturday around your wedding if they have advance notice!
5. Bring a picture of your dress and any headpieces you are planning to wear to your trial runs and the big day. This helps the stylist with placement and offering advice on how the overall look will come together.
One of my favorite quotes regarding bridal hair by Moiz Alladina found on Anthropologie’s bridal site, bhldn… If you haven’t checked this site for inspiration, set aside some time. It’s fabulous.
Tomorrow, I’ll show some style ideas and pictures!
With the NWA Fashion Week headliner shows only 2 days away, I’ve been watching videos and scrolling through fun event hair to get my creative juices flowing! Braids are still a big trend this season and will be a guarantee on the runway this weekend. Here are some inspiration photos of how to incorporate braids into your do..
1/2 up fishtail braid
braid back into a taut bun
Studio 8 is getting amped up to rock some hair this weekend!
Tonight kicks off the week of fashion and beauty with Shopping Night Out at all of our area’s local boutiques. I’m about to start getting ready to hit up a couple of my favorites!
Studio 8 Salon is honored to be styling hair for Lola and Savoire Faire on Friday night, and Chic, Riffraff and Maude Saturday night! I’ll be brainstorming and getting creative all week in preparation!
Hi friends! I have a couple amazing makeovers using So.Cap. Hair Extensions today..
The Socap single strand bonded extensions are not only for the girl who wants long hair, but also for:
- adding color/highlight/dimension
- adding fullness
- adding texture, hold and manageability to fine hair
- blending layers or an undesired cut
- adding length/fullness around the face, where the hair grows slowest.
First client is Lauren, who came in wanting to add length to her shoulder length bob. Using 2-1/2 bundles, we added about 3-4” of length!
Next we have Jennifer, who came in looking to get the ombre color effect and add some length and fullness to her hair. We did one bundle of extensions and incorporated some lighter strands for the ombre effect to achieve fullness, longer length around the face, and about an additional inch of length in the back.
For more information on So.Cap. Hair Extensions or to book a complimentary consultation, contact Studio 8 Salon to book an appointment with me!
I’m just not sure you can visit NYC with your beloved and not go to Serendipity! Zac and I enjoyed a late lunch here on Saturday after a morning at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Central Park. Even at 1:30, there was an hour wait! But so worth it… I loved everything about this NYC staple from the Tiffany lamps, friendly wait staff, unending knick-knacks, chicken salad, and of course FROZEN HOT CHOCOLATE!
This unique, hipster restaurant located on Greenwich St in West Village was our first stop on Friday afternoon for a late lunch. I heard great reviews on this celeb-spotting place from friends so we were thrilled to walk in at 2:45pm and not have to wait for a table.. only downfall was the limited menu options from 3-5. We both got the burger and can say it’s one of the best burgers we’ve ever had! Paired with the shoe-string fries and appetizer of roasted almonds, we were stuffed with a great tasting meal!
Benito II in Little Italy: We loved everything about this quaint, authentic Italian restaurant.. We dined Saturday night on classic lasagna, spaghetti and meatballs, caesar salad, and stuffed artichokes, (red wine by the bottle only) on the candle lit red and white checker table next to a large Italian family celebrating a birthday. I really felt like I was dining in Italy!
Pershing Square for breakfast/brunch is a must! It is located on 42nd Street directly across from Grand Central Terminal’s main entrance and underneath the Park Avenue Viaduct. Zac went with the classic New Yorker Breakfast and I got the goat cheese, spinach omelet and latte.. recommend them both! The place looks tiny from the front, but when you enter you feel like you are dining in a huge beautiful train car. I loved the atmosphere!
Saks Fifth Avenue Cafe was an absolute treat on Sunday. The hostess walked us to our table with a perfect view of Rockefeller Center, where we got engaged just the night before! It was a late lunch and the salmon was wonderful paired with the black rice, spinach, and Sauvignon Blanc.
Adrienne’s Pizza Bar in the Financial District was a recommendation from our NYC resident friend, Scott, and it did not disappoint! We ate there Monday before leaving town, and I’m not going to lie.. we put a HUGE dent in that pepperoni, sausage, mushroom pizza pie pictured above. I took some gluten digestion pills and dealt with my consequences.. it was worth every bite :)
NYC is packed with vintage shopping! On our way to the Hell’s Kitchen Flea Market on West 39th Street & 9th Avenue, we stumbled across the Antique’s Garage Located at 112 West 25th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues in Chelsea. The Antique’s Garage is an old parking garage turned into a vintage heaven of fur, furniture, jewelry and more… I was especially fond of JoAnne’s booth stocked full of amazing jewelry. She has been featured in InStyle magazine and is a must visit for anyone vintage jewelry shopping!
When most people think of hair extensions, they think of long flowing hair. So.Cap. hair extensions can do so much more for all hair types though! They can add texture, fullness and even dimensional color to fine hair, adding ease in styling and hold. This is the solution for Jessica’s fine hair.