Expert Advice: Wedding Hair Tips from Jessica at Aire Hair and Beauty

We caught up with Melbourne wedding hairstylist and makeup artist Jessica Plummer from Aire Hair and Beauty for her top wedding hair tips for brides this coming spring/summer. Winner of the International Hairstylists Society of Victoria Bridal Hairstylist of the Year 2014 with 10+ years’ experience in the industry, Jessica certainly knows hair. Read her advice for perfecting your bridal style below.


What wedding hair trends do you think will be big this spring/summer?

This wedding season will see brides embrace a more natural and effortless style. Beachy waves are a popular style this year, as well as some messy and loose versions of ponytails, braids and buns. Another hair trend for this upcoming season will be the flower crown. Brides are moving away from more traditional headpieces and are instead opting for a more earthy and bohemian style.


What advice would you give to brides for getting the perfect hairstyle?

The perfect bridal hairstyle can be any style as long as it suits you. It is important that you stick to styles that you are comfortable with and have worn before. When deciding on your bridal look I always suggest aiming for a better version of yourself instead of changing up your style entirely. I always recommend that you do a trial before your wedding day. This is an opportunity for you to collaborate with your hairstylist and talk through options, so that you can see what your hair will look like and decide on a final style that compliments your look.

How should bride’s look after their hair leading up to the big day?

Looking after your hair in the lead up to your wedding is one of the most important things you can do to ensure you have a flawless hairstyle. Hair that is healthy will give you a better end result without frizzy ends or hair that lacks shine. It will also ensure that your style holds a curl and will last all day and night. Check out my blog on tips for how to get the best out of your hair and makeup in the lead up to your wedding.  At home hair treatments are a simple but effective way to ensure your hair is well nourished and moisturised. Intensive moisture treatments done once a week will dramatically improve your hair quality. This type of treatment routine should start at least 3months before your wedding.


How should a bride prepare for a hair trial?

When it comes time for your trial the best thing you can do is to be prepared. Before your trial think about hairstyles you may like and that you feel would suit you and the overall feel and look of your wedding. Bring along any photos and ideas of what you would like to have done. Consider your veil or headpiece and how they fit into the styles you like so you are able to make a decision on your final style.

Should brides base their hairstyle on whether they will be wearing a veil or headpiece?

The most important thing is to find a hair style you love. You can then work out how to incorporate your veil or headpiece. Your hairstylist will help guide you, giving you options and advice so you are happy with how your hairstyle comes together.


Should brides consider their wedding dress design and silhouette when picking a hair style?

The biggest feature at your wedding is without a doubt your wedding dress and it’s a good idea to choose a hairstyle that will compliment your gown. This adds to the overall look and feel of your wedding. The classic bun would go well with a vintage wedding theme, where a beach wedding would call for a more relaxed hairstyle. Having your hair in an up style would suit any dress but in particular compliment a dress with sleeves or shoulder detail so that you can create space between the dress and your hair, elongating your shape.


To set up a trial or meet with Jessica check out Aire Hair and Beauty’s website, plus you’ll find tons of wedding hair and makeup advice on her blog

All images courtesy of Aire Hair and Beauty – Melbourne Hair Stylists and Makeup Artists

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