How Long Before Your Wedding Should You Get Your Hair Done?

By Published On: May 9, 2024

Your hair and makeup are the finishing touches to your wedding day look, but perfect hair requires more than just booking a hairstylist for your wedding day. To ensure your hair is healthy and shiny, you need to start months in advance. Also, having a hair trial can help decide which hairstyle works best with your dress. Having healthy hair that looks great by itself is the perfect foundation for any wedding hair style. But how long before your wedding should you get your hair done?

Three to Four Months Before

If you plan on making any drastic changes or want to try out a new cut, color or add extensions, this is the time to do it. In case you don’t like it or change your mind, this gives you and your hairstylist time to fix it. You don’t want to do anything super drastic to your hair right before the wedding. Use this time to consult with your stylist to figure out the perfect timeline leading up to your wedding day, and ask for their care and product suggestions. Besides yourself, they know your hair the best.

Two Months Before

Now is the time to browse bridal hair looks to figure out what works best with your dress, veil, and hair accessories.

Three to Four Weeks Before

For healthy-looking hair, you should get trims every 6 to 8 weeks to help keep the dead ends at bay. Your last haircut and color should be 3 to 4 weeks before your wedding. It is helpful to book this appointment first and then work backwards and book your other trims. Getting your hair cut 3 to 4 weeks before your wedding gives your hair enough time to adjust to the length and color (if it’s your first time coloring your hair) and be healthily settled before the wedding. If you have bangs, you might want to trim those a week before your wedding.

Three Weeks Before

Your trial with your hairdresser should be about 3 weeks before your wedding so you both know what to expect. Your hair will also be freshly cut in the style you will have for your wedding. This gives you time to try out different looks and finalize your wedding hair look. Make sure to bring any hair accessories or veil you plan to wear on the big day.

Two Weeks Before

If you color your hair regularly, freshen up your color 2 weeks before your wedding to maintain vibrancy and not have to worry about regrowth.

One Week Before

Getting a good conditioning treatment on your hair one week before your wedding is a must. It will help moisturize, repair and add shine, and will revitalize dull and lifeless hair. Also, make sure to confirm your hair appointment for your wedding day.

The Night Before

While it has been said that dirtier hair is easier to work with, that is not always the case if there is too much oil and buildup. Wash and air dry your hair the night before to help create the perfect canvas for your wedding hair look. If in doubt, ask your stylist whether you should wash your hair the night before.

Day Of Wedding

When getting your hair done, make sure you are wearing a top that doesn’t have to go over your head. You don’t want to mess up your hair. Don’t forget your veil and hair accessories. And when you leave your hair appointment, make sure you have extra hair ties, bobby pins, products, or anything else you might need to refresh your hairstyle.

Remember, don’t wait until the last minute to figure out what you are going to do and don’t do anything too drastic unless you leave plenty of time to fix it in case it’s not what you want. Also, make sure to stick to your own personal style. A well-balanced diet and hydration are also key to healthy hair so be sure to incorporate nutrient-dense foods and drink plenty of water leading up to your big day. Follow all of these tips to have gorgeous hair for your wedding day.




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