Hot Bride Summer: How to Make Sure Your Wedding Hair Beats the Heat
Every bride wants to look hot on her wedding day – but no one wants to look overheated.
While there's something special about a summer wedding, sweltering temperatures and humidity can be a challenge when it comes to preserving that radiant hairstyle.
Don't sweat it, babe, because M-R has your back. Here are our tips on how to make sure your wedding hair beats the heat.
Keep it Cool
Heat and moisture are the main tools stylists use to shape your hair – and high temperatures, humidity and sweat are the natural enemies threatening to undo all of their work.
This summer cocktail of conditions can melt away your carefully crafted hairdo. Your best bet to protect your style from the elements is to avoid them as much as possible.
If keeping your hair picture-perfect is a priority, you should retreat to the shade or air-conditioned indoors whenever you can. While you probably want to show off your moves, you'll also want to avoid breaking a sweat on the dancefloor.
Choose a Breezy Hairstyle
Brides who let their hair down run the risk of seeing their styles frizz out or fall limp on a muggy day.
We'd suggest picking a look that keeps your hair off your neck and shoulders, allowing better airflow and reducing perspiration. Some summer-friendly styles include braids, buns, ponytails and breezy half-up, half-down look.
If you don't mind a little mess, you can embrace the heat with effortlessly undone styles, such as beachy waves or a tousled updo.
Hold It Together with Accessories
Accessories can be your secret weapon to extending your hairstyle's longevity when temperatures rise.
Our Perfect Pearl Pin Set, Marquise-Cut CZ Headband and Emerald-Cut CZ Duo are among the many pins, headbands and clips we offer to help secure your hairstyle no matter what the forecast – while also adding some extra 'wow' to your wedding day look.
Extensions can also be a valuable asset for summer brides. High-quality hair extensions are made from durable materials that can better withstand heat and humidity than your natural locks. When properly applied, extensions provide stability that can help you maintain the shape and volume of your hairstyle even in balmy conditions.
Revive Your Style with Touch-Ups
Before the big day, talk to your stylist about techniques and products to keep your hairstyle intact throughout the festivities.
Consider preparing a touch-up kit with items that can help refresh your look. Dry shampoo can be a lifesaver for rejuvenating your locks, adding volume and eliminating greasiness. Blotting papers can also help absorb excess oil without disturbing your hairstyle.
But be warned: fussing too much with your hair can cause more problems than it solves.
A safer alternative is to hire your stylist for the full day so they can be on hand to touch up your hair as needed. It may cost a bit more, but it's the best investment to keep your hair looking flawless throughout the day.