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June 9, 2021

Bridal Hair: 7 Consultation Questions You Need To Ask

2021 bridal styling trends stylist appointment consultation tips and styling tricks for braids and buns
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How To Nail Every Bridal Appointment

Weddings are officially back after a year of delays, so expect a major increase of clients who spent their quarantine time pinning bridal styles. Here’s the secret to nailing every bridal look: Spending that extra five minutes in the consultation to understand EXACTLY what brides want. 

 

We’re breaking down the must-ask consultation questions below. Plus, get pro styling tips to transform ideas and inspiration into wedding-ready boho braids, buns and romantic styles.

 

7 Must-Ask Bridal Consultation Questions

Don’t let the consultation overwhelm brides, says bridal expert Alexandra Wilson (@alexandralee1016). Be there to guide them through simple questions that directly reference their inspo pics. This will leave no room for mistakes and reassure brides that they have a say in the design process—aka less work and a more satisfied client!

 

When looking at a bride’s inspo pic, always ask:

  1. Do you like the fullness and texture in this style?
  2. Do you like where the style sits?
  3. Do you like the volume in the crown area?
  4. Where do you normally part your hair?
  5. Do you like face-framing curls?
  6. Do you like the hanging curls coming out of the style?
  7. Lastly, are you wearing a hair accessory with the style?

 

Keep scrolling for tips to approach every bridal request like a pro!

 

Client requests a boho braided style.

Remember, boho doesn’t mean messy. To control styles and build brushable volume—which is KEY to boho braids—Alexandra always uses a lightweight texture spray like Schwarzkopf Professional OSiS+ Texture Craft. She creates airy volume with OSiS+ Dry Soft Dust, a spray-on powder. This allows to her to build tousled volume that’s also soft.

 

Click here to shop Alexandra’s bridal styling must-have: Schwarzkopf Professional OSiS+ Dry Soft Dust!

 

Here are five of 2021’s braided bridal trends!

 

Bridal Look #1: Infinity Ponytail

Pro Tip: We love a good infinity braid, but adding more texture will transform the intricate pattern into a more pulled-out, voluminous style. Amanda Diedrich (@blohaute) applies OSiS+ Texture Craft to get a good grip on the sections before building texture by expanding the hair.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Bridal Look #2: Simply Tousled With Braided Details

 

2021 bridal styling trends stylist appointment consultation tips and styling tricks for braids and buns
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Bridal Look #3: Boho French Fishtail

Pro Tip: Don’t ruin fishtail braids during the pull-apart process. Before expanding down the length of the braid section by section, Alexandra puts soft texture into the hair with OSiS+ Dry Soft Dust. This ensures that she doesn’t lose volume or grip!

 

2021 bridal styling trends stylist appointment consultation tips and styling tricks for braids and buns
Instagram via @alexandralee1016

 

Bridal Look #4: Summery Boho Braided Bun

 

2021 bridal styling trends stylist appointment consultation tips and styling tricks for braids and buns
Instagram via @alexandralee1016

 

Bridal Look #5: Bubble Braid

Pro Tip: The secret to bubble braids is building volume within each section that won’t weigh down the overall look. That’s why Alexandra works with a volumizing dust like OSiS+ Dry Soft Dust instead of piling on hairspray. Plus, boho brides love the beachy aroma of the infused coconut and sea salt.

 

2021 bridal styling trends stylist appointment consultation tips and styling tricks for braids and buns
Instagram via @alexandralee1016

 

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Client requests a twist or rope braid.

First, understand the difference between the two, says Alexandra. A simple twist is less defined, so it’s more likely to unravel. A rope braid is a more defined twist that holds better with an elastic in bridal styles.

 

Celebrity stylist Sabrina Porsche’s (@sabrina.porsche) secret to rope twist ponies is to remember this: Take two sections and twist the hair in both hands before twisting both sections together. Remember this: Twist both strands, twist together and repeat down the length of the pony.

 

Client requests a low bun.

 

  • Struggling to lock in buns with a MILLION bobby pins? Amanda starts upstyles with a ponytail for foundational support.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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  • After securing a low ponytail at the nape, Alexandra creates airy volume with OSiS+ Dry Soft Dust fine powder at the base foundation before expanding the hair with her fingers.