As with anything that has to do with planning your wedding, choosing who to provide your hairstyle for your big day can be a rather difficult decision. This is especially the case before you begin your search. We've put our experience to work for you here, as we've seen a good many weddings in our day... And, would like to take this opportunity to give you some tips that you may find useful in your preparations!
The most logical first step in the process is to formulate a list of viable candidates. There are a number of ways to compile your list, and there's no definitive "right answer". All of these options work, and you can employ any combination of them in getting your list together. The first and often most reliable source of information is typically compiled via word of mouth. Ask anyone you know and trust for recommendations. Another good source of information is the many social media groups out there dedicated to weddings and wedding planning. People are often very willing to share their experiences - good and bad. And, as you may have noticed in your time on the internet, people tend to be brutally honest behind the shield of their keyboard and screen. Use this to your advantage! By asking around in your favorite groups you are bound to find a bevy of honest and forthright opinions on where to find the best hairstylist. The final leg of your search should be a general web search using a site like Google, Bing, or Yahoo. Typically you'll find both private company websites as well as review sites like Yelp, Wedding Wire, and The Knot to collect a good picture of solid stylists in your area.
The typical next step is to narrow down your list by beginning the process of getting in touch with the respective salons and stylists on your list. The most obvious two limitations on whether or not a stylist is the right choice for you is by ascertaining these two things: Their price and their availability. If either doesn't match, then that makes the decision easier for you! Once you have pared down your list, the time has come to start the relatively easy interview process. It's important to meet up with them at their place of business. From this, you can tell quite a lot about whether or not they'll be a match for you. The condition of their workspace is often indicative of their dedication to the image and quality of work they do. Though, not always. So, be sure you also take a look at some of the past work they've done. Most reputable stylists will have a portfolio that you can peruse. This will give you the best idea of whether or not they're the right choice for you.
Once you've managed to whittle down your list to two or three, the time has come to call and schedule a trial run. A hairstylist in the business of styling for weddings will gladly accommodate this request. Oh, in case you're wondering what a trial run is, it is simply this... The stylist will bring you in when it is convenient and do your hair in the same fashion as what you would like to have done for your wedding. The best stylists will work with you here, and not finish until you are fully happy with the results.
After you've made your choice, the time has come to book them for your big day. Most will have you sign a contract and put down a retainer fee to ensure that both sides are in full agreement. Be sure that you fully read and understand what you are signing (as with any contract, of course). Once the official details are finalized, you will be able to rest easy on this aspect of your wedding planning and be fully ready to move onto the next step! Fortunately, the Cincinnati area has a plethora of wonderfully accommodating hairstylists. As a result, you are sure to find one that fits your style and your personality!