Being a wedding hairstylist and working with brides is without a doubt one of the best jobs in the world. If you’re looking at our courses as a way to really kick start your career in the world of weddings, you’re making an excellent decision!
A wedding hairstylist is so much more than just that. If you’re not an experienced wedding hairstylist, you might be surprised to find that on the big day, the bride will look to you for more than just fabulous hair and makeup.
With so much competition in the wedding industry, it’s important to stand out from the crowd. You’ll be all set on creating gorgeous hairstyles and makeup looks after having attended our courses, but it is also a big part of your job to be able to take good care of your bride whilst you have her.
We know that there are many scenarios you might find yourself in and many questions that a wedding hairstylist might want to ask, which is why we offer the ‘Ask Pam’ tab as a part of our Habia endorsed online bridal hair course, so you can get in touch with Pam directly with any questions whenever you need to – even if it’s on the wedding day itself! There are also 100s of troubleshooting ‘quick tip’ videos for you to watch and learn from in your own time.
For those of you who haven’t signed up to our course yet to have access to all that and much more, we’ve put together 3 key pointers every great wedding hairstylist should know to really shine on the big day, whether it’s your first time or you’re a seasoned pro!
Listen with Your Eyes & Ears
During your bride’s trial day (which you absolutely must have with every client) you want to make sure that she goes away happy. No, more than happy – ecstatic! But just getting positive comments isn’t enough, as many clients will say that they’re pleased with the results even if they’re not, and if they get away without having found their perfect style the chances are that they’re not going to book you.
Just as important as talking to your client about all of their likes and dislikes is to watch their body language. If you’re paying attention, you’ll be able to pick up whether or not they really are thrilled with how their hair and makeup is looking, or if they’re just being polite.
Don’t be nervous and don’t be put off if they do tell you that they’re not happy – that’s exactly what you want. Clients are very rarely satisfied with the first look, and you shouldn’t be either. It can take a while to work out the kinks and get that perfect look. Ask questions to try and get them to tell you what they don’t like.
Keep Your Cool
Even if it’s your very first bride and you’re frantic with the pressure of their wedding day on your shoulders, don’t let it show!
Your bride is likely to be in a bit of a flap herself as you’re getting ready and it’s part of your job to keep her relaxed and together, so the last thing you can be is panicked.
Take a deep breath, remember that she has chosen you to be her wedding hairstylist because you’re talented and she loves your work, and know that you’ve got this! There will be times that you will inevitably come up against something that you don’t know the answer to, or that knocks your confidence a bit. Sign up to our online course so that you can have ‘Pam in your pocket’ to help you figure everything out.
Use Great Technique
It’s all very well and good creating a style that looks gorgeous, but it’s no good if it A. all falls out of places before your client is even ready to walk down the aisle or B. the hairstyle starts hurting her from being too tight or having poorly placed pins and grips.
You want your client to be over the moon with her final look long after you have left the building, not only because you will always want to give your brides the very best but also because of those all important positive online reviews, which in 2016 you absolutely need to pick up work.