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How Should I Care for My Hair Before Getting a Fancy UpSTYLE?
Updos are among the most popular choices for formal engagements, and there are hundreds of possibilities to explore. A talented hairstylist with a flair for creativity can create stunning looks that are literally the crowning detail of your ensemble. Working with a professional can be exciting and intimidating, and it begs the question, "How should I care for my hair before getting a fancy updo?"
Whether you choose to work with a professional stylist or not, caring for your locks before getting an updo style can make all the difference.
To Wash or Not to Wash
Squeaky clean hair is very appealing, but it can be difficult to work with freshly washed locks. Your hair has natural oils that condition it and keep it manageable. The natural oils can help mold an updo into place. If you choose to wash right before your salon appointment, you may find that the locks are a little dry and may have static that prevents the hairstyle from staying in place.
The salon stylist will want to work with clean, dry hair, but washing too soon before the appointment can be counterproductive. Women with thick hair may not be able to dry the hair completely before the appointment, and the moisture can make creating a lasting updo difficult since the hair's texture and volume changes as it dries.
How long before the hair appointment should you wash? Some things to consider when deciding when to wash are:
- Your hair's thickness: Thick locks take longer to dry, so it may be best to wash at least 24 hours before your appointment. Thin hair tends to dry quicker, so you may have enough drying time if you wash a few hours before your scheduled time.
- Oily or dry hair: If your hair is oily, it may be best to wash it first thing in the morning if your appointment is in the afternoon, or right before you go to bed if you are scheduled for the morning. If your hair is dry, you may want to allow the oils to build up for about 24 hours before your hairstylist goes to work.
Good Hair Care
It is also important to have healthy hair in the weeks leading up to your special event for the best style. Make sure to get regular trims every four to six weeks to prevent split ends. Minimize your use of heat styling products, and make sure to use a heat protectant spray when you do use them.
Avoid brushing your hair from the roots down to the ends to prevent the ends from splitting. Instead, start from the middle of the hair to the ends, and gradually work your way up to the roots. Split ends can be disastrous to a formal hairstyle.
Shampoo and condition with gentle products only as often as needed. Use your favorite conditioning products after washing, but make sure to rotate brands every-so-often to ensure that there is no buildup. Using a clarifying shampoo occasionally can clean away product buildup, but make sure to avoid using clarifying shampoos before getting an updo. You may also want to consider weekly deep conditioners to help keep hair healthy and strong in the weeks before getting your fancy style as well.
Whether you plan to have a Grecian updo or a classic bun, taking care of your hair should be a regular practice.
At Yots Hair, we take a holistic approach to styling. Whilst our work is informed by the latest trends, we create looks that are classic and well-executed, reflecting each client’s individuality. Our stylists have cumulatively amassed a wealth of styling experience, ranging from runway and editorial styling to session-styling courses both in Australia and internationally. As a result, our stylists are constantly learning and evolving their skills and technique.
Luxury Blowdry: A great blow-dry is a culmination of premium hair care products, the right tools and a stylist’s sheer talent. Our team has perfected the art of the bouncy body blow-dry, which has reached cult status in-salon. For clients who aren’t looking to channel their inner Victoria’s Secret angel, our stylists are happy to recreate loose beachy waves, hollywood inspired curls or a frizz-free straight style.
Upstyling: From topknots, to messy braids, to classic chignons, our team is well equipped with the tools and talent to produce consistently beautiful, long lasting updos. Our stylists are highly sought after for their wedding and formal styling services, having mastered the art of combining classic undertones and modern technique. Whatever the event, our team will work with you to create the perfect look.
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