How to Get Your Best Wedding Day Hair Color

Getting ready for a wedding requires a lot of prep work as the big day approaches - dress fittings, food tastings, guest lists, seating charts, and of course planning your hair color.

Here are a few tips from celebrity color authority, Rita Hazan, for finding the perfect hair color and getting it wedding-day ready:

Your hair colorist should know your wedding-day hairstyle in advance. If you are going to wear a side part, and up-do, etc., your colorist will have to place the color to work with the style that will highlight it in the most flattering way.

If you are looking to touch up your highlights before the wedding, it's best to do it the week of in order to keep the color looking fresh and vibrant. If you don't have time to make it into the salon, you can also use my Ultimate Shine Color Glosses leading up to the special day. This will keep hair looking shiny and maintain its vibrancy in between salon visits.

For brides lightening their hair for the first time, or those who want to go a shade or more lighter than usual for the wedding, I would recommend waiting to make any big changes. You want to feel like yourself and don't want to take any risks in case the color doesn't turn out how you would like it.

If you are looking to dye your hair a certain color (blue, purple, green), I would suggest doing just an accent, such as a tip or streak for a more subtle look that isn't too trendy. You can also have it blend in with the decor of the wedding as well. If the theme is purple, add little tips of lilac or streaks right above your ear or in front of the face for a subtle color difference. You can also use my temporary Pop Color so yo have more control, and if you change your mind the day of the wedding, you can wash it right out.

If you have ombre and you don't want your pictures showing you having half-dark, half-light hair, add a few highlights on top to make the color look more natural and soft. That way, your color will be timeless when you look back that the pictures.

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