Want A-list wedding hair for your big day? Award-winning stylist Joshua Altback reveals how you can get a celebrity look in an instant…


Research your stylists

Find out hairdressers that specialise or have experience in wedding hair as some hairdressers don’t know how to put up hair or fix on tiaras and other hair accessories.

Book a consultation

Make sure you have a bridal hair consultation first, as wedding hair trials can take up time and money so it’s best for the hair stylist to see your hair before so they can get to know the texture and length.

joshua-wedding-hairBook a hair trial

Always go for your hair trial with washed hair, preferably with no conditioner as this will save time and the hair won’t be so soft. If it’s too soft it will be harder to keep in place.

Make time for your hair

If you have fine hair, always make sure you have enough time on the day as your hairdresser will need to add body in the hair first using heated rollers or hair pieces.

De-frizz the curls

If you have frizzy or really curly hair then be aware that if the hairdresser has not used the correct de-frizz products or blow dried well enough then you might frizz up on the day.

The right accessory for your hair type

If you have finer hair make sure the tiara, head band or hair accessory that your going to use is easy to fix on. Some bridal hair accessories are too heavy for some hair textures.

Back combing

Make sure there is enough back combing in the crown of your wedding hair so that the veil can grip onto your hair. If there is no backcombing the veil will just slip off.

Plenty of product

Ensure that the hairdresser puts plenty of product on before as waves and curls tend to start dropping out before you get to the ceremony.


Keep a tight grip

If you have extra long hair and want it curled, you can use hair grips for each curl and wait until just before you go to the ceremony and this will hold the curl better.

Pictures of the dress

Bring pictures of your dress along to the consultation and any hair accessories you are thinking of as this will give the hairdresser a better idea of what to choose for your hair style for the big day.

Get the look

Audrey Hepburn’s iconic look is perfect for your big day. Here’s Joshua Altback to show you how to steal her glamorous look, step by step.

How are you having your hair for your wedding? Are you having an up-do or down-do?

Let us know!

Exclusive treat just for you!

The renowned award-winning St John’s Wood Salon, Joshua Altback is giving all Wedding Ideas Magazine brides 10% off their Wedding Package.

This includes a cut, colour (highlights/tint), blow dry and complimentary hair treatment to make sure your locks looks fabulous in time for the big day itself. Just quote Wedding Ideas styling Offer to enjoy this special treat.

And that’s not all!

They’re also offering an exclusive 10% off their Wedding Hair Trial package. Just quote Wedding Ideas Bridal Hair Offer to qualify. To take advantage of both these offers call 020 7722 1225 or visit Joshua Altback for more information.


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