(Closed) Hair cut/Highlight BEFORE the wedding?

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
Post # 2
443 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I did. Cut was fine, color was a DISASTER. I got it toned, and it was better, but still really brassy. Ended up getting it toned again the day before the wedding and it was perfect. But, slightly nervewracking. I ould definately go at least a couple weeks before, incase you need another visit so it’s what you want. Would also get a hair trim.

Post # 3
6474 posts
Bee Keeper

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crackktheskyy:  I would go for a hair cut ASAP, particularly if you plan to have a trial. It will neaten it up and promote growth. I genuinely didn’t have time to get my done until like 2 weeks before the wedding, and my hairdresser wouldn’t take as much as it needed off at that point as it would have been problematic on the day (so I went back after the wedding to have a proper cut). I had my colour done two weeks before as I have it done regularly by the same person so wasn’t worried about the results, and I wanted the colour to be fresh without any regrowth. 

So,I’d go ASAP if I were you to make sure it’s healthy, and if you don’t usually get it coloured I would probably get that done too. I would then go maybe 2 weeks before the wedding for a very small trim/neaten up and to have the colour re-done/roots touched up.

Post # 4
2421 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

I get my hair cut every6-8 weeks and only recently decided to let it grow out with only 4 months till my wedding what was I thinking. I say make an appt now and get it cut right before you do your hair trial. 

Post # 5
1281 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2017 - Baton Rouge, LA

yeah definitely get it cut asap- then again like 4 weeks before the wedding. i also had all over highlights and low lights done 4 weeks before the wedding, and will go back 1 week before the wedding to get my roots touched up wiht just a few highlights on top

Post # 6
10 posts

I”m planning on getting it done a couple weeks before the wedding. I don’t do anything crazy with my color, but I am making the transition to a “bronde”. I want to allow for some time in case I need to get it fixed. I’ll get a trim, but I won’t do anything crazy with my hair. After the wedding, I do plan on chopping it all off.

Post # 7
1140 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Hi! I’m a hairdresser!


I actually recommend that brides who currently do not color there hair but want highlights for the wedding to plan to have it highlighted TWICE before the wedding. The first time  should be at least 10-8 weeks before the wedding and the second time a week before the wedding. There are some difficulties with highlighting virgin hair to achieve a desired look. Many times in pictures of other ladies whose hair we admire, these heads of hair have been highlighted many times over a long time period, and the slow building up and slight overlapping of highlights over time helps to give a softer, more natural and diffused look to them. A lot of times the very first time I highlight someone’s hair the highlights are very subtle looking and harder to see because  they are only covering a small percentage of the hair. They can also look a bit flat, as naturally occuring highlights show a big range in different colored streaks, but the first time your hair is highlighted it will only be two colors, your base color and the highlight itself.


Doing it twice will also allow room for error and improvement, or will allow you plenty of time to change your mind and dye your hair back.


also if you are wanting very natural highlights that mimick what the summer sun does to hair I would seek out a hairdresser who is experienced with Balayage technique and request that technique specificall. It is gorgeous and subtle, and looks amazing on curled hair and updos.


as far as a cut goes I would get your hair cut at your first appointment 10-8 weeks before the wedding and then maybe a very very light trim a week before IF you plan to wear your hair down, if not I wouldn’t worry about it.

Post # 10
20 posts
  • Wedding: July 2015

Hi Bees! I recently moved and have only been to my new salon once. The stylist referred me to her co worker to try the biyalage.

My wedding is 7/30/15. My last foil highlights were May 2014. I get my roots done.

I’d like to brighten it up but not get brassy. Any tips for time line?

Thank you!

Post # 11
329 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I would start getting trims every 6-8 weeks.  It makes your hair grow so much faster!!  I also take biotin and pre-natals to get mine to grow.  I also have started the hair coloring process.  I started 4 months prior to the wedding to plan for 2-3 hair appointments to get it perfect.  I will be having it colored/trimmed for the last time 3 weeks prior to the wedding.  

Post # 12
2521 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I got my hair cut and highlighted like 2 weeks before my wedding.  Hair always looks best with freshened color and trimmed ends.  

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