Part of the wedding day fun is being pampered like a princess. Personalized hair and make-up service allow you to feel like a celebrity on your big day. But how do you decide which hairdresser to choose? We will straighten out everything you need to know to help you make this important decision.

First, ask friends and family for any recommendations. Chances are, if your friend was satisfied enough to refer you to them, they will probably work perfectly. Be sure to ask around and get more than one company. Once you get a little collection going, hit the road and visit the salons.

While you are getting to know the different hair stylists, ask them what kind of experience they have with doing wedding hairstyles. You want to make sure that they are comfortable and confident doing a fancy up-do that will have to last four to five hours.

Don’t be shy! Ask to see a portfolio of their work. This will allow you to get a better sense of their style. If it is not for you, you don’t have to go any further in the process with them. If you do like what you see, let them know! Tell them what you like and how you envision your hair looking on your special day. Make sure you both are on the same page before deciding to work with them.

Finally, ask how many weddings they will do on your wedding day. You don’t want to risk them being late to your hair and make-up appointment or rushing to finish your hair to move on to the next bride. Be sure that they are available for the full time frame that you discuss. This way, they will be able to focus solely on making you look fantastic.

Lastly, do a mock up. This will help both you and your hairdresser work out any kinks in the styling process. Doing a run through a couple weeks before the wedding will help relax everyone’s nerves!

Don’t panic! The perfect hairdresser is out there somewhere. You just might need to do a little bit of research and go visit different places before you discover “the one”.