Meet Victoria! One of our favorite Hampton Road vendors and creator of The Hair Days with some tips and tricks about finding your hair stylist for your big day!
How did The Hair Days begin? What inspired you to create your company?
Ever since high school, I would style my friends’ hair for homecoming, prom or special occasions – it was just something I enjoyed doing. And in 2015, I was in my first wedding as a bridesmaid. The bride was styled at her regular salon. She was unhappy with her hair and as she was trying to fix it herself, her eyes started getting watery. I thought no one should ever have to feel this way on their wedding day! I tweaked her original style and she was delighted with the outcome. I thought to myself, I have a talent, why not run with it?! So I ended up posting a very informal announcement on social media stating that I wanted to pursue wedding hair as my side business. And I had my first official wedding that year, that turned into referrals and more happy brides. And five years later, I’m turning down weddings because I’m getting booked so quickly! I couldn’t be happier.
Where do you get your inspiration from?
I follow a ton of stylists on Instagram for inspiration! I’ll save styles I’d like to replicate and absorb any tips or tricks I learn in videos. I think it’s important to keep up with current trends so you’re relevant, but I love a classic bridal look.
Should clients prep before an appointment? If so, what should they do?
Come with dry, product free hair! Whether you prefer to wash it the day before, or the day of your wedding, that’s completely up to you! I also recommend bringing any inspiration photos of the style you hope to achieve. Although we may not be able to duplicate exactly – with length or texture variations – a visual helps us make sure we’re on the same page. And of course, expect each stylist to put their own ‘twist’ on it, since its very much an art and not a science
How far out should couples book their hairdresser?
I typically book about 6-8 months out, but some brides may reach out as early as over a year in advance.
How much time should a couple keep in mind for their hair when it comes to their wedding timeline?
I typically pencil in 30-40 minutes per style but on average, am finished within thirty minutes. I like to have the buffer in case anyone wants anything tweaked so they’re 110% satisfied.
What advice do you have for couples who are still looking for their hairdresser?
Find a stylist who shows their work and take the time to diligently read their reviews online. You’ll spend a good portion of the day with your stylist and/or makeup artist, so you want someone who’s positive, upbeat and just fun to hang out with!
Want more info! Reach out to The Hair Days!
Phone: (757) 282 – 9603