Your Hampshire and Dorset Wedding - January/February 2023 (Issue 96)

LOOKING YOUR BEST 75 LOCKS OF LOVE How can I ensure my hair is in its best condition for my wedding day? We usually carry out a full hair consultation three months before your wedding day during your hair trial appointment, but don’t leave it until then to get your barnet in its best condition! Here are our top tips for achieving healthy hair...  Carry out regular hair treatments such as hair masks, which you can do in the comfort of your own home or have done professionally by your hairdresser. We love and recommend Redken’s Acidic Bonding Concentrate range.  Have regular haircuts/trims! Don’t leave this too close to your wedding day in case your hairdresser gets scissor happy!  Avoid high sun exposure, especially if you’re having a summer wedding to avoid dehydration, colour fade and frazzled ends.  Consider taking a food supplement such as Hair Gain, which contains 10 essential vitamins to maintain healthy hair growth.  Consult an experienced colourist if you want to change your hair colour, but don’t experiment too close to the wedding day. Olga Taylor | Barnet and Boatrace A POP OF COLOUR We’re having a colourful wedding and I want to add some fun to my look with accessories. What would you suggest? A simple dress gives you the freedom to add personality and colour to your outfit with jewellery. Long statement earrings or a coloured gemstone necklace will add character and flair. Our brides appreciate the sentiment of certain jewellery that incorporates their birthstone or their partner’s. We carry a collection of birthstone jewellery that can be worn together on the big day and are easy to wear daily after the wedding. Some bright jewellery paired with a feature headpiece or veil can make the outfit memorable. Harriet France Jeremy France Jewellers HEAVEN SCENT I’m looking for the perfect perfume for my wedding day. Do you have any suggestions on where to start? When it comes to planning your special day, selecting your ideal wedding perfume will not only complete your outfit, it will also remind you of the big day for years to come. Scents are renowned for triggering memories, so what better way to remember your momentous and unforgettable occasion than through a new scent for your big day? You can, of course, choose whichever fragrance you love. But I’d recommend trying a completely new discovery, something you’ve never worn before. This ensures it has no relation to any previous memory and means the new scent will always transport you back to your wedding. You’ll also want a fragrance that will last throughout the day, so opt for an eau de parfum, which has a higher concentration of fragrance oil (around 25 per cent), which typically makes them stronger and longer lasting. Also, look for such notes as patchouli, white musk, sandalwood, tuberose, vetiver, and freesia as these linger on the skin for longer. Check out Lancôme La Via Est Belle, Barbour Female, Carolina Herrera Good Girl Supreme, Jennifer Lopez Promise, Ghost Orb Of Night and Estée Lauder Beautiful – all great bridal fragrances. Alternatively, if you’re struggling to find the perfect scent match, flirt before you buy with The Fragrance Shop scentaddict subscription, and choose a new 8ml fragrance each month for £12. They’re also perfect to carry with you on the big day. Hollie Race, The Fragrance Shop | Getty