Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How many days before my wedding do I color my hair?A: If you color your hair then you should have it touched up 1 or 2 weeks before your wedding to make sure that any roots are concealed. This is also a good time for a final trim and a conditioning treatment.
Q: Should I wash my hair on the day of my wedding?
A: If you are wearing your hair up, don't wash your hair on the day of your wedding or the night before. Your hair is easier to style if you wash it 24 hours before the time of the hair appointment. If you are wearing your hair down, you should wash it on the day of your wedding. Consult with your stylist because different rules apply depending on hair type.
Q: How do I make my hair look shiny on my wedding day?
A: Great bridal locks require care and attention. Avoid daily washing, blow-drying, and heat-styling, which can cause split ends and "wispies" (those little broken pieces of hair that stick up from your scalp). Strengthen your hair from the inside out by eating foods rich in Vitamin B such as fish, nuts, and eggs. Treat yourself to invigorating scalp massages and deep conditioning treatments, which stimulate hair follicles and add body.
FYI: There is no way to repair damaged ends -- once your hair breaks, get a trim!
Q: What Are the Best Hair Accessories For Brides?
A: Before you buy any accessories for your hair, meet with your stylist to figure out which style works best for you according to your wedding dress, hair type, and face shape. Here are some suggestions:
- Crystal or pearl barrettes.
- Bun covers.
- Diamond hair pins
- Combs and headbands
- Fresh or silk fragrant flowers
- Ponytail holders…yes, you can wear a glamorous and sophisticated ponytail on your wedding day!
- Veils and tiaras...how many other times in your life are you allowed to wear these?
Q: What type of facial mask should I use to improve my skin tone before my wedding day?
A: Purge pores with a deep-cleaning mask. Choose the right formula for your skin type. An exfoliating mask that doubles as a scrub is ideal to slough off dry skin, while a clay-based mask minimizes pores and helps reduce shine on oily complexions. For flaky skin try the Honey & Oat 3-in-1 Scrub Mask and for greasy skin, try Tea Tree Oil Face Mask, both from The Body Shop. Get a facial. A professional skin expert will be able to clean you up, clear you out, and identify skin problems. Speak up, ask questions, and find out what you should add to (or skip) in your beauty routine and what kinds of ingredients work best for your skin type.
Q: How do I get rid of dark circles?
A: Dark circles and puffiness are common bride-to-be afflictions. (All those late nights pouring over the seating chart are bound to take its toll!) Since the skin around your eyes is particularly sensitive, remove eye makeup with a water-soluble remover (don't scrub), and keep rubbing to a minimum. A nightly application of eye cream combined with adequate sleep (eight hours is necessary) will improve the appearance of dark circles; cool compress once or twice a week (or as needed) helps reduce puffiness as well. In the days prior to the wedding, avoid salty food, which can cause eyes to look swollen. Dip cotton pads in ‘cucumber juice’ and place them on your eyes for 15 minutes.
Drink lots of water, eat a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, and avoid reading late at night lying down.
Q: Should my make-up be done after my hair is styled?
A: Yes, it is best to do your makeup last so it stays fresh.
Q: How long does it take to do my hair and makeup on the day of my wedding?
A: It varies depending on the hairstyle you have chosen, but on average it takes about thirty minutes to do your makeup and about one and a half hours to do your hair. If you have a large wedding party, it may be necessary to start very early in the morning.
Q: What if I need to re-touch my makeup during the day?
A: I apply your makeup so that it lasts all day. However, I always provide blotting sheets and a small pot of lipstick for you to use during the day.
Q: How many people can you do on the wedding day?
A: Usually three to four, but I bring an assistant and or another professional hair and makeup artist to help for larger parties, if there are time constraints I can discuss this with you at your trial run.
Q: What is airbrush Make Up ?
A: Airbrush Make Up is a liquified form of makeup that is applied with an airbrush very similar to those used by automotive makers. Although it sounds daunting, Airbrush Makeup looks fantastic and lasts for hours with absolutely no risk of caking or streaking.
Until recently, airbrush makeup was solely confined to celebrities. Have you ever wondered why celebrities look so good on the red carpet? The answer is airbrush makeup. Invented in the 1980 s, it has seen a real revival in recent years due to the advent of High Definition Television. Stars are increasingly worried about looking absolutely perfect and not "looking as if they have put on makeup. Airbrush makeup offers this perfect subtle makeup look which looks amazing and will leave everyone wondering how you have such a good complexion.
Q: Who are extensions designed for?
A:Today’s hair extensions are for everyone. Women just like you everywhere are getting So.Cap. hair extensions to:
- Add additional volume and length
- Achieve more precise highlights and lowlights
- Correct chronic scalp conditions
- Combat the effects of certain medical treatments on hair growth
- Provide chemical-free color
- Create styling ease
- Offer instant access to dramatic color trends
Q: Are they safe for my hair?
A: So.Cap. Hair Extensions are 100% safe for the natural hair. They’re made from the highest quality human hair available and are bonded with bio-keratin, a patented protein created to replicate the exact chemical structure of your natural hair. When applied by a certified So.Cap. stylist, the strong protein/protein bond lasts for months and they are guaranteed to look and act just like your own hair. Only you will know you have extensions.
Q: How many strands does it take?
A:It takes between 100 and 150 strands to complete a full head of extensions depending on the specific needs and look you have in mind. The style, length and volume of your own hair are key factors in determining the correct number. You’ll have a free consultation to decide exactly how many so there are no surprises on the day of your application.
Update or enhance your look with a partial application of 25 - 75 strands you can:
- Add volume while maintaining length
- Add specific highlight or lowlight color
- Correct a bad cut
- Change or adapt angles
- Enhance awkward in-between styles
Q: How long do extensions take to apply?
A: Application time varies according to the number of strands and the condition of your natural hair. Generally, a full head will take 1-3 hours. During the consultation your stylist will advise you how long an appointment you’ll need.
Q: How long do they last?
A: With proper prep installation and maintenance, So.Cap. hair extensions are designed to last four to six months. The keratin protein fuses with the natural keratin protein in your own hair for a solid bond that is durable and easy to work with.
Q: Ready Before the application
Q: How do I care for my new extensions?
A: After 24 hours you can wash, style and even chemically process your full head of hair – extensions and all. Use your favorite cleansing and styling products. Take care when washing. Never EVER turn your head upside down or agitate the hair while washing or drying – it can lead to unruly tangling. Instead, apply shampoo to the top of your head and gently use a downward motion to work the shampoo from top to bottom. Rinse using the same technique. Apply conditioner from the middle of the hair to the end using the same gentle motion. With conditioner still in your hair, comb it out with a pick or wide tooth comb, then rinse. Towel dry your hair using a blotting motion. Do not rub! Euro So.Cap. also recommends applying a good spray-on detangler, again working it through with the pick or comb. Finally, once or twice a day, comb your hair with either the small or large hair extensions brush. This care will keep your extensions looking great for months.
Q: Will they tangle while sleeping or swimming?
A: Some people experience mild discomfort while sleeping for the first night or two. This is normal. It is best to sleep with your hair in a low, loose ponytail held by a wide band or scrunchie. For swimming, the same low ponytail or a swim cap will prevent tangling.
Q: Some of my extensions fell out. Now what?
A: Over time there will be a number of extensions that naturally fall from your hair. As part of our natural hair shedding, we lose 50 – 100 hairs a day. Some of those hairs will have extensions attached to them, so over time, some extensions will loosen and come out. Ensure their longevity with proper care while washing, sleeping and swimming.
Q: How are extensions removed?
A: Extensions should always be removed by a professional, who will use a special solution which crystallizes the keratin bond. Your stylist has a removal implement used to slide the extension off with no damage to your natural hair