Winter can be a magical time in western North Carolina. At times, snow will fall and accumulate on the ridges such that downtown Asheville seems more like Salt Lake City and the Rocky Mountains. Even in the valleys, the area receives about a foot of snow each year; however, temperatures are much milder than other high elevation cities. Winter weather is one of the things that attract new residents and tourists to the mountains. 

Have you chosen a winter date for your upcoming wedding? Planning a winter wedding in North Carolina can be more difficult because you have to consider the potential for cold or inclement weather. There’s a good chance your January wedding date will be sunny with highs in the upper 50s, but there is also the potential for snow and freezing temperatures. The simple details can make your wedding guests feel warmly welcomed, even on the coldest of days. Here are some of our favorite ways to add these special touches on your winter wedding festivities.

Some stylists seek licenses in cosmetology and esthetics which allows them to do hair, makeup, and skincare. Graduating from an approved training program qualifies stylists to take a state licensing exam that includes testing their training in a written exam, oral interview, and practical skill tests. Going to school to cut hair opens doors for a professional career as a hairstylist. Students go through classroom instruction, hands-on learning, and graduating from cosmetology school.

Every bride is different, and not every bride will want to have a hair and makeup trial for their wedding day. However, if you are a bride that desires to know that your hair and makeup will be held up to your expectations, be fully confident and satisfied with how you look on your wedding day, then booking a trial is a great option. The benefits to having a hair and makeup trial are that it will bring you peace of mind and ensure you look your best on your big day, and ultimately help eliminate stress so you can relax and enjoy. 

Let’s face it, we all have experienced bad hair days. But the only important day to avoid having a bad hair day is your wedding day. Bridal hair and makeup trials may be on the last thing you plan, but you should be thinking about scheduling a trial ahead of time. Between trying different hairstyles, makeup looks, and choosing a salon, it becomes just as important.

Here are a few tips that will help you prepare for your wedding trial to ensure you will be looking your best on your big day.