Wedding Day Hair Expectations

For our third Vendor Port, our series of live interviews with our favorite vendors, we want to introduce you to Hair by Emily Dami! Emily styles hair in Ghent in Downtown Norfolk but travels all around the country for weddings. At Night and Daye Events, we love Emily for her commitment to making brides feel confident and most like themselves on their wedding day!

Emily started styling hair as a child, and her first wedding was for her sister-and-law while Emily was still in high school. She graduated from college in 2007 and moved to Virginia in 2010, and she has been styling hair for weddings all over Virginia since.

Emily posts all of her favorite hairstyles on her Instagram and Facebook @hairbyemilydami, but she says her personal favorite style is updos because they’re intricate and she loves to get creative! Emily says that the hot bridal trends right now are braids and loose and romantic waves. My bridesmaids wore braids at my wedding, and Emily and I both agree that we love both of these styles on our beautiful brides!

Before your wedding, you and Emily will meet for a trial appointment in which you both will try out hairstyles and find one that fits your style. You both will talk about your wedding dress, your face shape, and your hair length before choosing a hairstyle perfect for your wedding day. You and Emily can use veils, real flowers, clips, or any other hair accessory during your trial so that you are most comfortable and genuinely you on your big day!

Emily’s typical wedding day starts early when she has to travel or the bridal party is large. She can takes up to 4 assistant with her to weddings, but usually she only has 1 or 2. Typically Emily works on 2 clients at a time; her assistant preps hair in one chair, she styles hair in the next, and you move between the chairs like the ultimate beauty conveyer belt. Emily usually asks for 30-40 minutes for each person and coordinates with your make up artist so you and your bridal party are ready promptly.

Most brides are worried about humidity, rain, or any other obstacle for their hair to face on their wedding day. Never fear, Emily uses humidity resistant Paul Mitchell products on all of her brides, and she can teach brides that are really worried about their hair how to use extra products and pins to keep their hairstyle beautiful and intact. Even better, she can teach your Maid of Honor how to fix your hair or even change your hairstyle for the reception!