Bridal 101 at Bella Bethesda Salon

At Bella Bethesda, every bride is treated as the truly unique individual she is and our staff strives to deliver the picture-perfect look for each wedding day. Bella’s special bridal team works one-on-one with each soon-to-be bride to make sure every detail regarding her wedding day look is accounted for from engagement to honeymoon.
We sat down with Erin Adams, Bella Bethesda’s bridal consultant, to learn more about the wedding process at the salon and what each bride should know as she plans her big day. 
  1. Book early. First and foremost, a wedding day look needs to last beyond “I do”, so to achieve the quintessential story book wedding it is important that planning for hair and makeup be just as timely as buying the dress. June through September is an extremely popular time for weddings and weekends are booked early and fast. Once a wedding date is picked, it is best to allot plenty of time to book an appointment.
  2. Communicate. We want your day to be even more amazing than you’ve imagined. It is key that the bridal team understands each bride’s needs and accounts for all the excitement that will take place throughout the day. “A lot of brides come in thinking ‘when do I need to start my hair and makeup services?’ but really the question needs to be ‘when do my services need to be done?’” says Erin. Sharing wedding day details with the salon will make sure you aren’t missing in action on the big day. 
  3. Stay Organized. Everything is connected throughout the day of your wedding, so it’s important to have details in order. Having a clear image of what your wedding day will look like will help the salon accommodate you and your bridal party. Time of the ceremony, pictures before or after, and the amount of people in your party requiring hair and makeup services all determine how much time is needed to get the job done- and done well!
What sets the bridal team at Bella Bethesda apart from other salons? “The bridal stylists and makeup artists consider themselves part of the bride’s team and are committed to each bride and her wedding party,” says Erin. In addition to the exceptional stylists and makeup artists, brides who come to the salon for their day-of preparations work directly with Bella co-owner Stacy Dabney Ramirez who is notorious for her finishing touches to make getting ready for her wedding a bit more special.
Although many salons offer bridal-specific stylists, it is unique that Bella offers a consultant who is strictly focused on weddings. Erin, previously a Human Resources professional, has one goal and that is to make sure each bride has an unforgettable experience at the salon. As a former Bella bride herself, in addition to having an eye for detail, Erin can speak firsthand about the quality of the salon’s hair and makeup services.
You have enough to worry about as you plan your wedding, so remembering these tips and utilizing Bella’s talented bridal team will help you enjoy your salon experience. It is after all a joyous day for you and your guests, so let us do the work for you. To learn more about Bella Bethesda’s bridal services please visit our website or to start the conversation about your wedding day needs fill out our online form or call the salon at 301-718-9111.