All the best stylists will book up well in advance, some will allow bookings up to two years in advance so you’re always best to be on the keen side when it comes to booking, especially if you’ve got your heart set on one in particular.
That being said, some stylists will not take bookings over 12 months in advance as we sometimes get invited to social occasions and not every event is planned two years ahead of time. Don’t be surprised if you’re asked to come back later, we’re not trying to be difficult, we’re just trying to strike a healthy balance between work and life.
My personal rule is 18 months in advance, it’s the average amount of time that people plan weddings for so seems sensible. My advice when it comes to booking is be prompt if you know who you want, but always make sure to have backup options incase they’re already booked up.