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Wedding Hairstyles: 6 Great Wedding Hair Tips for Perfect Wedding Hair

Want the wedding day hairstyle of your dreams? Keep your feet firmly on the ground and check out our list of dos and don'ts.

Photo: Gregory Manis

Plan Ahead

If you have your hair colored, permed, or treated, have it done at least one month before your wedding date. The extra time will soften your style a bit, so it looks more natural. Also, should disaster strike, you'll have time to fix it.

Loosen Up

Don't get your hair done (or do it yourself) too early on your wedding day, and don't wear it pulled back too tightly. Your scalp may start to hurt and you could get a headache if you wear a killer updo for too long.

tip

If you're headed to
a sunny honeymoon destination, keep your locks luscious by putting SPF 30 sunscreen on just the ends of your hair. It'll keep damage to a minimum and preserve your color.

Keep It Neat

Get a trim a few weeks before your wedding date to neaten up your tresses and eliminate split ends.

Shop Around

Try consulting more than one stylist for your trial run so that you find the best person for you. There may be someone in your usual salon who specializes in the look you want for your wedding. You won't be slighting your regular stylist if you try this person or ask for a recommendation; having your hair done for a big event is very different from getting an everyday great cut or color.

Get Help

If you plan to do your hair yourself, go for it! Just don't do it by yourself. Have a good (honest) friend with you to give perspective while you work.

Be True to the Real You

Don't go too over the top -- it will just leave your guests wondering who that chick in the white dress is! Besides that, an overly complicated 'do is just one more thing for you to worry about -- and we all know that's not something you need right now!

-- The Knot

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