Stefani and Michelle from Love is in the Hair are on the blog today discussing all things wedding hair. Don't book your beauty vendors until you read what these awesome ladies have to say! What are your tips for the perfect wedding day hair? Up your beauty game if you want to look on-point for your wedding day. Invest in a great shampoo and conditioner and even a hydrating mask, especially if your hair is lacking shine and moisture. Book regular haircuts and have your final color appointment two weeks before the wedding in case any adjustments need to be made and to allow the color to settle. Quick tip: Add a color gloss to this appointment for added shine and illumination.ciprian

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What preparations should the bride do on her wedding day? Make sure your hair is washed and conditioned with your favorite duos and freshly blown out the morning of your wedding. We know you're thinking... day two hair is better for an up style, but this is no longer the case, especially if you have cow licks or sever parting. We can create the texture or smoothness with a variety of products, so, your job? Show up with clean, fresh and dry hair and leave the rest to us.

When should a bride start thinking about her wedding day hair? ASAP!  This gives your hairstylist the time needed to adjust your color and get your hair into optimum health.photo+2

When should a bride start contacting a hair and makeup team for her wedding? As with any good vendor, the good ones get booked well in advance. We suggest booking your hair and makeup team as soon as you know your venue and date. Beware of vendors who offer only verbal promises, those who work without contracts, and those who eagerly over promise and undercharge.

What is your most important tip for a bride? Jumpstart your hair and skin care routine. Makeup loves healthy skin, invest in multiple facials and a personalized skin care regimen prescribed by your esthetician. P.S. this is not a good time to try ANYTHING new, definitely not a hairstyle/color or hair dresser. If you are a color client, have your touch ups re-done about 2 weeks before the wedding (don't skip on the color gloss) along with your final facial and waxing appointments. Yes, we said waxing. rose street 2

What is the one thing every bride needs? A professional hair and makeup team. We are here to tell you a little secret: the most important accessory on your wedding day is your hair. You are going to look back on your wedding day photos and be so relieved everyone looks their absolute best. We provide a seamless, organized experience allowing you and your bridal party to arrive on-time and photo ready for the most photographed day of your life. 

Any advice on complimenting hair and makeup styles? Our advice on choosing your perfect bridal look; don't stray too far from your own look and style. If you are the kind of girl who loves having her hair down and flowing,  don't go for a sleek up style --if you're not a Glam-a-zon, don't wear so much makeup that your groom won't recognize you.  We think it's best to go with the look you normally go for when you dress up for an occasion, and then glam it up a notch (or two)  for your wedding day. We couldn't agree more with Sofia Vergara's comment about make up, "I have a very important makeup tip for the girls [who] are getting married soon ,I think sometimes we overthink it because it's a very special occasion and we want to have everything perfect... With makeup, sometimes people exaggerate a little bit or make it too different because they want to do more. Sometimes, it makes it look like it's not you and when you see the pictures you're like, 'Oh, what happened to me?' So I think it's better to keep yourself looking fresh in the makeup that you've always liked and be you."

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Any tips for dry ends and any products you recommend? Get regular haircuts and go easy on the heat styling. Find products that will repair and enhance your ends, consult your hairstylist, they are a wealth of beauty knowledge. We love Kevin Murphy HYDRATE-ME. MASQUE, an excellent choice for color treated hair in need of moisture and shine.

What are your favorite winter wedding styles for Lake Tahoe? We are loving a pop color with a dark lip for a winter wedding, either a red or a darker berry color. It pops with the white dress and a snowy background. For a darker lip color we recommend a stain, it last all day and night and you can share all the kisses with your groom without leaving a mark.

What about your favorite summer wedding styles for Lake Tahoe? For summer weddings we love a softer makeup look with a bright highlight on the cheek bones, the shimmer pops in the sunlight and in photos.  We are seeing a lot of brides choose to wear full, shiny, long hair in a soft romantic wave. Consider hair extensions to add volume and length.  We also love seeing the bride exchange her veil for a floral headpiece after the ceremony, a great way to achieve a second look for the reception. rose street

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