Wedding Hair Dos and Don'ts

David Tutera, celebrity-planner and wedding guru shares his wedding-day hair wisdom.

I Don'ts for Hair

1. Don’t assume your regular stylist is best for your wedding. The go-to hair pro who cuts your hair every six weeks may not be well versed in wedding ’do’s. If this is the case, get referrals from recently married friends.

2. Don’t assume anything when it comes to the language of hair. Bringing in images will help your stylist identify what you want. Terms like “big bun,” “soft waves,” “sophisticated,” and “chic” mean different things to different people, so comparing visuals can be the best way to communicate.

3. Beware of tendril-overload. A few flirty tendrils around your face can look romantic as long as there are only a few and they are not too long. Too many strands can cast unflattering shadows on your beautiful face.

4. Don’t neglect the neckline of your gown. Whether it’s strapless, one-shoulder or sweetheart, the top of your gown is a key shape to keep in mind when it comes to choosing your hairstyle. A full-on updo may feel (and look) too bare with a strapless dress.

5. Don’t hide your highlights. When highlighted hair is pinned into an updo, a chunk of dark hair is revealed beneath. Break up the solid color by having extra highlights applied at the under layers of your hair if you plan to go with an upswept style.