Tressed to Impress

Picking the right wedding ’do can be tricky: You need a glam style that can withstand hours of dancing, but you don’t want helmet head. We put staffer (and soon-to-be bride) Casey McNamara in the hands of four top stylists to see what looks they’d create.

Makeup by Dani Wagener/

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Photographs by Melissa Mahoney

A self-described romantic, Erik Howard of Will Charles Salon loves being part of a bride’s big day. He went for a classic shape with a modern texture, pulling Casey’s hair into a simple bun that could evolve throughout the wedding. “You want a style that will withstand the pressures of the event,” he says. “If she hugs someone and it gets caught in an earring, or if it’s a little humid, or if she wants to pull it down, you still want the hair to look great.” After gathering Casey’s locks, Howard curled them back “organically,” finishing the updo with Kerastase hairspray and a bit of smoothing paste.

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