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.

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Photographs by Melissa Mahoney

For a big-day hairstyle with a touch of rock ’n’ roll, this Gwen Stefani-esque braided look by the Loft’s Katie Mahan may be just the thing. “I pull a lot of inspiration from the runway,” Mahan explains. She used Aquage Uplifting Foam and Working Spray to give Casey’s hair a dressy—but not stiff—feel. “I have brides come in for a free 15-minute consultation beforehand,” says Mahan of her bridal-hair strategy. “I’d rather have a conversation and make sure we hit it off before they spend six hours with me!”

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