Expert hair tips

Hair & Beauty, MD, DC and VA

Deciding on your wedding-day hairstyle can be stressful to say the least. Up or down (or half-and-half)? Curly or straight? Add a tiara, flowers, feathers or nothing at all? I asked Ashley Riddle of Catonsville, Maryland-based Up Do's For I Do's to share some advice and trends. —Kim Forrest, Assistant Editor, Brides Local Magazines

When should a bride book her stylist? When should she go in for her consultation?

We typically book weddings 6 months to 18 months in advance. Frequently brides contract their wedding date a year in advance and follow up with a consultation within 90 days prior to their wedding day. This allows the bride to secure a date and have plenty of time for a full trial and if needed an additional trial...

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