Frédéric Fekkai's
Favorite Hairstyle Tips for Brides

Hair & Beauty

Photo: Courtesy of Frédéric Fekkai

We spoke to the celebrity hair whisperer about his go-to styling tricks, favorite trends, and best bridal tips

"If you want to look your best in photos, your hair needs to reflect the light, and nothing helps do that better than glossing cream. Fekkai Brilliant glossing cream is my favorite product for anyone having her picture taken for an event. If you have highlights, it makes them shinier; if you have curls, it gives them more definition. All you need is a drop."

"Sometimes the simplest look is best. Don't overload your hair with too many accessories or make your head heavy. It detracts from your overall silhouette."

"Hot rollers give great volume in just ten minutes, and a curling iron is amazing, because it can add curls or redefine them. Plus, the iron shines the hair as well, which is ideal for a wedding."

"I love what I call the Jennifer Lopez: Big hair pulled back into a ponytail. Keep it tight to your head, and add some extension to the ponytail to make it very thick and very smooth. It's always an elegant choice."


"That bombshell 1930s look is very pretty: Sexy, smooth hair with a slight finger wave on top and a loose, soft curl on the bottom—and, of course, a very dramatic side part."

"Designers always inspire me, especially when their shows end with a beautiful wedding look. I love Marc Jacobs's romantic bride, Yves Saint Laurent's sophisticate, and Proenza Schouler's worldly rich girl."


"Don't feel like you have to stick to a conventional, traditional bridal look if it doesn't really suit you. Embrace your own signature style, and dare to pick a strong look that belongs entirely to you."

For more beauty inspiration, visit our Wedding Hairstyle Gallery.

—Lauren A. Greene

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