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Booking the right bridal beauty pros is key to creating the wedding-day look you want to convey. In addition to your makeup artist, it's important to hire a seasoned hairstylist to execute your vision. Here are some of the top San Francisco and Bay Area wedding-hair experts.
Fox & Doll
Brides love hairstylist and makeup artist Shana Astrachan for her vintage-inspired aesthetic — she's a pro at creating a retro, glamorous wedding-day look (think: a lightly teased bouffant or perfect finger waves straight out of Great Gatsby.) Read real brides' reviews here!
Design Her Image
Book hairstylist Tiffany Chiang (she also does wedding makeup) for a full-day touchup and she will stay by your side throughout the day, freshening your makeup and changing your hairstyle for an entirely different reception or dance-floor look. Read real brides' reviews here!
Lavish Hair & Makeup Studio
Many brides don't have a strong sense of how they'd like their wedding-day hair to look. If that's you, book a consult with Lavish salon owner Annette Avila — brides rave that she's a magician at understanding your general vision and creating something even more beautiful than you imagined. Read real brides' reviews here!
Pins & Curls
Brides report that hairstylist Michelle Promyotin is skilled at working with all different types of hair and hairstyles, whether it's a chic updo or the loose waves you spotted on Pinterest. She even provides a touch-up kit with extra bobby pins, hairspray, and any other supplies you might need throughout the day. Read real brides' reviews here!
During your trial, hairstylist and makeup artist Mei Zhou will take time to listen and fully understand the look you want; once you're satisfied, she'll take high-quality photos and e-mail them to you so you can see exactly how everything translates in pictures. Read real brides' reviews here!