Photo: Courtesy of Sarah Potempa via Instagram
We like to think of Instagram as a VIB (Very Important Bride) pass to the most breathtaking wedding venues, the dreamiest dresses, and of course, gorgeous wedding day beauty looks. Not sure if you're following the right crowd? For starters, if you're not already doing so, our own Instagram will keep you double-tapping all day long. But if you're specifically looking for tons of hair inspiration, we also happen to know some of the coolest stylists in the industry, whose feeds are veritable treasure troves of braids, beach waves, updos, and stunning hair accessories. Here, we round up the seven pros that are about to make your Instagram feed a whole lot prettier.
Follow Sarah Potempa (@SarahPotempa) for amazing braids (Above)
Just when you think you've seen every braid imaginable, Aussie celebrity hairstylist Sarah Potempa seriously ups the ante. Thanks to her #365DaysofBraids challenge, she filled our feeds for a full year with wildly creative styles adorned with the prettiest hair accessories. And though she's successfully completed her quest earlier this year, she continues to come up with fresh interpretations of plaits on a regular basis. Whether you're looking for an updo, flowing waves or something in between for the big day, the inspo doesn't stop there: the founder of the famous Beachwaver is a genius at creating perfect, glossy curls, as evidenced by the models she styled at last year's Victoria's Secret Fashion Show.
Photo: Courtesy of Riwana Capri via Instagram
Follow Riawna Capri of Nine Zero One Salon (@RiawnaCapri) for short hair inspiration
We can't tell whose hair we love more: Riawna Capri or her celebrity clients. As the woman behind Emma Roberts, Hilary Duff, and Jennifer Lawrence's famous bobs, she's got us convinced that the lob is more versatile than ever. If you're thinking about going short for your wedding day, look no further than this Instagram feed where Capri posts gorgeous shots of freshly cut strands and the awe-inspiring ways she dresses them up afterward, like Julianne Hough's braided boho look above.
Photo: Courtesy of Kylee Heath via Instagram
Follow Kylee Heath of Mane Addicts (@KyleeHeathHair) for romantic updos
Sophisticated, incredibly chic hair is the name of the game over on this celeb stylist's Instagram feed. Whether she's whipping up a chignon or creating an intricate twist, expect to see red carpet updos that easily translate into a wedding-worthy look. Take it from newlywed Whitney Port, who had Heath create this simple bun topped off with delicate flowers hand-picked from Whitney's parents' own garden.
Photo: Courtesy of Kristin Ess
Follow Kristin Ess (@Kristin_Ess) for gorgeous ponytails
The co-founder of The Beauty Department, our longtime go-to site for amazing hair and makeup tutorials, is BFFs with much of her celebrity clientele so her feed feels more like a personal diary than an Instagram account. When Ess isn't documenting a Pinterest-worth style on Lauren Conrad or Lucy Hale, she's posting behind-the-scenes shots of real-life bridal looks like this voluminous ponytail.
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Photo: Courtesy of Mara Roszak
Follow Mara Roszak (@MaraRoszak) for out-of-the-box ideas
Red carpet regulars like Emma Stone, Zoe Saldana, and Mila Kunis have Roszak on speed dial. And though most of us mere mortals can't call the in-demand stylist at the touch of a button, we can be the first to see her eye-catching unique looks fresh off her Insta feed.The best part is that the stylist isn't shy about sharing her tips and tricks. From the key products it takes to get the look at home, to the exact brands of hard-to-find hair accessories (like the sleek, gold Ana Khouri piece in the photo above), we're always finding something new to obsess over.
Photo: Courtesy of Johnny Ramirez and Ahn Co Tran via Instagram
Follow Johnny Ramirez and Ahn Co Tran of Ramirez|Tran Salon (@ramireztransalon) for great color
Despite the celebrity trends, you won't find crazy rainbow dye jobs on this duo's page— just a slew of gorgeous, natural-looking styles that you can actually picture yourself wearing on your wedding day. Their "Lived-In Color" dye process lets the look last for six months (a technique so good they got it trademarked). Plus, they also know how to provide the kind of hair movement that you thought was only reserved for princesses in storybooks, which looks special enough on its own for your big day. We can only chalk it up to pure hair wizardry.
Photo: Courtesy of Jen Atkin via Instagram
Follow Jen Atkin (@JenAtkinHair) for stunning texture
No one knows how to masterfully mix a cocktail of hair products for the perfect hair texture quite like Jen Atkin, and she recently invented her own Ouai haircare line to prove it. Her account is also full of Kardashian cameos — say what you will about them (and we're sure you have), but one scroll through her feed and you have to admit the sisters do have covetable strands.
Photo: Courtesy of Lauren Hack and Vanessa Ungaro via Instagram
Follow Lauren Hack and Vanessa Ungaro of Lauren+Vanessa (@LaurenandVanessa) for classic styles
These girl bosses need little introduction. Their two-person team does it all, and their diversity ranges from color to cuts to makeup (they now even have an eponymous line of lip products). Old Hollywood waves, traditional chignons, and simply pretty updos frequent their feed, but that's not to say they don't have a few surprises up their sleeve. And lucky for us, they're really into sharing.