Your wedding hair and makeup should reveal a more polished version of your everyday self, not make you look like a complete stranger to your guests. (So unless you're Dolly Parton, that means ixnay on the six layers of foundation and ten pounds of hair extensions.) We took four brides to New York City's Chris Chase Salon, where the pros gave them wedding-ready looks, using their everyday hair-and-makeup routines as inspiration.

Cheryl, 26

Everyday: Cheryl typically dries her naturally curly hair with a blow-dryer fitted with a diffuser; she gets blow-outs on special occasions. Lately, this makeup devotee has been wearing purple MAC eyeshadow, black liquid liner, blush, and mascara every day.

Wedding-day hair: Stylist Jeff Chastain brushed out Cheryl's curls to smooth and loosen them, then recurled them with a large-barrel curling iron. He then ran an anti-humectant pomade through her hair to tame flyaways. "I like to keep some natural frizz, which helps maintain a consistent look throughout the wedding," says Jeff. "With curly hair, it's best to avoid a slicked-back look or you'll be touching up all night." Finally, he lightly teased the top section of her hair for volume, parted her hair over the brow with the stronger arch, and loosely pinned the front sections of her hair back, at the crown.

Photo: Talaya Centeno

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