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.

Wedding-day makeup: "Women who don't normally wear makeup are usually wary of color, but the trick is to blend it with natural colors so it looks soft, not harsh," says Jessica. "For Emily, I used a subtle wash of purple shadow to bring out her blue eyes." To avoid a cakey, mask-like effect, Jessica skipped foundation in favor of tinted moisturizer and a light dusting of translucent powder. "It's an especially great combination for Emily, since she is getting married outside in the spring—it won't melt or feel heavy," says Jessica.

Smashbox Sheer Focus tinted moisturizer SPF 15, $30

Photo: Robert Mitra

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