"Wedding trials and consultations start about three months prior to the actual day, and you should keep the same hairstyle throughout the process," says Labrecque. "Not only will the texture and style of your hair change if you get it chopped, but keep in mind something drastic may not look right with your dress's neckline, veil, or wedding day jewelry." Brides
own beauty director Dana Wood suggests only going in for a quarter-inch "micro trim" a month before your big day to snip off any fried ends. But other than that, steer clear of the shears! "No matter how well you plan ahead there seems to always be something left to the last minute—hair should not be one of them," says Stephanie Bork, senior stylist at the Josè Eber Salon
. "The closer you get to the big day, the more stressed and emotional you'll be. You want to make all of these preparations and decisions while you're still clear headed and calm."
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