Five fresh takes on old bridal beauty standards.

Then: Ringlets and tendrils

Now: Loose waves and softer curls. "We're not seeing all those tightly wound spiral curls anymore," says top stylist Paul Labrecque of Paul Labrecque Salon and Spa in New York City. "These days, when bridal hair is worn down, there's a much looser feeling. Wedding gowns are simpler and sexier than ever, and hair that is less contrived complements these new styles beautifully." Keeping these locks lustrous: Frédéric Fekkai Glossing Sheer Shine Mist. Chiffon head wrap and dress by Vera Wang.

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