Every bride should feel nothing short of heart-thumping gratitude and affection for her stylist on her big day. Here's the secret to great wedding-day hair: Work it all out in rehearsal

Wash and dry your hair beforehand to avoid spending the majority of your trial getting a blowout, LaFond says.

Wear makeup. You'll be staring at yourself for a few self-critical hours, so put your best face forward, LaFond says. If you can, schedule your makeup trial to happen right before.

"Petite Cherry Blossom" bandeau, $225, Jennifer Behr

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