By Jonathan Bender
Style isn’t something that you can put away in your closet when you’re done with the day. Having effortless confidence for your walk down the aisle comes with heavy preparation; from the shoes, to the tie, to the cake, to the hair. When searching for a “new” look to amp up your appearance, you want to make sure you’re giving the best version of you. Think back to when you were in school, what was the most important day? Picture day. No one looked worse than the kid with a bad haircut. This year, we have three choice cuts for you to consider before diving headfirst into commitment hair hell. Remember: get your haircut two to three weeks prior to the big day so you’re comfortable with the length.
The spring runways had everyone from—male and female—donning that rockabilly quiff that allows for a range of looks. With the crown of your head chock full of luscious locks, keep the sides short and wear it with confidence. You can look anywhere from 1950’s cool to La Roux. This look is definitely something for the person who doesn’t mind a little extra maintenance in the mornings.
Oribe Superfine Strong Hair Spray: Giving lustrous, natural sheen and volume, this spray gives you the hold you’re looking for to enhance your front page appearance. Available at Oribe.com for $35.
Arrojo Thermal Protector: Whether you’re curly or straight, before you blow dry be sure to spritz this into your soon-to-be tousled and teased locks. Avaialable at Arrojoproduct.com for $16.
If your going for a 1920’s styled wedding, this is a modern take on a classic look. Straight or easy to flatiron tresses? This will work in a cinch. Buzz the sides down to a 1 and turn heads with a more dramatic look.
Bumble & bumble Gellac: Super-strong hold, it will keep your hair in place but won’t get flaky like generic products found over the counter. Available at Sephora for $25.
The “I Just Woke Up This Good” Look
Everyone wants the ability to wake up with perfect hair. Imagine if this could be true on your wedding? It can. Have straight hair? Go for a choppier cut with some layers. Curly/wavy? Play with product the night prior and let it sit. Low maintenance but still with a romantic edge.
Aveda Men Pure-Formance Grooming Clay: With refreshing scents of lavendar, citrus, kunzea and spearmint, this is a sure fire hit for that post-Honeymoon morning. A subtle shine with great hold, it gives you the messy look you’re going for. Available at Aveda for $22.
Bumble and bumble Surf Spray: To texturize properly, towel drying isn’t going to cut it. Spray this over your post-shower mop and blow dry in pieces—this will give your hair dry texture. Available at Sephora for $23.
Photo: Courtesy of Pradal; Paper Magazine; Burberry Prorsum
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