A Celebrity Stylist Talks Beautiful Hair on Your Big Day

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The bells continue to ring for wedding season in Dubai – whether you’re a bride-to-be, a maid of honor, or a guest. Like so many other aspects of preparation, getting your mane into its healthiest state requires a little planning. And that’s why Savoir Flair spoke to Danilo, celebrity stylist and global ambassador for Pantene, to find out his top tips and tricks for beautiful hair on the big day. He’s the man behind the tresses of Taylor Hill, Natalie Portman, Priyanka Chopra, and Selena Gomez – you clearly can’t go wrong here.

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How can brides-to-be get their hair in great condition before the big day?
Don’t let flyaways and split ends steal the show! When you start prepping your skin and body, shopping for your gown, or booking your venue, it’s also time to get your hair in tip-top shape. Try Pantene’s three-step regimen (shampoo, conditioner, and oil replacement) to reduce and repel damage and get healthy, strong hair inside and out.

What’s the best way to wear hair to defy frizz and a style breakdown?
You’ll never see hairstyles frizz or unravel on the red carpet, and you definitely don’t want a hair breakdown on your big day. A great celeb-worthy trick to maximize style-staying power is to ensure hair is healthy from the core. Healthy, smooth, and shiny hair is the foundation for any great style and ensures that only minor touch-ups will be needed throughout the day to maintain lasting smoothness and volume.

Once you achieve a healthy foundation, simply use a few basic products such as a heat-protection or styling spray, conditioner, or leave-in cream to create, set, and reinforce hair texture. Then, use tools like hair elastics and pins to hold your style in place.

What are fun, easy ways to mix up a bridal hairstyle?
When creating any style, incorporate elegant braids and ponytails for a super contemporary look. You can also change up your style halfway through the wedding night. For instance, create an updo for the ceremony to ensure success for pictures from any and every angle, and then let your tresses loose for the reception.

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What tips can you share with women who have always dreamed of having long hair on their wedding day?
Growing out your hair may seem like a painfully slow process, but keep in mind that keeping it healthy will help you achieve your goal. Start working towards that goal now, and make the most of this wait time by protecting the length you already have. Always use a daily conditioner, like the Pantene ‘Milky Damage Repair’ conditioner that has a new formula. It works at the core for stronger hair and to prevent split ends that can only be fixed by cutting them off.

Also, tell your stylist that you want to grow it out, so you don’t give up more hair than you want during visits. If you’re planning to color your hair, schedule your appointment one to two weeks in advance to give the color enough time to set in and give you an idea of what it will look like on your big day.

Where should one start when looking for bridal hairstyle inspiration?
Do your research and look at tons of imagery for inspiration! The web is great for hair inspiration that can help you narrow down the options. If you’re working with a stylist, book a wedding hairstyle trial one month in advance and bring all the hair accessories you plan to wear for the opportunity to rehearse the style you have in mind. Also, remember that healthy hair is the base for any look – when hair is unhealthy at the core, it loses its shine.

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