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Ever since I was a child, I had a very specific vision of how I wanted to look on my wedding day. I’ve always had a love for beauty and fashion, so my dream was to basically look like wedding day Barbie with long, glamorous, platinum blonde hair! So once I was an adult and the big day was approaching for real, getting the right hair was a big priority for me. I’ve been going to my hairdresser Nicci Carannante since 2007, and we have a special synergy and friendship. She has a remarkable talent for understanding what I want and giving me hair that looks the way I want long after I leave the salon. We began planning my “Wedding hair” about 2 years before the wedding, when my hair was dyed hot pink. We began slowly bleaching my hair out from pink to platinum, taking our time so that it wouldn’t be damaged, and eventually ending up with the perfect shade of platinum blonde.
In addition to doing the hair for my wedding, Nicci was also our officiant, so she styled my hair right before the wedding – then headed up to the altar to perform the ceremony! Jai actually built her a custom hairdresser’s table that also doubled as her podium during the wedding. She worked carefully to created the glammed up, flowing style that I wanted, complete with tiara and cathedral length veil. Moments before the wedding, we went over how the ceremony would go, and discussed how to handle my veil. I was adamant that I wanted the veil to be over my face as I walked down the aisle, but in all the busyness of our DIY wedding, hadn’t rehearsed having Jai lift the veil and we didn’t want it to throw him off or pull my hair out of place. I decided that when I walked up to the altar, I wanted Nicci to lift my veil so that it would look perfect. We had planned for her opening statements to mention that she was my hairdresser, and she explained this to the audience after lifting up my veil to present me to Jai, and it was a very special moment.
Perfect wedding day hair looks different to every bride. There’s a million different ways to get the style you want: For me, getting the right look involved a few years of planning, growing my hair out, and dying it repeatedly. For some brides, hair extensions or wigs can be another way to achieve that dream look. If that’s an option you’re considering for your own wedding, then you may want to look up Divatress, an online retailer that sells wigs for women in every style you can imagine. No matter what you envision yourself looking like on your big day, there’s an option available to suit your taste – because you deserve to feel like a diva on your wedding day!