Destination I Do
Monday, January 17, 2011

Get Romantic, Long-Lasting Locks for Your W-day

Words by Courtney Kellar
Words and makeup by Brandy Gomez-Duplessis
Image courtesy of Stacy Marks

One of the most important things for any bride to do is select a glamxurious hair-do for her wedding day. Finding a hair style that will complement your face and dress can be a challenge. But what is most challenging for any destination bride, is keeping her soft coif from coming undone. Vintage wedding hair, side ponytails, messy chignon, roll up’s, partial up do’s, romantic half up-do all call for that strong hold.

Here are three strong hold styling product items your hairstylist should have in their kit to maintain your wedding day hair:


Owner & Master Stylist Maisha Teacher at BIBI SALON NYC likes using Phyto Professional Strong Sculpting Gel on her brides. Maisha likes that it has acacia collagen and it’s great for a bride who wants a sleek, strong, pulled back and sculpted chignon.


Personally, I prefer L’OREAL Elnett Satin Hairspray, because it's amazing for any bride that wants to wear her hair partially up. Not only will it give her a strong hold, but it will remain satin-like for all her romantic curls.


New Orleans Celebrity Hairstylist Erin Carter always makes sure her hair kit has Big Sexy Hair Root Pump Plus Humidity Resistant Volumizing Spray Mousse. Erin thinks it's great for a bride with very fine hair. The mousse will give the bride’s hair great texture and strong hold especially when using a flat iron or curling iron on the hair.

About: Brandy Gomez-Duplessis is a Celebrity Makeup Artist who currently resides in New York and part time in New Orleans. Brandy is also a L'OREAL Paris Pro Makeup Artist and a special guest makeup artist in Harlem at BiBi Salon NYC. This New York makeup artist has worked with celebrities like Angela Bassett, Kerry Washington, Kim Kardashian, Jordin Sparks, Edie Falco and Kathryn Erbe, to name a few. You can see her at Sundance Film Festival, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, NBA All Stars Weekend, Essence Music Festival and more. You can also keep up with Brandy by reading her personal blog "Inside the Life of a Makeup Artist", her fashion blog "Black Tie Stiletto" or follow her glamxurious tweets on twitter.

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