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Perfect Tresses

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“Loose hair like this is modern and unfussy—everything a bride should be feeling on her big day,” says Benjamin Mohapi, founder and director of West Hollywood’s Benjamin with Negin Zand salon.

Here, the British-born hairstylist (who also opened Selects Apothecary in March featuring a curated selection of luxury products) shares his tips:

Although I like to think less is more, there are times when it’s important to dress things up. Hair accessories like flowers or jewelry can be really effective (as shown here), but remember to keep it simple.

It’s best to wash your hair the evening before the wedding, as clean hair doesn’t hold its shape as well. Sleeping with it in a braid can give you a great texture to work with, too.

When styling, a little salt spray before you do anything is a great idea. It will give the hair a bit of grip, so it’s good for braided styles and helps hold in pins or combs.

Another definite is to go easy on the hairspray. Grip is good, but stiff is bad. You do not want hair to be anything other than relaxed and happy on the wedding day, just like the bride herself. 8910 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, 424-249-3296; salonbenjamin.com; selectsapothecary.com.

Edited by Jenny Murray.
Written by Caroline Cagney.