Every bride wants to look her best on her wedding day, and the hairstyle is a very important part of a bride's look.

Getting Your Hair in Shape for the Big Day

- Hair grows about 1/2 inch per month on average, so the longer you want your hair, the sooner you should start growing.

- Massage your scalp when you shampoo. It stimulates the hair follicle and assists in the growth process. You also want to use a good shampoo and conditioner, such as Pantene Beautiful Lengths.

- Don't use a brush on wet hair. This can cause the hair to stretch and break. Use a hair-friendly wide-toothed comb to untangle freshly washed hair instead.

- Regular trims are important to keep hair healthy and beautiful. Cut 1/4 inch every 4 to 6 weeks. Leaving hair untrimmed will result in split ends.

Choosing a Hairstyle

Once you get your hair in great shape, it's time to choose a hairstyle. Simple styles are perfect for a destination wedding. Think about the wedding location when choosing a look: For example, a glamorous style would be perfect for a European wedding, while a sophisticated but relaxed look would be wonderful for a beach or outdoor wedding.

Resources

Special thanks to jenniferbehr.com for providing hair accessories. Mary used a Wilhelmina brush from fihair.com. Mary can be found at m.mcleod hair at 131 West 26 Street, New York, New York; for more information, visit mcurranstylist.com. Get more great ideas with this collection of

classic bridal hairstyles.

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Comments (9)

Anonymous
October 20, 2010
Effective home-made hair mask to hasten the growth process: 1 table spoon of mustard powder dissolve in non-fat kefir, add 1 yolk, 1 tea spoon of honey (to make your hair bright;optional), a few drops of essential oil (lemon, rosemary, ilang-ilang - at discretion). Stir up. Apply the mask on hair roots and keep it under the warm cap during 15 min to 1 hour. For better effect you may drink some hot tea during the process. This mask enhances the blood circulation which stimulates the hair growth
Anonymous
April 12, 2010
i love the the 40s hairstyle
Anonymous
December 23, 2009
Mary Curran the current stylist , I knew from high school . It is funny to think she become a 'stylist' because back then she was one of the girls I would hardly label with any style. I guess it works for Martha, boring and bland....
Anonymous
December 3, 2008
[continuing...] and Natural was recommended. Here's all her top picks: http://www.oprah.com/media/20081023_tows_paula
Anonymous
December 3, 2008
Actually Paula Begoun, author of "Don't Go to the Cosmetics Counter Without Me" tested beauty products on Oprah recently and Pantene Pro-V Relaxed
Anonymous
December 3, 2008
I'm also very disappointed to hear Pantene was promoted during this segment. Every stylist knows pantene is not professional in the least. Also just curious, but what happened to Eva Scavio being Martha's stylist?
Anonymous
December 2, 2008
I was disappointed to here you recommend Pantene. I think it is one of the worst shampoos out there. It's full of suds enhancers.
Anonymous
December 2, 2008
I was disappointed to here you recommend Pantene. I think it is one of the worst shampoos out there. It's full of suds enhancers.
Anonymous
December 2, 2008
I am disappointed by the promotion of Pantene. It is one on the worst shampoos out there. I understand the your promotions people decide this, but don't you have any say? It made me cringe.