You have your dress, your shoes, your earrings, your purse and of course your handsome groom - What about your hair and make up! I sat down with DM of DM Luxury Beauty, one of the top international wedding hair artists in the industry. DM dished on insider tips, amazing wedding locations, favorite celeb, most popular wedding day hair and more. Here's what he had to say.
Q: Favorite/Most Elegant bridal hair style?
A: There are so many that I love but I would have to say the modern 1940's loose S wave pulled slightly to one side. It gives brides the look of having her hair done and still look like they are attending there elegant wedding and not jsut a backyard BBQ with just loose waves.
Q: Most requested bridal hair style?
A: I can't say that there is one hair style more requested over another but I used to do one hair style for the whole wedding day. What I'm seeing now is brides asking for two to three different hair looks for the wedding day, with the bride changing wedding dresses in between. I did a 7 day wedding in Italy where there where different hairstyles every day then on the last day, being the wedding I changed the brides hair 3 times in one night.
Q: Favorite wedding location USA?
A: I have two. I love NYC you can get married in the spring/summer and have your outdoor celebration with all of the majestic surroundings or you can get married in the fall/winter with autumn leaves and winter snow. Just amazing every day of the year. The other is Palm Beach. The old charm, palm trees, warm breeze and of course the beautiful blue ocean. Both are different but truly spectacular places to get married.
Q: Favorite wedding location International?
A: Cote d'Azur French Riviera. The only way to explain the amazing beauty is to actually be there and see it for yourself. Stunning. Italy and Monoco are just as amazing and the brides I have worked with from each country are absolutuly beautiful.
Q: Most memorable wedding?
A: The most memorable wedding would have to be my own as my wife looked ravishing in her wedding dress (Editor's Note: Awwwwwwwwwwww) and her hair and make up was superb done by yours truly. We had an amazing time with our family and friends.
Q: Biggest bridal party you've styled?
A: I once styled 25 girls in one morning by myself at the request of the bride. I normally bring in my team of artists for larger bridal parties. We can accomadate any size really, including mother of the bride, mother of the groom, bridesmaids and even the flower girl(s)!
A Wedding at The Pierre Hotel, NYC
Q: How many years have you been styling hair?
A: I have 15+ years of hair styling in the fashion industry, celebrities, print, and beautiful brides.
Q: How many years have you been styling brides hair for weddings?
A: I am pretty exclusive and the only way to find me is through a refferal or a ramdon internet search. (No social media) I am not for everyone as I make brides understand the importance of looking your best for your wedding day. Lets be real after the cake is gone, the band stops playing and your flowers are wrinkeld to nothing. What do you have left? The way a bride looks in pictures and video with family and friends.
Q: What other special events have you done recently?
A: Awards Show season is always a fun time. Every year I fly to LA and other parts of the country to work with Celebs on the red carpet from Academy awards, Golden Globes, Grammys and Emmy awards.
Q: Who is your favorite celebrity to work with?
A: Would have to be Miley Cyrus, Penelope Cruz and Scarlett Johansson. They are beautiful and sexy with all the right curves plus great hair by yours truly!
Q: Favorite miracle hair product?
A: I use two key products in the industry - dry shampoo and light hairspray. You don't need anything else I promise you.
Q: Where's your home base?
A: I am based from NYC, Palm Beach and LA. I live in each city during different times of the year and travel around the world for beautiful weddings.
Q: What are your top 3 tips for brides?
Tip 1: Choose DM Luxury Beauty for your wedding we are truly the best and most experienced.
Tip 2: Make sure your wedding dress is from Kleinfeld! (Editor's Note: I swear I didn't twist his arm to say this!) They have the best gown designers, the most amazing alterations staff and truly care about the bride.
Tip 3: Please, please, please do your research and hire a great photographer, Tip 1 and 2 won't matter if your pictures aren't good.
A Wedding at The Plaza Hotel, NYC