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April 2016

Anyone who's ever tied the knot knows the research and stress involved before the bride can even begin to think about her walk down the aisle. In addition to picking a date, location and invitations, the couple has to plan seating charts, music, menu and flowers—it's a lot to manage.

That's where the wedding party gets the opportunity to alleviate some of the stress through recommendations of tried-and-true professionals they've worked with in the past—DJs, florists, photographers and (this is where you come in) hair and makeup.

When she's going through her to-do list, a strong recommendation to the bride goes a long way—and if she and her bridesmaids have a good experience, it can bring big repeat business into your chair.

It starts with our cover, created by The Salon by InStyle Design team—see why braids are an old-school technique you need to modernize.

On page 48, learn how to create the ideal environment to keep bridal clients stress-free. On page 50, see how Instagram-famed stylist Mustafa Avci uses Old Hollywood to inspire contemporary designs. On page 60, see how one educator built a national workshop around her bustling bridal business. And beginning on page 94, see how educators are re-envisioning special occasion just in time for prom and wedding season.

In This Issue

Article Hair: Nick Stenson, Michelle O’Connor, Dilek, Onur-Taylor, Hope Doms, Ammon Carver (photo credit: Gabor Jurina)
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In Studio: Braid of Honor

Lauren Salapatek | April 6, 2016

For the cover of our April 2016 special-occasion issue, we entertained many ideas of what would best tell the story of what’s happening in the beauty world in April. Summer brides are beginning hair trials, salons are booking prom ...

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Time Lapse by Number 4

Alison Alhamed | April 1, 2016

The Time Lapse Collection from Number 4 High Performance Hair Care was inspired by the art of a woman’s transformation over time. Every day, our perspectives of the world and the thoughts we entertain are impacted by life ...

Article Hair: Amanda Diedrich for Blohaute // Hair jewelry: Boutique de Voile, NYC (photo credit: dabblemethis.com, Chicago)
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Bridal Styling Dos & Don'ts

Lauren Quick | April 1, 2016

Fave4 Lead Style Expert and Blohaute Founder/CEO Amanda Diedrich shares her dos and don'ts for delivering picture-perfect bridal party hair.DosDocument everything. Keeping paper trails will save you and your clients headaches and stress. ...

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Old Hollywood Glamour by Mustafa Avci

Alison Alhamed | April 6, 2016

MODERN challenged Mustafa Avci to create a special-occasion updo perfect for a formal wedding.Ask any Instagrammer who follows pro beauty pages, the king of Hollywood glam is Mustafa Avci, @hairsalonm and @mustafasworkshop. Best known for his ...

Article Hair: Amanda Diedrich, Makeup: Shayna Shapiro, Hair jewelry: Boutique de Voile (photo credit: dabblemethis.com)
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Plait Expectations

Lauren Salapatek | April 6, 2016

Anyone who's ever tied the knot knows the research and stress involved before the bride can even begin to think about her walk down the aisle. In addition to picking a date, location and invitations, the couple has to plan seating charts, ...