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April 2016

April 2016

April 2016 Cover

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.

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