Saying “I Do” to the ‘Do!

You have the dress, the shoes, something borrowed something blue. Now what about the ‘Do?  Up, down or something in between?


First consider the feel of your wedding day. Is It relaxed, rustic, elegant formal, or charming and whimsical? What suits your personal style and complements your overall look?


Relaxed, more rustic, or beach weddings; a soft look, loose romantic waves, low messy bun or pulled away from the face. You want soft touchable hair that moves with the Santa Barbara breeze.


For an elegant affair– polished and classic, think Audrey Hepburn updo or elegant Veronica Lake “Old Hollywood” glamour. For more whimsical outdoor venues, vineyards or creative settings, go out of the box.  Try a low chignon, soft unconstructed curls, or go more bohemian with creative braids!

The texture, condition and length of your hair will all be factors on finding that perfect style.  Be sure to keep your hair shaped up with regular trims. Use the right products for your particular hair type to get the best results. Go to a professional color specialist for creating the perfect color combination to brighten you up and complement your skin tone and pop your eye color.

Do your research. Look through magazines for ideas. There is a multitude of wedding websites with hairstyles as a featured section.  Be sure to hire a professional who specializes in wedding hairstyling. It is an art form, and stylists usually have a love/hate relationship with regard to doing hair for weddings.

I always recommend a trial run. This gives the stylist a chance to work with your hair and try out a few different styles to see what looks best on you and works with your particular hair type. Make the investment of hiring the right stylist, after all you’ve put into creating the perfect day. The way you look should be at the top of the list of priorities. All eyes will be on you. Make sure you take their breath away  with the perfect look!

When all is said and done, your photos will be what you look back on for years to come.


Page Berse

Wedding Hair and Makeup Specialist

Serving the Greater Santa Barbara Area

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