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One thing every bride has in common is wanting to look their best on their wedding day. After all, this is a monumental day in one’s life, so it should be an occasion to feel good about, and a happy memory to look back on in the heart, and in photographs.

Bridal beauty, especially hair style and color, can define the overall wedding day look. At Sophisticated Weddings: New York Edition, we decided to get some tips from the experts, as you begin to prepare your vision for the big day.

Here are some words of wisdom from a couple of our favorite pros:

Gather inspiration…

  • “Start collecting references of styles that you both like and don’t like,” says Andrea Donoghue, Lead Stylist at White Rose Collective. “Visuals definitely help the hair and make-up artist figure out your aesthetic. Look at images both current from some of your favorite designers, or past iconic beauties that you may admire.”

Show a little love, and make it a long-term commitment…

  • “If your hair needs a little love or repair due to heat or chemical damage, getting a treatment to improve the quality is something to think about at least 6-8 months ahead of time,” Andrea suggests. “Same with the skin. Doing a series of facials will help skin look bright, and make a great difference in how your skin appears in photos.”

Don’t let your wedding day be another fad victim…

  • “I would stay away from fad hair colors,” advises Nikki Ferrara, colorist at Marie Robinson Salon who is responsible for the hues on the likes of celebrities including Olivia Wilde and Mila Kunis. “You can use a small enhancement here