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Expert Tips to Prep Your Hair for That Extra Special Day

Getting your hair “in shape” before your wedding or any special occasion is a MUST. Follow my easy wedding hair tips to achieve healthy, lustrous hair and a gorgeous, shiny style for your special day!

Tip #1 Hair that isn’t well hydrated and nourished will end up looking fried, over processed, and dry on your special day.  While deep treatments at home are important, getting a salon quality hydrating hair treatment on a regular basis is a must as well.

Tip #2 In addition regular hydrating treatments, regular haircuts are also important.  Talk to your stylist about what your goal is for your special day. This important for them to know so they can cut your hair properly.

Tip #3 Do NOT change your haircut or color right before the wedding! The same goes forwedding hair tips bridesmaids too!

Tip #4 Get a trial style done of what you want your hair to look like for your wedding or special event.  What you think you may want may not be what looks best on you.  Bring your ideas, but ask your stylist what he or she may recommend for you. Be sure your hairstyle compliments your personality and overall style.

Tip #5 Remember you are what you eat!  Eating a healthier diet will ultimately give you healthier hair.  Eating foods rich in omegas will result in shinier locks and reduce the amount of breakage.

Tip #6 Regular exercise is important to stimulate the blood flow to the scalp and nourish the hair follicle.

BONUS Healthy Hair Recipe!

Are you on a budget and can’t afford to get in salon treatments as often as you’d like? Give this at home beauty recipe a try!  The egg adds protein and the oil moisturizes to deliver softer more manageable hair.

Ingredients – 1 egg yolk, ½ tsp olive oil, ¾ cup of lukewarm water

Step 1 – Beat the egg yolk until thick and white.

Step 2 – Add oil and mix well.

Step 3 – Add water to the egg mixture and mix well.

Step 4 – Massage into clean, damp hair.

Step 5 – Rinse with plenty of warm water after about 10 minutes.

Lena's hair tipsAbout the Author: Lena Shkreli is founder and CEO of FLS Beauty, a freelance hair and makeup company offering brides and other women exceptional service in the comfort of their own home or event venue. She became a licensed cosmetologist in 2006 and has had training in both hair and makeup through TNG and Goldwell classes.  In addition to styling hair and makeup for local magazines in the Metro Detroit Area (Detroit HOUR, Styleline, and Metro Detroit Bride Magazine), Lena is a stylist and makeup artist at Saks Fifth Avenue in Troy, MI.  Learn more about Lena and her work at www.flsbeauty.com and follow her on Twitter @FLS_Beauty. All pictures included in this post are clients of Lena’s.