Bridal Braids!

This year, braids are trending in the hair world, and they are even transitioning into Bridal.  Check out some of these beautiful new do’s… Our Bridal Specialists can make this new style work for you! Book you bridal hair trial with us today.

J.La wearing a messy braided bun

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Bridal Braids
Waterfall Bridal Braids

Bridal Bootcamp Event

This past Monday Sept 12th we attended a great event put together by The Wedding Salon called “Bridal Bootcamp” at Jenny Yoo’s bridal boutique in Manhattan (BTW ladies, she has amazing bridesmaid dresses if you’re still looking).  We had the chance to meet some newly engaged couples and other vendors in the bridal industry.  What I loved about this event was that it gave each vendor a chance to talk about it’s respective field and the role it plays in the world of weddings. 
Three questions were asked of each vendor: 
1.  Tell us about your company and what you do 
2.  Tips and trends in your industry?
3.  How to save on your wedding?

 Naturally I was a bit nervous speaking in front of a crowd but I realized that these brides were intently listening and seeking advice. 

Here’s a little bit about what we do:
Styling The Bride is the bridal department of Substance Salon that specializes only in bridal hair and make-up.  When you come in for your trial, you will be greeted by our welcoming staff and a glass of champagne!  Whatever your vision for the day of your wedding, our stylists will be intuitive to your needs while giving you professional suggestions to look your best.  You can try several styles during your trial as we book plenty of time for your appointment.  For “wedding day” services we offer in-salon as well as off-premise services for your convenience.  We’ll travel to your choice of location, anywhere in the tri-state area.   If you’ll be getting ready in the salon, you’ll enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast and Mimosas!
 Newest Trends in bridal styling
We are finding that many brides are looking for the softer look.  Romantic is in!  Following the trends of bridal gowns, hair and make-up is looking much more vintage and lady-like.  Glossy waves, faux bobs and birdcage veils are all the rage. 


 Hair accessories are white-hot right now.
Jewels, feathers or flowers make your style pop.  Even the most simple hairstyle can be dramatized with a beautiful hair accessory.  
Pin-up girl make-up is also making a strong comeback to compliment the retro fashions.Thick cat-eye liner, rosy cheeks and bold lips are a great way to channel your
“Old Hollywood Glamour”! 


 Some tips that I have for brides are to always, always have a hair & make-up trial 2-3 months prior to your wedding.  You don’t want to take any chances on the day of your wedding.  Also, keep an open mind at your trial.  You may love something that you’ve never even considered.


If you’re looking to save a little money, you can come in for your trial when you have an event to go to, like your bridal shower, engagement shoot, or another wedding.  This way you have a reason to be dolled up and you get to have your trial all in one day.  If you’re worried about others seeing your wedding day look, we can always alter it before you leave so that no one gets a sneak peek!

Visit our website for more information. 

Call us to book your hair & make-up trial with a bridal specialist (201) 636-2722