Forget a second dress—some brides are debuting a whole new look midway through their wedding day.
By Maria Spano
It’s not uncommon for brides to grow out their locks leading up to the Big Day. “Longer hair has more options, whether it’s for an updo, loose waves or even a cascading ponytail,” says bridal hairstylist Angela Reese of Aleksandra Ambrozy Makeup and Hair Artistry. “A lot of brides-to-be plan on growing their hair out from the moment they get engaged so that they have more choices when it comes time to pick out a style.”
But once photographs are snapped and the walk down the aisle is complete, modern brides are cutting off more than loose ends. They’re going for the wow factor, opting for blunt bobs, chin-length coifs and lobs (long bobs).
The cocktail hour is a popular time for brides to discreetly dip out for their transformation, typically in a quiet room of the venue, like the bridal suite. Many make their new-’do reveal when announced with their spouse at the reception. “It’s a great time for a surprise and a really fun way to start the party,” Reese says.
“Nothing says ‘new me’ like a new haircut,” says Reese, who has styled brides throughout Delaware and on the Main Line. “After all those months of maintaining long hair, it feels refreshing to chop it off. And, of course, they are embarking on a new chapter of life. Everything is different now. So, why not have fun with it and unveil your new look to everyone you love—including [your new spouse]!”