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Crowning Glory!

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Rowe created big waves and loosely pinned them back to complement the berry crown and outdoor setting at Shoofly Farm in Cypress. She’s come unveiled! Hair and makeup by Thairapy Salon & Spa; Monique Lhuillier gown, Casa De Novia bridal couture; at Shoofly Farm, Cypress.

As modern brides opt to wear dainty headpieces, fascinators and other hair accessories, stylists get more creative license on the big day. Trey Gillen, owner of Tre Spa, (2516 Sunset Blvd., 713.523.7800) says a bride’s personality and the red carpet are sources of inspiration when brides come unveiled. “When I consult with a bride, I always try to create an enhanced version of her natural self,” says Gillen, who uses extensions and unexpected accents like feathers to create architectural half-up, half-down styles and updos. “It’s less traditional bridal in favor of elegance and glamour,” he says. “Brides are also changing their hair look between ceremony and reception, from formal to flirty.”

For low-key veil alternatives like natural crowns of flowers or berries, stylist Rondeann Rowe of Thairapy Salon and Spa, (1721 Waugh Drive, 713.527.7800says they go best with a natural style. Think soft, flowing waves—pulled away from the face. “Placing a crown or headband atop a loosely styled ’do is more organic and laid-back,” she says. “It suits the bohemian-chic look.” Pro tip: If your hair doesn’t hold curl, Gillen recommends prepping it with a texture spray like Sachajuan Volume Powder ($32, at Tre Spa) to give your style memory and staying power.