The Royal Wedding has come and gone, but we’re still not over its perfect romance. The buzz around the momentous occasion was deafening, but it also coincided perfectly with the start of wedding season — a time many Aveda Artists know, love and are more than prepared for.
In the spirit of wedding season, we chatted with two accomplished pros: Aveda Artist Misha Mills, an Aveda Artist at Tonya Jones Salon Spa in Birmingham, Alabama and our Global Artistic Director for Makeup, Janell Geason. They shared their best pre-wedding tips and the beauty items every bride should have with her on the big day.
You haven’t seen braids until you’ve seen Misha Mills create them. She’s an incredible stylist who loves to cut hair and send her guests home with a beautiful style, and that means brides too.
“In Birmingham, we’re seeing a lot of brides loving a little texture with their style,” she says. “They’re loving adding in a braid as an accent or a main halo around the front. They’re loving the braid paired with curls and texture.”
For Misha, a wedding style with a bit more drama is the thing. “I’m a little on the dramatic side, so [I love] a big beautiful blowout with waves, curls and braids. I love the hair accessories with pearls and diamonds – big, voluminous, beautiful hair is a beautiful bride to me.”
Misha recommends visiting with your Artist two weeks before your wedding for a consultation. “Take advantage of doing a wedding trial,” she says. “When it comes time for the wedding, the stylist already knows what to do and has their tools, they know the bride’s hair and the bride knows the style will be familiar.”
Misha’s work isn’t complete without a little help from Air Control hair spray. “I love Air Control!” she says. “It’s one I’ll use on everyone to complete their style.” She also loves Control Paste, Pure Abundance Hair Potion, Shampure Dry Shampoo and Brilliant Universal Styling Crème to help style and shape a variety of hair textures and looks.
What product does she think a bride should have with her on the big day? Misha’s pick is the Pure-Fume Hair Mists. “Every time I spray that around my clients, they love it, so for a bride, that’s the magic they need,” she says. “It’ll add shine so the pictures are beautiful and give them a little bit of calm when they’re walking down the aisle … and the groom will smell it too.” Her top pick is the citrusy Marassona.