Date the Look First!


Now that you have set the date, picked the venue, and found the perfect dress it’s all about the hair. And if you’re anything like me… those Hair “GODS” nearly drove me insane. At that time I was transitioning from a short pixie haircut and I had a few ideas of the look that I wanted.  Then the war began… Should I cut it or grow it?  What about color?  Maybe I’ll add hair extensions or wear a beautiful Nubian headpiece like Whitney Houston.


Whatever you decide make sure that you feel totally comfortable and confident. On one of the most important days of your life is not the time to second-guess yourself.

“Date” the style before you “Marry” it. What does that mean?  Make an appointment with your stylist for a test run to see if it’s exactly what you want.  Bring a few pictures of the look that you’re trying to achieve. It’s always important to share the visual idea of what you want with your hairstylist because sometimes what you describe isn’t how the hairstylist sees it. (I know from experience). Trust your stylist to help decide on the “I DO” look.


Here are a few tips in choosing the perfect hairstyle!

1. Share your ideas with your hairstylist. Also see what she/he recommends for your face and style of dress.

2. Bring pictures to show your hairstylist.

3. If you’re wearing a headpiece bring it with you for your pre-trial appointment.

4. Color your hair two/three weeks prior to the BIG DAY.

5. Don’t do anything too dramatic, such as a big chop or a drastic change in color.

6. Buy good quality hair extensions. I recommend AMF HAIR extensions.

7. Try to get your chemical services a week or two before the wedding.

8. Make sure that you feel confident with the hairstyle that you choose.


I hope that these few beauty tips go a long way! It’s your day. Have fun and be beautiful, CURLFRIENDS !

Kheli French

Kheli French is a contributing beauty editor for World Bride Magazine. Kheli is a licensed cosmetologist, colorist, master hair cutter, certified instructor and CFO co-owner of AMF HAIR EXTENSIONS. Kheli’s mantra is “What makes hair different is the texture. Hair works on memory, it can be trained to do whatever you want it to.”

Kheli has worked with a plethora of women and men all over the world, which is displayed on the cover of Iman’s The Beauty of Color. During NYC MBFW, Kheli stunned the audience when model Karolina Korkova hit the runway for designer Atil Kutoglu. Kheli gave the femme fatale rapper Charli Baltimore her signature red hair (Cherri Charli), which inspired the look for Jennifer Garner’s character for ABC’s thriller drama series “Alias.” This Philadelphia native is the owner/stylist of Le’ PINK Champu located in the swanky Manayunk.

In 2010, Kheli French won “Best of Philly” from Philadelphia Magazine:

When a Vera Wang model needs an updo, a Victoria’s Secret catwalker requires blowing-out, or Lil’ Kim, Anita Baker, Selita Ebanks or Lauryn Hill needs natural-looking extensions, a splash of color or an amazing cut, they come to Kheli (or Kheli goes to them). No wonder: From her salon’s two-year-old Manayunk location, she modestly works magic on any kind of hair for clients that walk through the door. That is, when she’s back from Fashion Week. Read more at here.

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