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Beauty pro Marina Vance may style Sarah Jessica Parker, Ashley Judd, and assorted royals, but the real princesses are her bridal clients, who Vance coifs and calms at wedding venues nearby and far-flung. The Russian-born stylist first honed her flair for the dramatic at the Met and ABT; today, she offers hair and makeup expertise at her Sixth Avenue salon as well as top hotels like the St. Regis, Mandarin Oriental, and the Four Seasons. Her specialty, one-day hair extensions, make Cinderella dreams of sweeping updos into nuptial reality, complete with tiaras, veils, and jeweled hair clips. She encourages clients to bring lots of ideas to their lengthy intro sessions, which permit time to experiment with a variety of looks so that styling goes as smoothly as possible on The Day. Graphic evidence is online; see the before and after photos posted on her Website.Bridal
Formerly with Pierre Michel at Trump Tower, Vance will cut, color, and style the bride’s hair and even apply makeup for the big day ($500 for each service); she’ll also take care of your bridesmaids ($175 for hair, $175 for makeup). She has a team of trained stylists on hand as well to help.
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