We’d love to introduce you to Laurie Talbott from Laurie Nicole Salon right here in Charlottesville, VA. Many brides and bridesmaids have gone to her for all things beauty! We did a rapid fire Q&A session with her to find out all the details like when you should schedule your last hair appointment before the big day!  

Q: Tell us a little bit about yourself and how you got into the salon industry.

A: I moved to to NYC for beauty school, right after high school and lived there 11 years, working and training at some of the top hair salons.  

Q: What hairstyle did you rock in Elementary School?

A: In Elementary School, I rocked a heavy bang- thanks to my mother and I hated it! 

Q: We’ve heard different answers in the past, can you set the record straight for us on when you should schedule your last haircut before the big wedding day?

A: Haircolor should be done 1-2 weeks prior to the big day. Haircut timeline can vary depending on the hairstyle or if the bride is using hair extensions for enhancement.  

Q: You can only watch one late-night talk show host for the rest of your life,Jimmy Fallon, James Corbin or Jimmy Kimmel. Who would it be?

A: Jimmy Fallon hands down! 

Q: Favorite wedding hair style to date?

A: My favorite wedding hairstyle is an elegant yet slightly messy updo for the ceremony, unpinned to fall easily into a half-updo for the reception.  

Q: What is one piece of advice you would give clients before they book hair/makeup artists?

A: Before booking hair and makeup, I recommend that a client finalizes their dress because that will dictate a lot. I also recommend bringing pictures of a couple DIFFERENT styles to try, keeping in mind they won’t always like what they’re expecting to! 

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