2016 Winner: Sarah Naslund of Avani Aveda


With plenty of experience styling brides’ tresses—her Instagram account isn’t called @mybighairday for nothing—Sarah Naslund typically advises clients that updos are best. “Brides get hugged a lot, so down styles tend to come undone,” she explains. Braids are among her recent favorite looks, but she says it’s all about what makes a bride feel gorgeous while staying true to her everyday style. Not to worry: In Naslund’s hands, “An updo can reflect a formal, vintage, classic, boho or contemporary vibe.”

Avani Aveda

75 Newbury St., Boston • (617) 267-3080

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