Glorious, Voluminous Big-Day Hair

Hair by Jennifer Luszczak,; makeup by Robby Nelson, Photograph by Trevor Dixon.

If you’ve been mulling over the idea of playing with extensions to add a bit of length to your Big-Day ‘do, you should pay attention to this bit of beauty news that’s just crossed our desk: At cozy OMG Salon in Gladwyne, the word “extensions” has been banned.

Instead, the salon is now using a new line of Balmain hair “volumizers” — which, beyond adding length (and they can, if that’s what you’re looking for) can double your hair’s volume, which will give you looks you can’t get just with normal extensions. (Système Volume can also be used to correct any unfortunate haircuts you may have accidentally fallen into in the fragile few months before your wedding.)

In often less than an hour — and no more than two, making it about a fifth of the usual extension-application time — owner Maurice Tannenbaum or one of his stylists will apply these real-hair pieces, which are attached to your own locks via a natural keratin silk bond, and sealed with heat. These flat, soft and invisible bonds not only mean no itchy or painful glue — they’re made to fan out, so they don’t separate into those weird chunks; they completely incorporate into your own hair, and the wide range of shades from light blonde to dark brunette means your stylist will definitely find a color that perfectly matches yours.

The advantage for you, as a bride, to trying this fab new system over regular extensions? The aforementioned invisible bonds, which mean you can still have an amazing updo for your wedding — they’ll still be completely undetectable. Said bonds can also stand heat up to 530 degrees, which is no match for any curling iron or hair dryer. (Vigorous washing won’t even budge them — scrub away!) And, they last for about three months: Perfect for the wedding and the honeymoon — and easily removed once real life begins again. From about $1,200. 351 Righters Mill Road, Gladwyne, 610-896-0240,                                                                                                                                                                             — reporting by Amy Korman and Kelsey Stone

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