Story by Liesel Schmidt + Photography Courtesy of Salon deZEN
For Heather Jordan, a bride’s biggest day isn’t about the dress or the flowers or how big the reception venue is. It’s all about the hair.
As Salon deZen’s resident bridal expert, Jordan is tasked with creating a bride’s vision or, in many cases, offering direction on what may achieve the best look for the wedding. Passionate about her work, Jordan learned that she particularly gravitated toward upstyling as a cosmetology school student in North Carolina, during which time she also trained under platform artists. Now, she’s become a trusted hair expert in all things bridal. “I love being able to make someone feel their absolute best and instill confidence on one of the biggest days of their lives,” says Jordan. “Your wedding day will already have so many aspects; having a team of professionals to take care of your hair and makeup helps keep the bride stay relaxed and have a stress-free experience while she gets ready.”
An asset to the team at Salon deZen, Jordan is surrounded by knowledgeable professionals who help her shine. “We have a really great group of stylists at deZen, all of whom are very creative,” says Jordan. “The salon itself has a great vibe, lots of space, and it feels safe. It’s a fun-spirited place to work.”
As brides come to her looking for a great look for their dream day, Jordan offers sage advice. “Bring inspiration photos into your consultation appointment, and focus on having a lot of different styles,” she says. “What you have envisioned isn’t always what works best for your hair type. I always ask the bride-to-be what they do not like more than what they do like for this reason. Also, plan to have your trial at least two to three months in advance of the actual wedding day. Even if you think you will want something 'quick and easy,’ you never know what could happen. It’s also important to explore hair accessory options, including extensions. So many of the styles we see in ads and photoshoots have added elements to take the style to the next level, so keep an open mind.”
You can visit Heather at Salon deZEN at 118 N Fayette Street in Old Town Alexandria OR you can schedule your appointment at salondezen.com or by calling 703-549-1400.