2010 04/02

I Do Hair

I Do's Wedding Hair

I Do's Wedding Hair - Stylist Dianna Perona

As a wedding coordinator, a lot of my clients ask me for recommendations for bridal makeup and hair. One of my recent “discoveries” is Dianna Perona of I-Do’s Wedding Hair, based in Palo Alto.

Since I’m getting married this year too, I had Dianna give me a hair trial. Our wedding style will be vintage, with a dash of Southern bluegrass goodness. I’m planning to wear a birdcage veil and Dianna recommended I go with finger waves. It turned out very cute!

I sat down with Dianna and asked her to share a little bit more about herself with us, since she recently moved from Los Angeles to the San Francisco Bay Area and is establishing her thriving business here:

1. Why did you decide to go into hair/beauty? What are you passionate about?
It was my natural skill in styling hair that initially inspired my decision to go to Cosmetology School. Thirteen years later, I am still excited and fulfilled in my career choice. I am passionate about the connections I make with my clients that go beyond a great haircut — I love the instant gratification that I get all throughout the day each time I spin the client around to view the finished product of their service and seeing their reactions. I am truly most inspired by and passionate about my bridal services: it is such an honor to be a part of a bride’s ‘Big Day’. I’m a romantic, what can I say?

2. How would you describe your own personal style?
I would describe my personal style as tailored, chic, and old Hollywood.

3. What do you think sets you apart from other stylists?
I think what sets me apart from other stylists is my first-class level of service and my honest excitement and passion for my craft.

4. What is your favorite part of a wedding?
That is a tough one! I am a romantic, so of course I love the vow exchange. But, as a stylist, I love the pre-wedding getting ready get together with the bridal party. It is so much fun, and I love seeing the whole look come together when my brides put their dresses on!

5. Describe how you would conduct a consultation with a bride. What should she bring?
My trial-run appointments are 2-hours long. We would have a thorough discussion about all of the details of the day and then choose different hair looks to try. The end result is a custom hair design for their signature bridal look. I would ask that they bring a camera, any veil or headpiece that they may have, any magazine pictures of styles they like, a picture of the dress, and invite a girlfriend, a mom, etc.

6. What has been your favorite wedding so far? What made it so special?
So far my favorite wedding has been my own, no need for explanation there. But, another favorite was my best girlfriend’s — I was maid of honor and the styled hair for 7 people total. Not only was it special because she is like a sister to me, but being able to make her feel like the gorgeous fairytale bride she imagined was so fulfilling to me.

7. What would be your dream wedding to work on?

My dream wedding, also a tough question, I love them all. I always love a theme style wedding, I love old Hollywood glam hair and love the 1920’s, 30’s and 40’s styles.

I Do Wedding Hair by Dianna Perona

I Do Wedding Hair by Dianna Perona

I Do Wedding Hair by Dianna Perona "Classic Princess"

One Comment

  • Thank you for doing a blog on a local wedding hair person. I have been thinking about how to find the right person and its nice to read something about someone just down the street from me. I have looked into their website. Thank you! Beautiful hair.

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