VOTE: Help Our Modern Latina Bride Decide on Her Wedding Updo!

The time has finally come when I get to do fun stuff like figuring out what hairdo I want for my wedding day! I’m exposed to so many amazing hair and make-up artists that I think I might be a little more picky than the average bride, so I wanted to make sure I chose the right person. I’m not difficult to work with, but I do have a vision and I decided I didn’t want a very well known hairstylist that would end up being more high-maintenance than me, the bride. I want my "team" (hair, make-up, and seamstress) to reflect me, so I wanted someone young and up-and-coming with a fresh and creative eye for their craft...and if they're Latino, that's even better!

So, when I finally met Josue Perez I knew he was the guy for the job. He’s only 24, but he's already landed a chair at the swanky Ricardo Rojas Salon and when he’s not there, he's busy doing hair for everyone from Rosario Dawson to Gwenyth Paltrow working alongside celeb hairstylist David Babai. We hit it off from the moment we met (note to the single ladies out there: he’s easy on the eyes and totally available). When it was time to do my hair, everything just flowed. I gave him a few pics, told him I wanted an updo that was romantic, sexy, and looked effortless and before I knew it, I had the hairdo I wanted. I put on my David’s Bridal veil—and all of a sudden, everything felt so real!

Josue knew exactly what I was looking for, but he gave me two options that played on the style I loved. One was classic, and the other was more trendy and flirty. Now I’m trying to decide which look to go with and can’t decide. Try to envision me walking down the aisle for a garden day ceremony and please help me pick a style!

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Verky Arcos, Fashion Director

A  writer and editor with expertise in fashion and lifestyle coverage, Verky Baldonado is currently Latina magazine's Fashion Director. Baldonado has written Latin-inspired travel and food related content and has contributed to celebrity Q&As, red carpet video interviews, and the annual “Reasons to Love Being Latina” feature. Verky is U.S.-born and of Ecuadorean and Puerto Rican descent who speaks and writes fluent Spanish. Prior to Latina, Verky worked as a photo shoot coordinator at Universal/Island Def Jam Music Group. Verky holds a B.A. in Communications Arts from Montclair State University and currently resides in Manhattan with her husband and daughter.

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