April 24, 2024

It isn’t uncommon for brides to slip into something a bit more comfortable ahead of their wedding reception. But one woman has taken things to a whole new level by getting a haircut halfway through her big day.

Caitlin McInnis’s dramatic transformation has racked up more than 2.2 million views on TikTok. The footage shared by @courtsaraceno in September shows the 30-year-old’s long locks being cut into a bob by her hairdresser sister Courtnie Saraceno, 35.

The 30-year-old McInnis from Cisne, Illinois, told Newsweek: “My husband, Tyler, 33, was very confused. He honestly noticed the dress change first but, after a second of everyone yelling at him, he was surprised!”

Saraceno went straight in with clippers after the ceremony to cut Mclnnis’s hair to above her shoulders.

Saraceno, from Rosemont, Illinois, told Newsweek: “I was a little nervous but she’s had short hair before so I knew she wasn’t scared. I didn’t want to keep her from her reception, so I was trying to do a quick chop that looked good.”

While a hair change isn’t something you see at every wedding, it is becoming increasingly popular. The hashtag ‘wedding chop’ has more than 4.4 million views on TikTok alone.

Mclnnis, a customer manager, said that her spouse, an emergency room nurse, was confused about her choice of timing.

“I always knew I wanted longer hair for my ceremony, just felt more beautiful and elegant with long hair. But short hair brings out my edgy side. I thought that was perfect for my newlywed life!” Mclnnis said.

“Tyler didn’t understand why I didn’t cut my hair before the wedding, why I waited. I like to be dramatic sometimes, and Courtnie helped me pull that off!” she added.

So far, the video captioned, “Watch me chop my sister’s hair off in the middle of her wedding,” has 50,900 likes.

Saraceno told Newsweek: “I knew everyone would love it so I wasn’t nervous what anyone would think. It was Caitlin’s idea and, as long as she liked it, that’s all that mattered to me.”

One user wrote: “The shorter hair really compliments her!”

“I think your sister did an excellent job! your hair looks beautiful on you. hope your wedding was everything u wanted,” posted another.

“I really like this trend! New hair, new me!” commented a third.

It turns out McInnis isn’t the only bride who wanted to change her look after the wedding. Another told Newsweek this month why she dyed her blonde hair red after her wedding.

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This story was originally published December 11, 2023, 8:39 AM.

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