Bridal Hair Tips from a Pro | Part 2

Bridal Hair Tips from a Pro | Part 2

BOOK AHEAD//

Set up appointments in advance to make sure your hair stylist is available to cater to your hair's needs. Pro Hair Stylist Brooke says,

"Choose three trials to play with, but if you're confident in a style, schedule the trial 3-5 months in advance. You want to set it in stone, leaving room for any mind changes or ideas."

KEEP HAIR HEALTHY//

Brooke says,

"If it's color, we want to make sure you reach your goal healthy and slowly."

She suggests to keep up with trims, and ask for a hair treatment before each service to bring you insurance to keep your hair happy and healthy.

BROOKE'S THREE WAYS to MAINTAIN HEALTHY HAIR//

1. Utilize the correct products for your hair type. Pro Hair Stylist Brooke suggests using Unite’s 7 Seconds Leave In Conditioner because it contains heat and UVB protection to make sure you lock in maximum moisture with maximum protection from heat and environmental damage.

2. Shampoos and conditioners play a big part in keeping your hair healthy.  Make sure your shampoo has no sulfates, which tend to weaken hair over time and wash out the hair’s natural moisture.  Hair is prone to breakage from long-term use.  Look for more botanical-based products which are efficient and healthier for your hair.

3. Brooke also recommends deep conditioning two to three times a week to build strength and lasting moisture in the hair.


 

Bridal Hair Tips from a Pro | Part 1

Bridal Hair Tips from a Pro | Part 1

PLAN AHEAD//

Pro Hair Stylist Kristy Post says,

“Book your trial a couple of months in advance with your hair stylist. Also, be prepared to bring hair inspiration photos along with a picture and/or description of your wedding dress. You should consider your hair texture, length, and your everyday go-to style when deciding your final look.”

PICK A STYLE//

Our pro says,

“If you wear your hair down all the time, you may not feel comfortable with an up-do swept away from your face.”

Your wedding day hair should compliment your natural beauty and enhance your features. Kristy encourages, “Comfort is key.”

FIND A STYLIST//

Also, remember that every hair stylist does not do up-style/wedding hair, so ask in advance or ask for a recommendation. Another option is to ask family and friends for referrals.

Kristy Post says it’s important to remember,

“Trials are for trying different styles and playing with different looks until you fall in love with one.”

CARE FOR YOUR HAIR//

Keeping your hair healthy during the months leading up to your wedding is imperative.

KRISTY POST'S THREE TIPS ON PRE-WEDDING HAIR UPKEEP//

1. Trimming the dead-ends every 6-8 weeks will prevent splitting and breakage.

2. Also, if you’re unfamiliar with glaze, ask your stylist for more information. Glazes boost dull, drab hair while adding shine. There are clear glazes or tinted ones to keep your color fresh and full of life. Glazes are my favorite way to vamp up hair.

3. Also, if you are a blonde or looking to lighten your hair worry-free without damage or breakage, Olaplex is insurance for the hair and will rebuild broken hair. It will strengthen your strands so that any lightening process is healthy.”


 

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New Spring 2012 Bridal Hairstyles!

New Spring 2012 Bridal Hairstyles!  Check out some of these fresh looks for this wedding season!

Half up half down with a slightly retro touch.  I love how the headband adds a little something sweet!
This style reminds me of Sarah Jessica Parker on an episode of Sex and the City.  It’s tousled and textured but the part is polished with a jeweled accent.  I love this for a really bold bride!

If you’re going up for the big day, looser, fuller styles can be a nice touch.  Sometimes too tight can be harsh.  I love how these two pics have volume and movement, but still look polished.  As i’ve mentioned in some of my last blogs, they would really be accentuated by adding some highlights!

Feathers are still awesome!!  They’re even more bridal when paired with silk flowers or jewels.
Braids have been a budding new bridal trend over the past few seasons.
They can make your look more unique and add intricacy when your do is otherwise simple.
The woven bun beats out the traditional bun anyday.  Its so much prettier and more interesting.  If you’re looking for a cleaner look, I’d go with something like this, really simple in the front, and slightly ornate in the back.
I love this for a compromise between up and down.  From the front angle it looks very clean with hair swept off the face and softly gathered back.  From behind you can see the long flowey waves, loose but still understated.
Full fledge loose waves are just gorgeous when you’ve got the length.  So many brides grow their hair so long and then resolve to put it up,  I say if you got it flaunt it!
I really like how fresh this look is on Carrie Underwood.  Off the face but slightly tousled with some height on top, she looks formal but not too serious.

Bridal Hair Do’s: Inspiration from the Red Carpet…

Almost every bride has a celebrity hairstyle in mind when she comes in for a trial. It’s pretty safe to say that bridal styling often gets its inspiration from the red carpet.  It’s your time to shine like a star if only for one day!  Lets take a look at some of the hairstyles from this year’s red carpet events:

I love this for a garden wedding.  It’s formal enough for a wedding but  the wavy texture and loose pieces make it feel slightly unkempt. This could be really cool for the bride who doesn’t like hair that’s “too perfect”.
Taylor Swift went with her signature curls but this time a little more toned down and with a retro flare.
Carrie Underwood looks beautiful and relaxed in her loose, feather back waves.
Amy Adams looks great in this loose up-style.  I love the soft uneven pieces coming down at the sides, they add  a modern touch.
Selena Gomez looks perfectly stylish and youthful in this soft wavy pony.  Once again the uneven pieces framing the face look great.  I think this would be a great choice for flirty look on a bride.
The French Twist is making a comeback!  Seen here in three different ways, Natalie Portman wearing it very classic and simple, Guiliana Rancic’s looks more loose and sweeping, a little more sexy, and Emma Stone has it all swept away from her face for a very fresh look.  I’m thinking there might be some French twists in the near future of Bridal
This simple up-style is instantly given a whole new look with a subtle wave left out, modern yet perfectly polished.
Mila Kunis looks gorgeous in this vintage finger-wave do!  The sharp side part and low pinning in the back give her a feminine yet bold presence.
Looks like Taylor’s liking the retro hair.  This glossy, wavy, faux bob looks beautiful on  her and is a great way to glam up a simple wedding dress.
Elizabeth Banks is wearing her hair down, wavy and off the side, a la Veronica Lake.
Nina Dobrev got a lot of attention this year for her look at the Emmys.  This down style is perfect for someone with long hair like Nina’s.  If you could look this great on your wedding day, who says you cant wear your hair down?
So This picture is actually from last year’s Emmy awards but I thought the style was deserving of mention.  It’s a perfectly balanced upstyle with volume in the back as well as the front, and I love that its got some texture, not completely smooth.  I could definitely see this on bride.
A pregnant Beyonce looked great at the MTV music awards and her hairstyles never disappoint.  Off to the side, and sweeping over her eyes, she looks sweet and sexy.  I’ve done this type of hairstyle on many brides and bridesmaids.