Bridal Hair Accessories // Flower Crown

Bridal Hair Accessories // Flower Crown

If you're looking for a unique wedding hairstyle, you may want to consider a handmade flower crown as an alternative to jewelry hairpieces...

Here at Styling the Bride and Substance Salon, we love to have fresh-cut flowers every week by our brilliant florist from Vine and Branches, Damaris Melendez.

 

We have collaborated with Damaris to offer our brides beautifully handmade flower crowns that are truly the perfect accent to a wedding day hairstyle!

Traditionally, the flower crown was mainly recognized in a more Bohemian style wedding, but recently it has gained more popularity and is making an elegant impression to a broader fashion scene.

Add a little color to an all-white theme wedding! Try some of these beautiful pieces

Our stylists can incorporate fresh flowers into your look without getting in the way of your hairstyle.

Come into Substance Salon today, or call us at Styling The Bride to schedule your bridal trials. We will be happy to help you find the perfect flowers to add some fresh colors to your wedding!

 


 

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.”


 

Don’t miss our next post on Styling the Bride Blog:
Bridal Hair Tips from a Pro | Part 2″


 

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.

Add drama to your down-style, get Clip-in Extensions!

If you’re anything like me when I got married, you LOVE long full hair!  I was determined to grow my hair as long as I possibly could until the big day.  I found, however, that even though it was long, it wasn’t as full as I wanted it to be.  This is when I gave in to getting myself some clip-in extensions, and what a difference more hair makes!
I have to say I couldn’t stop flipping my hair around, I felt so glamorous.  I wore my hair down and softly curled.  Had I not worn the extensions it would’ve looked much shorter because of the curl factor.
Mostly all my brides who are wearing their hair down are choosing to get clip-ins as well.  It can really add a whole new look to your hair.  Once you have them you can use them for other special occasions.  How fun would it be to wear them at your bachelorette party?  Or just for a night out with your new hubby!
Here are some before and after pics of girls without and with extensions:

Here are some of our brides who wore clip in extensions for their weddings:

  Clip in extensions are much more affordable than bonded or sewn-in extensions, and you can put them in and take them out on your own.    They are a great way to add some “wow” factor to your bridal hairstyle.