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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Fall 2013 Bridal Trends

Fall 2013 Bridal Trends

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Add texture and interest to any up-do by teasing or with twists, braids, crimpers, ridges, or rolls.

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Moving from the summer into the fall this year shows a move from the looser dos with pieces hanging about and framing the face into more taught yet still textured styles where the hair is pulled away from the faceWeather parted to either side, down the center, or slicked back entirely into a low or high placed style; this fall calls for textured up-dos.

2012 Golden Globes Bridal Inspiration from the Red Carpet

I love watching the red carpet!  Seeing the gorgeous gowns, the jewels, the shoes, and of course…the hair and make-up!  It’s so great to see bold new looks and the classics that often come with a new spin.  Its the perfect place to get some fresh ideas for wedding day hairstyles.  Here are some of my favorite looks from the red carpet:

Charlize Theron always looks amazing! This was definitely one of my favorite looks on the red carpet.  It could easily be a bridal style.  I especially love the headband; it adds a little bit of bling and insinuates a sweet sexiness.  Can’t you just smell the J’adore!

Dianna Argon is stunning in this look.  I love how it’s up and swept off of her face, giving her a really clean look, but at the same time it’s not too tight.  It’s textured and the part is ever so softly swaying to the side.  Since the hair is completely off her face, it makes the bold red lips stand out even more.  Beautiful style for a bride!

This is a really simple low, side chignon but it stands out on Emma Stone.  If you’ve got pretty peepers like our girl Emma, going with a lash grazing side swept bang really brings attention to the eyes!

The Classic bun was a trend on the carpet at the golden globes, but I think Angelina wore it best!  She looks absolutely regal in this chic knotted bun.  I’m not usually a fan of the too smooth, tight back hair, however in this case, it looks really polished.  Again the make-up is accentuated by the hair being pulled back off the face.  If you’re going for a classic, elegant look on your big day, you can’t go wrong with this style.

I thought this was such a fun do!  It’s dressed up yet spunky.  It’s a pumped up pony tail with bold bangs and attitude!  For the more daring brides who want to try something different, I think this is pretty cool.

Modern family’s Sarah Hyland looks so great in this asymmetrical faux bob.  I love the softness of it and how only the one side has a few waves dropped out.  She looks youthful and stylish.  This is so perfect for a vintage wedding dress or a lacy open back gown.  I could totally see this going down the aisle.  I can’t wait to try this hairstyle on some of my brides.

Reese Witherspoon is the picture of tousled perfection in this shot.  The volume is great and the texture is spot on!  Bed head’s never looked better.  One might not think Bridal right away, but this could be a really sexy look for a bride who’s getting married on the beach!

Beautiful voluminous waves look great!  If you’ve got long locks like Elle McPherson, why put it up?  Show it off and swing it around at your reception.  Its the kind of hair we all wish we had, and if you don’t, there’s always extensions!

Short Wedding Hairstyles!

Many of my brides are concerned with growing their hair for the wedding.  I say, why not wear it short?  There are ways to dress up a short do and it can be very alluring.  If your hair is about chin length you can still make it look like an updo with some advanced styling techniques and the right stylist.  Check out some of these dressed up short tresses…

  

Winter Wedding Whimsy!

In the old days, no one wanted to get married in the winter, but the new school rules are anything goes!  More and more people are getting married in the winter, and with the right touches, it can be a beautifully romantic affair!  Check out these pics from real winter weddings that caught my attention.  I hope they inspire you to think outside of the summer wedding box!

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.