With engagement season in full effect, a bridal updo post is in order. I’ve been doing wedding trials non-stop, and I recently did an updo that is perfect for anyone with shoulder length to long hair. This classically pretty style can be done in about 30 minutes and is sure to last throughout the whole day. For this style you’ll need: a 1” curling iron, medium hold hairspray, a brush, a comb, and plenty of bobby pins.
Start off by spraying the hair with a medium hold hairspray of your choice (ECRU New York is one of my favorites), and brushing it through to distribute it evenly throughout the head. This gives hair memory, so that the curls that you create last.
Use your 1” curling iron to curl all or your hair in the direction going away from your face.
Gorgeous bridal hair does not have to be overly complicated. You can achieve beautiful results without applying the old fashioned tricks that were formerly popular with brides. Today, women want hair that has beauty in its simplicity. Forced waves, crunchy curls, and elaborate designs are now a thing of the past. As a bridal hairstylist, most of my brides tell me that they want effortless-looking locks. Here is a step by step on how to achieve this textured, minimalist wedding hairstyle in less than an hour.
What you will need:
Volumizing spray or mousse
Medium Hold hairspray
Curling iron or curling wand (1” -1 ½” depending on hair length and desired waves size)
Dry Texture Spray or Sea Salt Spray
Hair Accessory (optional)
Spray hair generously with heat protectant.
Apply volumizing spray or mousse to hair concentrating on the roots, and blow dry hair in an upward motion to create lift.
Spray 1” sections of hair with medium hold spray and wrap each section around your curling iron or curling wand in the direction going away from your face.
*Use a 1” for shorter hair or if you want medium sized waves, a 1 ¼” or 1 ½” should be used for larger waves and/or longer hair.
After all of the hair has been curled, run your fingers through the hair to break up the curls.
Spray dry texture spray directly onto the hair or spray sea salt spray onto your hands and rub it into your hair to create lived-in texture.
Take sections of the sides of your hair and pin them in the center back of your hair for a half up/half down look.
*Taking large sections creates a smoother look, and taking smaller sections creates a look with more definition
This step is completely optional. If you want to dress up the style you can add an accessory or flowers in the center back of the head, right above where the hair was pinned – and you’re done.