Bridal hair inspiration hot from the runways to inspire your ‘do on the big day
The arrival of summer means the sound of wedding bells - and of beauty prep galore. Fortunately for you if you’re walking up the aisle this year, the spring/summer 2017 catwalks were awash with pretty and romantic styles to inspire your look from the tumbling waves at Philosophy to feminine ringlets at Chakra. If you're feeling daring, Hobeika’s flower crown is the one to try. If you’d like something simple and glossy, Ziad’s glossy bun with its lash-skimming fringe is as straightforward as can be. We’ve put together our favourite wedding day-worthy hairstyle how-tos.
At Chakra the models gently wavy strands were pulled into a low-key half up do for a soft and alluring look.
HOW TO:Scrunch damp locks with SHOW Beauty Lux Volume Mousse, then diffuse dry hair to coax out its natural wave. Once dry, divide hair into a centre-parting, then to create more body and texture, use a 2-inch curling iron haphazardly around the head. Next, section off hair from either side of the head and twist these sections, wrapping them towards the centre of the back of the head and securing them loosely with a floral band. The twists should be intertwined. Lightly mist with Premiere Working Texture Spray for some body and gloss.
Bouncy curls with statement-making coils to frame the face will up the elegance factor.
HOW TO:Blow-dry your hair, then spritz with Sheer Thermal Protect and twist in tiny ringlets with a 1-inch curling iron. Set the sections by pin-curling them and securing to the scalp until they are all done, then leave to set for 15 minutes. Once completely cool, remove the clips and let the ringlets fall. Without brushing or fingering through (so the ringlets keep their shape) secure the top section of hair at the back of the head making sure it isn’t pulled too tightly. Leave out the front layers for a coquettish feel.
HEADY FLOWER CROWN
Walking the line between edgy and elegant, this simple row of white flowers is the perfect way to modernise a traditional gown.
HOW TO:Divide hair into a centre-parting and mist Premiere Working Texture Spray onto the roots and lengths to add texture. After blow-drying hair, use a 2-inch curling iron to twist pieces at random. Next tease the hair at the crown of the head to build height. Finish the look by smoothing through Pure Treatment Oil and slipping in the band two inches past the hairline. You can make the crown with silk flowers, but fresh white flowers like magnolia’s or lily’s will exude a heady fragrance that will add a special element to the day.
Ditch the up do in favour of a loose, textured mane.
HOW TO:To create this romantic look, straighten freshly-washed hair with a blow-dryer and a round brush. Next, curl 3-inch sections of hair with a 2-inch curling iron, mid-shaft to the ends, twisting away from the face and down at a 45 degree angle, leaving the roots flat. Smooth Couture Curl Enhancing Lotion through each section for hold and apply a small amount of Pure Treatment Oil from root-to-tip. Complete the look with a mist of Premiere Finishing Spray all over to control fly-aways. Top tip: clip in extensions to the back of your head for more length and body.
HIGH SHINE BUN
A low-riding bun gets an elegant upgrade when balanced with glossy shine.
HOW TO:Create this low-slung bun by blow-drying hair straight and smoothing a pea-sized amount of Pure Treatment Oil from roots to ends. Next, gather the hair at the nape of the neck using a Mason Pearson bristle brush for added smoothness, and secure it into a ponytail with a clear elastic. Finish the look by running a flat iron through the ponytail and fringe, and coil the hair around the base, securing with kirby grips.
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