Morning you guys! So I guess you've already read the title and seen the picture below, and you've probably smiled at the fact that I'm all decked out in wedding garb.haha I figured though that with wedding season being in full swing, and the fact that wedding and prom tutorials are the more frequently requested types of tutorials, that this month's hairstyle week had better be focused in that direction!
What do you think? do I pull off the bride look okay? haha In all seriousness though this style is so fast and easy, and is such a classic and timeless look for a wedding, a prom, a night out with the ladies. I know that when I've styled ladies hair for weddings and proms especially, they want something that is a mix between up and down that way they get the best of both worlds, and this definitely fits the bill! So now that I've talked a bit about the tutorial and why I chose to share it today, lets get to the actual directions!
Tools & Supplies:
hairbrush // teasing comb // clip for tying back // heat protectent // pin curl clips // curling wand // hairspray
Steps 1-3: Start by combing through your hair till it's smooth. If you have thin hair (like me:)) now would be a great time to tease your hair a bit at the back of your crown for some good lift and volume. clip up the top two thirds of your hair and (1) start curling the bottom third in large chunks with whatever hot tool you prefer:) (2) Pin up each curl as you complete it so it can set. Move on to curl the second third, and the last third, remembering to curl all the hair framing your face away from your face. Combing each section of hair before you wrap it around the iron will ensure a silkier curl. Once your whole head is pinned up (should only have a dozen or so curls) (3) give your head a spritz with hair spray.
Steps 4-6: Once your curls have cooled (a couple minutes), (4) let them all out and spray again. divide your head into rough thirds again (5) this time going vertical and leaving out the front. so you're going to have a left section and a right section that meet at the back and the front, with a very rough sort of circle of hair in the middle. (Hope that makes sense!) Grab a 2-3 inch chunk of hair right from the back of your middle section and (6) braid it, securing the end, and tugging the sides to widen the braid and give it fullness.
Steps 7-9: Take the rest of your middle section and (7) tie it in a low ponytail, tug the hair at your crown. Wrap the braid around your head (covering the part) and pin it securely. (8) Twist your side sections one at a time towards your head slightly and (9) wrap them both over the ponytail, pinning on the opposite side. Fluff your curls a bit, spray with some good hold, and you're all set to go!!!
And that's it. It's definitely one of those styles that looks much more complex to do than it really is, while still looking effortless and easy. Even with my long hair it took me less than 15 minutes and half of that was in the curling! haha Also if you didn't need your curls to last extra long you wouldn't need to clip them up like I do, to set, which would shave off even more prep time!
Well thanks so much for visiting today, I hope you had a really great memorial weekend, and I'll see you back here again soon! Lastly as usual if you give this or any of my other tutorials a shot I'd love to hear about it or see pictures if you posted any, so please let me know! That always makes me day:)
Thanks for visiting, and have a great day! xo