Thursday, June 19, 2014

WEDDING HAIR WEEK: Retro Waves + a Compliment Giveaway

Hi there my people, hope you're having a great Thursday and all that, and I hope you really love this tutorial for today! I've been getting a lot of emails for a bridal look with curls and a retro vibe, and I think that this is a perfect addition to my wedding hair series, don't you?
After shooting this tutorial, I changed into some jeans and a cardigan and we all went out to dinner, so this is definitely another one of those looks that is easily worn on all sorts of different occasions! It's no more work than your average head of curls, except those few extra steps in styling it make it something extra special and unique. So I'll stop with the chatter and we can get started:
Tools & Supplies:
comb       //       heat protectent       //       pin curl clips       //       curling iron       //       hairspray
Steps 1-3: start by making sure your hair is smooth and free of tangles. use some argan oil serum to add more smoothness and shine (and it smells amazing!), and separate your hair into three vertical sections (1) leaving the bottom third out to curl first. Spray on some heat protectant, and treating your iron like a wand, wrap the hair around it in a downward angle, (2) sliding the curl off the iron with your other hand, and securing it to your head with a pin-curl clip. Once you're on the top tier, give yourself a deep side part and (3) tease the underside before curling.
Steps 4-6:  (4) Remember to curl your hair away from the part on both sides. Each curl should be about a 2 inch section so your curls are thick and full. Once your head is all curled, (5) spray with hairspray and take the next 10-15 minutes to let them set. (6) Start taking your curls out, gently letting them fall into place from bottom to top.
Steps 7-9: (7) Comb the front bang section of your curls straight upwards and spray with hairspray. Laying your palm flat against your bangs, (8) brush them gently back down over your hand to create a soft wave. Gently comb the side with your part, (9) tucking it behind your ear and around to the other shoulder. gently comb your curls to smooth them together, spray your whole head once over, and you're all done!!
There's always a place to wear your hair like this, and it'll work with any length of hair just about! unless you have a pixie cut.haha Also a big part of keeping the curls in all day is letting them set, and it's something that I do often with my hair to keep a curl, but if you have hair to or above your shoulder-blades
and now onto the fun part!
I've been a huge fan of Melissa and her work at Shop Compliment for ages now, and I'm very excited to share her shop with you guys in a giveaway for $50 credit! I have a bunch of pieces from her at this point that I love and wear often, and this pair from the Kimberly Collection I knew were just right to feature in a wedding tutorial! With a different compliment in every box, I think these would be the perfect gift for bridesmaids, friends, sisters, or to yourself!:)
Well I hope you completed all the entries you could, and I hope you love this style! It's a favorite of mine (and martin's) for sure, and I hope that you give it a try as well and then come back to tell me how it went:)

I love the bohemian unkempt hair trends this year, but it'd refreshing to do something sleek and classy once in a while don't you think? Anyway's be sure and leave any thoughts or question you may have down in the comments section, and I hope you have a great day! Thanks for stoppin' by,
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64 comments:

  1. I really need to start pining my hair up after I've curled it. Your hair looks absolutely gorgeous! <3

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  2. Ooh! I really like the white Gratitude bracelet. :)

    Lovely hair as always!

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  3. I love the 'you are beautiful' piece & I would gift it to a genuine friend with a huge heart!

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  4. I love your tutorials! Thank you for continuing to provide more!

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  5. I love this look...and Melissa's shop is awesome!!!

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  6. The short necklace with the pearly is pretty cute. I'd pair it with my favorite black tee :)
    Theses giveaways are so fun!

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  7. Wow, amazing look. :) I love these wedding hair tutorials.

    I thought I would just look at earrings... but naturally had to look at all the jewelry in th end! ;) Definitely the anchor is my favorite. I think you wore it. It's so neat.


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  8. I love the little luxe letters necklace- silver. I would get both my kids initials and wear it pretty much everyday! :)

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  9. I love the gratitude necklace, so so pretty!

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  10. your hair is incredible! i have pretty long hair, but yours always looks so healthy. i need to get more trims...since i've lived in provo i haven't been daring enough to find a new hairdresser so whenever i go home to new hampshire i sort of get my annual haircut haha. it's sad because i used to go every 6 weeks or so. someday i'll find someone i trust haha.

    also, i love pearls and wear them all the time!

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  11. I am obsessed with the jade bracelet!! I love wearing neutrals clothing with a small pop of color.

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  12. I am obsessed with the jade bracelet ( the one with a single stone)!! I love pairing neutral clothing with a pop of color from stone or metal jewelry.

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  13. Those waves look awesome :) I can never get my hair to look that good when I curl it!
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  14. What size curling iron are you using for this? I have naturally curly/wavy hair, and use a 1" barrel on a daily basis to tidy things up, but this looks bigger. I've attempted to do this with my iron, but it looks like I may need to invest in a larger barrel.

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  15. I love the "You are Beautiful" one!

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  16. I love the anchor necklace. I would wear it with anything, like jeans or a maxi.

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  17. I love the Kimberly 3 Pearl bracelet! So simple yet completely elegant.

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  18. I love the Kimberly 3 Pearl bracelet! Simple yet completely elegant.

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  19. I love the Kimberly Pearl bracelet. I also loooove your hair in this one. I will definitely need to do this one soon.

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  20. I love the Jade short necklace! I think it'd look great paired with my new black&white dress!

    xoxo, The Occasional Indulgence

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  21. I am in love with the Kindness necklace! So dainty and elegant! I think a white, oversized T & some distressed denim would really bring out the femininity of the necklace!

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  22. Wow your hair is amazing!! I would love this style for my wedding hair. Will definitely be pinning it for later <3
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  23. I would LOVE to use the $50 credit on the Little Luxe Letters necklace...I bookmarked it to add to my Christmas list when you first posted about your "m" necklace because I totally fell in love with it. The credit would let me get it even sooner...aaaaan probably a pair of earrings, too, (like the Gratitude ones!) because I can't help myself ;)

    -Michelle

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  24. Love the vintage beach bracelet.

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  25. Favorite piece is the Kimberly 3 pearl bracelet. I'd wear it with an all white outfit this summer.

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  26. I love the jade earrings. I'd wear them with a navy blue strapless dress and a clutch.

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  27. I like the Kimberly Pear bracelet. I'd wear it to a wedding I'm going to in August.

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  28. This collection is beautiful! I love the earrings especially the tulip!

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  29. I love the necklace and earrings and I would wear them on a date night!!! (: I love your hair !!!! My email is perezashley60@hotmail.com. I have entered. Thank you!

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  30. I really love that earring and necklace collection!!!

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  31. My favorite piece is the "Kimberly 3 Pearl Bracelet"! It's lovely! I would pair it with my mint shirt, khaki shorts, and gold sandals! : )

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  32. I love the Vintage Beach Collection.....I can see myself on the beach in a pretty white maxi dress with these pieces!!

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  33. I love your hair always but I really like it like this!

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  34. I love the jade short necklace!!

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  35. I love the gratitude earrings. They are so so pretty. I could wear these with pretty much anything. The website wasn't easy to navigate but maybe it was just me. I love your hair tutorials. I wish I had your talent. Thanks so much.

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  36. the kindness necklace is my favorite! I can see wearing it in silver or gold, with almost all of the gems! I think I'd probably choose gold with either pearl or mint.

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  37. Thank you for the give away I love the nacklace!

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  38. I like the kimberly short necklace it would look great with a coral dress

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  39. So wonderful to see Shop Compliment over here! Melissa and I are actually from the same city, and her shop is absolutely heavenly! My current favorite is her Kindness necklace. <3

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  40. I love the idea of giving compliments with the jewelry, because it makes it more personal and special. My favorite piece is the anchor, and I think the quote with it in the picture is my favorite part. I would wear it to work with blues, greys and whites(I have a perfect blue v-neck shirt, and a light grey skirt, plus my white sandals), to evoke the ocean.

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  41. I love the idea of giving compliments with jewelry, because it's more special and meaningful. My favorite piece is the anchor necklace, and the quote included is my favorite part. It's a beautiful quote to lift someone up when they may be struggling. I would wear the anchor necklace in silver to work, with blues, greys and whites(I have a blue v-neck shirt, light grey skirt, and white shoes) to evoke the ocean.

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  42. I love the jae short necklace! I could wear it to my cousin's wedding with a navy blue dress that has gold buttons.

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  43. You look beautiful!

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  44. love your hair! and thanks for giving me a chance to win the necklace. I've loved it ever since you first wore it.

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  45. I like the little letters necklace. I'd wear it casually through the summer.

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  46. You are so beautiful!!! I like the vintage ring and would wear it all the time :)

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  47. I love the Blessed Collection! So pretty

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  48. I'm all about pearls! I love the kimberly short necklace! I would wear it with a loose boyfriend shirt, skinnis and strappy metallic silver heels

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  49. Your hair looks perfect like this! I would love it if my hair would go this gorgeous when I curl it, but I just don't have the skills! I'll have to try it again when I have a spare 24 hours to figure it out haha
    xxx

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  50. This is so cute! I'm defiantly going to have to try it out!

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  51. Hello! First of all, thank-you for the detailed hair tutorial! I could do this! My favorite item from her shop is the Gratitude Necklace in the color Navy. I would wear it with cute top and jeans with navy flats. So fun! Thank-you for the chance!!

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  52. I love The Blessed Collection: Chalcedony Necklace. All of the jewelry is so dainty! I would pair it with a simple tee and jeans! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  53. This hairstyle is gorgeous and I love anything with dainty pearls!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

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  54. I love the Kindness Necklace in mint. I'd pair it with a new silky grey top I got for work!

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  55. I love the peacock and apricot rings! They could literally go with any outfit!

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  56. i really like the nantucket ring and the gratitude necklace!

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  57. I love the gratitude earrings and necklace!

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  58. i love the kimberly short necklace with a casual top and jeans !:)

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  59. I love the anchor necklace. It's definitely something you could wear as an every day item.

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  60. what a great idea for a shop, and it would be a great bridesmaid gift, that's true. i like the jade long necklace, thanks.
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