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Reader Asks Long Wedding Hair Question

Kara asks:
My wedding is coming up August 13th and everything has come together except for making a decision on how to wear my hair. I like casual but my sister and Mother think that I should wear my long, wavy hair in a updo. I never wear my hair like that and I don’t feel comfortable in any updo I’ve tried. I want my long wedding hair style to look great but still look like me. Any ideas?


I’m guilty of falling into the trap of posting more elaborate looking long wedding hair styles on my blog. They are fun to write about, but the truth is, I wore a casual long wedding hair style when I got married and it was right because it was just how I wanted to wear it.
I come from the opinion that your wedding day should be just the way you want it to be. If you want to please others, that’s your choice, but when plans start stressing you out, take a deep breath and regroup. When it comes to deciding on how to wear your hair, your long wedding hair style should first be comfortable for you to wear all day long and pretty too.

“Long Wedding Hair if it is You!”If your style is casual and trendy, the above picture of Keira Knightley reflects an amorous, messy kind of long wedding hair style.

Here are some pictures of nuptials where these famous ladies chose to wear their long wedding hair styles down and natural, rather than ‘done up.’ They all look beautiful and like they are having the time of their lives . . . like it should be. Congratulations and have fun!
Long Wedding Hair Styles Natural and Pretty

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Eva Longoria and Tony Parker
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Jennifer Anniston and Brad Pitt in 2000
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Fergie and Josh wedding 11/05/2009

For more great looks check out our Pinterest Wedding Hairstyles, Prom Hairstyles, Braid and Long Hairstyles Board.


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Summer Hair: Catwalk to Sidewalk

Maria Kovacs doing a hair knot updo summer hair style

Summer Hair How-To’s from TIGI Top Session Stylist!

Want to know what catwalk hair trends are hot this summer? TIGI Session Stylist Maria Kovacs, shares with us these catwalk hair style how-to’s! Maria originates from Australia but has worked in London for the last 5 years. For the last 6 seasons she has worked backstage at New York, London, Milan and Paris fashion weeks and travels all over the world demonstrating and teaching in hair shows. Maria loves femininity and loves translating catwalk hair into wearable hairstyles that hairdressers and their clients can emulate.

The Plaited Ponytail Perfect Summer Hair

We ask Maria for her best summer hair ideas: 

“We did the hair for Mara Hoffman’s SS12 show. The hair was inspired by Frieda Kahlo and is a great summer look for long hair. The first thing to do is to create texture in your hair. We used crimping irons to first crimp all the hair and then we put it into a high ponytail. We plaited (braided) this ponytail and pinned it into a knot. You could just do this and it would look fine, but we then had a fake ponytail which we plaited together with a length of fabric. We wrapped this around the natural plait to create a larger shape. The whole effect is a really fun look but is also very pretty.”

Summer Hair Chignon

Little chignons and knots are also big news in summer hair. Don’t just think you can just brush your hair back into a knot. Preparation is key. Apply a volumising product, such as TIGI Catwalk Root Boost to damp hair. Blow dry the hair smooth, back comb the crown area to get additional volume and gently brush back into a low ponytail at the nape. Split the ponytail into 2 and twist each section, then ‘tie’ and secure with pins.

The perfect Pontail

How-To: Go from work to cocktail hour?

“The perfect ponytail is a great way to go from day to evening.” Says Maria “The sleekest of ponytails, perfectly executed on very shiny hair looks fabulous with metallic fabrics and leather as well as lace and satin.  Blow-dry hair super-straight and the key to glamming up this look, is to keep it smooth with products. I use Catwalk by TIGI Session Series Styling Cream. Part hair on the side or sleek straight back and ensure there isn’t a hair out of place. Finally add some statement making earrings and you’re ready for a cocktail.”

What’s your favorite summer hair tip?

“Have you discovered dry shampoo? If not, do so!  It’s our backstage must have product at all the fashion shows. I’m in love with Catwalk by TIGI Session Series Transforming Dry Shampoo (but, of course there are lots of different brands around). Obviously they’re designed to restyle hair when there’s no time for a wash and blow-dry, but do you know that dry shampoo adds amazing volume to fine hair, gives lank hair extra vitality, and revitalizes hair when you want to go straight from work to a date. It’s a product no one should be without!”


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Stuck in a Hairstyle Rut?

Barb Quinn Hairstylist
If You’ve Had the Same Hair Style For More Than 8 to 10 years . . . Change it!

You found your absolute BEST hair style ever, and you made up your mind, you will never change hair styles again. I venture to say it happens to a lot of us. But too much of a good thing with a hairstyle can work against you. If you look in the mirror and your hair style hasn’t changed for the last, oh, say, 8 to 10 years, you’re probably stuck in a hairstyle rut.Time slips by, you haven’t thought twice about your hairstyle because last time you looked, you had found it, the BEST hairstyle for you!

Then, one day you go to your class reunion and a fellow classmate says, “ You haven’t changed.” You say, “Well, thank you, I try to exercise and watch what I eat.” But, then it hits you . . . you haven’t changed! You are wearing the same hair style, or nearly the same hair style, you wore in high school.

I know you’re out there. I see you every week in my class “Finding the Right Hairstyle for You!”

So how do you take the leap then you say? It’s second nature to you now and you know how to do a quick styling and get out of the house in 15 minutes in the morning. Then there is the woman who says, “I have to keep my hair style this way, so I can put it up”. Now don’t get me wrong, I like being able to put my hair up for a change too, but a change does not have to mean a high maintenance.

Make little changes more often. A little change goes a long way in a new style and it’s clearly not so scary to do. A small change of how it’s layered can make the difference of a FASHIONABLE vs. an AGING or DATED look. Which will you choose? Then, don’t forget to ask your hairdresser to walk you through how they are styling your new hairdo or you will most likely go home and get it to look like your old look in no time. Do you need to use a new hair care product?

It may be helpful to remember, also, that if you make a small change, it grows back quickly. Barbers use to have a saying, “Do you know the difference of a good haircut from a bad haircut? . . . Two weeks!”

Well if it’s a small change each session — that’s true!


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