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Wedding Hairstyles Series Part 1: Up-do’s

Wedding Updo Hairstyles

Up-Do’s are the most frequently requested wedding hairstyles

The most common of wedding hairstyles requested in our salon, is an elegant up-do. My guess is this is because an elegant up-do, makes a statement that this is not just any ordinary day! An up-do for your wedding is the perfect choice to show off beautiful jewelry, the neckline of your dress, toned arms and, of course, your wedding day glow. So, for those of you who have chosen to go with up-do’s for your wedding hairstyles, here are some things I suggest to make your wedding hairstyles picture perfect.

If your bridal gown is ornate, you can pick from any number of wedding hairstyles or up-do’s that are equally as elaborate. You can choose a complex up-do, or you can add to a simple up-do by using beautiful hair accessories that sparkle and shine. The key to any great wedding is in the coordinating. Your wedding hairstyle, dress, shoes and even location should all coordinate to flow smoothly together. Keep this tip in mind when planning out your big day. If you’re looking for something a little bit different for your wedding location, have you considered getting married in somewhere like Fiji? The Royal Davui Island could be just for you, why don’t you view their Fiji wedding packages to find out more. If you’ve got your location sorted and now just need the finishing touches like hair sorted, we’re here to help!

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A simple chignon works perfectly if you want the formality of an up-do without all the fuss

Searching for a wedding hairstyle that is a bit simpler? Try a loose chignon that screams simple elegance. A loose chignon would go perfectly with an outdoor ceremony or a dress with minimal embellishments. Simple chignons work great for both naturally curly girls and those with straight strands too because you can work with your natural hair when it comes to these types of wedding hairstyles.

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Retro wedding hairstyles are making a comeback

This year we’ve seen more celebrities walking the red carpet wearing these hairstyles reminiscent of the “flapper” era, and that has influenced many ‘brides to be’ to set the tone back to this romantic era. Retro wedding hairstyles are in style this season! Think finger waves and pin curl styles. If your wedding will incorporate a hairstyle reminiscent of the past, these types of retro looking wedding hairstyles, are fabulous and perfect for you! Your job will be to find a hairdresser/salon, that specializes in hairstyles from this era. To make it flow, make sure the entire wedding party, guys too, get’s the look!

Choosing the right up-do for your wedding hairstyle, is a great way to set the formality and tone of your wedding incorporating the right hair accessory into your up-do is also important in making your wedding hairstyle uniquely your own. Fresh flowers, headbands, sparkly hair pins, barrettes, ribbons, bows , the list goes on and on. If you haven’t found what you’re looking for yet, try for some great ideas!

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Secrets to Styling Formal Hair

Styling Formal Hair Article

Use Kristle’s Secrets to Styling Formal Hair for any Formal Occasion

Between weddings, business parties, holidays and any other special occasion, you will probably need to know how to style your hair for a formal occasion at one time or another. Take my secrets to styling formal hair and practice them now so that you’ll be prepared for any special occasion that comes up on your calendar.
Styling Formal Hair Secret #1:

  • Keep it simple!! Simplicity, is the key to pulling off a great formal hair style. Don’t choose a formal hair style that is especially intricate or complex looking. It will more than likely be too much work to do on your own and you’ll end up just getting frustrated and giving up. Keep your formal hair style simple and it will look more sophisticated than if you were to try something more elaborate. A great simple formal hair style to try is one like the picture below.To get this hair style, simply pull hair back into a bun, letting a few pieces fall forward around your face. Secure loose strands in the bun with a few bobby pins and then curl the front pieces with a curling iron, directing the curl away from your face. Then add a beautiful hair accessories in the back and voila, you’ve got a beautiful formal hair style that took about 10 minutes!
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Styling This Formal Hair Style

Styling Formal Hair Secret #2

  • Keep it dirty!! Second day hair works wonders when it comes to styling formal hair. Try washing your hair the day before you have a special occasion to go to and then style your hair ‘dirty’. The additional hair care products from second day hair will help to hold curls, bends and updo’s much better than squeaky clean hair. To fake second day hair, try using a product like, Jonathan Product Spray Dirt , which gives second day texture to clean hair.
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Jonathan Product Spray Dirt

Styling Formal Hair Secret #3

  • Keep styling stash staples!! Be prepared. Styling formal hair takes practice, along with the right tools for the job. Stock up on hot rollers, velcro rollers, different sized curling irons, hair pins, bobby pins, a teasing comb and hair care product if you want the ability to create different types of formal hair styles. If not, you can always borrow said items from a friend or family member. One styling item that I highly recommend you have in your hair styling stash for any formal hair style, is hair spray. Don’t leave home without it! My personal favorite is Big Sexy Hair’s Spray and Play Volumizing Hair Spray. This hairspray is my multipurpose stand in for just about anything and everything from adding extra volume to finishing a formal hair style. Give it a try next time you style your hair for a special occasion.
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Big Sexy Hair’s Spray and Play Volumizing Hair Spray

Styling your hair can be simple if you have the secrets on how to do it. I’m happy to share my formal hair style secrets with you and I hope they help out next time you need to style your hair for a special occasion. Like I said before, you’ll need to have a formal hair style at one point in your life, if not many, so keep these secrets stored for that upcoming special occasion.

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Wedding Hairstyle Picture Gallery

Wedding Hairstyle Pictures

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Hat tip to WeddingChannel.com for these interesting wedding hairstyle pictures. These will all work for updo’s, homecoming hairstyles or prom hairstyles as well.

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