Its wedding season, if you are getting married soon, you are probably looking for hair/makeup ideas to rock on your big day.
All of the options mentioned below are DIY. Feel free to take these to your favorite stylist to use as inspiration for your pre-ceremony pampering. These looks are best for medium to long hair. Be sure to have the following equipment before trying any of these looks: Fine tooth comb, general hairbrush, hair elastics, Olea E Hair Serum, bobby pins that are colored similar to your hair and hairspray.
The first look that is very popular for different hair types. Ladies with straight and curly locks love the waterfall braid. Caution, if you do this yourself, you want to start practicing ASAP. It’s more intricate than the basic braid. Once you feel like you have this down, do a trial run to make sure you’ll be all set. To get this look going, start with a French braid over your right ear. Then start the waterfall portion by pulling the left strand into the middle. Next, take hair from the top and pull it into the middle as well. After that, take the strand on the right and drop it down. Then, pick up a section of hair that is directly behind the strand you dropped. Place this section into the middle part of the braid and continuing this method, work towards the left side of the head.
Once you reach the left side, drop the strand of hair on the right as usual. Then, wrap the left strand over the middle piece. Place a bobby pin over the strand and secure it in place. Use the other hair to hide the bobby pin. Take some Olea Hair Serum in your palms and carefully place on any frizzy spots, then use hairspray to hold the look. For more, check out this video.
Next is the retro bouffant look. Here’s how to pull off this look, begin by clipping the top half of your hair. Once the top half is clipped up, put the bottom half in a low ponytail at the nape of your neck. Create a small hole at the base of your ponytail and push the ponytail down through it, creating an inside-out ponytail. Back-comb the ponytail. Once the ponytail has been teased out, use your fingers to roll the ends of the hair upwards, creating a chignon. Secure the chignon with bobby pins. Let down the top half of your hair and create a deep side part. Back-comb the top half of your hair for added volume. Pull all of the hair from the top half loosely back and twist it one time, pushing it upwards and towards your scalp to create more volume. Secure it with bobby pins so it rests right on top of the chignon. Continue to loosely twist the hair through to the ends, wrapping the ends around the side of the chignon and securing them with bobby pins underneath. Gently loosen some small hairs around your face to soften the front. Put some Olea E Hair Serum in your palms and smooth any fly aways. Finish with hairspray to hold the look.
Another popular hairstyle is the Braided Headband Bun. This is popular at weddings where it might be windy or you need to keep your tresses in place no matter what. * Pro-tip-Make sure you are trying this hairstyle on second-day hair. Start by separating a small section from the front of the hairline and then begin a small Dutch braid right behind it. When the braid reaches the top of the ear, continue down in a regular braid and wrap a clear elastic band over the end. Pull all the hair into a low ponytail at the nape of the neck. Take small sections of the ponytail and wrap the pieces back into the band to create a chic bun. Finish by tucking the front strands that were left out over the braid and pin them in place. Smooth down any flyways with a light misting of hairspray.