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9 Most Popular Wedding Hairstyles Of All Time

Are you searching for a classic hairstyle for your own nuptials over the next few months?

From celebrities such as Anja Rubik to Avril Lavigne, we have compiled a list of nine popular wedding hairstyles of all time, that you can choose from for your big day. Who said that wedding planning had to be stressful?

RELATED: Wedding Hairstyles For Short Hair

9. Top knot

This classic hairstyle can suit every single woman (with the help of some super-strength extensions). Create the illusion of thicker looking hair with a flattering high bun, which can also be accessorised with flowers and other little trinkets.

10 Popular Wedding Hairstyles Of All Time

8. Side bun

The humble side bun is the perfect style for a beach wedding since it looks so effortless. Wear with a pair of diamond earrings to finish off the look, and of course keep a bottle of sea-salt spray at the ready!

10 Popular Wedding Hairstyles Of All Time

7. Half up

Another popular style which keeps any stray hairs away from your face during this long day. Clip your veil carefully into place without fear of it moving around during the nuptials at the beginning of the ceremony.

10 Popular Wedding Hairstyles Of All Time

6. Loose curls

What would we do without some classic loose curls for the bridal party? This is one of the most popular hairstyles for brides because it looks better as the day goes on. Part hair at an angle to create the illusion of added volume.

10 Popular Wedding Hairstyles Of All Time

5. Super straight

Keep it looking classy with a super-sleek hairstyle for your wedding day. This is a fantastic option for women with naturally straight hair, because it requires little to no maintenance.

10 Popular Wedding Hairstyles Of All Time

4. Side swept

An elegant hairstyle which will keep hair in place regardless of wind or humidity. Keep your bangs in place all day by curling away from the face, and carefully pinning to the side before the ceremony.

10 Popular Wedding Hairstyles Of All Time

3. Milkmaid braids

Another hairstyle which photographs beautifully are the milkmaid braids. Ideal for thinner hair, simply braid and cross over in the centre, before pinning down any stray hairs.

10 Popular Wedding Hairstyles Of All Time

2. French twist

A classy undo which conceals any thin patches of hair, and looks timeless in photographs. Embrace any stray hairs at the nape of the neck, since it only adds to this undone look.

10 Popular Wedding Hairstyles Of All Time

1. Flower wreath

This is a must-have for a spring or summer-time wedding taking place outdoors. Keep hair looking simple and classy, but add a flower wreath or garland to be the main focus of the entire look.

10 Popular Wedding Hairstyles Of All Time

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January 25, 2015

5 Romantic Wedding Hairstyles 

Rather than conforming to a slicked-back hairstyle for your wedding day, choose something sexy and romantic which will look stunning in wedding photographs for years to come.

These romantic hairstyles are best for the warmer weather, but you can adapt them to any type of climate or situation – just remember to avoid any dreaded flyaways!

RELATED: Demi Lovato’s Milkmaid Braids Hairstyle

Oversized braid

Any type of braid is best for hair which is thick and course, since it will stay in place all day long. These hairstyles look better with some wear, so a few loose ends won’t be the end of the world! Keep some bobby pins at hand, and embrace the natural texture of your hair.

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Half-up half-down

Hilary Duff wears this style perfectly, making it look sexy and sophisticated at the same time. Ideal for girls with a few longer layers, to achieve that 70’s bombshell look with a touch of volumising spray and powder. Lightly curl the ends of your hair and spritz with sea-salt so they can maintain some subtle bounce.

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Soft bangs

Bring a level of warmth to your face by chopping some soft side-bangs just before the wedding. Choose a wispy finish which leaves hair looking side-swept and gorgeous, as opposed to a severe straight-chop which could age your face. A few subtle highlights never hurt!

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1950s inspired

Keep short hair looking neat and tidy with two reverse braids pinned in the middle of the scalp. Not only is this hairstyle quick and easy, it also looks amazing on girls with a hint of balayage, and also photographs beautifully.

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Hair accessories

If your wedding is taking place during the warmer months of the year, why not take advantage of this and wear some fresh flowers in your hair? A flower garland is the perfect accessory for long, layered hair, without looking too over-the-top.

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January 10, 2015

Bridal Hairstyles With Tiaras

Tiaras have been a bridal accessory for many years and were once worn to symbolise the loss of innocence to marriage.  On a woman’s wedding day she would wear the family tiara and from then on was expected to wear the jewellery of the groom’s family, symbolising her commitment to her new family.  Nowadays, the reason the tiara is worn is more due to looks rather than tradition but that doesn’t mean it’s any less important.

Tiaras come in all shapes, sizes and styles so don’t discount wearing a tiara on your wedding day until you’ve tried one on.  Typically they are worn far back on the head on a forty-five degree angle from above the ears and are best held in place when the hair is not complete clean, with the use of plenty of hairspray and pins.

So if you’re considering wearing a tiara on your wedding day, take some inspiration from these:

This impressive tiara works perfectly with the formal hairstyle this bride has chosen because it’s extravagant and stunning, much like the hairstyle.  This is one tiara that wont go unnoticed.

Bridal Hairstyles With Tiaras

If you want something a little less understated then choose a simple tiara with minimal detail.  Biggest is not always best.

Bridal Hairstyles With Tiaras

This classic bridal tiara is encrusted with diamantes and is a popular style for many brides.  It’s simple yet elegant and can be worn with a multitude of hairstyles.

Bridal Hairstyles With Tiaras

This incredibly dainty tiara is gold plated and has tiny diamantes suspended from small wires.  It’s not your run-of-mill tiara but something just a little bit different.

Bridal Hairstyles With Tiaras

Love tiaras so much you want to wear more than one?  Well why not?!  This bride proves it can be done with style, you’ll just need plenty of hair for that elongated up-do.

Bridal Hairstyles With Tiaras

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September 18, 2014

How To Choose A Hairstylist For Your Big Day

Your wedding day will be one of the biggest days of your life and one that you’ll probably plan for months if not years and ensuring that everything is perfect for your big day, especially how you look, can be stressful and daunting. Your hair will be one of the most important bookings you make so to ensure that you make the right choice about your hairstylist, consider these top tips:

  • Ensure that you take a look at their portfolio before you confirm a booking so you have an idea of their capabilities.  If you’re hoping for an intricate hairstyle on your big day you’ll need to make sure that your stylist is capable of recreating it and pictures of past brides will give you a fair idea whether they’re experienced enough or not.
  • When you contact a stylist you’ll need to get a quote to ensure that they’re within your budget.  Agree on a fixed priced so you’re not sprung with any unexpected costs on your big day.
  • When you meet with a stylist ask them to suggest some flattering styles that will compliment your look.  An experienced hairstylist should be able to recommend a style that suits the look you’re going for.
  • A great hairdresser will use professional and premium hair products so be sure to ask them what they use, especially if the style you want needs to be held firmly in place.
  • Always have a trial before your wedding day, preferably a few months prior, just in case things don’t go to plan or you don’t like the style you’ve chosen after all.  Try and have your makeup trial on the same day so you can get an idea of your overall look.
  • Ensure that your stylist gives you a timetable for your wedding day, especially if they’ll be doing your bridesmaid’s hair as well.  Being organised and knowing at what time everyone is to be styled should help the day run a little smoother.
  • Also, ensure that you are comfortable and relaxed with your hairstylist.  If you don’t get on well (even if they are an amazing hairdresser) then consider trying to find another stylist.  The last thing you want on your wedding day is to feel irritated by someone when it should be the happiest day of your life.

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September 12, 2014

1920s-Inspired Wedding Hairstyles

If you’re an old soul at heart, or simply adore the style in Jay Gatsby’s era, the 1920’s was an extremely influential period in regards to women’s style. Hair was kept short, makeup was sultry and dresses were worn long and beaded. We have taken inspiration from this era and created three hairstyles which are a nod to the fabulous 1920’s.

Tuck and cover

Perfect for longer hair, this style is all about choosing a glamourous head band, and pairing it with a chic side bun.

1920's Inspired Wedding Hairstyles

  1. Start with clean hair, and choose weather you want to curl or straighten the ends.
  2. Part hair on the side, then put the head band over the hair. Then take one strand and thread it through the side of your head, (covering up the band).
  3. Do this with the rest of the hair, until you can no longer see the head band. Then push to the side and flip hair into the head band. This will also keep it secure.
  4. Tie with an elastic, and pin any loose strands back under the bun.

Vintage vamp

This glamourous hairstyle is made for women with short hair (which touches the nape of the neck). Pair with dark eyes and red lip for a statement look.

1920's Inspired Wedding Hairstyles

  1. Prep hair with styling lotion, and focus this on the ends (avoid the roots since it could make the hair too oily to work with).
  2. Section hair from the nape of the neck, cover in a thin tissue and curl hair anti-clockwise around the finger. Then clip to secure it into place.
  3. Continue to curl hair in rows, remembering to do this in an anti-clockwise motion. Allow hair to sit like this for a few hours before brushing out the curls.
  4. Lightly use a finishing spray to secure the curls.

Straight with a statement

Perfect for anyone who wants to incorporate a statement accessory from the 1920’s into their look, without an overwhelming hairstyle.

1920's Inspired Wedding Hairstyles

  1. Work with the natural texture of your hair, (whether it is straight or curly), and create some volume at the crown. Loose waves works perfectly if you have longer hair, or keep hair sleek and straight if it’s short.
  2. Finish off with a huge statement piece such as a rhinestone bridal sash to spice up the entire look.

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July 31, 2014

Wedding Hairstyles For Short Hair

Short hairstyles don’t have to be boring – especially if you want something fun and quirky for your wedding day. Inject a little bit of old-school glamour into your cropped look, and get creative with makeup and accessories for the big day. Get inspired by just a few hairstyles which work with any colour and hair texture.

Half up, half down

This classic look is sweet and demure with shorter hair – especially since the nape of the neck and décolletage is exposed. Feel free to add larger costume accessories such as necklaces and earrings which compliment the hairstyle. Part the hair at the top, then wrap tiny strands before pinning them at the back. This style is secure and won’t fall out throughout the ceremony or reception.

Wedding Hairstyles For Short Hair

Twist updo

An updo on short hair is a great idea if you want a low maintenance look, which doesn’t require any touch-ups. Start with day-old hair since this will hold better through the day, and is easier to style. Then get creative and add plaits, twists and a small chignon on the nape of your neck for a classic undone look.

Wedding Hairstyles For Short Hair

Slicked back

A slicked back hairstyle looks amazing on short hair, since it won’t lose it’s hold throughout the day. The shorter the hair – the better! Simply comb through hair and apply a texturizing mousse which will keep your locks looking flawless.

Wedding Hairstyles For Short Hair

Finger waves

Take some inspiration from Daisy Buchanan and replicate the 1920’s finger waves for a classic look. Pair with dark eyeshadow, lots of lashes, and a blood-red lip for instant glamour.

Wedding Hairstyles For Short Hair

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July 26, 2014

Bridal Hairpieces We’re Loving Right Now

These days more and more brides seem to be swaying away from the traditional veil alone and opting for extravagant or intricate headpieces, either worn in addition to a veil or on their own.  There are so many styles to choose from of varying fabrics and materials and one to suit every dress, so if you’re thinking about ditching the veil for a headpiece take a look at these gorgeous pieces for inspiration.

This incredibly feminine bridal hair wreath is made from silk flowers and pearls, ready to compliment a similarly feminine dress perfectly.  The dainty wreath secures underneath your bun with ribbon.

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This gorgeous handmade chandelier crystal headband can be worn on the forehead or slightly to the side as the crystals hang delicately above your face.  The ends are attached to silk ribbon to secure under your hair.

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If you’re looking for a vintage-style veil this exquisite veil and fascinator could be for you.  Made from pearl, rhinestone, ostrich feather and French netting the veil can be detached from the fascinator for the reception.

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This elegant 1920’s Gatsby inspired hairpiece is made from rhodium plated rhinestone, Swarovski crystals and satin ribbon.  It can either be worn on its own or with a veil.

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If your wedding is woodland or forest themed this stunning bridal head piece will fit your theme perfectly.  This head garland is made from dried pink, blue, lavender and purple flowers including baby’s breath and wild daisies.

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If you’re going for the Bohemian look this headpiece is on point.  With a long lace veil and silk flowers fastened onto a headband, this look can be pulled off for under $20.

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July 15, 2014

7 Romantic Hairstyles For The Big Day

Choosing just one hairstyle for your wedding can prove difficult, especially if you have long hair. It is important to pick a style which flatters your face, and compliments the texture of your hair, but also represents your personality. Romantic hairstyles are not only elegant, but also timeless since they never go out of style. Below are ten romantic hairstyles to get you inspired for the big day!

1. Braided hair

Braids are timeless hairstyles which are easy to recreate and modify to suit your own unique sense of style. This simple hairstyle can be accessorised with small flowers or wreaths if your wedding is in the warmer months.

2. Half up, half down

A classic hairstyle made popular by brides such as Jennifer Lopez, this look is cute and simple if you want your dress and makeup to be the main statement. Don’t worry about your hair dropping throughout the day, this will only add to the look.

3. Waterfall braid

Waterfall braids are an elegant way to wear your hair for any formal event. Hair is first curled, and then a simple cascade braid is added along the back. You can also choose to wear out your fringe as well.

4. Side bun

A popular choice for brides who don’t want to have their hair down, this style is both elegant and classy for the big day. Hair is pinned to the side using a sock-bun, then accessorised with crystals for an extra bit of sparkle.

5. Side ponytail

Perfect for brides with longer hair, this style still allows the hair to be worn down throughout the day. Braids are often used to make a bigger statement for a side ponytail, and costume earrings or jewellery can be worn to accessorise the ears or neck.

6. Braided bun

If you’re feeling particularly adventurous with your hairstyle, why not choose a braided bun? This style is best for brides with medium to long hair, since their layers won’t be popping out of the braid or bun. Although some hairspray is sure to fix any flyaways.

7. Classic chignon

The classic chignon (otherwise known as a ‘bun’) is a sleek hairstyle for brides who wish to wear their hair up. The bun is fixated on the nape of the neck, and hair usually has a kink or curl to make the look sophisticated.

Which style do you prefer?

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July 14, 2014

Celebrity Hairstyles: Taylor Swift’s Curly Loose Bun

Award-winning hairstylist Lizzie Liros shows us how to get a curly loose bun like Taylor Swift, one of our favourite romantic hair up styles for weddings, parties, anything!

1. Start by parting the hair into a side part just off the middle part line, then curl the hair with a Conical Curling Wand.

2. Lightly run your fingers through the hair to separate the curls.

3. Working away from the face sweep the hair back and tie into a low loose ponytail at the lower side nape, on the opposite side to your part. Ensure that the front fringe section is loose around the face and avoid slicking the hair back as this will take away from the textured finish desired.

4. Starting from the outside pieces of the ponytail, working your way inwards, take small sections of the hair and twist / twirl it to the desired shape and place then secure with a bobby pin.

5. Do this with all the hair and then with your fingers, separate the curls of the bun to give it a looser more textured finish.

6. Use Shine Spray for a soft shinny finish.

Tip: Use a clip in hairpiece to create length and volume for this style if your hair is not naturally long enough to create the look. Lizzie recommends the 10 Piece Clip-In Hairpiece Set by Amazing Hair Australia, RRP $269.00.

For more information on Lizzie Liros visit www.lizzieliros.com

What do you think of Taylor Swift’s updo?

February 7, 2014

Celebrity Hairstyles: Charlize Theron’s Plaited Side Bun

Award-winning hairstylist Lizzie Liros shows us how to get a gorgeous plaited side bun like Charlize Theron. It’s such a romantic hair up style that we can’t help but think it would make a gorgeous wedding hairstyle whether you’re the bride, bridesmaid or guest.

1. Ensure the hair is completely dry.

2. Part the hair in a side part and pull back into a low side ponytail on the opposite side of the part, leaving only the fringe section out.

3. Split the ponytail in two and plait one section at a time. Then twist the sections in a circular motion to create a bun. Ensuring the hair band is hidden and pin the two plaits in place.

4. With your fingers using small amount of serum if desired, smooth out the front fringe section working away from your face, leaving a couple of stands to fall freely around your face.

5. Finish with a light hair spray to hold the hair in place, without creating stiffness.

Tip: Use a clip in hairpiece to create length and volume for the bun if your hair is not naturally long enough to create the look. Lizzie recommends the 2-Clip Clip-In Hairpiece by Amazing Hair Australia, RRP $42.00.

What do you think of Charlize Theron’s plaited side bun hairstyle?

For more information on Lizzie Liros visit www.lizzieliros.com.

February 5, 2014

Celebrity Hairstyles: Blake Lively’s Braided Updo

Award-winning hairstylist Lizzie Liros shows us how to achieve one of our favourite hair up styles, Blake Lively’s effortless goddess look which would be perfect for a boho wedding.

1. Apply a volumizing mousse on dry hair and blow-dry until completely dry.

2. Taking the hair in small sections curl all the hair with a medium curling iron.

3. Run your hands through the hair to separate the curls and to create soft movement throughout the hair.

4. Create a side part. Then leaving a small section of hair at the crown of the head for the fringing, start to do a loose braid on the opposite side to your part, taking the braid to the tips of the hair. Don’t be too worried about incorporating each strand of hair, a loose braid is perfect for this bo-ho glam look.

5. Once braided, wrap the hair into a loose loop at the nape of the neck and pin into place ad desired.

6. Smooth out the front section with your fingers away from your face and take a few strands to the bun and pin, leaving a couple of stands to fall freely around your face.

Tip: To add natural looking highlights to your hair to perfectly create this bo-ho style, Lizzie recommends Amazing Hair Australia Tape-In Hair Extensions, which start at $50.00 for highlights.

What do you think of Blake Lively’s braided updo?

For more information on Lizzie Liros visit www.lizzieliros.com

February 3, 2014

The Best Romantic Wedding Updos

As you prepare for your wedding, you’ll start thinking about which bridal hairstyle to wear. If you’re deciding between hair up styles, we’ve chosen some of the most romantic wedding updos to inspire you.

Chignon with large curls
A loose chignon is both formal and sophisticated (which is why it’s a favourite look for Eva Longoria), and the large curls at the front of your hair create a romantic frame for your face. This style is especially flattering if you have an oval or heart-shaped face. Use a medium or large-barrel curling iron to create loose spiral curls that look great when accented with a large flower or a short veil. Hold your chignon in place with bobby pins and apply a few mists of alcohol-free hairspray to keep your curls intact throughout the day and night.

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Crown braid
A crown braid like the one Jessica Alba is wearing is a chic wedding updo. You can achieve this look by parting your hair on the side and creating a French braid that circles your head. Keep the braid in place with hairpins, and hold the end of the braid together with a ponytail holder. Pin the braid into a bun at the end, or bring the braid over to the side of your head and secure with a bobby pin. This look is perfect for showing off your neck, décolletage and back.

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Low braided bun
The low braided bun is one of Kate Middleton’s most copied celebrity hairstyles, and is a sophisticated look that is ideal for whimsical weddings. To achieve this updo, pull your hair into a low ponytail and braid the ponytail. Form the braid into a bun, and gently pull out a few pieces to make the bun looser if you don’t want the style to be so structured. You can even include small pearls or decorative barrettes in the bun or on the sides of your head, just like Kate.

What is your favourite wedding hairstyle? Tell us in the comments!

January 31, 2014

Get the Look: Kate Beckinsale’s Golden Globes Hair

Kate Beckinsale’s messy hair up style was one of our favourite celebrity hairstyles at the Golden Globes. The naturally loose bun is great for anyone with wavy or curly hair. If you’re a summer bride (or part of the bridal party), we think this would make a romantic wedding or formal hairstyle.

Here’s how celebrity hairstylist Sascha Breuer created the look in just a few easy steps.

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1. Start by using Moroccanoil Volumizing Mouse directly on to the roots of damp hair. The mouse will help add body and hold and it’s a great way to set the style in. It’ll also make hair more pliable and easier to work with.  

2. Begin blow drying the hair using a skeleton brush, and then use your fingers to create texture and additional volume. Once the hair is fully dry, separate into a horseshoe shaped section (the part between both temples & your crown area) and clip the top section away.

3. Pull the bottom section into a low, side ponytail at the nape of the neck and secure with an elastic. Then coil & wrap the tail into a messy bun.  You can even tug a few strands out to create naturally falling bits and to loosen the bun. Secure hair with bobby pins.

4. Take the hair from the top section and backcomb the roots using Moroccanoil Ionic Ceramic Round Brush to maximize the volume at the crown and create a slightly disheveled texture.

5. Secure the top section into the existing, loose bun with bobby pins.

6. Mist the hair with Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray Medium to add shine and long-lasting flexible hold. Spray a little product onto finger tips and work it into the single strands to help define the pieces. Secure the final look with a few more pins.

What did you think of Kate Beckinsale’s Golden Globes hair?

 

January 15, 2014

Get the Look: Sarah Hyland’s Glam Side-Swept Hairstyle

Modern Family actress Sarah Hyland rocked one of the most stunning side-swept hairstyles we’ve seen in a while on the Hunger Games: Catching Fire premiere red carpet in L.A. earlier this week. Not only an elegant formal hairstyle, this is a great choice for wedding hairstyles if you’re opting for a romantic dress and pretty makeup.

Here’s how celebrity hairstylist Ryan Richman created the look in just a few easy steps.

1. On damp hair, generously apply Living Proof Prime Style Extender to lock in your style. Blow dry hair straight, section by section.

2. Set a heavy side part to your desired side. Using a 1″ barrel curling iron, curl each section in the same direction.

3. When finished, gently brush out your curl into a uniformed wave.

4. Spray with Bumble and Bumble Spray de Mode Hairspray or your favourite hairspray for lasting hold.

5. To complete the look, use a bobby pin to secure the hair behind one ear.

What do you think of Sarah Hyland’s elegant hairstyle?

 

November 20, 2013

Get the Look: Angelina Jolie’s Easy Chignon

Angelina Jolie’s low-key chignon at the Governors Awards in Hollywood is such an elegant hairstyle that’s perfect for work, dinner and parties. This chic chignon would also make a beautiful wedding hairstyle for brides and bridesmaids.

To replicate the look at home, forget fiddling around with bobby pins – we’ve found a genius hair tool that will make styling your hair into a chignon a breeze (it also works for top knots and buns). Scunci Pin Twirls, RRP $9.95, come as a set of curly pins and they’re really easy to use. Just follow these easy steps.

1. Pull hair together at the nape of the neck.

2. Twirl hair into a tight bun and tuck in the ends.

3. Swivel one pin twirl in from the top and the other from the bottom of the bun. Do not connect them.

That’s it! The pins are comfortable and keep your chignon secure and in place all day.

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Are you a fan of Angelina Jolie’s chic chignon?

November 18, 2013

Get The Look: Bombshell Hair

The hair look at the DSquared2 Spring/Summer 2014 show at Milan Fashion Week was a modern interpretation of 1950’s Americana, reminiscent of the tropical enclaves of Miami, Las Vegas, Havana and Hawaii.

“The Dsquared2 designers always favour a glamorous ‘bombshell’ look, and this season the collection has a tropical, sexy ‘50s feeling to it, so I created super volume and a slightly bouffant hair look to support this” said Sam McKnight, Global Ambassador for Pantene.

The resulting ‘retro poolside chic’ look is resonant of a bygone era where manicured looks and perfected style were de riguer at the poolside, and is the perfect summer hairstyle for medium to long hair, whether your hair is straight, wavy or thick. It’s also a fun bridal hairstyle to match with bright lips and a va-va-voom dress.

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1.       Always start with freshly washed and conditioned hair. Pantene Ice Shine Shampoo and Conditioner provides the perfect base for this look.

2.       Apply  Pantene Styling Treatment Foam Soft Curls to damp hair and blow dry the hair section by section using a round brush to create volume, taking the hair up and away from the face.

3.       Then, using a medium –large barrelled tong (depending on length of hair), set the hair (section by section), clip in place and leave to set – for as long as you can.

4.       Remove clips and brush out the hair with a soft bristle brush.

5.       Take the crown section of hair and gently tease (back-comb) the crown area with a tail comb.

6.       Using a very soft brush, brush back the hair over the teased section and brush through the lengths.

7.       Finish with Pantene Stay Smooth Hairspray and apply Pantene All Day Smooth Leave in Crème to smooth the ends.

What do you think of this sexy 50’s hairstyle?

October 3, 2013

Get The Look: Hollywood Glam Hairstyle

TRESemme Hair Director for Australia’s Next Top Model, Troy Thompson, shares how he created Ashley’s gorgeous retro glam waves in 6 easy steps. We think this would make a beautiful wedding hairstyle too.

1. Prep your hair for hot rollers with TRESemme Creations Heat Tamer Protective Spray.

2. Grab a tissue and put it over your hair with a roller. Use a tail comb and roll it around and set with a clip. This creates a smooth set look. Leave for 15-20 minutes.

3. Starting from the bottom of the head begin to remove the rollers. This will prevent your hair tangling and run your fingers through.

4. Use a paddle brush to brush down on the hair to loosen the curls and create wave.

5. Tease your hair out with a tail comb.

6. Run your fingers through the waves with TRESemme TRES Two Spray.

Are you a fan of retro hairstyles like these glam Hollywood waves?

August 22, 2013

Q&A With Bridal Designer Henry Roth

We’re thrilled to chat with bridal designer Henry Roth about the latest bridal trends, flattering wedding gown styles for every body shape, and his secret bridal beauty tip to leave you radiant on your big day!

What are the biggest trends in bridal gowns for spring/summer brides?

The main trend for the Henry Roth collection is the return of the regal princess.  You are going to see ball gowns that are embroidered (Edwina) that really reflect old school in a new romantic way.  Also lace cut in contemporary shapes is really exciting so it’s not looking nanna, it’s much more about grand entrance statements that are fresh and contemporary with a nod to old school style (please see Endya, Ina/Diana).  For Michelle Roth Couture you will find striking simplicity (Odelia, Opal) with super clean lines uncluttered, unadorned and very nostalgic in the true sense of 40s glamour.

What about bridal accessories, like belts, veils and jewellery?

Interestingly enough veils are trending longer to floor length especially when it comes to accessorising sheaths or A line dresses (Kelsey).  Otherwise as far as accessories are concerned significant earrings make a striking statement (Abigail) really keeping the neckline clean for the additional drama of contrast.  Brides are continuing to have a love affair not just with their future husbands but also with beaded belts seen here with Deidre.

What are your best tips for finding the perfect gown for your shape?

My favourite topic:  Shapes 101.  I highly recommend using a specialist bridal retailer to find the right style for your shape.   You can’t beat personalised service, that’s what takes the pain of leaving stress and strain, issues and tissues out of the equation.

My tips for specific shapes are: Pear shapes should choose a style which accentuates the waist and softens the hip area, our classic Harley style is ideal.  V and sweetheart necklines (Kalea) are friends to big busted brides.  Petite brides should look for gowns like Helena that are fitted to the bodice with princess seams to elongate the body.

What is your favourite bridal makeup? Any must-have products?

I’m a big fan of old-school simply because you can’t beat the look and the effect.  To that end whatever you’re doing with the rest of your makeup I highly recommend not using a liquid liner but a chalk or pencil liner because that truly creates Hollywood glamour. Before your wedding day, consider what you eat, I’m not saying for weight purposes but because of your skin.

Make sure you have lots of hydration, protein in the form of almonds and I must admit if you can try and remember Jurlique Skin Balancing Face Oil which is not greasy and moisturises and balances your skin and is a bride’s best friend.

Another one of my secret tips is trying a natural yogurt face mask.  Go to your local supermarket and choose your favourite brand of natural yogurt with active cultures.  Apply a thin layer to your face using your hands, stay in a non humid room and don’t talk or laugh until it dries then use your hands and stand over a sink and rub the dried yogurt off your skin to exfoliate.  This is a great beauty tip and I am happy to hear from anyone and tells me what they think.

What are your favourite bridal hairstyles for spring/summer?

Overall the trend is not just about the gown but the overall styling which makes the final impact amplified.  What is trending is tousled hair, whether it’s an updo or a tousled chignon make sure it is not tight or over-coiffed, make sure it has a tousled wave through it.  You can use hair extensions not necessarily to lengthen but to volumise.

My own personal tip is to make sure you are doing hair trials ahead of time and that you have photos taken at this time so that you can see what other people will be seeing on your wedding day.

Catch Henry Roth in person this Saturday, 17 August at the Vision in White Parramatta Designer Day, 40 Macquarie St Parramatta.

August 15, 2013