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HOW TO: BRIDAL HAIR

Brides Beware! This one is almost too Beautiful!

We’ll show you step by step how to achieve this classic look. All you’ll need is your medium-length hair, a 5/8-inch curling rod, and ESTELLE’S SECRET Hair Extensions.

 

So, someone’s getting married, and you want to look your bridal best. If you’re looking for the perfect wedding up-do, we’ve got a lovely idea for you. We’ll show you step by step how to achieve this classic look. All you’ll need is your medium-length hair, a 5/8-inch curling rod, and ESTELLE’S SECRET Hair Extensions.

The result is an asymmetrical, loose, curly updo perfect for brides and bridesmaids alike. This is a soft romantic look.

  • Your medium- to medium-long-length hair
  • 5/8-inch curling rod
  • Hairclips
  • Hairpins
  • Hairspray
  • OPTIONAL: Accessories
  • ESTELLE’S SECRET Hair Extensions (optional: new shade – Brooklyn Blonde 613+27)

 

PHASE 1: CURL YOUR NATURAL HAIR

STEP 1:SECTION YOUR HAIR

Section off the hair from ear to ear.

Make a line connecting the tops of your ears. If you have bangs in the front, go ahead and separate those. Then, clip the top layer of hair to the top of your head.

STEP 2:CURL THE BOTTOM

Take a ½-inch to 1-inch section of loose hair in the back. Starting at about halfway between the roots and tips, wrap your hair away from your face around your 5/8-inch curling rod. Set the rod where you want to start, and then use your other hand to wrap the rest of your hair around. Then curl the rod all the way in near your roots. Hold for a moment, and then release. Keep the rod upright as you gently pull down. Work around.

STEP 3: NEXT LAYER

Bring another 1-inch layer down from the hair piled on top of your head. Working around as you did in Step 2, make those curls!

STEP 4:CURL THE TOP

Curl your top on the base for volume.

Let down the rest of your hair and curl it! This time, you’re going to curl UNDER, keeping the curling iron horizontal, rather than vertical. This will give those locks on top a lot of volume. Release them downwardly like you did for Step 2.

STEP 5:CURL YOUR BANGS!

You’ll do pretty much the same thing here as you did in Step 4, curling away from your face.

PHASE 2: HAIR EXTENSIONS

In the video tutorial, we blend two different shades to spice it up a bit. You’re welcome to stay with one that matches your hair or blend it up like we did!

STEP 1:FIT THE BACK

Find two of the weft size that will fit the back of your head.

Again, in the video, we used two different shades. You can do what we did, or you can match the shade to the color you already have in your hair.

STEP 2:CURL THE EXTENSIONS

Curl both of the hair extensions.

Starting at the weft, curl it around your rod just like you did in Phase 1. Set these aside. You’ll be using them shortly!

STEP 3:COMB AND LOOSEN

Comb through your curled hair with your fingers to loosen the curls a little bit.

STEP 4: TWIST THE FRONT

Loosely twist the front of your curls (near your ear) away from your face. Find a place where it hangs nicely, and then pin it with a regular bobby pin. Keep working backward to the middle of the back of your head, pulling in a little more hair as you go and pin it back.

*TIP: If you’ve ever French braided your hair, it’s similar in that you pull in hair from the side to work down, but with this, you’re only going to pull from the bottom.

STEP 5:CLIP IT UP

Clip away the top hair and apply the hair extensions.

Working with the loose hair on the other side of your head, clip up all but a 1-inch layer of curls. Clip in your weft right near the root of the unclipped section. Loosen the extension and clip it up with the rest.

Apply the second weft right below the first one you attached, and then let your clipped hair free!

STEP 6(OPTIONAL):TEXTURIZE!

Add hairspray as you use your fingers to add volume and texture. Loosening curls with your finger, set them where they look lovely and spray.

STEP 7:PIN THE TOP

Pinch the top section and bobby pin where your hand is.

Bringing in the top curls loosely, start adding bobby pins to bunch the curls together. You can texturize and form as you go. Leave a little bit at the bottom for the next section.

STEP 8:PIN THE BOTTOM

Pinch the top section and bobby pin where your hand is.

As you did in Step 7, bunch the curls together with your hand and pin them in place, bringing the texture down to one side of the back of your head.

STEP 9:SHAPE IT AND SPRAY IT

Add texture and shape with your fingers, then add hairspray to finish up.

You can add your own personal touch with accessories, such as flowers or hair clips.

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