Look 1 – Classic Simple Fresh
Hair Stylist Karis Taylor
This look is inspired by a scene from a classic vintage ball: clean, classic, simple and fresh look for your wedding day.
- Wash the hair the night before so that styling lasts longer on your wedding day.
- Blow dry simply with a wide barrel brush – I like the Kerastase Chroma Riche range as it hydrates and also really protects any colour you may have in your hair
On the day:
- Work through Morocconoil Treatment on dry hair mid lengths and ends before sectioning into four.
- Re-blow dry with tension to build volume at the roots and smooth follicles all over to build shine into the final look
- Tong each section wrapping anti-clockwise away from the face leaving to cool and set (by pining each section as you go and gently spraying with hairspray for extra hold once released).
- Leave to set during make up application
- Once ALL are sections are cool, gently take pins from every curl created and allow to fall for placement later.
- Back comb the crown and top panel of the hair to create texture and height, then brush the back-combed section over itself which creates a smooth bevelled shape and secure at the back midway between nape and crown
- Take one small panel of hair from each side at the front and gently pin to frame the face
- Brush the curls out last with a Denman brush for final texture creation.
- Secure with Amp Volume Matrix hairspray – it’s really build able, non tacky and easy to brush out
Look 2 – Sophisticated Up Do
Hair Stylist: Wayne Shorter-Campbell
- Apply a super hydrating treatment the night before the day – I like Kerastase Bain Satin Masque Intense, it hydrates, smooths cuticles and is the ideal pre–big day treatment. Afro hair with full moisture is the perfect canvas.
- Blow dry the hair the day before the wedding for this look – set in rollers (medium in size and soft in texture able to bend) – this erases fly away on the day and really increases manageability both in styling and in the longevity of the look.
On the day:
- Section the hair off into 3 principal sections front to back.
- Add some extensions to the middle section at the crown for volume and height (ensure its same texture and colour even though it will be added beneath the natural hair to create the soft subtle retro shape).
- Smooth the hair over the additional pieces to ensure a seamless blend and create the gentle back-combed shape
- Go to the section half way from the nape at the back, secure the join and then add a braided piece to sit beneath the lift at the crown. Hair Expressions have a great selection
- The drama at the front is created softly with a side parting first and then pin curls to create a beautiful vintage wave for timeless wedding pictures.
- Gently spray to set – I like Matrix VaVoom Shape Maker – it’s build-able and non-sticky
Thank you lovely Karis and Wayne!
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Photography: John Nassari
Hair: Errol Douglas Salon
Make up: Joyce Connor
Jewellery: Flo and Percy
Dresses: Ian Staurt
Shoes: Charlotte Mills Bridal