Do I have a treat for you today!!! While I may not know a lot about styling my own hair, I do know when I see something gorgeous ... for instance these 4 trending bridal hair looks by Hair and Make-up by Steph! When I saw these I just knew they were something special and I had to bring them here to Style Unveiled. Steph designed these with the Fall 2012 trends in mind, but each are classic looks that would be perfect for any day of the year! And a bonus for you??? She even was kind enough to explain what she did for each look and what product she used! That's something to be thankful for :) Enjoy!
Fall Bridal Hair Trend #1: Faux Bob
There were a lot of faux bobs on the fall 2012 bridal runways. I picture this look on a modern bride, someone who isn't afraid to step out of the ordinary updo and try something unique. I started by loosely curling the hair with a GHD professional styler, then backcombing all of the hair. Next, I took medium-sized sections and rolled the hair up and under, pinning it section by section at the nape. I made sure to keep the top sections soft and flowing to make the faux bob look more believable.
Fall 2012 Bridal Hair Trend #2: Bouffant
This is the perfect hairstyle for brides who want a retro feel to their wedding. Maggie Sottero showed a lot of bumped up hairstyles on her fall 2012 runway, and I loved the look. I started by adding some Big Sexy Hair Powder Play to her roots to add some texture. After applying the powder, I backcombed the entire head of hair and applied some spray wax through the ends. I then created a small, messy bun at the nape, pulling on the sides and top to make it messy and to add more volume.
Fall Bridal Hair Trend #3: High Bun
This hairstyle is for brides who want a feminine, classic look. It's very Audrey Heburn. Start by putting the hair in a high ponytail, leaving out the fringe and a small section on the side for a braid. Proceed to backcomb the ponytail and form it into a high bun, securing with bobby pins. After the bun is secure, take the small section of hair that was left out and braid it across the top of the head, resting it on the part line of her fringe.
Fall Bridal Hair Trend #4: Undone Finger Waves
What I like about this style is that it can be dressed up for a glamorous, Ethereal look or dressed down for a casual, boho look. Either way, it's an easy, no fuss style that will look good on anyone.
I created this look using the Jose Eber tapered curling wand. I started at the nape and curled small sections of hair layer by layer, all in the same direction, until all of the hair was curled. Next, I combed through the curls, forming an undone wave pattern. I finished with Kenra Volume Spray 25 and Moroccanoil on the ends.
Beauty: Hair and Make-up by Steph
Photography: Ciara Richardson Photography