Posted November 23, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!
Happy Friday! We hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. We’re back today to show you a hairstyle worth trying over the weekend – and, perfecting to become your bridal shower, rehearsal dinner, or even wedding day hairdo! This DIY chic updo was spotted at one of our favorite hairstyle blogs, The Small Things Blog. Kate is an amazing hairstylist, her DIYs are easy-to-follow, and my goodness – her hair is gorgeous! Check out this DIY chic updo you can try today while you’re making your way through malls scoring some serious Black Friday deals. (Or, relaxing on the couch with a good book – equally amazing.) Enjoy!
Posted April 27, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 3 Comments
Finally… that messy bun has an official name: the top knot! I (Emma here!) have been swearing by this no-fuss hairstyle for years (albeit, mine a bit messier) and now I know: a) what to call it, and b) how to get the perfect top knot. This hairstyle has been popping up everywhere lately – even weddings – and we thought it was high time to share it with you on the blog. If you’re having a bad hair day, the top knot will become your favorite hair cheat-sheet style. Need more volume? A top knot essentially pumps up the volume of a traditional messy bun. Or, if you simply want a new hairstyle to try this weekend, try the top knot. Today, we’re showing you how to get the perfect top knot with some of our favorite hair inspiration images + DIY tutorials. We love this hairstyle because it is super easy, stylish, and cures a bad hair day in a cinch. Read on to find out more + find out how to style yours with… a sock? Don’t miss it!
Posted April 4, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 3 Comments
Looking for the most darling ‘do for your day? One of our favorite wedding hairstyles is the chignon, also known as a messy side bun. This style can be worn for both medium and long hair lengths, with or without a veil. If you opt for no veil, you can incorporate a floral hair accessory into the style (as shown in a few images below). Today, we’ve compiled twelve perfect chignon hairstyles to share with your hairstylist plus a few DIY videos to try at home. But first, check out this adorable photo below by Brita Photography showing a completely candid moment of the bride getting ready. Look at that big smile! Make sure your photographer snaps plenty of “getting ready” photos on the big day; you’ll treasure them. Read on for more…
Posted September 26, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 15 Comments
Have you ever wondered how to get more volume in your hair? Today we’re going to show you how to achieve that thicker, fuller look for your wedding day – and beyond – with a few of our favorite tutorials. I have always admired voluminous hair in magazines and photo shoots wishing that I, too, had lustrous, voluminous hair. Then I realized something: I can keep wishing for more volume or I can make it happen. Voluminous hair is the result of a few key essentials like a good diet (high protein can lead to healthier, thicker hair with less breakage), plenty of H20, proper blow-drying techniques (here’s a video to get you started), plenty of hairspray, and abundant amounts of teasing, product-applying, and styling. If you’re opting for a bridal veil alternative, keep in mind that your hair will have nothing to hide behind. If you don’t want your hair to go from fabulous to flat as you walk down the aisle, be sure to give your hair plenty of lift. So, now, let’s show you how to get more volume in your hair with these tutorials PLUS a few hand-picked bridal headbands perfect for sporting your voluminous new ‘do. Enjoy!
Posted August 27, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 6 Comments
Happy Saturday! To kick things off with our fresh weekend posts, we’re showing you another one of our favorite bridal hairstyles: the ribbon braid. We shared a few of our favorite braided hairstyles for weddings recently and the ribbon braid was a hit! Here’s another example of how to tie in a ribbon with your simple braided style to coordinate with your theme or decor. Photo by Anne Robert Photography from a shoot styled by Kelley Cannon Events via Style Me Pretty.
Isn’t it lovely?
Posted July 22, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 10 Comments
Perhaps one of the best hairstyle tips for the bride-to-be is to be comfortable with your hair. Try out a few test runs and don’t go too crazy with a new hair color or a spontaneous hair cut right before the big day. After all, when he sees you walking down the aisle you want him to recognize you, right? I kid, I kid. ;) You get the idea.
We spotted this shoot via Bridal Musings featuring a gorgeous bride with a bridal fishtail braid for her bridal shoot. And, let me tell you – she totally rocked it. This proves the point that wedding hair doesn’t need to be complicated. You can still look chic with an understated coif. In this example, the bride looks happy, relaxed and sophisticated. We love!
Posted March 14, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 4 Comments
Good morning, lovelies! We’re kicking off the week with a hair how-to for brides (or bridesmaids). The side chignon is a chic, sophisticated look that can be pulled tight (a classic chignon) or loosely styled on the side (a side chignon). Last year for my sister’s wedding I chose a side chignon for my hairstyle – and loved it! Since then, I have always wanted to know how to style it myself and I thought this would be a fun how-to to pass along. It’s a great idea to put together a hair look-book for your wedding and discuss with your stylist. This will help you to plan ahead and experiment with different styles and see what works best with your hair length and your accessories (veil, fascinator, hair comb, etc.). Try this beautiful side chignon tutorial for your next party or night out on the town! All you need is a curling iron, hairspray, bobby pins, and a couple of easy-to-follow steps: