Category: bridal hairstyles

Wedding Hairstyles: Day 25 – Curly Updo with Veil

We’ve been seeing a lot of wedding hairstyles without a veil (and an alternative or nothing instead), so it’s fun to show a more traditional look today. This curly updo with veil is pinned back with some bangs left on the sides and front to frame the face. Styled by Hair and Makeup by Steph and photographed by Terra Cooper.

Curly Updo with Veil

curly updo with veil | styled by hair and makeup by steph, photo by terra cooper

curly updo with veil | styled by hair and makeup by steph, photo by terra cooper

curly updo with veil | styled by hair and makeup by steph, photo by terra cooper

Lovely, isn’t it? We think so, too. If you liked this curly updo with veil, you’ll love our other hairstyle selections. Click here for all of ’em (so far)!

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Have a fantastic weekend! Don’t forget to pop in on Saturday and Sunday to see our wedding hairstyle picks for day 26 and 27. Plus, be sure to visit us on your mobile device + take EB to go… we have a shiny new mobile version! Yay!

xo
-E.

Wedding Hair: Day 24 – Angled Bob Wedding Hairstyle

Hi, loves! Emma here. The angled bob wedding hairstyle is one of my favorite styles, for weddings and for everyday. I swear, I’ve been trying to grow my hair out for a little while now but whenever I see wedding hairstyles like this, I start thinking, hmm, just a little trim? ;) An angled bob wedding hairstyle is a cute cut for short to medium length hair and is pretty low maintenance. Once you have it styled like so, you can add a pretty hair accessory like a pin or birdcage veil to finish the look.


Angled Bob Wedding Hairstyle


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Angled Bob? Chignon? Rolled Updo?

What do you think of this angled bob wedding hairstyle? What’s your favorite hairstyle so far? Take a look at the series and then tell us below!

photo: half orange photography

xo
-E.

Curly Long Wedding Hairstyle

Happy Weekend! We’re popping in to share some hair-spiration for your wedding day. You’ve seen plenty of hair up wedding hairstyles, so today we’re sharing something a little different. If you have long hair and want to show off your locks, here’s a look you’ll love: a curly long wedding hairstyle with a side part and curls pinned to one side. I love this style because it offers umph and volume and softly frames the face. You can wear this hairstyle with a veil, without, or try one of these veil alternatives instead. Read on to see more…

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Curly Long Wedding Hairstyle

Hair and makeup are by one of my favorite beauty stylists — Hair and Makeup by Steph who is totally amazing. Each of her hair and makeup portfolio shots are gorgeous. Photos by Sami Jo.

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To see more of this style, click here.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend! Join us back here on Monday for a brand new week of handmade wedding inspiration. In the meantime, check out our wedding giveaways going on now — there are six of ’em and they’re quite lovely, if I do say so myself.

Happy Planning!

xo,
-E.

What do you think of this wedding hairstyle?

Tell us below. And… tell us what you’re planning to do with your hair for the big day!

How to Wear a Hair Comb

One of my favorite wedding day hair accessories is the hair comb. A hair comb is a subtle, simple, and elegant way to dress up your ‘do, whether worn up or down. If you’re wondering how to wear a hair comb, which hairstyle works best with hair combs, or how to keep it secure, you’ve come to the right place. In this post, we’ll uncover hair comb secrets, show you eight hair comb hairstyles to inspire your look, and we’ll share some vintage-inspired hair combs. And, once you know how to wear one, you’ll want to try it out… right? We’re also giving away a FREE hair comb to one lucky reader by the always-inspiring Marolsha. Let’s get started…

How to Wear a Hair Comb (hair accessory by Tessa Kim, photo by Candice Benjamin)

hair accessory by tessa kim, photo by candice benjamin

A hair comb typically has metal prongs to secure into one’s hairstyle. A hair comb can be used to attach to a larger hair accessory (as seen above) or as a stand-alone hair accessory. Hair combs are often vintage-inspired and feature elements such as rhinestones, pearls, crystals, feathers, or floral embellishments.

How to Wear a Hair Comb - pink hair comb by Marolsha

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How to Wear a Hair Comb

Updo’s or thick hair

If you have a strong base such as an updo, bun, chignon, french twist, or thick hair to begin with, the prongs of your hair comb should ‘lock’ into place easily.

Hair down hairstyles

Prefer loose curls? Wearing your hair down? Have fine or thin hair? Wearing a braid? You can still wear a hair comb: just add a few accessories to keep it in place. Gather a section of your hair in one of these elastics and push the hair comb prongs into the ‘ponytail’ above the elastic. Or, use bobby pins or snap clips to keep the comb in place. (Make sure any clips or pins are the color of your hair and well-hidden.) If using bobby pins, place them in an ‘X’ shape for extra security. And, make sure your hair comb isn’t too heavy. Always consult your hairstylist to see if he or she can accommodate your hairstyle with your selected hair comb. Always do a run-through first to make sure you love the hairstyle before the big day.

Hair Comb Hairstyles

To inspire your perfect hair comb infused look, consider one of these gorgeous hairstyles.

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sources

1 | by gertie baxter
2, 5 & 6 | by
tessa kim; photos by candice benjamin
3 | via anne barge from the knot
4 | hair comb by jennifer behr via pinterest
7 | by sibo designs
8 | comb by erica koesler via the knot

Vintage-Inspired Hair Combs

How to Wear a Hair Comb - vintage-inspired hair combs by Marolsha

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Win a Hair Comb

Now that you have an idea of how to wear a hair comb (+ hair comb hairstyles), enter for a chance to win one! You could win the gorgeous antiqued rose hair comb (shown in the image below) by Marolsha. Enter between 7.24 and 7.30.13 (11:59pm EST) for your chance to win. Use entry form below.

How to Wear a Hair Comb - antiqued rose hair comb by Marolsha

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Happy Planning!


-E.

Now it’s your turn: what type of hair accessory will you wear?

How to Get More Volume in Your Hair

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!

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image via keiko lynn

You may remember the next image from our braided hairstyles round-up a few months back. It is from a fabulous hair tutorial we spotted via Keiko Lynn which shows you how to get a pretty up-do with braids and plenty of volume:

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Although she has an unfair advantage (her hair is gorgeous to begin with), she styles it from this…

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…to this:

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It looks beautiful! And, as a side note, I’m totally loving the hot pink lipstick.

If a braid isn’t your style of choice, how about a messy side ponytail? This tutorial via A Cup of Jo (photography by Jamie Beck) shows you an easy-to-do side ponytail:

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Or, try a voluminous puffy bun which takes your hair from flat to fabulous in seconds! This tutorial (below) is via Extra Petite and offers a full video tutorial!



And, for brides with shorter-length hair, learn how to get more volume on top with a video tutorial from The Small Things Blog. I recently discovered this blog and love its easy-to-follow video tutorials – always a plus!

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Looks beautiful!

You’ll need some hair accessories to complement your wedding-ready volume, so take a peek at a few handmade bridal headbands:

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This headband (above) was spotted via Memento*, a hair accessories shop with plenty of sparkly headbands. We love this one in particular, which features Swarovski rhinestones in a tiara/princess-style headband.

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This headband by Tiffani Saxton Designs* is made with Swarovski crystal, freshwater pearl, and a sterling silver tiara. Stunning!

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This headband is by LoBoheme and features Russian veiling. Gorgeous!

And, finally, this rhinestone adorned silk chiffon bridal headband is quite lovely, isn’t it? We spotted it via Twigs & Honey (photography by Lisa Warninger).

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Happy Planning Styling!


-E.

P.S. We’re launching a new giveaway today! Stay tuned. :)

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Bridal Fishtail Braid / Wedding Hairstyles

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!

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bridal fishtail braid

bridal fishtail braid // via source | photographed by jessica janae photography

Beautiful!

I’ve been growing my hair for awhile and I think I finally reached a length to make this fishtail braid happen. If your jaw dropped like mine and you want to learn how to do it yourself, check out this video with a visual step-by-step guide. I’ll be rocking out this style over the weekend! I hope you’ll give it a try, too!

More in a bit!

xo,
-E.