From the Runway to Her Big Day: 6 Bridal How-Tos

Bridal Fashion Week just wrapped up in New York City, offering a pleasant contrast to the bustling NYFW that took place less than a month ago. Different than the ready-to-wear collections of NYFW, Bridal Fashion Week made some seriously strong trend predictions for brides in 2018—short dresses, jumpsuits and blazers to name a few. Of course, no look was complete without a couture hairstyle to match. Below, some of the trending runway looks and detailed step-by-steps to recreate for your client's big day. 

The Faux Bob

 Hair by Kevin Hughes for Moroccanoil, photograph by Jason Carter Rinaldi for Moroccanoil at Marchesa Couture FW18

Upsweep

Hair by Kevin Hughes for Moroccanoil, photograph by Jason Carter Rinaldi for Moroccanoil at Marchesa Couture FW18

Low Bun

Hair by Kevin Hughes for Moroccanoil, photography by Jason Carter Rinaldi for Moroccanoil at Monieuq Monique Lhuillier

Second-Day Waves

Hair by Michael Johnson for L'ANZA at Berta Fall 2018

Ethereal Updo 

Hair by Cutler SOHO stylist Brian Buenaventura for Redken, photo by Maria Valentino at Reem Acra Fall 2018

  • Part the hair into a side part using your fingers.
  • Backcomb hair at the crown of the head to give it additional lift and volume.
  • Starting at either side of the head behind the ears, start a braid on one side of the head with a section of hair that’s thick enough to bring forward and around the crown using Redken Powder Grip 03 for thickness and texture.
  • Place the braid over the front of the hair, where the back-combed part is. Pin the braid close to the head and secure braid with a bobby pin.
  • Grab all the hair in a loose, low ponytail.
  • Take the ponytail in your hands and wrap it around to create a low, loose knot.
  • Soften the hairline with your fingertips to allow the baby hairs to show to keep the look romantic and wispy.
  • Finish with Redken Fashion Work 12 Hairspray for flexible hold.

Edgy Ponytail 

Hair by Michael Thomas Lollo for amika, photograph by Yuri Semenyuk at Galia Lahav Fall 2018

  • Apply amika Bombshell Blowout Spray to damp hair, and blow dry with the amika Immortal Power-Life Dryer.
  • Create a center part, and then section off the hair. Using the amika Chameleon Interchangeable Curling Kit, wrap each section around the curler barrel to create a bend, and the straighten using the amika Confidante Moisture Maintenance Styler to remove any curls—leaving a relaxed bend in the hair.
  • Once the ideal texture is achieved, gather a small section from each side of the head from the lower ear across to the center of the head to form a ponytail. Tie with a silver elastic.
  • Take sections from this ponytail and pin the hair into itself.
  • Gather the remaining hair and create a ponytail at the base of the head, below the pinned section. Tie with a silver elastic to create a double ponytail. 
  • To finish the style, apply amika Un.Done Texture Spray to break up any stiff areas for an edgy look with a soft finish.

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