I cannot “do” hair.
Make-up yes ( unless I forget to put my contact lenses in first and tend to over-do the Aunt Sally blush), high shoes DOUBLE yes ( 6 inches today people!) and I think at 30 years of age I have finally mastered the art of fashion that suits my body type, tastes and personality.
Back to hair again though. no no no no NO. The thought of having to do something with my barnet ( especially under time constraints) brings me out in a rash. I have fine, flyaway locks that don’t hold a curl and naturally have about as much volume as a pancake. And I would love nothing more than to create some feminine up-do that wasn’t severe ( my head just appears even more moony), wasn’t going to “date”, would feel comfortable and most importantly not fall out half an hour later.
I am very pleased to tell you how that I, Charlotte when-I-do-my-own-hair-I-look-a-bit-tragic O’Shea can actually re-create Julie’s MESSY SIDE BUN. Oh yes I can folks, practiced after putting these templates together and everything.
And guess what lovelies, Now you can too! with Severin Hubert’s step-by-step How to.
Preparing the Hair
Before styling, wash hair as normal but with no conditioner – I know it sounds crazy but if you want your style to hold for the whole day please try not to add conditioner. I do suggest though using hair products to help keep the desired style you are wanting to create. Look for a good brand name, you may have to spend a little more but it’s worth it…after all you are getting married! I like to use Milkshake products, they do exactly what they say they do and the smell is delicious!
SEV: Julie was looking for something that was not too structured and very soft around her pretty face. The messy side bun was the obvious choice for her….tres romantique.
Step 1: I used mousse to help set the desired style. Then blow dry under using a round brush to create a sleek smooth base.
Step 2. I took sections of the hair and curled using medium sized tongs.
Step 3. I then secured the curls using hair grips and left to set. For the top part of the head heated rollers were used to create a softer finish.
Step 4. Once cooled down, I ran my hands through the hair to break up the curls, using a little hair spray to help set the hair.
Step 5. To create the side bun I scooped all the hair over to one side and tied loosely with a hair band creating a pony tail.
Step 6. I then took sections of the pony tail and started to create a loose bun securing with pins. I let some of the hair loose on the side of the face to give a soft natural look. Finish off by using hair spray to help hold in place.
Photography – C B Media.
With huge thanks to Severin Hubert and Julie for showing our lovelies how to have the hottest messy hair in weddingville……
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