If you stopped by the blog last Monday afternoon you’ll have seen our super easy but oh so covetable smokey eye and bold berry lip beauty tutorial. If so, then you’ll also be aware that we made a solemn promise to also share with you lovelies how to recreate the beautiful hairstyles from our most recent piece of editorial – The Fall.
And so, without further ado I’m going to pass you over to the talented Claire Salter who will walk you through the necessary steps to achieve tousled perfection and bohemian braids for your big day and beyond.
Honestly folks I just know that you’ll love the two looks so much that you’ll be trying to recreate them for yourselves faster than you can say ‘two pronged curling tongs’.
Claire Salter: To create this sexy relaxed hair firstly you have to be relaxed yourself!
Don’t stress about waking up that extra hour or so on your big day to wash your hair. Hair that isn’t freshly washed styles much better so wash your locks the day before and then you can concentrate on your beauty sleep.
To create this look I used a Two Pronged Pearl Pro Styler by Remington; a handy tip is to use a heat protective glove this allows you to wrap the hair right around the barrel without burning your fingers.
Firstly section the hair around the base leaving about an inch section from ear to ear and then clip the rest out of the way.
Wrap the hair around the wand in a zig zag way.
Continue to section the hair and repeat to zig zag with the wand.
When you have completed the whole head the next step is to add some volume to your locks!
Once again, section the hair, clip up and then sprinkle a little of this wonder dust from Schwarzkopf.
Massage your hair and see the volume grow.
Another tip is to spray a little hair spray on your hands and then give your hair a little fluffing up from underneath.
Then all that is required is a little twist or braid of your own!
For my completed look I just took a small section of Abigail’s hair either side and gently twisted each section and secured with a kirby grip.
As this look is a freestyle relaxed look there is no real need to fix the hair with hairspray.
Braids can be incorporated in to many hair styles, sleek, neat, sexy, boho and self styled!
For the second look look I chose a relaxed boho braid.
To create this romantic updo you need to apply the step by step process as outlined above by heating the hair with the two barrelled tongs.
Once completed, section the hair and spray some Sexy Hair “Backcomb In A Bottle” at the root; this wonder product does all the hard work for you in creating texture and volume.
The next step is to section the hair depending on where you would like your braids. I chose to start by tilting Abigail’s head over to the left side and begin braiding from there.
To create the raised braid you take three sections of hair and cross them under rather than over (like you would for a usual french braid).
Continue to braid the hair until the end of the section.
Then tease out the braid with your fingers giving a more relaxed feel.
The next step is to scoop around another section of hair with your fingers and also braid this; you don’t have to be too precise with the sectioning as this look is very relaxed. I chose to braid a section about half way down Abigail’s head.
You can then tuck away the end of the first braid, hiding the end under the second braid.
Then with the second braid take this back on itself up to the center of the head and grip in place with a fine waved hair grip. These grips are great for secretly pinning hair in place.
The next step is to take the remaining section of hair and braid this also.
Once again tease the braid with your fingers to open it out and make it feel more relaxed.
Then take this last braid up and over the first and second braids and again tuck away the end by gripping with a some fine wave grips.
The final steps to your bohemian braids are to gently tease out the hair with the end of a tail comb & then give a little spritz of hairspray, I used Sexy Hair’s “Spray And Play“
Now you are ready to “rock your wedding hair”.
So there you have it. The perfect step by step tutorial to AMAZING w-day hair. Frankly my ‘Santa-please-may-I-have-this-for-Christmas’ list has just grown exponentially. I most definitely need that two-pronged Remington Pro Styler in my life.
Who’s with me? Will you be trying out these two glorious hair ideas for your big day or perhaps for a Christmas do?
Let us know how you get on…
All my love Lolly xxx