Today is another Fashion Friday here at On A Sweet Note! And today we are hosting 3 fantastically chic yet simple hair tutorials from the girls over at The Beauty Department! With an uber-talented team of beauty experts, they have posts on the best products and uses not to mention tutorials for everything under the sun! And today, we picked our 3 favorite hairstyles (with full tutorials) to share with you guys! What we chose are: A Fine Frenchy, Twisted Sister (above!) and The Double Rope Braid Bun – all of which we think are the perfect fixes for brides (and bridesmaids!) who want to forgo the cost of a stylist and tackle their wedding hair themselves! So grab your hairspray ladies and get your teasing combs ready – it’s time to beautify!
- Adding texture to the hair before you start is really important with this ‘do.
- Tease the crown area of your hair.
- Tease the left side of your part.
- Tease the right side of your part.
- Grab all of your hair in one hand and give a little tease to the middle and ends. Don’t be too neat. Personally I think this updo looks best when it’s a bit messy.
- Join all of your ends together using a small clear elastic. You want to gather everything slightly to the side because when you go to roll it, it will end up in the middle of the back of your head.
- Put the clear elastic between two chopsticks and squeeze.
- Roll it up! If it doesn’t end up in the center, unroll it and try again!
- Hold the updo against your head with the chopsticks while you put some pins in. We like large bobbypins for extra support. Updos like this can get quite heavy. Also, be sure not to pin the chopsticks! Otherwise you won’t be able to get them out.
- Once you feel like everything is secure and in the right place, slide the chopsticks out.
- Put your hair in two ponytails using the thin ponytail holders, not the thick ones. The thin ones will be easier to hide. Be sure they’re as close to your hair color as possible.
- Make both ponytails into rope braids. (A rope braid, for those of you who don’t know, is just 2 pieces of hair twisted around each other.) Tie them off with the small clear elastics.
- Loosen up the rope braids using your fingers. This will “fatten” up the braid and give the bun a lot more volume. If you find that little pieces start falling out, just twist them back in and spray your favorite strong hold hairspray.
- Take the rope braid from your back right (as you see in the photo), lay it “up and over” going counter-clockwise, securing it with strong-holding bobbypins as you go.
- Tuck the tail of that rope braid under the bottom of the next braid (as you see in the photo). This should completely conceal the tail of the first braid.
- Now bring the tail of the next braid counter-clockwise, coiling it into the center. You’re essentially making a “snail shape”. Be sure to pin as you go.
- Last, grab a hand mirror. Check the back to see if you need to loosen up any pieces to make it fuller– or maybe you’ll need to add bobbypins and tighten some pieces. Add an over all veil of hairspray to secure fly-aways.
And to finish the look, don’t forget to check out our fabulous assortment of wedding veils and hair accessories. From fine jewels that twist seamlessly into hair to gorgeous hair flowers, we have just what you need to polish your wedding look!!
I hope these hairstyles have inspired all of you as much as they did me – I may even be rocking one of these stellar ‘dos today at the office 😉 See you all Monday with another fabulous Real Wedding! And, don’t forget if you loved these tutorials to head over to The Beauty Department! They have pretty much anything you could ever want to learn about or know when it comes to beauty and I love them!!! Happy weddings and have a happy weekend everyone!