One of my favorite seasons – Wedding season – is fast approaching. As you decide how to wear your hair on your big day, here’s my advice to you; look like you - just the best version of you. If you hate having hair in your face, don’t opt for a loose swooping bang over your forehead, it’ll drive you nuts! If you don’t like the way you look with your hair up, don’t do a full updo. Do keep in mind, your look should be slightly exaggerated as it’ll show better in photos.
In 2013, I’m looking forward to seeing updos that are a little dissheveled, Brigitte Bardot-esque, deeply parted on the side, and personalized with glamourous accessories:
Controlled Frizz – This look is textured, piecey, and a little “un-done”. It’s modern and romantic. What keeps this from becoming messy and too casual? A mixture of frizz and definition, balance in the style (it’s not lopsided or flat), and elegant makeup and accessories. Anyone can wear this style, it can be as voluminous or subtle as you like.
60′s Inspired Updo – Maximum volume in the crown is highlight of this ‘do. This look can be as classic as a French Twist (I love when it’s a little less smooth than a traditional one!), or a low chignon. The extreme height is great for elongating a round face shape. This style can also be referred to as a Bouffant, or Brigitte Bardot updo.
Deep Side Part - And I mean a deeeep side part. I especially love this part when half the hair is tucked back behind the ear. Whether styled down in Old Hollywood waves, or partially up – this look was everywhere on the red carpet at the Golden Globes this year. Ultra feminine, and a great option for those who want to wear their hair completely down but still look formal.
As your big day gets closer, keep in mind you should do a hair trial 2-3 months in advance, give or take a little. The purpose of the trial is to eliminate stress on your Wedding day - if you want to look a certain way when you’re walking down the aisle, you’ll need to make sure you find the right stylist who can help you achieve this. I recommend going to the trial appointment with an idea or two in mind, and pictures are very helpful!
To set up your trial:
L’Oreal has just launched a DIY Ombre Kit. I’m no psychic, but I see a spike in color correction appointments in salons across the country…
Ombre hair color is achieved by a specialized technique (that requires practice and experience!) – not a special box of color you can grab off the shelf. It may seem like a wallet-friendly idea to spend $10 on L’Oreal “Wild Ombre” – but you’ll likely be spending hundreds more to make your hair a little less wild.
Do it right the first time and go to a stylist who’s experienced in the technique:
A simple, quick DIY updo that’s appropriate for holiday parties – the top knot! The perfect complement to this ‘do is red or burgundy lips (My favorite lipcolors are MAC “Chili” and “Diva”).
You can also accessorize your top knot with a pair of festive chandelier earrings…
The last time I crimped my hair was in Junior High, and I’ve since vowed to never, EVER do it again. Until I came across this little gem of a top knot (NYE party inspiration?)…
Now here’s how you get this upstyle:
1. Backcomb a mohawk section on top of your head for slight volume, and to keep bangs/short pieces around your hairline out of your face.
2. Pull hair into a high ponytail – use a brush to smooth the back of your head before securing with an elastic.
3. Backcomb the entire ponytail, section by section, for fullness.
4. Twist and wrap your hair around the base of the ponytail and secure with bobby pins on all sides.
5. Smooth any flyaways, and hairspray the $*!# out of that top knot.
Join me at Hyde Edwards Salon & Spa on Wednesday October 24th for a day of Bumble & Bumble beauty. I’ll be offering conditioning treatments, a blowdry, and styling advice alongside a representative from Bumble & Bumble. Spend $35 on Bb products, and your treatment/styling service is free!
Space is limited, so call or text me to set up your appointment: 503.819.9461
If you could change anything about your current hairstyle, what would it be? One of the most common responses I hear to that question is the desire for longer, thicker hair. Luckily for us, we can have the length we want in just a matter of hours.
If you’ve been curious about extensions, come in to Hyde Edwards and see me for a complimentary consultation. If you opt for longer, thicker hair during the rest of the month of September, you’ll receive a gift including travel sizes of some of the most popular Bumble & Bumble hair products and a detangling Wet Brush. Want to know more about this awesome hair extension technique? Click here.
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Ombre haircolor is no longer just for eclectic celebs like Drew Barrymore. You’ve probably seen tons of “normal” girls with dark roots fading into lighter ends. This coloring technique can range from subtle to extreme…
…And can be done on blonde, brunette, and red hair…
…The key to the the perfect ombre, is having no line of demarcation. You shouldn’t be able to see where dark turns into light, it should be diffused. Although it looks like it’s just grown out color, it actually requires a specific technique to make it look gracefully grown out. What do you think of this look?