Congratulations on your pending nuptials, girlfriend! In celebration, we’ve been designing easy-to-DIY wedding day hair styles for our girls getting married, and this time we’re taking a page from some of favorite beach babe goddesses. Just like Beyoncé, we can see your halo all the way from here, so this DIY is focused on creating angelic waves at every angle that match your inner glow. Follow our easy steps below to get perfect, cascading, 360-degree volume that won’t fade away on the big day! Your love will be addicted to your light!
STEP 1: CREATE WAVES
This look is all about soft, yet polished waves, so a large barrel curing iron with a clamp is ideal for creating a dressier version of the popular beach wave. Roll with a curling iron like a ceramic titanium one by Hot Tools ($34) for faster heat up and to maintain constant even heat through out your styling. Be sure to use a professional grade, 1 1/2 inch curling iron to create flow-y (non-tight) waves with lasting hold for the long day ahead. Styling Tip: Remember to use a heat protectant spray like John Frieda Frizz Ease Heat Defeat Protective Styling Spray ($6) before you begin curling your hair to set your style without any damage and preserve your brilliant color.
STEP 2: BRUSH THEM OUT
Spray your hair with a setting spray like L’Oreal Paris Elnett Satin Hairspray Extra Strong Hold ($12) that gives your waves holding power and allows your hair to be brushed without any visible buildup. Next, brush out your waves with a soft boar bristle brush to tame frizz, separate waves and keep your curls looking voluminous and not crunchy in anyway!
STEP 3: TEASE THINGS UP
Now for the fun stuff! Let’s add volume the modern, easy way. Use a dry texturizing or volumizing spray like Not Your Mother’s Double Take Dry Finish Texture Spray ($35). This spray will provide body, lift and texture in a flash. Spray at the roots for extra volume and through out the length of your hair–where you want a textured lift. You can also give a final spritz all over your hair for a flexible, medium hold.
Then with a teasing comb, begin teasing your hair in two different thin layers at the crown. A comb like Scalpmaster 8″ Nano Rat Tail Comb ($5) will give you control and ease when teasing out your hair, causing less breakage or damage. Styling Tip: Usually two to three layers at the crown will do–depending on volume preference and hair thickness.
STEP 4: SMOOTH THINGS OUT
Again with the same soft boar bristle brush, smooth out any flyaways or frizz on top created by your teasing. This step will ensure a polished vibe for your walk down the isle. Styling Tip: Don’t worry–you won’t loose any volume if you use a soft boar bristle brush.
STEP 5: SET VOLUME
Now, set your volume by grabbing your teased sections, twisting them while pushing your teased crown (bouffant) upwards and pinning in place.
STEP 6: CREATE YOUR HALO
Create a halo of face-framing waves by taking small sections of hair from the sides and gently pinning them backwards to give a soft 360 degree visual of fullness at every angle.
To finish things off, even out your volume by taking the pointy end of your rattail comb to create additional lift or spread out volume so your 360 vibe is entirely even.
Now your left with cascading waves that halo around your head like an angel. The final look offers a range of volume just like the top picture — perfect for wedding day photographs from all angles.
Play up the fact that its your big day with a memorable hair accent like this beautiful clip. A dainty piece like this Dame Couture brooch is subtle, yet dramatic enough, to take your look from everyday t0 B-I-G D-A-Y.
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