Happy Wednesday Lovely People!
If you’re anything like me then you will be pretty rubbish with styling your hair. I’d love to be one of those ladies who can just whip up a cool looking hair style in a matter of minutes but unfortunately the most I can come up with is a plait (and not even a fancy one at that) or a simple blow-dry. I just don’t have that creative stylist streak which is why this guest post from the lovely Jo from Lovehair is perfect for me. It’s a guide to choosing the correct products for your hair to help you achieve that tousled beach look that would be perfect for a boho or Festival Bride.
Over to Jo….
If you are going for the cool, undone, beachy hair look on your wedding day there is definitely no need to book a stylist, but let me help you to choose the right products to help you get the look you want first time.
So, whether you are going for soft waves, glossy waves, textured straight or all out salty mussed up hair it’s the products that are going to give you the look you want and these are the boys you need:
Left to Right from top
Bumble & Bumble, Surf Foam Wash Shampoo
A gorgeous shampoo full of natural minerals and sea botanicals. Cleanses the hair of impurities, gives bounce and encourages curl in a ‘just got out the surf’ kinda way. Smells good too!
Percy & Reed, Volumising Mousse
Not a mousse as we know it- this stuff is light and doesn’t leave a residue or crunch! Best used brushed through your hair whilst dry then blow dry and style to create soft volumous hair with stay-ability, perfect if you are thinking of pinning hair up. Great used as it was meant to be too, on hair that needs volume – apply to damp hair and rough dry.
Oribe, Surfcomber Mousse
This mousse creates textured yet touchable hair, for admirers of beach waves without the grit. Oribe is available at Space NK , I thoroughly recommend this brand (And yes, it smells incredible)
L’Oreal Professional Serie Expert ,Volumetry SOS Volume Spray
Good for fine hair that needs volume. It removes any excess oils and leaves a powdery matt finish that still feels soft to touch. Ideal for the soft waves that are looking to be big in 2014. This product is better on blondes in my opinion plus comes in a small bag size can (I’m not blondist I promise!)
Percy & Reed, No Oil Oil.
All that textured goodness and salty beach waves needs to be evened out every now and again and for thick hair this stuff is great. It’s a serum without the greasy residue and can be used from root to tip. Great for smoothing flyaways, it contains pro vitamin B5 to strengthen and nourish the hair AND it has heat protection. A must have!
Percy and Reed, Dry conditioner
Product overload? Gone too far? Try Percy and Read’s Dry Conditioner to get back to being able to put your fingers through your hair without actually washing and starting again. Matt, textured hair is all well and good but deep down we all love glossy waves right?
Oribe, Dry Texturizing spray
This stuff is a dream come true and smells divine but at £38 a bottle it’s not cheap.
Create sexy tousled hair and volume, simply spray into blow dried hair. I love it for half up styles too that need a bit of oomph! It feels invisible and soaks up natural oils like a very cool dry shampoo. I cannot live without it for the scent alone. Perfect if your stylist has told you not to wash your hair the day of your wedding – Wash it the night before and use this to freshen and add grip on the day. BOOM!
Toni and Guy, Casual Rough Texturiser
LOVE this stuff, definitely my go to product for adding texture and without it going TOO crunchy, it gives more of a soft powdery finish and it smells AMAZING (Yes I do love a product that smells good)
Spray through tousled hair for desired effect
L’oreal Professional, Fresh Dust
This a powder that works by adding texture and substance to the hair allowing you t pin it up in ‘undone looks easier. Think of it as backcombing in a pot – I love using this for unstructured beehive looks. Nice and easy to get quick results if you like a bit of Va-va-voom
Steer clear if you are after glossy waves this guy adds a serious matte finish.
Bumble & Bumble, Surf Spray
Want to go all out surf chick? You can’t beat Bumble & Bumbles salt spray, simply spray at your hair and watch the beachy texture appear. Magic. Or looking for more waves? twist into knots, hold the ends and push up with your other hand to create texture, let go and voila! Great for prepping hair ready to pin up too
Or just do it properly and go for a surf the morning of your wedding! Refreshing, fun, stress relieving and surf chick hair-afying! Bliss..
If you are still looking for a hair stylist for your wedding then we couldn’t recommend Jo enough. Here are just a few examples of the gorgeous looks she can create for your wedding:
Image Credit: Lucy Davenport
For more information on Jo and her styling services please visit Lovehair’s website.
Festival Brides xxx