Thursday, April 28th, 2011


3 Wedding Day Hairstyles from Fall/Winter 2011 Bridal Fashion Week

Redken Session Stylist Giovanni Giuntoli created three distinct looks at Fall/Winter 2011 Bridal Fashion Week at Christos, Kenneth Pool, and Amsale.

End-of-Day Waves @ Christos

“This season the traditionally preppy Christos look evolved for the next generation, and the hair embraces this edgier attitude,” Giuntoli said. “The look is down, when it is typically up, resulting in a youthful, casual after-wedding look that’s flattering and flirty.”

To achieve the look, prep hair to add texture and extra hold with Redken wool shake 08 gel-slush texturizer and then layer on spray starch 15 versatile ironing spray. Part the hair wherever it best reflects the face shape, whether it be left, right or center. Set the curls with a 1-inch curling iron and pin in place until dry. Let the curls out and pull until you have soft waves, finishing the style with fashion work 12 versatile working spray to achieve a silky matte finish. “These waves are not tight, they’re fresh. We’re trying to get away from the corkscrew,” Giuntoli explained.

Cutting Edge Pleat @ Kenneth Pool

“This up-do reflects the high-end Kenneth Pool look, with a luxury finish to the hair. This line is more avant-garde, more high-fashion, and so we created a striking, contemporary up-do that pushes the envelope,” Giuntoli said.

To create this look, prep the hair by blow-drying with aerate 08 bodifying cream-mousse, applying at the roots and through the ends for all-over body and texture. Then fold all of the hair except for the front section two inches from the crown into a pleat. Curl small sections of the front two inches with a one-inch barrel and pin each up in place atop the head. “The curls add a softer silhouette for height and a light, airy texture that you can almost see through.” Giuntoli said. For added shine and hold, finish the look with pure force 16 non-aerosol fixing spray.

Statement Pony @ Amsale

“This season of Amsale reflects another evolution and a new approach, with a natural, youthful ponytail with soft with volume at the crown for added glamour,” Giuntoli said.

Obtain this look by first sectioning off the hair at the crown, misting with forceful 23 super strength finishing spray and then back brushing for height. “Play with the shape and height at the crown to keep it tailored to your face shape,” Giuntoli explained. Next gather the hair into a pony and wrap a one-inch section around the elastic. Leave a natural wave in the pony tail and mist with shine flash 02 glistening mist for a glossy polish.

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Kenneth Pool


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12 thoughts on “3 Wedding Day Hairstyles from Fall/Winter 2011 Bridal Fashion Week

  1. These are great modern styles. Sometimes formal occasions can bring out strangely tight updos! LOL.

  2. The look at Christos is amaze! Perfect for my upcoming grad ball next month! Thanks!

  3. Chiara

    I love the loose hair and the ponytail! That’s how I would wear my hair If I’m gonna get married some day.

  4. Amanda Dubs

    I love that ponytail look :)

  5. futuralon

    These looks are all lovely. Much as I wanted to wear my wedding hair loose like you show here, I decided an outdoor Spring wedding was just not the place. Making growing my hair out to waist length for the wedding was a complete waste of effort because I wore it all pinned up.. Which, at least, showcased my dress.

    • Suselew

      Not a fan of the hair-in-the-face look (Christos) for a wedding. Love the updo because it’s so classic. The ponytail would be beautiful with hair adornments and at a more casual wedding. You have to remember that decades later will you be happy with a trendy hair style or one that has stood the test of time.

  6. CeeBee

    I love the up-do, it’s polished and put together but not prissy.
    No.1 pretty much looks like my hair on a normal day (erhm, but without all the effort of actual styling because I’m WAY to lazy for that) and while the pony is nice, I never know if you can wear a veil with it…

  7. Pamela

    I wonder how Kate M will wear her hair tomorrow!

  8. Adelita

    Those are great, very modern look. But I probably won’t make Amsale’s Statement Pony as my wedding hair do because that’s pretty much what I did as my daily hair-do mostly.

  9. kel

    Hi where did you get the photo with the look from Christos? The model looks very familiar!

  10. The Kenneth Poole hair is magnificent, ahhh!