Monday, July 12th, 2010

Bridal Hairstyles

Wedding Hairstyles for Fall/Winter 2010

From the runways of NYC, here are some hot and happening hairstyles for brides-to-be this fall/winter.

To compliment the lavish, detailed gowns for the coming season, Redken Session Stylist Giovanni Giuntoli focused on a soft, feminine approach to the hair to spotlight the beautifully bare shoulders and detailed designs of the gowns at the Amsale, Christos and Kenneth Pool shows.

When it comes to bridal hair, “Balance is key to everything,” says Giuntoli. “Just because a dress is simple or the gown is elaborate doesn’t necessarily mean the hair has to be the exact same feel. Big gowns can work with simple hair and vice versa.”

See how-tos…

Bridal Hairstyles

Bridal Hairstyles


At Amsale, the look was inspired by a soft approach:“The hair at Amsale had a soft but elegant approach to the classic ponytail,” said Giuntoli.

To create, he prepped with Redken touch control 05 volumizing texture whip on dry hair and then misted spray starch 15 versatile ironing spray all over while hair was down. Then he created a strong center part and curled mid-shaft to ends with a curling iron, rolling the curls away from the face to create movement. He clipped while curls were cooling and then use a wide toothed comb to loosen the curls and create a bit of texture. Then, hair was gathered into a ponytail and a small section of hair was wrapped around the elastic and secured underneath the ponytail.

Bridal Hairstyles


“The undone chignon at Christos put a playful spin on the classic bun,” remarked Giuntoli.

To create, Giuntoli created a ponytail in the back of the head and prepped with Style Connection wool shake 08 gel-slush texturizer. Then, using a large barrel iron, he created a slight ‘bend’ in the hair by wrapping large pieces around the iron. Once hair was finished, he gathered into a chignon. “Make sure to pin as you swirl the ponytail around itself into the bun but leave a 1-2 inch section out of the updo.” Says Giuntoli, “This really puts a modern touch on the otherwise simple style.” To secure entire look, use a hairspray like headplay 12 pliable working spray to secure fly away without making the updo too shiny or sticky.

Bridal Hairstyles

Bridal Hairstyles

Kenneth Pool

The ultra lavish Kenneth Pool put on a finale to the trifecta of shows that really wowed the crowd. To compliment the detailed and intricate beading and fabrics of the Pool designs, Giuntoli created a classic French pleat, but updated with slight texture and extra height at the crown of the head.

To create, dry hair was prepped with Redken touch control 05 volumizing texture whip and blow-dried through for added volume. Next, Giuntoli blow-dryed the rest of the hair towards the back of the head and gathered into a low ponytail at the nape of the neck. To create the pleat, he twisted the hair in upon itself as he moved up to the crown of the head securing along with hair pins. To tuck the ends of the tail in, Giuntoli recommends curling the ends with a one-inch curling iron so they will easily tuck into the twist. Place the end pieces in and pin with hair pins so none of the ends can be seen. To finish spritz with vinyl glam 02 mega shine spray for shine.

Bridal Hairstyles

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24 thoughts on “3 Wedding Hair Styles for Fall & Winter 2010

  1. Milessa

    Love them!! :)

  2. lovely :)

    i’m actually growing my hair out so i can do the low ponytail (not to mention a fishtail braid). i’ll suck it up and do it, at least just once!

  3. Ali

    I refuse to put my hair up for my wedding. It’s just not face shape is so weird that having it back just accentuates it. not cute. i’ll probably do this hairdo: i love carrie underwood!

  4. Helen

    these are gorgeous!!!!

  5. Lisa

    i adore the low ponytail, very romantic. I use to have the hair for this but i recently go a haircut and it’s a lot shorter now. waiting for it to grow out now.

  6. Nicole

    Love, love, love the first hairstyle!

  7. sars

    not a bride, but will be a brdesmaid in january. i might pitch the ponytail option. we all have long enough hair :) very cute!

  8. Kate & Zena

    #1 and #3, yes; #2, no. I’m itching to tuck that tail into the rest of the bun. When it comes to a chignon like that, I HATE TAILS. It drives me crazy. Call me traditional, but it just looks unfinished and sloppy! Finish the bun proper or keep it in a ponytail!

    • CeeBee

      I know. I desperately want to put some under eye concealer and a bit of blush on that model too, LOL!

      • Kate & Zena

        I don’t mind that actually. I actually like her make-up (this isn’t the most flattering photos for the make-up), it’s THE HAIR.

  9. I love all of these looks, will be trying modified versions out for every day (no-where near being a bride yet)!

  10. I love the low ponytail but I don’t think my face shape can pull that off!

  11. The Beauty Queen from Mars

    Don’t get me wrong – I love all three hairstyles (though I will never be able to pull those of – my hair is only about 3 inches long^^) It’s just – a low ponytail, a chignon and a french pleat – we have seen those as bridal hairstyles for the past, like, century. Those three are awesome designers – can’t they think of something NEW?

  12. Hilana

    Beautiful. All of them. So lovely for brides with long hair.

  13. Debora

    I really like the first!

  14. baby in a corner

    i love that the paler girls don’t seem to be covered in fake tan, their skin tone looks natural.

  15. Joanna

    I agree with Ali. I want my hair down at my wedding.

    Here is the style I am going to ask for:

  16. Mirna

    I absolutely love the first look. My favorite combo of straight hair at the top and curls at the bottom! Beautiful!

  17. Sweet, that’s exactly what I was looking for! This might be it for my fashion accesory 😉