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Brides Wear Cliphair: Bridal Hollywood Waves Hairstyle Guide
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The “Hollywood Waves” is a timeless classic inspired by the old American divas of the silver screen; nowadays, this popular hairstyle has been spotted on celebrities and non-famous people alike, and it’s a powerful statement hairstyle for a bride that prefers to have her hair long and flowy. Characterised by glossy, sculpted waves, we gave this hairstyle a dramatic and sophisticated twist by curling it more and adding a themed accessory and Ultra Volume Hair Extensions in shade Silver Sand & BlondeMe.
Step 1: Apply Heat Protection
To prevent damage from heat-based styling tools, make sure you generously spritz some heat protectant spray onto your hair before applying any heat. Ensure the spray is applied evenly from root to tip, as this step is extremely important to help minimise any potential damage to your hair.
Step 2: Detangle
The best start? A clean slate, of course. Use a comb to detangle and take out any knots in your client’s hair before proceeding with the styling process; this will also help you with the clip in application and create a sleek base for your Hollywood curls.
Step 3: Place the Hair In A Side Parting
Create a neat, deep side parting in your hair. This is one of the most important details in a well-crafted Hollywood waves hairstyle, as it will help to frame your customer’s face and give an overall more elegant, sophisticated look.
Step 4: Get Ready For Styling And Clip-In Application
Using your sectioning clips, part off the remaining hair into clean and even sections. Begin at the neck and progress upwards in horizontal rows, ensuring each row is approximately two fingers wide. Slightly backcomb each section before attaching clip-ins, as this will help them to stay securely in place.
Step 5: Curl the Hair
Using a small-medium barrel tong, curl each section in the same direction, then pin them up one by one – thus creating tight, glamorous pin curls. Repeat the process with each section until the full mane is styled.
Step 6: Leave to Cool
After curling the hair, spray a fair amount of flexible, lightweight hairspray and let the pin curls sit for around 15 to 20 minutes. This will help the curls to set and hold their shape for longer, even after opening them.
Step 7: Unpin The Curls And Brush Them Out
After your curls have cooled down, take out the pins and use a soft brush to open them out. You might have to lightly tease the curls to get the signature wavy look. Keep doing this all over the hair until you get the perfect wavy style you want.
Step 8: Back Comb The Front Of The Hair
For added lift, you can backcomb the front of your client’s hair slightly to make it sweep away from your face. This will create an open look that brings attention to the upper part of their face, particularly on eyes and eyebrows.
Step 9: Apply Your Chosen Accessory
Finally, apply your chosen accessory to the side with less hair; common bridal accessories include gems, sparkles, golden or silver details and sometimes even flowers. This will add a touch of glamour to the created look and make your client look (and feel) like a true Hollywood star having their celebrity wedding.
This bride's bold and glamorous hairstyle is elevated to the next level with the addition of Ultra Volume hair extensions. The deep side parting and soft ringlets create a classic Hollywood wave style that seamlessly blends with her natural hair, whilst the thick and voluminous extensions are the perfect match for her blunt haircut – transforming it with a seamless blend. For brides looking to make a statement on their big day, this hairstyle is a perfect choice!
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