Posted by Total Beauty 09/24/10 at 11:09AM
If you do want to wear your hair down for your wedding, here are five great celebrity styles to inspire you, as well as some tips from one of Redken's top session and celebrity stylist, Giovanni Giuntoli on making a "down 'do" go the distance.
Inspiration: Sofia Vergara, Diana Agron, Claire Danes, Jenna Ushkowitz and Taylor Swift. (See photos below.)
For curly wedding hairstyles: "Down looks are fresh and easy to do for yourself," says Giuntoli. "To make sure your curls have maximum staying power, it's really important to allow them to cool and set properly," he says. He recommends using a curling iron that's a size smaller than you'd like your curls to be (try Pro Beauty Tools 1" Curling Iron, $21.99). Don't worry if the curls come out tighter than you hoped, they'll soften a bit with the weight of your hair and over time.
If you use hot rollers instead of an iron, "the key is not to rush it. Wait to drop curls until the very last minute. The longer the curls have to set, the more resilient the style will be. You can always soften the curl, but you can't always get them tighter," says Giuntoli
For straight wedding hairstyles: "For a straight, slick look, you need to keep frizz to a minimum," he says. "Apply a light coat of Redken Glass 01 Smoothing Serum, $15 onto thin sections of hair before using a flat iron to smooth hair out. This will seal in the product and fight off humidity to prevent frizz. Follow each section with Redken Forceful 23 Super Strength Finishing Spray, $15 to also prevent frizz and secure the shape and feeling," he says.
If you want to go with the down look, but have a little more control over the way your hair will look come cake-cutting time, a ponytail is a great option. "A polished, sleek look requires more work, but a soft, loose style is a lot easier. Just gather hair into a ponytail, give it some bounce with a curling iron and gently rake your fingers through it to separate," Giuntoli.
Want more wedding hairstyle inspiration? Check out these 11 DIY Wedding Hairstyles.
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