Asgar Saboo, celebrity hairstylist to the likes of Cindy Crawford & Eva Longoria gives you a step by step guide to on how to get the perfect aisle hairstyle for this season on the big day!
Run your finger through your hair to soften the hair but try and avoid brushing curly hair as this can lead to a frizzy look. Separate two small strands from either side of your hair and pull back and secure, braiding the strands always adds an add an extra touch to the look. For more volume, separate the top section of your hair and pull back to form a beehive before combing over to give a clean finish.
Side parted braid bun
It is a very easy style and barely takes five minutes - all you have to do is part your hair on the side and braid it tightly. If you want to make the braid look more intricate and elaborate, try the fishtail braid or the mermaid braid, which brings a great modern twist. Then wrap the braid around and pin it neatly into a bun with several bobby pins. If you want to add an additional oomph factor, use bedazzled bobby pins or fresh flowers, which match your bouquet. This hairdo works best for those that don’t have bangs, so that the side partition will be more evident. If however you do have bangs, then pin them neatly to the side and make sure you use lots of hair spray to keep in place. In order to look extra polished, make sure that you comb your hair and keep it tangle free. A hair accessory like a hair comb can also be pinned on the top of the bun for a nice sophisticated effect.
Begin by prepping the hair with a thickening tonic to give full body and texture by adding an extra layer to the hair. Then curl all of the hair around a big barrel curling iron. The curl should create movement and dimension rather look like a perfect curls. Run your fingers through the curls to break them up and keep them wavy. Grab bits of hair and tie them together with elastics to create a crisscrossing pattern. To finish, place the flower of your choice on the elastics to give the appearance of flowers floating in the hair. Finish with a setting and high shine spray to keep strands polished and shiny. Avoid using a brush as this will pull the curl out which you do not want.
The Halo Effect
Start with wet hair and comb with a mousse from root to tip. Spray the hair with heat protecting spray first then create a perfect centre parting and blow dry the hair until completely dry. Now using a straightening iron on high heat, straighten the hair all the way through to the ends. Then take a section of hair at ear level and lightly spray with hairspray. Again using the straightening iron, create 2-3 bends in the hair at ear level. Carry this out going from ear to ear, keeping the bend level all the way around. Finish the look by spraying a shine enhancing spray all over to set it without removing the bounce.
Prep the hair with thickening spray and then blow dry the hair straight creating a lift on the top. This can be created by the upward blow-drying action. Next, tong vertical sections of hair making sure the hair falls backwards. Each section of hair only needs to be tonged from the root to mid length, the last 2-3 inches of hair are left with straight ends for a more natural look. With a wide tooth comb, comb the curls out, pushing them into a natural 'S' wave. Apply a light-weight styling cream on the top and side of the hair to smooth the hair. Finally bring the hair forward so that it sits in front of the shoulders and finish with some setting hairspray.
Section off hair into 2 inch sections and curl each with a barrel curling iron. Gather the curled hair sections, pin them up and mist the pinned hair with holding hair spray, leaving the hair to set for at least 30 minutes. Remove the lower pins around the head and leave the crown, front & side section. Back comb each loose section at the root and add a texture powder to add volume. Using an elastic band pull the hair to create a side ponytail. The crown area of the hair should still remain pinned. Divide the ponytail into sections. Take each section and fold the sections loosely & randomly around the base of ponytail. Then secure it in place with a bobby pin. Finally release the top bobby pins and repeat until all of the sections are blended & pinned into place. Gently loosen any side wisps for a romantic look. Apply a high shine mist to create a polished look and to stop flyaway areas.
Braided French Twist
Make sure you hair has lots of texture by adding texture power and a spritz of hairspray, this lets the hair hold the style as silky hair often slips out of place. The texture power also makes the hair much more mouldable when styling. Start by teasing the top of your head near your parting and pin the hair back over sweeping the hair away from your face. Bring the left over sides up and pin. Start braiding the hair all the way to the ends. From the ends of the hair start roll the braid into itself. Keep rolling back until you reach the head. Start pinning into place.