Dressing long hair has always been surrounded by mystique. Our aim is to dispel the mystery and show how anyone can create a galaxy of beautiful upswept hairstyles by following a few simple rules working methodically and neatly. These styles are ideal used as wedding styles and once you have mastered the basic techniques it is so simple to build upon your knowledge and personalize the looks to suit your hair type, texture and most importantly occasion. Adding a curl hear, a tease these, tong hair into tendrils, you will be amazed at what you can do and how you can make different styles compliment different occasions. Select styles are featured; all are simple, quick and very effective. Remember the simple philosophy that less is more, and the simpler your styling the more beautiful the result, allowing any style to compliment the simplest to the most intricate of wedding dresses, hair accessories or flowers.
CLASSIC CHIGNON or bun
Step 1. Straighten dry hair, a section at a time, using flat iron only if needed.
Step 2. Reduce any hint of static by using a pure bristle brush & static guard to smooth hair.
Step 4. Secure hair in a low ponytail.
Step 5. Twist hair round forefinger, holding ends of ponytail in other hand and taking tails over; not under.
Step 6. Secure from top using a large bobby pin.
Step 7. Repeat at base of pony tail.
Step 8. Mist tail with hairspray.
Step 9. Twist tail round forefinger, curling in ends to form a figure of eight.
Step 10. Secure with clips /bobby pins and fresh flowers if needed.
TOP TIP: To make ponytail easier to handle, mist with hairspray and mold with hands before twisting hair.
Step 1. Brush hair up to crown.
Step 2. Clasp hair between thumb and fingers, holding ends with other hand.
Step 3. Pull hair ends taut over thumb.
Step 4. Twist hair under thumb and bring to other side, keeping the tension.
Step 5. Place thumb on crown at a 90 degree angle and push roll of hair slightly forward.
Step 6. Push a hairgrip directly up seam of roll catching a little hair from underneath and from roll to ensure a firm hold.
Step 7. Repeat from top end of roll. You will only need three or four hair clips or pins.
Step 8. Shows first section completed.
Step 9. Smooth tail of hair round to front.
Step 10. Secure at front with bobby pin.
Step 11. Use end of comb tail to form hair into a curl and secure with a fine bobby pin.
Step 12. Mist with hair spray.