Two looks for the Bride

Posted in News on November 17th, 2011 by Reagan

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Something I’ve never really seen done before, is a bride wearing her hair one way for the ceremony and another for the reception. It is such a brilliant idea if you ask me. Maggie’s brand new husband, Ben, loves her hair down, so she wanted to be her most beautiful self for him when he first saw her. I could really cry just writing that. They are so sweet together.

Since Maggie is a Barbie come to life, I layered SachaJuan mousse-three huge handfuls on her wet hair, then Oribe Volumista all over her roots, and finished with Oribe Maxamista everywhere. For Maggie we were bringing on the volume. Then I used a small/medium size round brush and blew out her hair huge and curly, setting each section in pins. The end goal wasn’t curl, but volume! And since Maggie’s hair is super straight on it’s own, I had to do lots of curl, to get just a little bit.

(i never knew i do such a serious hair face!)

This is me and Maggie in the bathroom, discussing how much volume she still needs.

Ultimately, I decided that since her hair wants to go straight, we should do a curl set with an iron. It was the right thing to do, because her hair ended up looking similar to this picture (plus lots of Bridgit Bardot backcombing) after the curls fell a little. I wish I would have gotten a picture of Maggs with the backcombing and veil, she looked so beautiful.

After I put the veil on, Maggie leaned over to me and said the most wonderful words I’ve ever heard. She told me that this was how she always dreamed she would look.

Mission accomplished!

For the reception, Maggie wanted to dance without worrying about her hair. She and Ben had a quiet dinner by themselves while the guests were at a cocktail hour, and I snuck up into their little area to do her second look. She requested the biggest bun I could do on the top of her head.

So I packed up a small bag beforehand, and gave it to the Maid Of Honor to deliver for me. It had hair pins, bobby pins, a pocket size Mason Pearson, a rat tail comb, a few bungees and some hairspray. It sounds like a lot of stuff, but the bag was quite small.

Then I gave Maggie a Party Bun on crack. Her hair is almost to her waist, so it was huge and glorious.

(don’t worry, this photo was pre-flyaway smoothing)

We topped it off with a flower from her gown and she went to the party looking like a beautiful cupcake topper! She danced and twirled all night and none of us could take our eyes off of her!

I’ll be back next week with the bridesmaids!


14 Responses to “Two looks for the Bride”

  1. Amanda Blair Says:

    Wow! She looked gorgeous….really, truly, beautiful. I like the two hair look. I think I might do that when I get married because I definitely want my hair down for the ceremony but then it would be hot to dance with my hair down, and a sweaty bride isn’t sexy. Good idea Maggie!

  2. Rae Says:

    Love it. All of it. Dying.

  3. jen Says:

    i love the big bun! i also wanted to do 2 looks for my wedding day, down for ceremony and up for reception, but logistically it was crazy to have it work out. i also love that you said they had a private dinner during the guests cocktail hour, i think this is a wonderful idea and if your venue has the space to accomodate i think that it would be a really special time!!

  4. vanessa Says:

    Amazing! she looks soo adorable and where can i find these hair bungees? ..i totally love your ombre!what shades did you use? the bottom half is the color ive been searching hispanic and have natural dard brown right in between a 2-3. but want my ends somewhere similar to yours, what do you suggest?

  5. Christie Wright Says:

    I love the fact that you just said ” party bun on crack”. I’m cracking up so hard! It looks awesome!

  6. Kaitlin Says:

    I used the party bun to great effect (i.e. many compliments) at a friend’s party last night, so thanks for that! She looks fabulous. And the two-’dos concept is a great idea for a wedding!

  7. Sarah Says:

    Where the heck is your dress from? It rocks!

  8. bridget Says:

    i love the hair. all of it. but can we just talk about your hot dress for a second? best neckline / open back happenin’ up in there.

  9. Maggiemayd Says:

    I have never met a more talented Hair Artist in my life, and she is an even better friend-can you believe it? I cannot. I find her unbelievable, truly, truly, truly. I love Reagan.

  10. Amanda Says:

    It IS a great idea! I got married the week before Maggie (Hi Maggie!!) and planned the same thing. It’s important to look beautiful and be comfortable. Having something different between both events only seems to make sense! And there are so many products out there now that allow for the hold, but are flexible to move from hair down to something different for the latter half of the evening.

  11. Jmae Says:

    My sis had her hair up for the wedding and down for her reception! Our friend just popped in back of the church before the reception to let it down and restyle it! I LOVE the idea of the couple having an intimate dinner during cocktail hour! A supurb idea! Also-that bun is lucious! I love it! I’m still a fan of the ballerina no remaining ends sock bun tutorial that req no pins and such but simply an old sock! I rock it way too often at all places on my head-I espec love it without a bungie and just left to it’s loose wiles!

  12. Nic Says:

    I need your dress.

  13. Flat Irons Says:

    Congrates Maggie for your wedding its nice photo by Reagan , soon visit there


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