If you have managed to bag yourself a copy of Issue 3 of Unique Bride you will have seen that they featured a ‘summer of love’ spread and we were also lucky enough to be put on the front cover. For more details on the photo shoot see my previous blog post here.
And now on to the most important part! Within the article there was a ‘how to get the look’ guide by yours truly. Its a very simple and easy to follow guide to achieve the romantic wispy waves featured. As I don’t want any of you lovely vintage ladies to miss out I am going to go over it again here …
“As the brief for this shoot was to portray the hippie 70s and a couple eloping to get married in a camper van we decided that hair and makeup should be kept very natural and relaxed. The main focus for the makeup was to enhance what was already there, so the brows were defined, a light eye liner was used and a natural lip and blush.
As for hairstyles – As the high structured of the bouffant and beehive styles of the 1960s got less and less popular the more relaxed and natural hair of the hippie movement started to develop. A lot of these looks were long, straight, flat hair with centre partings, which can be quite a severe look so create a more special wedding day look we incorporated a more modern twist with loose waves and here is the how-to guide in achieving it:
1. Day old hair is much easier to style but if you need to wash your hair every day then a quick blast of dry shampoo, after your blow dry, stops the hair being so slippy, so its easier to work with.
2. Working from the top of your head take sections of hair and spray on a setting spray before curling with a conical wand, this gives a much more natural curl than rollers or a curling tong. Pin each section, into a barrel curl, to the head and leave to cool.
3. Work through the rest of the head, sectioning off hair and curling. The smaller the section taken the curlier the hair will be, larger sections give more gentle curls. For this look larger sections were used although some varying sized sections were included to give the hair a more natural appearance.
4. Once all the hair has been set, leave to cool completely and give a quick spray with a flexible hold hairspray.
5. Rub a small amount of hair serum between your fingers before letting down each of the curls. The serum on your fingers helps reduce frizz and fly aways as you let out the curls.
6. Run your fingers through your hair to break up the curls, you can flip you head upside down and give a quick spray of hairspray if you want more body. Use a shine spray or more serum if needed. But don’t over do it as you still want a few wispy bits.
7. If you find your hair is too curly then brush through the curls firmly and lightly backcomb each wave to hold the strands of hair together. This will flatten those bouncy curls into gentle waves.
This style is great as it is but can be used as a great starting point for a relaxed up-do, so all you’ll need now is some pins, grips, hairspray and a little creativity.” – SGR Vintage Hair & Makeup for Unique Bride Magazine, Issue 3.
Let me know how you all get on …