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April 21, 2017

2 Romantic How-Tos For Your Low-Maintenance Brides

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A huge part of bridal styling is creating a look that complements her overall wedding day vibe. Same goes for stylists working backstage at Bridal Fashion Week SS18. For Marchesa’s Couture and Notte shows, Moroccanoil® Artistic Creative Director Kevin Hughes wanted to create looks that evoked ethereal romanticism and femininity, matching the delicate details of the gowns.

 

We got the how-tos for each of these soft styles that are perfect for the low-maintenance brides in your chair. Get the steps below!

 

How-To: Double Dutch Braided Crown
For Marchesa’s Notte Bridal collection, Kevin went with a romantic braided style that balanced out the enchanting and intricate detailing of the dresses.

 

 

1. To create the foundation for your style, prep damp hair with a dime-sized amount of Treatment for manageability and long-lasting shine.

 

2. Then, apply Hydrating Styling Cream from the midlengths to the ends.

 

3. Blow-dry using the Professional Series Tourmaline Ceramic Hair Dryer and a Ceramic 45mm Round Brush to create volume and a soft bend to the ends.

 

4. Create a center part and, from ear-to-ear, section off a radial parting and clip out of the way to braid later. Take 1¼-inch sections and twist around a 1¼-inch curling iron in opposite directions, spraying each section with Luminous Hairspray Strong.

 

5. Unclip the front two sections and generously spray Dry Texture Spray to give instant grip and grit, making the braids easier to manage and mold.

 

6. Create two parallel Dutch braids on each side starting from the center part at a slight angle directing back. Combine all four braids into a low half ponytail using a clear elastic band.


Kevin uses his Dry Texture Spray during different stages
in the styling process to ensure his looks will hold.

 

7. Spray the waves in the back with Dry Texture Spray to give separation and volume.

 

8. Finish with a light mist of Luminous Hairspray Strong to set the style.

Pro Tip: If you want to create rough texture to your braids, Kevin suggests applying Texture Clay or Molding Cream and then pulling pieces of the braid to make it look fuller. It will make the braid look a lot more impactful.

 


Some of the products Kevin used to create these two beautiful bridal looks during Marchesa’s shows at Bridal Fashion Week SS18.

 

How-To: Accentuated Low Pony
For this look, Kevin created loose waves swept back into a ribboned low ponytail to match the soft femininity seen in Marchesa’s Couture Bridal collection.

 

 

1. Prep the hair by applying two pumps of Treatment from the midlengths to the ends to set the foundation for styling.

 

2. Then, depending on the thickness of her hair, apply two to three pumps of Thickening Lotion.

 

3. Blow-dry using the Professional Series Tourmaline Ceramic Hair Dryer and a Ceramic 45mm Round Brush to create volume and a soft bend to the ends.

 

4. Create a center part and spray Dry Texture Spray liberally throughout the hair from the roots to the ends to create gritty volume and hold.

 

5. Take 1¼-inch sections and twist around a 1¼-inch curling iron in opposite directions, spraying each section with Luminous Hairspray Strong.

 


With the help of his team (and Moroccanoil® products), Kevin was able to style all the models for Marchesa’s Couture & Notte shows.

 

6. Pull the hair back using a clear elastic band to secure in a low pony. Pull the face-framing pieces of hair gently forward to create a soft feel.

 

7. Spray Dry Texture Spray throughout the front as well as the pony and finish with a beautiful velvet bow tied around the elastic band.

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