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August 4, 2021

3 Bridal Cheats For Boho Updos That Last

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Boho Brides: How To Prevent Braided Updos From Falling Flat & Frizzy

Your boho bridal clients love fluffy braids with intricate details—but there’s a fine line between whispy, undone styles and messiness. That’s why bridal expert Sara Vanderstelt (@svglamour) is sharing her best secrets for building bridal styles that pop with piecey dimension AND will last from the ceremony to the after-party.

 

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#1: Don’t Lose Detail On Dark Brunettes  

The secret to creating styles that pop on brunettes is simple: Add more detail than you would on blondes or lighter hair colors. That extra detail work will reveal the texture and intricacies in the style. The KEY to doing this successfully is adding shine and reflection to dark hair.

 

That’s why Sara applies SexyHair® Healthy SexyHair Smooth & Seal to add shine and make the dimensional pieces pop more. The spray reduces flyaways and can be used on extensions, which is a MUST when working with different bridal clients.  

 

 
 
 
 
 
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#2: The Secret To Prevent Braids From Falling Flat

Nothing is worse than spending hours on an intricate bridal style, taking those micro sections and weaving with careful detail, only for the final look to fall flat. To avoid this, set yourself up for success early by properly prepping the foundation for long-lasting hold.

 

Here is Sara’s guide to prepping the hair:

 

  • Apply SexyHair® Healthy SexyHair Re-Dew conditioning dry oil and restyler from the mids to ends to tame frizz and add shine to the starting canvas.
  • Add grit! Sara layers SexyHair® Healthy SexyHair Surfrider to create texture and definition needed for fluffing out braids.

 

Pro Tip: Pancake Braids With Ease

Before you start pancaking—holding the braid with tension and carefully pulling out small sections piece by piece—always apply a dry texture spray. Sara uses SexyHair® Healthy SexyHair Laundry Day to absorb excess oil in the hair for the fluffiest braids possible.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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#3: How To Create Texture Without Flyaways

Here’s one of Sara’s favorite secrets to building texture in an updo: The smaller the braid, the more defined the texture will be. By starting with a small braid and expanding the hair in the pancaking process, those details will add definition into the pulled-out boho textured finish.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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