Category : Bridal

Dirty Hair Do’s

Ever wake up with mere minutes before you are supposed to be out the door? Not that I ever have either, but if you know someone who has these sort of issues, pass along these simple styles to do on yesterday’s (or last night’s) hair!



To get this look:

Redken Mineral Elixir

Pureology Strengthening Control Hairspray

2 elastics

4-6 bobby pins


First, spray Redken Mineral Elixir generously over day old hair to break-up and old product and give shine and workability.   Next, pin hair half up in a pony tail, leaving the nape section out.  Then, flip head upside down and start at the nape with a standard three section french braid.  Braid hair all the way to the ends and put a small elastic in it.  Then flip head back up and let the loose end of the braid lay loose and out of the way for now.  Next, Spray Pureology Strengthening Control Hairspray on the pony tail and gently back-comb it to rough up the texture with a soft brush (or fingers).  Separate the teased pony into three sections and wrap each one around the pony, securing with a bobby pin.  Follow with the remaining two sections, placing them in a pinwheel shape and anchoring the ends into the rubber-band for all day security.  Last, take the loose end of the french braid and wrap it around the outside of the bun and pin in place for an easy polished updo.




To get this look:

Tail Comb

Pureology Anti-Breakage Twist

& Strengthening Control Hairspray

2 elastics

8-10 bobby pins


First, apply a small amount of Anti Breakage twist on hair and twist into curls.  Use a curling iron for limp or straight hair. Next, use the tail comb to back comb an inch or two at the crown. Starting in the front, grab a section and spray with Strengthening Control hairspray. Lightly twist the hair back and away from the face, adding from the hairline as you go down each side. Every other time you add a section, mist again with hairspray and anchor with a bobby pin.  Use the end of the tail comb to loosen the twist as you go. Stop behind the ear on each side and secure with a bobby pin.  Scrunch in a little more Anti-Breakage Twist on the rest of the hair and tie it into a loose, low pony, leaving the ends doubled under the elastic. Split the hair above the pony and flip the hair over and through it so it sits flush against the neck.  Use tail come to tuck and pull ends out and secure with remaining bobby pins. Mist again with hairspray to seal in this perfectly imperfect look.




To get this look:

Tail Comb

Soft/Boar Bristle Brush

Pureology InCharge Hairspray

Pureology Radiance Amplifier

1 elastic

12+ bobby pins


First, take sections on the top to back crown area of the head spray with InCharge hairspray and tease lightly at the inch or two closest to the scalp. Brush hair smooth with a soft or boar bristle brush.  This look is great with short layers around the face or a fringe, but if you only have long layers, you can pull all the hair back, or use your tail come to remove strategic stands.  Divide the hair into three sections. Mist each section with hairspray and then smooth with the boar bristle brush. take the center section and twist into a low bun, securing on four sides with criss-crossing bobby pins.  Working from the hair closest to the face back, take about a third of one section and, wrap it over and around the bun, pinning it on the other side.  Work alternately, one side then the other, until all ends are secured over around the bun.  Use the end of the tail comb to tuck any ends sticking out. Mist Radiance Amplifier on the boar bristle brush and use this high-shine trick to lay down any fly-aways. Spray generous with InCharge to finish this timeless look.




To get this look:

Redken Powder Grit

Strengthening Control Hairspray

1” curling iron

1 elastics


Take leftover volume and curls and recycle it into this fresh effortless look by first sprinkling the crown with Powder Grit and working it in with fingers for volume and separation.  Bind hair loosely beneath and behind the ear in an elastic.  Shake hair to free shorter layers and fringe, or pull out a few framing pieces.  Spray with hairspray and wrap random sections around a 1” iron. Stretch curls while they are still hot for a relaxed but polished wave. Pull one strand from the under-side of the elastic and wrap the ends all the way around, pinning the ends securely into the band.  After curling the pony push from ends upwards into the hair for  extra volume.  Mist again with hair spray to lock in your carefree style!





Flowering Love

I am just floored by all the flowering beauty blossoming daily this time of year.  It seems a time where frivolity and youth rule… and who wouldn’t wanna jump on board with that scent on the air?  Embrace your summer sun-goddess self and dress your tresses with natural beauty!

Try for more hair pin options than you can imagine, and late bloomer studio (linked in photo below).


I love these pieces to dress up a beachy day that ends in a patio dinner by the water, but I also love them with a little vintage flair to dress up an updo for bridal looks or just a sweet embellishment on any special occasion style.


Now, if you are a girl with a unique flair for style and a heart fashioned like my own, the work of artist Lisa Toland will make your heart go pitter-patter. Her handcrafted floral hair pieces and jewelry are made with crocheted wire, ribbon, crystals and beads.  Each design is a one-of-a-kind sparkling treasure sure to get you noticed.  And she does custom bridal pieces, too!  Check her out at



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