Wedding Hairstylist Tips: How to Work with Thin, Fine Hair
As a wedding hairstylist, you’re going to come across all sorts of hair types and each and every one has certain ways in which in needs to be worked with, for best results.
Many wedding hairstylists learn one way of doing things and then attempt to apply this to all hair types, but this is a straight path to making hairstyling mistakes that are easy to avoid. If you want to be at the top of your game for all clients, it’s important to learn how to work with all hair from thin and fine to big bouncy curls. Equip yourself with fantastic hairstyling knowledge and you’ll never be caught out!
On our wedding hairstylist courses, we always make sure to cover all aspects of styling and give you all the best tips for creating gorgeous styles for a wide variety of hair types so that you go away feeling confident that you can handle whatever your client presents you with.
Remember: if you’re feeling nervous about venturing out into the world of bridal hairstyling and feel as though you could do with some extra help on the go, you can sign up to our online wedding hairstylist course for access to hundreds of quick tips and a direct line of communication with Pam for 1-2-1 help and advice, whenever you need it.
This month on our blog, we’re going to cover some top tips on how to work with different hair types for the very best finish. Today is how to work with thin, fine hair – keep checking back for more!
Don’t Fear Backcombing
Backcombing looks scarier than it actually is – honest! If you do it right, you’re not going to ruin your client’s hair and it can make all the difference to a finished style.
One of the main things that you want to think about with fine hair is how to add in that extra volume without going crazy on the products and backcombing is a great way to do this. Just a little bit of teasing at the roots can go a long way in really plumping up a style and it will help your grips to stay put too!
Go Easy on the Product
It’s way too easy to overdo it with product on fine hair, leaving it looking limp and greasy, which is the last thing your client is going to want on her wedding day! You’re going to want to use some products such as hairspray and perhaps a dry shampoo or texturizer but steer clear of anything too heavy and instruct your client to not use any product on their hair before coming to you.
Do Use Hairspray
Just because you need to use products with caution doesn’t mean that fine hair doesn’t need it. If you’re curling very thin, fine hair using a great hairspray is essential, or those curls will be dropping out in five minutes!
Regular hairspray can be a bit too heavy to use in the amounts you’ll need for a good curl, even on thicker hair, but we love Elnett Professional hairspray which has a much finer mist. You can’t buy this from high-street shops so make sure that you stock up from hairstylist wholesalers.
We’re big fans of heated rollers and on our wedding hairstylist course, we’ll teach you how to set them perfectly to create an ideal base for every style. Using heated rollers to prep the hair is a must, particularly for fine hair, as this will add much-needed volume that looks really lovely and natural before you even begin creating your style.
Switch the Parting
If you’re really struggling to get the lift you want in your client’s thin hair, one thing you can try is switching their parting up for one they wouldn’t normally wear. This is a sneaky trick can can instantly give roots a boost away from the scalp for a thicker appearance.
As a wedding hairstylist, you’ve got to be able to give your client exactly what they want for their big day, so if they’ve got their heart set on a style that is better suited to longer, thicker hair don’t be afraid to use those hair extensions.