HAIRSTYLE TUTORIALS FOR SHORT HAIR

WORKING WITH SHORT HAIR

Join the online bridal hair course and watch our wide selection of hairstyle tutorials for short hair, and learn how to create a wide variety of hairstyles.

As a bridal hairstylist you will be asked to create beautiful wedding day hairstyles for all different hair lengths, and lots of your clients will have short hair!

We also have hairstyle tutorials showing you how to work with padding and extensions. Invaluable if your short hair clients want to add a bit off extra oomph to their wedding day hair styles.

HAIR STYLING TECHNIQUES FOR SHORT HAIR

Bridal hairstylists need to be able to call upon a wide range of hair styling techniques.

The styling method you choose will depend in part, on just how short the hair is!

Whether you are working with a short pixie cut, a choppy bob or smooth, sleek shoulder length hair we have hairstyle tutorials to help.

So, whether you decide to blow-dry, curl, keep the hair down or create a gorgeous up-do, help is at hand.


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SHORT HAIR STYLE TUTORIALS

As an online bridal hair course member you will learn how to work with different hair types, and find out what kit to buy.

Whatever the hair type and whatever the hair length.

Whether you are creating a current hairstyle for the bride or a classic hairstyle for the mother of the bride.

With the help of Pam and out team of style professionals you’ll be able to follow out in-depth style tutorials.

So, whatever the hair type, thick, thin, curly, wavy or straight, you’ll find the perfect short and long hair style tutorials right here on our online bridal hair course.

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Join us and learn how to create beautiful hair styles by following our wide selection of hair style tutorials.

There are over 150 in-depth hairstyle tutorials on the online bridal hair course.

So you’ll be able to learn hairstyles for long and short hair, curly girl styles, blow dry tutorials, braids and Afro hair style tutorials.

So there’s lots to choose from!

We have 2 membership options available so you can choose a learning method that is best for you.

Both membership options include access to all video content: hair prep, hair up, braids, blow-dry, curly girl and Afro hairstyle tutorials.

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Five Simple Steps to The Best Blow Dry Ever

Achieving that dream blow dry is something that all bridal hairstylists absolutely must know how to do. It might not be something you do a lot, but when you get a client that simply wants their hair blow dried to perfection for their big day, you’d better know how to do and it do it well.

There are different levels of greatness to a blow dry: some hairstylists feel it’s enough to end up with the hair dry and not a total mess; others like to use a particular hairdryer as their tool of choice to create a sleek style but hairstylists who train with create beautiful hair know that blow-drying can be used for so much more.

On our Online Bow dry & hair up course, and our 1 day intensive blow drying course, you’ll learn not only how to blow dry hair to perfection.

You’ll discover amazing pro techniques on how to style your client’s hair big and bouncy, smooth and straight, enviably curly and of course, all with gorgeous volume and movement.

There is no better way to learn than by watching the best in the industry and then going for it with loads of hands-on practice, which is what we offer on our 1 day blow drying course and virtually, on our online blow dry/bridal hair course too. But the next best thing is to get a few great tips that you can then work on at home. In today’s blog, that’s exactly what you’re going to get.

 

Here are five simple steps to the best blow dry ever!

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Avoid Friction

When the hair is still wet and you’re preparing to blow dry, the first thing you’ll need to do is remove around 70% of that moisture. We all know that heat-styling is not brilliant for hair health, so reducing the time that you need to keep those locks under hot air is a must is you want your client to have glossy tresses with minimal frizz.

To do this, you should squeeze the hair in a microfibre towel – never rub, as this friction leaves the hair dry and brittle. Apply a light leave-in conditioner as a moisturiser and detangler and then remove tangles using a tangle teezer.

Prep with Products

Once you have let the hair dry off a bit, it’s time to prep with excellent products! A volumizer spray either just at the roots or throughout the hair for plumper strands all over can really make all the difference to both fine hair that needs a bit of extra filling out and heavy hair that struggles to hold that bounce.

We love the Kerastase Volumifique spray which is milky and lightweight enough to not weigh down the hair, conditioning and a texturizer too which will help to hold the finished style in place for longer.

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Rough Dry

You won’t have the time to allow the hair to air dry to the point where it needs to be, so flip your client’s head upside-down and rough dry, using your fingers to tousle through, until you reach that 70% point.

Always keep moving the heat around the scalp to lift the roots all over and maximise the effectiveness of your chosen products, applied in the previous step.

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Section

Sectioning is a MUST for blow drying hair – you simply can’t achieve any look worth having without it. Follow a basic roller setting pattern for your sections and then begin to blow dry using a mixed boar bristle round brush lifting the section up and away from the face, with the nozzle and air-flow pointing up the hair, from the root to tip.

Once you have dried a section, roll it in on the brush and then clip into a vertical pin-curl on the scalp. Once you’ve made your way around the whole head, your pin-curls will have had at least 5 minutes to cool, so you can go ahead and take those out one by one.

Choose Your Look!

Now that the blow drying is done, you can choose to leave the hair untouched for a neat look and finish with a light hold hairspray, or give the hair a good shake through with your fingers for a more natural, loose style.

Adjust the parting to suit and complete with a spritz of TIGI Full Of It finishing spray (holding the can 10 inches away) for maximum but flexible hold.

Party Season ‘How To’: Looped Braids Boho Updo

Party season is well and truly underway, so it’s time to get yourself well acquainted with some of the hottest looks out there for the coming months. Whether your clients are Halloween party goers; wanting to look their very best for Christmas or New Year or winter brides, having great hair is a must across the board, whatever the celebration.

To get you going with your party season styles, we’ve put together a step-by-step ‘how to’ guide for creating one of the most popular looks of the moment: Looped Braids Boho Updo!

Love this style and want to learn more? Sign up to our online course for 100s of full length video tutorials with bridal hair expert Pam Wrigley.

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Prep the hair and set in rollers for beautiful movement throughout the style and elegant root lift. Read all about the hair prepping techniques you can learn with us online, here.

Follow our step-by-step ‘How-To’ guide…

Step 1 / Part the hair in the centre and draw out a few pieces to frame the face for a soft look.

Step 2 / Gather a small section (about 2 inches) to the left of the parting and begin a regular Dutch braid.

Step 3 / Continue the braid but when you cross the right over the middle strand pick up a new, small section of hair along the and cross it into the braid.

Step 4 / Cross the left over the middle as usual and then again, bring the right strand across and bring in a new section of hair.

Step 5 / Repeat this two more times until you have four new pieces brought into your braid.

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Step 6 / ‘Seal’ this waterfall braid (which is what you’ve now created!) with a single ‘stich’ of your regular Dutch braid again.

Step 7 / Continue the braid, crossing the left over the middle and this time pick up a new section on the left side but underneath the braid rather than on top as before and bring it into the braid to create your first loop.

Step 8 / Repeat this process twice, bringing in a new section of hair to the left of the first looped piece, again the the second and then finally to the third.

Step 9 / Finish the braid out in a Dutch braid and then gently back-comb the end of the braid to hold it closed, or if you prefer, tie with a clear elastic.

Step 10 / Create an identical braid on the other side of the parting and then bring your finished braids around the head to the back, pull open a small gap in the end stitch and move the left braid through the right braid. Secure with grips using Pam’s ‘up and over technique for a style that won’t budge!

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Want bigger braids for this party season style? Now’s the time to loosen them out! Gently pull at the sections to open the braid up and make them more noticeable.

If you love this style as a half up, half down do – stop here. If you want to carry on and create an amazing updo…keep going!

Step 11 / Bring the loose hair that has been left down into a ponytail and tie with a clear elastic at the point where you would like to create your messy bun.

Step 12 / On the last loop of tying the ponytail, pull the hair halfway through to create a bun.

Step 13 / Take small sections from the top of the bun shape you have created, bring them up towards the head and secure into place with Kirby grips.

Step 14 / Finally, use the fanned ends of the hair that have been left out of the bun by tucking them into the hair band underneath each of the pinned sections.

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Got a style that you’d love to learn for party season? Sign up as an online student today and if we don’t already have a tutorial for it, contact us and Pam will make you your very own ‘how to’!

Timeless Braided Styles: Elegant Plaits & Braids for Mature Brides

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Plaits & Braids – Timeless, always in fashion and great for all ages! Knowing how to create gorgeous plaits & braids and styles that incorporate them is a must for every Bridal Hair Stylist out there.

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It is a common misconception to think that plaits and braids are only for the younger generations but this couldn’t be more wrong! Whilst it’s true that you can create some really contemporary braided styles that would suit a young, edgy bride down the ground and messy Boho glamour looks that are usually requested by younger clients, braids aren’t just for fashion looks – you can also create extremely elegant styles or period dos using classic braiding techniques that your more mature brides are going to absolutely love.

 

As a Bridal Hair Stylist, it’s your job to be able to point your clients in the right direction when it comes to designing a style that works perfectly for them, but many stylists find themselves a bit ‘stuck in a rut’ when it comes to styling older brides, offering them the same traditional looks time and again. If this sounds like you, it’s time to break that habit! Change things up a bit for your mature brides and have some nifty braiding tricks up your sleeve that you can really ‘wow’ them with.

Braided Style Inspiration for Mature Brides

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The Braided Bun

 

A favourite among all brides, both young and old, and one of the first looks we’ll teach you how to create and play with on our Bridal Hair Course. The Braided Bun is one of those incredibly versatile hair styles that can be the perfect choice for a traditional bride getting married in a cathedral or very formal setting or just slightly tweaked to look the part at a festival themed wedding or in a beautiful, rustic barn.

Not only is this ‘do fantastic for all ages and backdrops, but it’s also a really easy one for you to put together.

Make it your own by toying with the plait positioning, type and and perhaps even amounts. A single, chunky Dutch braid wrapped over the top of the bun base looks fab, as does something more intricate such as a bun with fishtail braids woven throughout. Have fun with it!

Watch & Learn:

Want to create a really big bun? Here’s how to get the look you want…

Grecian Style

 

Plaits are a gorgeous addition to Grecian styles, whether tumbling or secured into an up-do. This is a really elegant style that works beautifully for mature brides wanting a style that is feminine and graceful without being too ‘girlish’.

Wear it down with plenty of volume at the crown and tumbling curls beneath a waterfall braid, or style it up with a fishtail plait and loose strands softening the frame of the face.

Watch & Learn:

Take a look at our short video tutorial ‘Backcombing Made Easy’ to learn how to create amazing root life and volume for your styles.

Braided Chignon

 

The Chignon is a style that every bridal hair stylist out there should be familiar with as it works so well for all ages, hair types, hair lengths and face shapes.

Traditionally kept sleek and then often adorned with hair accessories, you can easily add to this look by including a French Braid or two to the side of the parting, reaching right back to the nape of the neck. Your mature brides will love it!

Watch & Learn:

Is your client’s style secure? Here’s how to check…

Dual Textured Side-Braid

 

A side-swept braid is a glamourous style that many mature brides with lovely long locks will adore. It is super-sexy whilst still feeling ‘age-appropriate’ – something that lots of older brides covet but think is out of the question.

By setting the hair in rollers first to create plenty of root lift and texture throughout the hair, you’ll be off to a good start with extra grip for that braid and the result will be a finished style that is full of life and thickness.

Pull the hair over to the desired side and then begin your plait with a French Braid on each side to pull the hair back away from the face. Once you reach the nape of the neck, clip the hair to avoid in unravelling and transition into the braid of your choice.

It’s official! Our LIVE bridal hair webinars with Pam Wrigley have now started, with our first one just gone and lots more to come.

 

You may have heard it through the grape vine already, but it is true that our online webinars, available exclusively to our online students, are absolutely FREE!

 

Join Pam on our live sessions and watch her create amazing bridal hairstyles, ask her your hairstyling questions there and then and even send in your requests for future webinars, if there are any styles you’d love to learn or techniques you feel you need help with.

Bridal Hair Webinars

Bridal Hair Webinars

We know that many of you choose to train with us online because you’re unable to attend one of our face to face courses, and we know that sometimes the idea of training in anything at home can bit a bit daunting if you feel like you’re going it alone. Because of this, we aim to make our online course as interactive as possible and have lots of ways in which you can get to know your teacher, Pam Wrigley.

 

Our live bridal hair webinars are informal, friendly and available to all of our online students – all you have to do is book. Taking part in these webinars is a fantastic way to further your bridal hairstyling education and even gives you the opportunity to see styles you want to learn (if they’re not already available online!) and ask any questions that you’ve been stuck on. It’s also really helpful to listen and learn from other student’s questions, just as you would in any group class.

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What to Expect

Our live bridal hair webinars are an hour long and lots of fun, not to mention free for all of our online students!

Once you’ve booked onto your webinar (do it quick because spaces are limited), you’ll need to register your details so you’re ready to go when the time comes. All you need is decent internet to take part.

You won’t be expected to do anything during the webinar, so don’t worry if you’re a complete beginner. However, you will get the opportunity to ask questions at any time as Pam takes you through whatever it is you’re learning about that day.

We’ve got loads of bridal hair webinars coming up over the next few months! Here’s what’s on offer:

 

Soft, relaxed bridesmaid up-do 

 

What You’ll Learn

Learn expert tips for quick hair prep & tips for soft relaxed up-do’s

When

1pm, 23rd September 2016 (GMT)

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Get to grips with hair prep

 

What You’ll Learn

Find out how to work with different hair types and discover which methods work best.

When

1pm, 14th October 2016 (GMT)

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What You’ll Learn

Watch Pam create a soft & relaxed style with fresh flowers – perfect for brides and bridemaids!

When

1pm, 28th October 2016 (GMT)

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What You’ll Learn

Learn how to use the correct brushes and smoothing techniques for fabulous long lasting styles

When

1pm, 17th November 2016 (GMT)

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What You’ll Learn

Discover how to work with extensions for extra length and gorgeousness

When

1pm, 6th December 2016 (GMT)
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Do you dream of starting a new career as a bridal hairstylist, but just don’t feel you have the time or money to travel to and attend a course? Or are you a wedding hairstylist already who would love to stay on top of all the latest trends and the best techniques from the comfort of your own home, as well as having 1-2-1 advice from an award-winning hairstylist? If this sounds like you, then you’re going to love our AQA  UAS accredited online bridal hair course

 

We know that signing up for an online bridal hair course can be intimidating and that many other course providers aren’t quite clear enough about what they offer to give you a good idea of what you’re paying for or whether or not the course is really right for you. Create Beautiful Hair really stands out from the crowd in this respect – we want you to be 100% happy in the knowledge that our online bridal hair course is going to meet your needs, and from the feedback we’ve had from our students so far, it looks like we’re doing a pretty great job!

Our Online Bridal Hair Course

 

Want to know more about our online bridal hair course to figure out if it’s right for you? Here are a few frequently asked questions, with clear and thorough answers to help you decide:

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Who is the course taught by?

 

Pam Wrigley is an award-winning bridal hairstylist with over 25 year’s experience; a pro-hair live speaker in London and Manchester; a regular featured hairstylist and makeup artist in magazines and blogs such as Vogue, Pro Hairdresser, Brides, Confetti and Wedding Planner and the founder and head trainer of Create Beautiful Hair.

 

Our in-depth, step-by-step tutorials are brought to you by Pam, who has designed the videos to be able to share her ground breaking bridal hairstyling techniques in a clear and concise way. We also have other expert team members in some videos, to bring you the very best of braids and blow-drying.

 

You will learn primarily from these video tutorials, but we also have an ‘Ask Pam’ feature, which enables you to send your questions and progress pics to Pam at any time throughout the course. Pam will then get back to you for 1-2-1 coaching – at no extra cost! You can also continue to learn casually and use this feature once you have completed the course, meaning that when you start working you’ll have Pam on hand to guide you.

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What experience level is the course suitable for?

 

Our online bridal hair course is suitable for all experience levels – even those of you who feel totally clueless about proper hairstyling techniques. All we ask is that you love working with hair! You don’t need any existing qualifications to take part.

 

Whilst this is the case, don’t let this put you off if you are an experienced hairstylist looking at taking the course. The reason that our online bridal hair course is suitable for everyone is because we have hundreds of video tutorials available at varying levels of complexity.

 

We offer tutorials right from the beginning, showing how to correctly set rollers and how to prep the hair, right the way up to quite challenging hairstyles and advanced hairstyling techniques. If you are a pro hairstylist though, we do recommend that you watch our simpler tutorials too as the techniques that Pam uses are her own, developed over 25+ years of experience, and even advanced hairstylists often learn something new that completely changes their bridal hair game for the better!

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Will I be qualified upon completion of the course?

 

Yes, you will! Our online bridal hair course is AQA accredited, meaning that upon successful completion you will have an internationally recognised achievement award and will be ready to start working with clients anywhere in the world!

 

If you’re worried about paying for the course but not managing to successfully complete it, don’t be. Pam is always there to help, so before you submit your final work, you can send it to Pam first so that she can advise you on any changes you might need to make. There’s no rush, we offer 6 and 12 month’s memberships which is loads of time to complete the course at a leisurely pace. If you do find that you need a bit more time when you reach the end of your membership, you can always extend with our great student discounts.

For the premiere of Man Men series 7 January Jones rocked a twisted French braid and a unique makeup look – blue eyeliner on the top lashes and gold on the bottom. This pretty summer style is actually three braids in one using a trio of techniques to create an undone, twisted look.

How to

Step one: Begin with freshly washed hair and while it is still damp apply some mousse which will help to make styling easier.

Step two: While you are blow dying, back comb the hair and mist over with some finishing spray to tame flyaways.

Step three: Now that the hair is dry apply a small amount of oil through the mid lengths to the ends as this will make the hair much easier to braid.

Step four: Now you can begin braiding. Split the hair into three sections, left, right, and bottom, allowing the parting to fall naturally. Start with the section on the right and form a French braid. It should begin right at the very top of the head and finish at the lower neck. Secure with a clear hair elastic.

Step five: Next, take hold of the section on the left hand side. This should be used to make a rope braid right along this side. When you have finished you can connect this braid with the one on the right, using a clear hair elastic.

Step six: You should have one section of unbraided hair left. Use this to create a regular braid, braiding tightly from the top to the bottom. Fix with and elastic when you get to the end.

Step seven: Take hold of the three separate braids and plait together to make one finished braid. Secure it with another clear elastic. If there are strands which naturally frame the face then gently bend these with hair straighteners. Once you are happy you can spray all over the hair with finishing spray.

Smokey eyes are a go to look for many of us but what do we do for clients that want that sexy look, but a little lighter for warmer weather or daytime wear? Smokey eyes is a very popular look with clients, both bridal and special occasion, so it’s an important one to learn! We go through this look thoroughly on our 2 & 4 day makeup courses, so if you’re struggling, why not join us on one of our courses for Pam’s expert guidance? Here are some top tips and tricks to help you achieve a softer smokey eye:

Create A Lighter Look

Shimmer bronzer is your friend when it comes to the summer smokey eye and it is a great product to warm up your eyes. It is also perfect for giving a look that can be worn both day and night.

Give It Staying Power

For a look that won’t melt down your face in the heat, first apply a shadow primer followed by your shimmering and smokey eye shadows. A dot of Vaseline in the centre of the lid will help to highlight it. Long wearing and waterproof products are also a must during the summer months.

Get The Look

Begin by using a matte skin coloured shadow applying it from the lash line to the brow. With a medium to dark smokey shadow define the crease in a windscreen wiper motion. Blend this downwards towards your lashes making sure that you avoid the inner third of your eyelid. Take a darker shade and create a ‘V’ shape from your outer eye line right to the outer crease and blend towards the centre of your eyelid. Finish the look with gel eye liner along your lash line and then smudge.

Fix Any Mistakes

Don’t worry if you make a mistake, you can repair this with some makeup remover on a cotton bud to clean up and then reapply your makeup after. Just stay calm, and continue!

Don’t Shy Away From Shine

Metallic shades look great this season whatever colour you go for. Just remember that if the eye makeup is bold then choose a sheer lip colour.

Looking for that perfect hairstyle for a big night? We love Katherine Heigl’s chic up do that she wore to the ‘One for the Money’ premiere. This style is perfect for a prom or smart occasion like a wedding and is the ideal mix of stylish yet undone.

How To:

Step one: Ideally the hair should be washed the night before as this will actually make it easier to style. Failing that wash and condition as normal and then apply a touch of oil.

Step two: Rough dry the hair which will help to maintain the volume giving it an almost fluffy look. You do not want to be creating a smooth and sleek finish. Make sure that while you are blow drying the hair that you pull it all backwards just using your fingers as you do not want there to be a parting.

Step three: Now that the hair is completely dry take a clampless curling iron and select random sections of hair, wrapping them around the iron. Gradually make your way round from one side of the face to the other. The idea with the waves is to create some soft texture so just keep randomly adding them in throughout the hair.

Step four: Next use bobby pins and begin pinning the hair back into a collection of messy buns. With Katherine’s hair the stylist created an almost French twist/ bun look in an oblong shape. You can pull the hair back in whatever direction that it sits best, following the shape of the head. Pin as you go to hold everything in place, it doesn’t matter if the bobby pins are visible as this adds to the style. Mist over with hairspray so the look lasts all night.

One of our favourite Oscars hairstyles has to be from Julia Roberts who wore vintage Valentino to the 73rd Academy Awards back in 2001. She selected a gown from Valentino’s 1992 collection, looking the epitome of old Hollywood glamour when she collected the award for Best Actress in Erin Brockovich. Julia Roberts wore this vintage Valentino gown to the 73rd Academy Awards in 2001 where she won best Actress for Erin Brockovich. The black velvet gown with white piping was paired with subtle jewellery and make up and the most beautiful updo. Take a look at how to create our take on it.

Step one: Start with freshly washed and thoroughly dried hair. Apply a hair mousse that will lift the roots and evenly cover the hair from the roots to the tips. With the hair dryer and a large flat brush create extra body and shine.

Step two: Next create a side parting on the left side of the head. Then create a section from the parting to the top of the ear on both sides, and a final section from ear to ear at the back. Clip the bottom section out of the way.

Step three: With the back section you need to backcomb it to build in more volume. Smooth over the top of the section and create a loose ponytail. You can mist over the section with hairspray to tame any flyaways. Unclip the bottom section and then pin the ponytail into the base.

Step four: Now take all of the loose hair and roll it up into the base of the ponytail allowing it to spread out. Take hold of a large bobbypin and pin it right into the base.

Step five: Take the front section on the right hand side that you left out at the start, pulling it over to the left and wrap it around and under the roll. Pin in place and then do the same with the section on the left, pulling it over to the right wrapping it around and under the roll. Again pin it in place.