Having the right hair products and kit for creating beautiful bridal hairstyles is absolutely essential if you want to get the most out of the hair you’re working with, whatever it’s type, but with so much on the market these days it can be tough to choose those must have items without risking a lot of expensive trial and error first.
We know how important it is to get your kit right and how tough it can be without years of experience behind you to know what it is you want and need, and what makes certain products and kit something really worth having.
To help you out, we’ve put together a list of some of Pam Wrigley’s (our founder, head trainer and award-winning bridal hairstylist with over 20 years experience in the industry!) must have hair products and kit for creating beautiful bridal hairstyles:
No bridal hairstylist’s kit bag is complete without a set or two of fantastic heated rollers! Perfect for creating big, bouncy curls and gorgeous volume for the base when creating any style. On our 2 and 4 day hairstyling courses, the very first thing we cover is correct roller settings and we go on to use them for almost every style! Pam always recommends these as must have hair products and kit for creating beautiful bridal hairstyles.
With endless new, fancy options coming out on a seemingly daily basis, it’s easy to veer towards splashing out and getting whatever mega expensive ones are available, but Pam’s absolute favourites are actually the very affordable Babyliss Pro Rollers in plastic, NOT ceramic, as she finds that these create curls that hold much better.
Boots Curl Crème
Again, the most expensive option is not always necessary! Boots own brand curl crème is Pam’s number 1 product for working with curly hair to keep curls smooth, well defined and frizz free.
As you can probably imagine, Pam has tried and tested a lot of hair products, but this bargain tub at just £2 works perfectly every time. For that price you can’t go wrong, so stock up while you can!
If you’re keen to create some gorgeous vintage styles then a set of tongs (19mm & 25mm) or a wand (25-13mm) is what you need to go in with your hair products and kit for creating beautiful bridal hairstyles.
Pam loves Diva Wands, which work brilliantly and also come with a very effective heat-proof glove which rivals any others she has tried and is definitely something you want to have – get one now before you find out why the hard way!
Getting the right hairspray to finish and hold your lovely hairstyles is integral for getting the right look. Something even a little bit too heavy will weigh down the hair and ruin your hard work, and too light will of course just not work at all the way you need it to.
Fortunately, Pam has got you covered as she knows exactly what you need for that ‘Goldilocks’ hairspray – Elnett Professional Hair Spray. This is not the same as the stuff you can buy in regular shops, which Pam finds is a bit too wet and can make hair crispy; this professional variation is available from hairstylist wholesalers and is a much finer spray that is unnoticeable and easy to brush our whilst still having strong hold.
Fishing Tackle Box
It may sound like an odd thing for a bridal hairstylist to add to her shopping list, but a fishing tackle box really is high up on the list of must have hair products and kit for creating beautiful bridal hairstyles!
Pam’s 20+ years of hairstyling experience has taught her that staying well organised is imperative. It not only makes your job much easier, but is also will save you money in the long run when you lose less and it will also look much better to your clients.
A large, shallow fishing tackle box is perfect for keeping all of your clips, grips, pins and elastics organised and secure. Try the Fox Range Stack N Store 16 Compartment Box – it will change your life!