Bridal HAIr styling Kit Essentials
Get the low down on your bridal hairstyling kit essentials
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“I have just joined your online course and was wondering what top 5-8 products I should have to get started. I have curlers, a training head, hairspray and a few clips but was wondering what else I would need as a starter?”
Ekta, one of my fabulous online bridal hairstyle students, she sent me this quick message on our student forum, regarding her bridal hair styling kit list.
And her message inspired me to write this article on essential items you need in your bridal hairstyle kit.
When you’re just starting out and learning how to be a bridal hairstylist, there are a few minimum, must have bridal hairstyling kit items that you’ll need to get for your wedding hair styling business.
There is a lot of information on this page! So get ready for some serious reading :)
You’ll find out what hairstyle kit essentials you’ll need to buy, the best way to store your grips, clips and whatnots. And where you can get good quality hair extensions.
You could take a quick look in the bridal hair styling online shop to buy your good quality 100% human hair practice heads.
Plus you’ll get 10% off & FREE postage.
CURLS FOR FABULOUS BRIDAL STYLES
Tongs & Wands
As a bridal hairstylist you’ll be called upon to create every type of curl, including soft & natural curls, corkscrew curls, beachy waves and Hollywood Waves.
So curling tongs will be the first thing to add to your hairstyling kit list.
I find the tongs I use most when I’m creating my beautiful bridal hairstyles are my Babyliss 25mm curling tongs. By the way – you will need tongs with a clamp :)
Tongs 19mm & 25mm
BRIDAL HAIR STYLIST ESSENTIALS
Straighteners / Straightening Irons
Create beautiful, loose curls quickly and easily with straighteners. Ideal for finishing a half up half down bridal hair-do or a quick fix for last minute hairstyle for the flower girls!
Personally I love using my Babyliss hair straighteners, as they are both good quality and they leave hair with a lovely, smooth finish without snagging. And what’s more, they won’t break the bank!
We have a great ‘quick straightener curl’ tutorial on our online bridal hair style course, which takes you step by step though how to prep the hair before going on to create beautiful curls.
BRIDAL & HAIR-UP STYLING
Bridal hairstyling practice head
Practice Makes Perfect. . . To get the best out of your bridal hairstyle training course It is worth spending money on a good quality practice head and you need 100% human hair.
We recommend a medium or high density practice head, with hair no shorter than 12-14 inches for your bridal hairstyling kit.
We want to help you get the right bridal hairstyling kit, so we’ve searched around for great quality practice heads for your bridal hairstyle/hair-up practice.
If I had to choose my favourite bridal hair practice head from our selection of manikin heads in our bridal hairstyle shop, it would be this one
I love it because the hair has different tones in it, and as a result, your hairstyles look fab in photos. It also has plenty of hair – and it has shoulders – so it looks a bit more realistic!
Having said that, the practice heads on this site will blow your mind!!!
The have some truly beautiful practice heads,`so you’re going to be spoilt for choice!
Bridal Hair Styling Prep
Heated rollers come into their own when you create classic bridal hairstyles, because they smooth out the cuticle on the hair so you get a gorgeous glossy result.
They are also great for gorgeous volume and natural looking, bouncy curls!
Heated rollers will make bridal hairstyling easy, especially when you’re just starting out! If you’re not quite sure how to put them in, don’t worry! We have a full length roller setting tutorial showing you just that.
Use them on their own, or alongside your tongs and straighteners as part of your bridal hairstyling kit, for a perfect result every time.
- Curling Tongs
- BaByliss Curling Tong or 5-in 1 Multifunction Curling Iron Set
- Good Quality Practice Head 100% human hair
- Bobby Pins & Hair Pins selection
- Brushes and combs:
- Tail comb & Section clips plus either Detangling brush & comb set or Tangle Teezer
Blow Drying Perfection
Blow drys are super popular at the moment, but you won’t necessarily need a hairdryer on day one, especially if you are just working on your practice head.
However, once you start working with clients you will definitely need one for your kit.
We love our Parlux hairdryers, our favourite brand of blow dry brushes are Head Hugger – they are just right for the job at hand.
What’s more, you’ll learn how to blow dry short, long & medium length hair, curly to straight. . .and straight to curly.
Bridal Hair Organisation
Fishing tackle box for grip storage
This may seem like an odd one, but staying well organised will make your life as a pro bridal hairstylist so much easier!
Try the Fox Range Stack N Store 16 Compartment Box
The best one I’ve found is the large / shallow size available at numerous fishing tackle suppliers online – you can find them here: www.harrissportsmail.com
Selection of Hair grips/Bobby Pins & Hair Pins
Hair grips/Bobby pin Sizes
- 3 cm, 4.5 cm and 6 cm
- Strong – approx. 4-4.5 cm and 6-6.5 cm
- Fine – approx. 4-4.5 cm
Suppliers of hair pins & grips
Wedding Hair Styling Products
Prep, Prime & Setting Lotions – Schwarzkopf Silhouette style & care lotion and Schwarzkopf Silhouette setting lotion/Pump Spray
We love L’Oreal Liss Control and Boots Essentials Curl Cream – great for smoothing out slightly more stubborn curls!
Goldwell Style Superego Cream you need this in your kit – fabulous for beautiful textured styles
Texturising Powder – Great for adding texture, volume and body to the hair. Dust It by Schwarzkopf and Big Sexy Hair Powder Play are a couple of the best one I’ve found.
Hair spray – You’ll need a hair spray that brushes out easily – it should be flexible on the hair so you can try different looks easily. We recommend Elnett Professional Hair Spray – regular hold – available at most beauty wholesalers. Also try Osis Session 3 – a great dry hair spray that is super strong but not heavy. It is good as a finishing spray.
Avoid regular Elnett available at most chemists and supermarkets as it can be quite wet and has a tendency to make the hair crispy.
Mousse – a medium or firm hold mouse will do the trick.
Bridal Hair Kit Extras
bridal hairstyling kit bits & bobs
Extension lead at least 3m long
Sectioning clips and curl clips
Donuts / Padding
Available from numerous suppliers.
I’ve found them nice and cheap at Inca UK – BTW – they call donuts ‘Bun Formers’.
Fabulous Bridal Hairstyles
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