Heated rollers – if there’s one thing a bridal hairstylist needs in her arsenal, it’s these babies!

 

If you’ve ever attended one of our bridal hair courses, you’ll know that the first thing we cover is correct roller positioning for beautiful, bouncy curls. Even our students who have been styling hair for years find this incredibly useful as Pam’s special techniques, learned from over 20 years of creating beautiful hairstyles, allows for ease of use and gorgeous results every time.

 

Because we love heated rollers so much and we’re always recommending our favourites to our students, we’ve now started selling these in our shop, so you don’t need to go on the hunt for the very best – you can buy them straight from us!

 

Unless you’re used to using heated rollers, you might not be familiar with the effect or know why you need these in your bridal hairstyling kit for almost every style you will ever create. Regardless of whether you’re going for a curly style or a smooth and sleek look, heated rollers are the best way to give your client’s hair fabulous root lift and bounce, creating the perfect base for any style.

 

If you are using your heated rollers for the purpose of creating curls, it’s really important to get the positioning right so that they fall beautifully (get in touch for a Create Beautiful Hair roller setting plan). You can create different types of curls and waves too depending on how you lay the hair onto the roller – you can do a classic wind for a corkscrew curl, or a wind with a twist for more of a beachy wave.

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Want to learn more about these techniques? Join us on one of our 2 day bridal hair courses or 4 day bridal hair courses. Can’t make those? Sign up online and start creating beautiful styles today!

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Bridal Hairstyles Created With Heated Rollers

Want to see what styles we’ve created using heated rollers? Here’s a selection by Pam Wrigley.

4 Day Bridal Hair Course:

Student Portfolio Photoshoot

Last week we enjoyed another hugely successful 4 day bridal hair course in London, with students of all experience levels and backgrounds finishing with some really gorgeous hairstyles!

Our 4 day bridal hair course is intensive and fun filled, with live models for our students to work on and a professional portfolio photoshoot on the final day to showcase their new skills.

During the 4 day bridal hair course, students learn expert techniques on how to create up-do’s for long, short & medium length hair as well as everything you need to know about hair prep and securing, with lots of hands on practice with beautiful live models who love having their hair done!

 

Our student styles on the final day of last week’s 4 day bridal hair course for their portfolio photoshoot were so great that we just had to share them with you! Here are some of our favourites…

Student Hairstyles: Portfolio Photoshoot

Our students learn how to create a wide range of wedding, prom and special occasion hairstyles – from smooth and sleek to relaxed and tousled – and leave us with the skills to create any hairstyle, not just the ones we’ve demonstrated.

Join us on our 4 day bridal hair course in London (suitable for all experience levels) and become a qualified bridal hair stylist, in association with AQA.

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It never ceases to amaze us how many gorgeous styles our hair course students come out with! No matter what your experience, total beginner or trained professional, you can rest assured that by the end of your 2 or 4 day bridal hair course, you too will have created some really amazing styles and come away with the skills to create many more!

Here’s some phone snaps from our latest 2 day London course showcasing some of the student’s great work. Well done CBH Students! We’re so proud :)

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.

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.

Today, we’re taking a look back for one of our favourite up dos which came from Nicole Kidman back in 2013. We have put together a quick ‘how to’ of our own version of this pretty curved lace braid for you to try your hand at…

Step 1: You need to start off by adding in lots of texture as it will not work well on sleek, glossy hair. If the hair has been freshly washed then comb through mousse and tousle it as you blow dry.

Step 2: Set the hair in hot rollers and leave them in for five minutes, or alternatively curl with tongs and once cool comb through with your fingers to separate up the ringlets.

Step 3: Take hold of a section of hair just above the left ear and create a lace braid from the left to the right adding in pieces of hair as you go. Once you have braided across the middle of the head you can begin to curve the braid down until you reach the right ear. Finish the braid off as a regular plait and secure with a clear hair band.

Step 4: Start at the left side again and create a second lace braid just under the first. Braid in exactly the same way again curving once you reach the middle of the head; make sure that you add in hair from the hairline as you curve round pulling in all of the hair. Finish with a regular plait and secure with another hair band.

Step 5: Roll up the second braid to make a spiral and fix in place with bobby pins.

Step 6: Take hold of the first braid and curl it round the second braid and again pin in place.

With braids all the rage, we took a look back at the archives and spotted this ‘do from Hilary Duff. Back in 2010 she rocked this look at the book signing of her novel Elixir. The beauty of it is that it is not initially clear how many braids there are, where they start, or where they finish. It is quite a difficult look to recreate but we have broken it down into a step by step guide for you to follow. The style obviously works best on those with long hair, either wavy or straight.

Step 1: Divide hair up into four separate sections; one at the top, bottom, left and right. Clip up all of the sections except for the one on the right.

Step 2: With this section do a slightly loose French braid until you reach just behind the ear and then change to a regular braid. When you come to the end secure it with a clear band.

Step 3: Now do exactly the same with the section on the left side.

Step 4: Take the section at the top of the head and again French braid until you get to the crown where you switch to the regular braid.

Step 5: Divide up the bottom section into five separate sections and braid each one into a regular braid, securing with clear bands.

Step 6: With each of the five bottom braids you now need to wrap them from left to right, pinning them as you go.

Step 7: Take hold of the side braids and weave them together to create a swirly shape, making sure that you tuck any ends under. Again as you go make sure to pin them in place.

Step 8: With the area that is left at the top of the head, fill this space by swirling the final braid. This should also give the style some height. Pin as you go and then spray over with some strong hold hairspray to keep everything in place.

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As you may have already heard, our bridal/red carpet hair courses with award-winning stylist Pam Wrigley are going nationwide for autumn 2015! First stop: Redruth, Cornwall.

Join us for 2 full days of fun, intensive learning, where you will leave equipped with the knowledge and skill to be able to go out and create any style! Whether you’re hoping to start up your own hair styling business in Cornwall, looking to stay up to date with all the latest looks and boost your confidence, or attending just for fun; our bridal/red carpet hair up courses are suitable for all experience levels!

In groups with a maximum of 10 students, you will learn everything you need to know to create beautiful hair styles on long, short and medium length hair – all for only £355!

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When you come for your hair-up training with us in Cornwall, everything you need will be provided and certification is included in the cost. Our course will be held at the fabulous, Melting Pot Cafe Training Rooms, in a spacious training room with an abundance of natural lighting – perfect for creating beautiful styles!

Course Date: 6th & 7th October

Course Times: 9:30am – 5:30pm

Course Price: £355

Course Schedule

Day 1

  • Styles for short & medium length hair
  • Hair Prep
  • Tumbling up-do’s (Grecian)
  • French Pleat & Audrey Hepburn for short hair
  • Red Carpet styles for short hair
  • Low buns for short hair / Finger waves
  • Tumbling over the shoulder styles
  • Working with extensions
  • Mother of the bride styles

Day 2

  • Working with long, thick, heavy hair
  • Different Curling techniques
  • Vintage waves
  • High Buns & Low Buns
  • French Pleat & Audrey Hepburn for Long hair
  • ½ up styles
  • Plaits: all types covered including rope twists, fishtail & waterfall
  • Using donuts and padding
  • Securing hair accessories
  • Advice on de-coding Google, ad campaigns, pricing

Suitable for ALL experience levels.

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We look forward to seeing you in Cornwall!

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We love Julianne Hough who always provides us with short hair inspiration. She is never afraid to try something new, this time sporting a textured faux hawk to the Golden Globes. The style actually looked amazing with the art deco inspired Monique Lhuiller dress and gave it an edgy yet sophisticated twist.

 

Step one:

Shampoo and condition hair, adding an extra dose of conditioner to remove any tangles and ensure that it is lovely and glossy. Remember to rinse it out well.

Step two:

Spritz over with volumising spray about an inch from the roots to give it some extra lift. Blow dry hair well using a round brush until it is completely dry.

Step three:

Start from the back of the head and backcomb small one to two inch horizontal sections until you have worked your way right to the front. Take hold of the backcombed Mohawk section and clip it up so it is out of the way.

Step four:

Gently tease the sides to give them extra texture and volume and then part the hair on each side of the temple. Take one of the sides and divide it into a top and bottom section. Twist these back to the nape of the neck, creating little ponytail which then need to be pinned in place. Do exactly the same on the other side.

Step five:

With the top section take three inches of hair from the front, twist the hair to the left hand side and pin it in place. Then take the following three inches, twist to the right and again pin in place. Keep doing this until you reach the back of the head and you have made a twisted style Mohawk.

Step six:

To finish off you can use a touch of volumising spray or dry shampoo to add extra texture and volume where needed, followed by some strong hold hairspray to ensure the style stays in place.

By Gemma