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Bridal Hairstyle Tutorials: The Classics


Some bridal hairstyles never seem to go out of fashion. That’s where our bridal hair style tutorials covering the classics come in.

In fact, you may be asked to re-produce versions of the classic bridal hair styles many times over.

However, each time you re-create a classic bridal hairstyle for a wedding, the hair styles will be slightly different. Depending on your client, whether that’s the bride, bridesmaids or the mother of the bride.

As a bridal hairstylist you will need to know how to work with a wide range of hair types and hair lengths.

You’ll also need to learn how to adapt each hair style to suit not only your client’s hair type but also their face shape.

Some bridal hairstyles require classic hair prep, ie heated rollers, and with others you may need to tong the hair, especially if you are looking to create classic Hollywood waves.

Our online bridal hair tutorials will help you prepare for the job at hand.

low bun hair up style bridal hairstyle by Pam Wrigley wedding hairstylist
low bun hair up style bridal hairstyle by Pam Wrigley


You will need to know how to create a wide range of wedding and bridal hairstyles, and we’re here to help.

And because we have such a wide range of classic bridal hairstyle tutorials, we’ll be able to make sure you build a good all round knowledge of these classic wedding hairstyling techniques.

We have a wide range of bridal hairstyle tutorials that you can follow step by step, as you work your way through the hairstyle course work.

The bridal hair online course work tutorials cover everything from classic, vintage and current wedding day hairstyles. You will also find out how to work with different hair lengths and hair types including long and short hair, and naturally curly hair.

From a simple, classic, half up style with soft curls, right through to a more structured styles.

And because our online bridal hair course is endorsed by Habia, the Uk’s leading hair and beauty industry authority, you can be confident that you are enrolling on a high quality, in-depth online learning course.

vintage bridal hairstyle hollywood waves by Pam Wrigley


Vintage hairstyles can take a bit more time to create, but the extra effort is definitely worth it.

You may be asked to re-create a classic hairstyle for a themed wedding, party or special event.

However, you don’t need to look any further, because we have a wide range of classic and vintage hairstyle tutorials for you to watch on the online bridal hair course.

Learn how to do the all important hair prep and how to create these classic hair styles for long and short hair.

So, whether you have been asked to create a vintage Hollywood wave, a classic Audrey Hepburn or a beautiful 1920’s finger wave, you’ll find the answers all in one place.

vintage hairstyle bridal by Pam Wrigley


Bridal hairstyles that stand the test of time

We have a wealth of experience creating beautiful classic and vintage hairstyles, that stand the test of time.

Award winning hair stylist Pam Wrigley, our founder and head trainer, has been creating beautiful bridal hairstyles almost 30 years.

Because Pam has worked with brides of all nationalities and has created many 1000’s of hairstyles over the years, her expertise is in demand.

But all you need to do is join our online bridal hair course and you’ll be able to carry Pam’s hairstyling expertise with you every day of the week.

As a result, you’ll have lots off invaluable help and advice at your finger tips.

Whether you need the answer to a hairstyle dilemma for a current, vintage or classic wedding hairstyle.

vintage waves bridal hairstyle with hollywood waves and curls by Pam Wrigley


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.

Including hair up, braids, blow-dry, curly girl and Afro hair style tutorials.

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Glamourous Up Do Tutorial: Julia Roberts Oscars Hairstyle

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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.

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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.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]



Get the look: January Jones – Create Soft, Vintage Hollywood Waves

For the premiere of ‘The Last Man on Earth’ last month January Jones sported a rather unique look which is perfect for turning heads on a night out. The left side had soft waves cascading to her shoulder where as the right was tied back out of the way in a slicked back style which gave a clean, modern, asymmetric feel.


Here’s how to get the look

Step one:

Wash and condition your hair as normal and then leave it to air dry naturally. Take your volumising spray and mist it at the roots, on the top, and at the sides of your hair. Use a boar bristle brush and your hair dryer to smooth along the hairline and add in some extra volume at the roots.

Step two:

Now you can create a deep side parting on the right side of your head. You can also part from just behind your left ear, over to the deep side parting. Clip up the section that you have just created at the top left side of your head.

Step three:

With the rest of your hair gather it all up into a sleek bun just under the crown. When you are happy with the position of the bun you can use hairpins to secure it in place. Use a small amount of glossing cream to smooth over any flyaways for a clean look.

Step four:

Unclip the section of hair at the top left side of your head. Use a ¾ inch curling tong and take hold of one inch sections of hair creating pin curls. Leave your hair to completely cool so that the curls are set. Gently brush the hair downwards towards your face so that you create a deep wave effect that is soft and smooth.

Step five:

Finish off by spritzing over your hair with hairspray to keep everything in place.

By Gemma

Try the Trend: 1920s Glamour Hair, Lips, Eyes and Skin Top Tips

This is definitely a trend that will never go out of fashion. Classic, elegant, and perfect for the party season. Just look to The Great Gatsby for your inspiration. We have put together all you need to think about, from your make up to your hair, so that you can recreate this style with ease.

The Hair

Pin curls were a huge trend in the 20s. You can achieve the look by tonging small sections of hair, clipping them up and then leaving them. Once they have completely cooled release them and spray with hairspray before pinning up again to frame your face. If you don’t have enough time you can wear a pretty bejewelled or feathery headband. Accessories were all the rage so go for it.

The Lips


To achieve the 1920s cupid bow, start by applying foundation all over your lips to guarantee that you have a smooth, even base to work on. The popular shades at the time were deep reds, plums, and browns so use a lip pencil of your chosen shade and use light strokes to line and then colour in your lips. Take your lip brush and apply a similar shade lipstick to finish off the look.

The Skin

No need to bother with fake tan for this look, the 20s were all about a flawless creamy complexion. Scrap the bronzer and just use a sheer powder and pale pink blusher to highlight your features.

The Eyes

Super smokey eyes were all the rage so just think smudgy eye liner and big lashes. Curl your lashes and apply two coats of jet black mascara or invest in some false lashes. Either purchase strip lashes or get individual lashes and apply them at the outer corners of your eyes.

By Gemma

Vintage Hollywood Waves ‘How-To’ Tutorial With Pam Wrigley

Hollywood Vintage Waves: the epitome of old school glamour and understated sex kitten in the hair world! Inspired by the likes of Veronica Lake and championed ever since by a list of celebrities as long as a wartime sweetheart’s perfect pins, this has been the one trend that never gets old. If you’ve ever fancied trying your hand at this all time classic but never quite know where to start, then Bridal Hair Academy is here to help! Follow our step by step ‘how to’ guide, created just for you by award winning stylist Pam Wrigley, and watch that perfect style fall into place as easy as key lime pie.


Step 1: For best results start with day old hair and prepare with a fab setting lotion. Twist and clip the hair into individual sections about an inch and a half wide. Starting at the nape of the neck, carefully wrap each bit around your pre-heated small/medium tongs and hold for around 20 seconds – make sure that you hold the hair gently in place, rather than clamping, and try not to burn your fingers!


Step 2: Bring the hair together on the curling tongs towards the end of the 20 second hold to ensure a soft line.


Step 3: Once you have curled a section, wind it up and pin it securely into place to hold the shape and keep it out of your way. Continue steps 1 and 2 on all back sections.


Step 4: Pulling the front sections forward and away from the temples, create your final ringlets and secure them neatly in front of the ears.


Step 5: Once you have curled and pinned all of your sections, spray a generous amount of medium hold hairspray all over. Pam’s favourite for this is Elnett, but feel free to use your preferred brand. Leave to set for around 20 minutes.


Step 5: Once you are happy that the hair has been held in place for long enough, un-clip each section and allow to fall into what should be quite tight ringlets. Don’t worry if it comes out looking a bit 80s perm to start with – believe it or not, this is what we want to see!


Step 6: Using a wide paddle brush (in a perfect world, a Mason Pearson boar bristle and nylon one!), gently brush through the ringlets wrapping the curls around your hand or the brush itself and pulling through in the direction of the curls, bringing each part together.


Step 6: After brushing out, you should be left with smooth waves throughout, rather than separate strands. At this stage, you can either leave it here if you prefer this style with extra volume, or continue on to step 7…


Step 6: To finish the hair in the ‘swept over one shoulder’ fashion that is utilised so much by celeb hair stylists, keep brushing the curls out until you are happy with the amount of wave left in. Bring the front of the hair down in front of the face with a very deep, side parting for the extra ‘wow’ factor and push one side over the shoulder and one behind. Finish with a small amount of high gloss serum on the ends for complete perfection!

Et voila! For further assistance directly from Pam Wrigley or to view latest HD video tutorials, be sure to sign up for a Bridal Hair Academy annual membership. x