Bridal HAIr styling Kit Essentials

Get the low down on your bridal hairstyling kit essentials

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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.

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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.

As a result, curling tongs are an essential part of your bridal hairstyling kit. Whether you’re working with either poker straight hair or natural curls, fine, thin hair or long, thick, heavy hair.

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

Wand 25-13mm

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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.

Whether you’re working with long or short hair, fine or thick straight or naturally curly, a pair of straighteners are a must have for your bridal hairstyling kit.

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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

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.

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Blow Drying Perfection

Hair dryer

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.

Don’t for get you can learn how to create the perfect curly blow dry with our fabulous tutorials, which are available on our online bridal hair course.

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

Hair pins:

  • Strong – approx. 4-4.5 cm and 6-6.5 cm
  • Fine – approx. 4-4.5 cm

Suppliers of hair pins & grips

You can get them in our SHOP and also from Inca uk & Banbury Postiche (always buy hair pins with tips on the end so they don’t scrape along your clients scalp!)

Wedding Hair Styling Products

The essentials

Prep, Prime & Setting Lotions – Schwarzkopf Silhouette style & care lotion and Schwarzkopf Silhouette setting lotion/Pump Spray

Salt Sprays

L’Oreal Texture spray and Fudge Urban Sea Salt Spray

Curl creams 

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

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Snag free elastic bands eg HQ Hair & Claire’s

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

Hair extensions

As an additional benefit of training with Create Beautiful Hair Pam Wrigley has joined forces with American Dream by negotiating an exclusive deal for her students!

Buy hair extensions and accessories at wholesale prices, for re-sale to your clients. Get in touch to find out more.

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Hairstyle Tutorials for Naturally Curly hair

WORKING WITH NATURALLY CURLY HAIR

Natural curls can be unpredictable, it’s a fact.

As a bridal hairstylist it is important that you learn how to work with naturally curly hair.

Join our online bridal hair course and learn for award winning bridal hairstylist Pam Wrigley. Watch our in-depth tutorials and learn how to work with natural curls.

We will teach you how to work with all hair types, including natural curls.

Build your confidence and find out how to creating beautiful wedding & party hairstyles for all your clients.

Including those who want to show off their beautiful natural curls at their best.

We have a wide range of bridal hair tutorials teaching you how to work with naturally curly hair, from start to finish.

HAIR STYLE CHOICES FOR NATURALLY CURLY HAIR

When it comes to working with naturally curly hair a bridal hair trial is particularly important.

Join the online bridal hair course and learn what to do on the trial run and how to work with naturally curly hair.

Not all your brides will want to use their natural curl for their wedding day hairstyles.

They may feel their own curls are too unpredictable or they may not like the size or shape of their natural curl.

Help is at hand.

Whether you clients want to use their own curl on the wedding day or they want to fake it.

We have hairstyle tutorials that will teach you exactly how to work with even the most stubborn natural curls.

Not to mention, you’ll also find out which curly girl products work best!

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RESHAPING NATURAL CURLS

If your client isn’t happy with the size or shape of her natural curl, we have the answers.

You can also straighten or even re-curl the hair using straighteners, a wand or a curling tong.

Re-curling naturally curly hair is a great option if your bride is unsure of how reliable her natural curl will be.

Naturally curly hair tends to hold a curl really well, so curling the hair with tongs or straighteners is a great option.

With the help from our in-depth tutorials you will learn how to achieve a glossy, even sized curl. which you will then be able to style in to a beautiful wedding day hairstyle.

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CURLY TO STRAIGHT BLOW-DRY

Find out how to take the curl out of natural curly hair with a blow-dry.

Watch our wide range of in depth blow-dry tutorials.

Learn how to blow dry natural curls with our curly to straight blow dry tutorial.

Our blow-dry tutorials take you step by step through the process of blow drying different hair types, including naturally curly hair.

Find out what kit to buy, the best products to choose and how to blow dry naturally curly hair.

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1. ONLINE BRIDAL HAIR COURSE

1-2-1 help & advice

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2. BRIDAL HAIRSTYLE TUTORIALS

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ONLINE HAIR-UP, BLOW-DRY, BRAID & BRIDAL HAIRSTYLING

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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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.

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CERTIFIED HAIRSTYLE TRAINING

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.

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VINTAGE CLASSIC HAIR STYLES

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.

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CLASSIC & TIMELESS

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

ONLINE HAIR-UP, BLOW-DRY, BRAID & BRIDAL HAIRSTYLING

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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Wedding Hairstylist Tips: How to Work with Thin, Fine Hair

As a wedding hairstylist, you’re going to come across all sorts of hair types and each and every one has certain ways in which in needs to be worked with, for best results.

Many wedding hairstylists learn one way of doing things and then attempt to apply this to all hair types, but this is a straight path to making hairstyling mistakes that are easy to avoid. If you want to be at the top of your game for all clients, it’s important to learn how to work with all hair from thin and fine to big bouncy curls. Equip yourself with fantastic hairstyling knowledge and you’ll never be caught out!

On our wedding hairstylist courses, we always make sure to cover all aspects of styling and give you all the best tips for creating gorgeous styles for a wide variety of hair types so that you go away feeling confident that you can handle whatever your client presents you with.

Remember: if you’re feeling nervous about venturing out into the world of bridal hairstyling and feel as though you could do with some extra help on the go, you can sign up to our online wedding hairstylist course for access to hundreds of quick tips and a direct line of communication with Pam for 1-2-1 help and advice, whenever you need it.

This month on our blog, we’re going to cover some top tips on how to work with different hair types for the very best finish. Today is how to work with thin, fine hair – keep checking back for more!

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Don’t Fear Backcombing

 

Backcombing looks scarier than it actually is – honest! If you do it right, you’re not going to ruin your client’s hair and it can make all the difference to a finished style.

One of the main things that you want to think about with fine hair is how to add in that extra volume without going crazy on the products and backcombing is a great way to do this. Just a little bit of teasing at the roots can go a long way in really plumping up a style and it will help your grips to stay put too!

Go Easy on the Product

 

It’s way too easy to overdo it with product on fine hair, leaving it looking limp and greasy, which is the last thing your client is going to want on her wedding day! You’re going to want to use some products such as hairspray and perhaps a dry shampoo or texturizer but steer clear of anything too heavy and instruct your client to not use any product on their hair before coming to you.

Do Use Hairspray

 

Just because you need to use products with caution doesn’t mean that fine hair doesn’t need it. If you’re curling very thin, fine hair using a great hairspray is essential, or those curls will be dropping out in five minutes!

Regular hairspray can be a bit too heavy to use in the amounts you’ll need for a good curl, even on thicker hair, but we love Elnett Professional hairspray which has a much finer mist. You can’t buy this from high-street shops so make sure that you stock up from hairstylist wholesalers.

Embrace Rollers

 

We’re big fans of heated rollers and on our wedding hairstylist course, we’ll teach you how to set them perfectly to create an ideal base for every style. Using heated rollers to prep the hair is a must, particularly for fine hair, as this will add much-needed volume that looks really lovely and natural before you even begin creating your style.

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Switch the Parting

 

If you’re really struggling to get the lift you want in your client’s thin hair, one thing you can try is switching their parting up for one they wouldn’t normally wear. This is a sneaky trick can can instantly give roots a boost away from the scalp for a thicker appearance.

 

Use Extensions

 

As a wedding hairstylist, you’ve got to be able to give your client exactly what they want for their big day, so if they’ve got their heart set on a style that is better suited to longer, thicker hair don’t be afraid to use those hair extensions.

Not sure how to work with hair extensions? Check out our recent blog telling you how!