Bridal Hairstyling Kit List

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Bridal & Hair-up Styling

Bridal hairstyle 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.

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. Have a look here in our Bridal Hair Shop

Curls for fabulous Bridal Styles

Tongs & Wands

Create everything from long lasting curls, beachy waves and Hollywood Waves.

Join our online bridal hair course to learn how to prep hair.

Curling tongs are an essential part of your bridal hairstyling kit. Whether you’re working with either poker straight, fine or very thick, heavy hair tongs are invaluable.

Tongs 19mm & 25mm

Wand 25-13mm

Bridal Hair Styling Prep

Heated rollers

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, for a perfect result every time.

Babyliss Pro are our favourites and the ones we use on all of our bridal hair courses.

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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!

Pam loves using GHD’s & Babyliss. These are both good quality and leave hair with a lovely, smooth finish without snagging.

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Blow Drying Perfection

Hair dryer

Blow drys are super popular at the moment

Learn how to create the perfect  curly blow dry using our online blow drying tutorials

Offer your clients a fabulous blow-dry & find out which products work best.  Learn how to blowdry short, long & medium length hair, curly to straight. . .and straight to curly.

Smooth & Sleek Bridal Hair

Boar bristle & Nylon hair brush

eg: Mason Pearson, Sonia Kashuk, Denman or similar…

Selection of round brushes for blow drying

Keep your bridal hairstyles and blowdrys looking smooth and sleek with a good selection of hair brushes. Boar bristle & nylon mix brushes assist with an easy glide through the hair, to help de-tangle without any pulling.

You will also need to use your brushes when creating beautiful vintage waves. Once the hair is curled, you can brush slowly from root to tip, guiding with your hand underneath the hair for a perfect finish.

Bridal Hair Style Starter kit

Tail comb & Back combing comb

Create the perfect height in your styles, with great backcombing technique…

Back-combing is a huge part of many bridal hair styles, and being able to do this correctly will not only result in your finished hair style looking fabulous, but it will also enable you to secure your pins and grips correctly to ensure your wedding hairstyles stay put all day and night!

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Bridal Hairstyles that last

Selection of Hair grips/Bobby Pins & Hair Pins

You’ll need a combination of blonde, brown and black

Hair grips/Bobby pins

  • 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.

Curl cream – We love  L’Oreal Liss Control and Boots Essentials Curl Cream – great for smoothing out slightly more stubborn curls!

Texturising Powder – Great for adding texture, volume and body to the hair. Dust It by Schwarzkopf is the best one we’ve found. Please note! It doesn’t work well on dark hair as it can make it look a bit ashy or grey. Get Label.M Brunette Resurrection Style Dust for use on dark hair.

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.

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 is the large / shallow size available at numerous fishing tackle suppliers online – you can find them here:

Bridal Hair Kit Extras

bridal hairstyling kit bits & bobs

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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