Celebrity inspired wedding hairstyles for 2010

I figured you would enjoy a post that details what my brides have been asking for style wise for their hair this season. I collected photos of the most requested wedding hairstyles for 2010 for you to check out, so here ya go! I would love to hear if you wanted any of these looks for your own wedding, or if you had something else in mind!

The side pony. This is hands down the most popular wedding look for my brides this summer. All the girls want some variation of this look. It’s gorgeous, a little casual, and shows off the back and shoulders without having a traditional updo. I love it.

Eva Longoria. This look is printed out and brought to trials, and even day of weddings by girls who want a sexy all up look. Usually the looks end up a little closer to the head, as they have to withstand wind, dancing and long hours, whereas Ms. Longoria had to walk down a red carpet and attend an awards show only.

Taylor Swift. There are many Taylor looks that come my way. I am not a fan of her tight spiral curls, but I understand the appeal for many women, and I do what they want. Taylor Swift has a very unique look, and she carries it well, so why wouldn’t a bride or bridesmaid want to look like that on a special day?

Carrie Underwood. OK, I have to admit Carrie is my go-to celebrity for hairstyles. She always looks fierce, amazing, polished, and classy on the red carpet. I love her hair, makeup, and the gorgeous dresses she is always in. I feel bad for her team, because she goes to a lot of red carpet events, and has to look fabulous each time, so they must have to get extra creative to find new styles for her to wear.

Lauren Conrad. Her twisted back curly updo, seen below in the upper right corner, is second to the side pony for most often requested styles. She’s a cute girl, her style is impeccable, and she has a classy way about her, so I approve. I usually make the twisted back look a little curlier for texture, but there have been many variations this summer.

hair art and inspiration

I went trolling through Google images to find some creative inspiration for the current wedding season and found a mess of photos I love. Brides may not want to step out of the box and try any of these styles, but it refreshes my creative eye and gives me something to think about when I get the same requests over and over again from brides. Seriously, people, I hear side pony, side bun, half up, soft waves, all down curls all. the. time. True there are many variations of each style I mentioned, but it’s all the same after a while. Hopefully these pictures can be inspiring for you as well!

ps- can you tell I LOVE hair accessories?! Bows, cage veils, ribbons, knots, flowers, headbands….all awesome!

Vanessa is wedding ready!

Vanessa is a beautiful and intelligent woman whom I met when Lux gave me the privilege of styling her bridal party’s hair on her wedding day. Vanessa and I clicked at her trial a few months back and I was very excited for Memorial day weekend to roll around so I could finally get my hands on her lovely locks and the hair of her bridal party. Vanessa and I decided to use clip in hair extensions to give her voluminous hair and make her feel like a hair model as well as a princess on her wedding day. I love using clip in extensions on my brides who want to wear their hair half up or all down. It really gives their hair that Hollywood glamor that so many women want when they bring in the photos of movie stars with thick luscious hair down to there. So without further ado, here are my point-and-shoot pictures from the wedding day. *I say this because I am DYING for a new camera that gives me amazing quality photos, and I finally found one that is WAY outside my price range so I have to save up and wait a bit to get it*

This is Vanessa, is she not absolutely adorable?! What a great glowing bride. She was a joy 🙂

Bridesmaid Elyse

Sister-in-law and bridesmaid Shannon

and youngest sister Raquel

There were more bridesmaids, but I didn’t have the pleasure of styling their hair, so I didn’t get their photos 🙂

Alanna is married!

This past weekend I had the pleasure of styling hair for Alanna’s wedding at the Dolce Hayes Mansion, which is a beautiful hotel in South San Jose. Alanna is a super sweet woman who was referred to me by my friend/trainer/rockstar/inspiration Tiffany. Alanna, her maid of honor, and her flower girl Kaylee all wanted down curly waves, with a little bit pinned up. I couldn’t believe how calm and relaxed Alanna was! She was mellow and happy, not worried about anything, and just went with the flow of the day. It was a nice way for me to spend my day, not being rushed and dealing with a freaked out wedding party. Here are some snapshots I took after the girls were all done up. I hope I will get some professional photos later on, which is my hope for all of the weddings I do, so if you are a bride of mine, send me pictures! First is the lovely Bride Alanna, then maid of honor, and finally the flower girl Kaylee.