When it came to capping off a big-day ensemble, there was a budding interest at the recent presentations.
The bouquet is not the only way to carry blossoms on your big day. At the fall 2015 presentations, stylists weaved, placed, and coiled blooms through strands to create beauty looks equally as inclusive of nature. Here, our favorite takes on the trend, plus the pro steps on how to put them together.
Photography: FirstView2 of 9
Seen at: Reem Acra
Joseph DiMaggio, master session ambassador for Davines North America, achieved this subtly glowing bohemian hairstyle with a braided bun, winding flowers, and an ingeniously hidden LED battery pack.
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Starting with a center part, DiMaggio applied Davines Sea Salt Spray to dry hair from roots to ends. He then used a blow-dryer to lock in the product and create some light texture. He next softly swept back both sides of the front of the hair down and over the ears, securing lengths into a low ponytail with a hair bungee. Using a wide-tooth comb, he back-combed the ponytail to add volume. To add a power source for tiny twinkling lights, he then sewed a small LED battery pack into the base of the ponytail. He separated the ponytail into three sections, braiding each section around the pack to cover it. After securing the braids with elastics, he next wrapped them into a loose bun at the nape of the neck. He secured the bun with three to four U-pins, making certain the LED connection dangled freely from the hair. To hold the hairstyle, he finished it with Davines Medium Hairspray and then added Davines Hair Refresher to soften the texture and give it a slightly matte finish. For the show-stopping touch, he plugged in a garland of miniature lights to the LED battery pack and intertwined them with a garland of flowers that he then organically wrapped around the head and through the bun, securing the coil with U-pins along the way.
Photography: FirstView4 of 9
Seen at: Marchesa Bridal
For this ethereal look, Kérastase lead stylist Akemi Tamaribuchi anchored a misting of baby’s breath with gently knotted links.
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To create this style, Tamaribuchi first added volume and texture at the roots with Kérastase V.I.P. Dry Volumizing and Texturizing spray. She then wrapped large sections of hair in a figure eight around a one-inch curling iron to form loose waves. At the back of the head, she weaved a loose three-strand braid, securing it with a clear elastic. After finding a soft side part, she took two small half-inch-thick lengths of hair and tied them into two knots, securing them with another elastic to make a “link.” She continued making these links, working around the head in a low crown. She completed the look by tucking sprigs of baby’s breath randomly into the loops of hair and securing them with a spritz of Kérastase Laque Noire hairspray.
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Photography: Claudia Hehr Photography6 of 9
Seen at: Carolina Herrera
Kérastase hairstylist Stephanie Belly created a modern look for Herrera’s brides, accenting sleek twisted buns with sculptural paper flowers.
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Belly started by adding a generous amount of Kérastase Forme Fatale at the roots and pulling strands into a smooth, tight ponytail in the middle of the back of the head. After applying protective Kérastase Nectar Thermique, she flat-ironed small sections at a time, working until hair was completely straightened. Using Kérastase Elixir Ultime, she combed hair until it was “shiny and smooth like a ribbon.” She next rolled the ponytail into a loop by wrapping it around three fingers, continually rolling it until it concealed the elastic. She then secured the loop with pins. To finish the look, she added the ornamental flower to the top of the loop.
Photography: Honor For Stone Fox Bride8 of 9
Seen at: Stone Fox Bride x Honor
Frankie Denise, a stylist at Bumble and bumble, topped her textured, braided creation with a lush, colorful wreath of roses, daisies, and more.
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To start, Denise primed and refreshed hair using Bumble and bumble Prep. She then blow-dried Bumble and bumble Thickening Hairspray into strands. She created a clean center part and applied Bumble and bumble Dryspun Finish from the middle of the hair to its ends for texture. Using a 1 1/2-inch curling iron, she curled strands from the mid-shaft down. She next added Bumble and bumble Does It All Styling Spray to create a very clean look in the front, with the hair following the front hairline. She then divided hair in back and French braided it on each side, starting behind the ear. To give the braids more texture, she added Bumble and bumble Prêt-à-Powder. For the finishing touch, she pinned the braids in a pretty shape in the back and then placed a flower crown (by Stone Fox Bride florist Rawan Rihani) on top of the head, attaching it with bobby pins.