Bridal Hair: Soft Waves



Step-By-Step Tutorial


Welcome to my new series on bridal updos and getting ready for the big day.  From April through June, I will be sharing various updos, tips on make-up, the do’s and don’ts of wedding hair, veil placing, and bridesmaid updos.

To see more tutorials, click the links below:

Messy Chignon

Double-Rose Updo

Five Rose Updo

Today, I’ll show you how to create the soft romantic waves pictures above.


To begin, start with hair that is completely dry.  If it’s dirty, be sure to use dry shampoo and rub in at the roots.  Next, spray the ends with thermal protecting spray and comb through the hair.


We are going to set the hair today.  This will ensure that the waves last longer.  Separate your hair into six sections.  To do this, make a Mohawk section and separate that into four sections.  Separate the sections with clips.  Now you can begin curling.  I like to start at the bottom and work my way up.  Using a curling iron or a curling wand, take each section and wrap it around the heating tool.  After a few seconds, gently take the heating tool out of the curl.  Then place the curl against the scalp and secure with a metal clip or bobby pin.


Continue this process with the other sections, and spray generously with hairspray.

[Note: if you have thick hair, you’ll want to take smaller sections]


When you are finished setting your hair, you can kill time by applying make-up and/or getting dressed.  It’s important to leave enough time for the hair to cool.

Take out the clips or bobby pins from the curls.  You can either comb through the curls with your fingers or use a paddle brush.  Combing through with your fingers will keep the curls separated, and brushing with a paddle brush will create more of a wave.  After combing/brushing, spray your hair generously with hairspray.


You could always add a clip, headband, and/or veil to your waves to give it a more bridal look.  This is also a great tutorial for bridesmaids.

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