Elegant Hairstyles: For Curly Hair Types

As an on-site hairstylist who focuses mainly on weddings, I’m often asked what styles look best or work best with certain hair types. Most women, myself included, want what they don’t have. I have straight hair and I would KILL for some curls! Then again, sometimes I love having my straight hair to easily create a sleek look. Whether you keep your hair’s natural texture or change it up, making your hair beautiful is every hairdresser’s ultimate goal. Today’s post features a model who has naturally curly hair, which I’ve smoothed to create an elegant, sleek look perfect for a wedding or formal event.

Sarah’s hair texture is naturally curly, and tends to frizz because of the dryness that typically happens with her hair type. To combat the frizz, I first prepped her hair with a smoothing serum (Paul Mitchell’s Super Skinny Smoothing Serum) and sprayed it with an anti-frizz spray (Sexy Hair’s Smooth & Seal). I then used a flat-iron to smooth her hair and add just a slight bend/curl at the ends. Her first style was created by pinning different layers of hair into a faux side ponytail, and creating a large wave using her bangs and front section of hair.

The second style was created directly from the first, by smoothing and twisting her ponytail into a bun and pinning it securely. This combination of styles is a great option for brides who may want one style for their ceremony and a different one for their reception! The bun is easy to create and can be done on your own after a bit of instruction using hair spray and a few bobby pins.

A huge thank you goes to Sarah – for being our first-ever hair model!

Photography: Love By Serena | Hairstyling: Hair-by-Rochelle, LLC

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