When it comes to being a good wedding guest, it isn't just about showing up on time and not getting smashed at the reception. It also means looking perfectly polished for the festivities.
Instead of shelling out our money at the salon we turned to our fave A-list hair stylist, Scott Cunha (he recently styled Lucy Hale's tresses for the VMAs) and KMS California products for everything wedding hair. Scott gave us the insider scoop on how to get perfectly styled hair at home.
Whether you're a bride, a bridesmaid, a guest or a guest of a guest, Scott's advice will ensure you look fabulous for this very special day.
1) What is a simple DYI in home hair style to look perfectly polished as a wedding guest?
You can never go wrong with a perfect ponytail if you want to look sophisticated and polished. Also, if you feel like wearing your hair down you can opt for a straight, sleek look because some times getting a little too crazy with the curling iron can look too over done or too disheveled for the big day. To achieve silky shine and frizz control, add a little of KMS California SILKSHEEN polishing serum ($13.50) to dry hair to control split ends.
2) Do you recommend a bride switch her do from ceremony to reception?
I LOVE a good hair change! It doesn't have to be crazy or completely different – maybe if it is to one side you can change up the part and do a middle part. Or, if you are wearing half up and half down you can take the up part down and wear it a little more relaxed and undone.
3) What are your top three fave wedding hairstyles?
I always like to say to a bride that she wants to look like a better version of herself on her wedding day and not too different....remember these pictures are forever! So if you wear your hair wavy on a daily basis, wear it wavy on your wedding day, and maybe just add a few hair pieces for thickness and volume. Or if you love wearing your hair up, maybe do a side part with a messy chignon instead of just a pony. To ensure your style lasts from morning to night, use KMS California HAIRSTAY maximum hold spray ($16.99) for a firm hold and humidity resistance.
4) Which hairstyle is best for a beach or outdoor wedding where the weather elements may be against us?
If your hair is wavy work with your texture and curl and wear it wavy. If it’s straight and flat maybe wear it up so you feel a little more done. To add some extra texture to your hair, try KMS California HAIRPLAY playable texture ($18.99). It builds texture with additional application and leaves hair feeling natural, not sticky.
5) What is a fun way to incorporate hair accessories without going for the full on vail?
I love all kinds of head bands and maybe a broach that you can incorporate into an up do or if you have a beautiful comb you love or clip you can use those in a half up half down look.
6) How can the bride and her bridal party ensure their hair stays in tip top shape from "I do" to "last call"?
Styles last longer if you work with the texture that you have. If your hair is straight you may want to wear it up. If your hair is wavy you could maybe just work with that texture and add a few curls in it. Also with up dos you want to go with something that is secure incase you are dancing the night away and if you have super curly hair don't wear it super straight because it tends to get frizzy as the night goes on. Spray KMS California HAIRSTAY dry xtreme hairspray ($16.99) for extreme, volumizing 24-hour hold.