How To: Organic Bridal Bun

A beautiful bridal hairstyle!
Hair: Errin Bennett @errinbennett.hair; Salon Owners/Peter and Sheri Polignone.
Photographer: Casey Ripp @ripp.photography.co

Bridal styling can sometimes be trying because it takes extreme planning and communication to have the bride looking perfect for the big day.  

Errin Bennett, senior stylist at Rituals Salon & Spa in Midlothian, Virginia, shares a how-to for creating perfectly prepped hair for bridal styling, and a great foundation for an organic-looking bridal bun.

Organic Bridal Bun Step-by-Step:

  1. Use Eufora Bodifying Shampoo and Conditioner to provide moisture and shine without weighing hair down. 
  2. Apply Leaf & Flower 7 Minute Blowout Spray all over the hair.
  3. Apply Kevin.Murphy Body Builder Mousse to the roots to build a voluminous blowout with shine and movement. 
  4. Rough-dry hair using hands and the Freestylist until hair is 80 percent dry. Hair: Errin Bennett @errinbennett.hair; Salon Owners/Peter and Sheri Polignone.Hair: Errin Bennett @errinbennett.hair; Salon Owners/Peter and Sheri Polignone.Photographer: Casey Ripp @ripp.photography.co;
  5. Working in sections, use an Ergo Round Brush to lift up at the root and create volume.
  6. Set with a light- to medium-hold hairspray like Davines that has flexible hold and a natural finish.
  7. Curl hair with a 1.25-inch barrel curling iron and let cool. 
  8. Spray all over with Kevin.Murphy Doo Over Powder Spray to create texture and maximum hold. 
  9. Pin a donut in the center of the back of the head, twist hair in 1-inch sections and secure into the donut using U-shaped hair pins. A slight tease to the crown will build more body. 
  10. Gently pull out a few face-framing pieces for softness.
  11. Add fresh flowers or a bedazzled piece to accessorize.
  12. Set with Kevin.Murphy Session Hairspray for ultimate hold.

Sample Bridal Preparation Plan:

  • 4-6 Weeks: updo and makeup consultations with facial
  • 2 Weeks: relaxing massage and wax
  • Week of: lashes, manicure and pedicure
  • Day of: updo and makeup application
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