Wedding locks!

We loved the looks created by Redken Session Stylist Giovanni Giuntoli for the   Fall/Winter Bridal Week 2011. He styled three distinct looks for the Christos, Kenneth Pool, and Amsale collections. The looks are perfect for any bride or guest attending a wedding this spring or summer. We also loved the products and techniques he used and have added them into our styling routine.      

 
End-of-Day Waves – seen at Christos
“This season the traditionally preppy Christos look evolved for the next generation, and the hair embraces this edgier attitude,” Giuntoli said. “The look is down, when it is typically up, resulting in a youthful, casual after-wedding look that’s flattering and flirty.”
 
To achieve the look, prep hair to add texture and extra hold with Redken wool shake 08 gel-slush texturizer and then layer on spray starch 15 versatile ironing spray. Part the hair wherever it best reflects the face shape, whether it be left, right or center. Set the curls with a one-inch curling iron and pin it in place until dry. Let the curls out and pull until you have soft waves. Finish the style with fashion work 12 versatile working spray to achieve a silky matte finish. “These waves are not tight, they’re fresh. We’re trying to get away from the corkscrew,” Giuntoli explained.
 
Cutting Edge Pleat – seen at Kenneth Pool
"This up-do reflects the high-end Kenneth Pool look, with a luxury finish to the hair. This line is more avant-garde, more high-fashion, and so we created a striking, contemporary up-do that pushes the envelope,” Giuntoli said. 
 
To create this look, prep the hair by blow-drying it with aerate 08 bodifying cream-mousse, applying it at the roots and through the ends for all-over body and texture. Then fold all of the hair except the front section two inches from the crown into a pleat. Curl small sections of the front two inches with a one-inch barrel and pin each up in place atop the head. “The curls add a softer silhouette for height and a light, airy texture that you can almost see through.” Giuntoli said. For added shine and hold, finish the look with pure force 16 non-aerosol fixing spray.
 
Statement Pony – seen at Amsale
“This (look at) Amsale reflects another evolution and a new approach, with a natural, youthful ponytail with soft with volume at the crown for added glamour,” Giuntoli said.
 
Obtain this look by first sectioning off the hair at the crown, misting with forceful 23 super strength finishing spray, and then back brushing for height. “Play with the shape and height at the crown to keep it tailored to your face shape,” Giuntoli explained. Next gather the hair into a pony and wrap a one-inch section around the elastic. Leave a natural wave in the ponytail and mist with shine flash 02 glistening mistfor a glossy polish.
 
These fresh takes on waves reflected an edgier, younger bride and can guide you as you search to achieve the perfect look you need on the big day. When choosing your look, Giuntoli advises that you remember that your wedding day is all about you, and it may take a few trials to find the right fit. Work with your Redken stylist to create a look that reflects your own personality and makes you feel your absolute best.
 
DolceDolce tips:
We found Redken spray starch 15 versatile ironing spray gives fine hair great hold and volume this season 70’s inspired styles. And that Redken’s forceful 23 super strength finishing spray and Redken shine flash 02 glistening mist gives hair a great finish as well as great hold and high shine, even in warmer weather. These products are all ultra light. They don’t weigh down hair, or leave it looking or feeling greasy.
 
 
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