How To Create A Short Wedding Hairstyle

How To Create A Short Wedding Hairstyle

Stylist James Blaquiere demonstrates a simple but elegant bridal hairstyle for women with short hair in this wedding hairstyle video.

I'm going to show you how to create a short wedding hairstyle. A lot of brides seem to think when you've got quite short hair (let's see how short this is through the back) that you're limited, and that's all you can have, a blow dry on the day. But I'm going to show you a style that you can have that still looks very bridal and with a bit of volume in it and pin it up. Let me show you what we're going to do. So, we take this section here. It's a good idea to put it into a side parting, quite far over as well because we want that sort of sleek look at the front. We're going to do a little bit of backcombing, and you're also going to need some pins that are the same colour or try to be the same sort of colour, so we'll use blonde pins in this case. So, you take a section, let's say a horseshoe section around the head, and now we're going to break this section up into sort of centimeter deep sections. What you're going to do is then, with your brush, just give it a bit of backcombing here. So, lift the section up like so, keeping quite a bit of tension there, and then halfway up or just over halfway up and down and down and down. So, you're left with this, backcombed what looks like a mess to begin with, but this is what you need to do, this is your foundation, this is giving you that solid base to work from. So, what we're going to do is do exactly the same, centimeter sections in depth all the way to this sectioned-off section here at the top of the head. Okay, so after you followed your backcombing all the way to the end, you take that last section that's about a centimeter width and you're going to want to just gently comb this or brush this over your backcombed bit of volume. Don't worry if that's really quite big at the moment, because it's going to kind of come down in volume. So, just gently, gently brush this over the top. It's entirely up to you, up to the bride, how much volume you want to have. If you have fairly short hair, it's probably best not to have too much volume because you don't want too much of a kind of unbalanced contrast. So, the hair now, to pin it in, take your pins, and you're going to want to just feel along the base of the scalp, and once you've got to that and then in, you're just going to follow that pattern. You see that? They're just slightly overlapping each other. And don't worry, because they are going to get covered up in a second when we come to do the rest. Now, we're going to do this section here. Now, you may just want to do a little bit of backcombing here just so you've got a bit more hair to work with. Just a bit, because you still want that quite sleek through here, but this is just a tiny bit so you've got a little bit of hair to work with. So, just a tiny bit of backcombing there. I've got this quite tightly gripped with my finger and thumb and I'm looping that underneath, feeling where the scalp is, and I'm pushing that up into the hair. I'm going to repeat that with this section here. This section that you've got here, leading up to the parting, you'll probably want to split that, not quite in half, you're going to have a little bit less towards the front, because this is what we're creating, a sort of sweeping fringe. So, pin this up and get that out of the way for now. We'll just work on this section. This front section here, split into half and again, just a little bit of backcombing, just to give you that slightly more thicker section of hair to work with and it's all just going to pin back and you're going to be able to manoeuvre it much more easily. Just a tiny bit of backcombing there. And when you grip this in, just finger and thumb down, just making sure you're weaving that pin right underneath the previous sections you've done just to have the least amount of pins showing as possible, and we can cover those up afterwards. Now, we're going to do exactly the same thing to the other side. So, to hide these remaining pins, we're going to take those out because, believe it or not, the hair is very sturdy now, and we don't actually need those original pins, but we will just put a little bit of sparkle in. And that's how to create a short wedding hairstyle.