August 31, 2013 was surely a night for the memory books embodying love, family and friends. The evening of sophistication was set with the classic choice of black, white and red accents displayed
in the ceremony and reception spaces. The feeling when you entered each space was of absolute awe. An even bigger awe was seeing my friend and line sister gracefully walk down an almost 60 yard aisle to become Mrs. Sellars.
Not only did I have the pleasure of being a part of Tiera and Ryan’s special day as a hostess but I also had the honor of styling Tiera’s hair. Being asked to style Tiera’s hair was not a task I took lightly just because Tiera was my friend but I wanted to ensure I provided her with exemplary satisfaction as I do any other bride who entrusts me as their hair stylist on their special day, so, I started by scheduling a consultation! Tiera is a supporter of my hair blog and told me she had already read my Bridal Hair Checklist post and would be ready and prepared for her consultation appointment. That made me smile!
During the consultation appointment Tiera was in-between whether to wear her hair up or down. During the bridal consultation it is my duty not to force a bride into choosing a style they don’t want but to help the bride determine what is best for them based on key characteristics (ex. face shape, hair type etc.). Asking questions based on key characteristics will help identify if a hair style will benefit or hinder a bride from achieving absolute beauty throughout her day. For example, if you have naturally wavy/curly hair and you plan to get married in the summer outside then the risk you take with wearing your hair down is swelling of the hair. This is not a deal breaker for a particular style, it is just something to consider when choosing and maintaining your hair style. In the end Tiera decided to do a nice and fun updo.
The morning of the wedding I arrived to the hotel suite and began setting up for all the fun and excitement. No one knew how Tiera had chosen to style her hair so the anticipation was high. I had a great time with everyone because there were lots of giggles, memories, bubbly, laughs and tears of joy shared. Once finished, everyone loved her hair and so did Tiera. Below are a few pictures taken by the awesome photographer, Quinyon DeBerry of MQSC Digital, capturing special moments from that evening.
Tiera THANK YOU so much for trusting me with your hair on your wedding day and I am happy you enjoyed. You were a beautiful bride and continue to be a beautiful woman inside and out. Love you! #TeamSellars
GET THE LOOK
To achieve this look I introduced texture through the use of fishtail braids to modernize a classic smooth style. We opted for a deep side part to soften the look and allow for a nice waved fringe. I began by sectioning out the front portion of the hair enough to create a soft fringe. I made about ½ inch section parts and curled the hair downward toward the ear with a Marcel iron. I pinned each curl in place to let them cool. The majority of the remaining hair was gathered into a low side pony tail for a secure foundation. A section right above the pony tail was left to lie as a panel across the back. Once the panel was laid, smoothed and secured in place then the fishtail bun was created and secured with hair pins. Finishing sprays were done to hold the hair in place and add final shine.
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