THE RED CAR­PET TREAT­MENT

HAIR PRO TONY MASCIANGELO, CO-OWNER OF TORONTO’S AL­CORN HAIR AND ON-SET REG­U­LAR WITH Wed­ding­bells, SHARES WHY HOL­LY­WOOD STAR­LETS ARE ONE OF THE BEST SOURCES OF INSPO FOR YOUR WED­DING HAIR.

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Why Hol­ly­wood star­lets are one of the best sources of wed­ding-day hair inspo.

Years ago, I be­lieved mod­els were the fash­ion icons ev­ery­one should be look­ing to for style in­spi­ra­tion. I couldn’t quite un­der­stand the phe­nom­e­non of celebrity and why women would come into the salon try­ing to em­u­late ac­tresses. To­day, I to­tally get it. Hol­ly­wood’s lead­ing ladies are just as gorgeous as mod­els but are more ap­proach­able, as their looks and body shapes all vary dra­mat­i­cally—ev­ery woman has some­one to re­late to! The red car­pet is where most of my brides-to-be find their beauty ref­er­ences. Let’s ex­plore some favourite red car­pet looks that beaut­fi­ully trans­late onto the bridal aisle.

OLD HOL­LY­WOOD GLAM­OUR

Noth­ing beats the golden age of Hol­ly­wood when it comes to great hair. So­phis­ti­cated, ex­pertly styled and su­per el­e­gant, the vibe here harks back to Mar­i­lyn Mon­roe and Rita Hay­worth with their sculp­tural finger waves that cre­ated a ma­jor bomb­shell ef­fect. Mod­ern-day cham­pi­ons in­clude Blake Lively and Cate Blanchett. Mak­ing this clas­sic look fresh and new means cre­at­ing a looser tex­ture in the hair us­ing a curl­ing iron in­stead of rollers. Hair is then brushed out and smoothed into a shapely style that never looks stiff, but in­stead ap­pears sexy, soft and touch­able. Con­sider this look the el­e­vated evo­lu­tion of the tousled beach waves pop­u­lar for the last sev­eral years.

BRAIDS

Al­ways pop­u­lar with brides, the new way to wear braids is loose and airy, but a lit­tle less boho. Olivia Culpo, Lily Collins and Sarah Jessica Parker are beau­ties who have re­cently ap­peared on the red car­pet sport­ing plaited pret­ti­ness. Styles have ranged from braided top­knots to halo braids and loose, ca­sual fish­tails. I think braids can look ex­tremely cou­ture and be­come even more beau­ti­ful when dressed up with ac­ces­sories like fresh flow­ers, glit­ter­ing hair­pins, a vin­tage comb or daz­zling state­ment ear­rings.

SHORT & SWEET

A great hair­cut is a won­der­ful thing. If you reg­u­larly rock an amaz­ing short style there’s no rea­son you have to switch that up for your wed­ding day. Janelle Monáe, Michelle Wil­liams and Ruth Negga are liv­ing proof short hair is in­cred­i­bly gorgeous and looks amaz­ing with a daz­zling dress. There is a thought that short hair doesn’t re­quire much fuss— gen­er­ally this is true, but I will say your wed­ding day is an ex­cep­tion to this rule! You need to have your hair done by a pro so it looks flaw­less. If you are play­ing with ac­ces­sories like a hair­band, your stylist will de­ter­mine how to wear your hair with the spe­cial piece to cre­ate the per­fect sweet and chic wed­ding look.

Hair Ex­pert TONY MASCIANGELO, co-owner of Al­corn Hair

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