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How to Speak "Hairstylist" (for Your Wedding Hair)


One of the biggest reasons that hair and makeup trials aren't successful is because of some sort of miscommunication between the bride and the professional. Communicating what you want or are looking for can be impossible if you aren't equipped with the vocabulary to describe what you want. That is why we figured the best way to help our brides to communicate what they want with their professional is to help you speak "Hairstylist."

Disclaimer: All of this is in regards to bridal hair.

"Texture"

Texture can mean any number of things in regards to hair, but when we are specifically talking wedding hair, adding texture usually means that you aren't looking for a smooth or super coiffed look, but rather a look that has a little more movement or maybe some wispies/flyaways.

"Beachy"

Beachy is usually a term we use to describe a type of curl or wave. When someone says they was beachy waves, our minds immediately go to Victoria Secret tousled, I woke up like this type of curls/waves.

"Low Do"

A low do is a word we use to describe an updo that lives around the nape of the neck rather than higher up closer to the occipital bone.

"Side Do"

Beachy is usually a term we use to describe a type of curl or wave. When someone says they was beachy waves, our minds immediately go to Victoria Secret tousled, I woke up like this type of curls/waves.

"Rocky Mountain Braid"

This is a name we totally came up with for this up-style. Its's pieces and textured, but also super fun and bohemian and we're obsessed with it.

"Parting"

This is pretty much exactly what you might think it is. This is where your hair parts and something you need to consider when you are thinking about any kind of up-style. You can have your hair go straight back and have no parting, you can do a center part, or a side part.