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

July 5, 2019

 

 

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.

 

 

"Structured"

Structured can mean something that is a little more defined, usually a little more sleek (but you could also make it textured instead of sleek), and timeless.

Examples: A structured bun, structured ponytail, structured braid

 

"Bun"

When someone says up-do, that could mean any number of things, but if you say you want your hair in a structured bun, a "bun" would mean you want your hair in a defined structure rather than just a mass of hair or curls.

 

 

 

 

"Braid"

Braids are in. They are an excellent way to make any wedding look a little more fun, playful, and casual. That being said, you are probably pretty familiar with your more common braids like a French or Dutch braid, or maybe even a Fishtail braid. But there are so many more braids like rope braids, 4 strand braid, 5 strand braid, waterfall braid, the options are endless!

SIDE NOTE: Be mindful that not every stylist can do every braid. 

 

 

 

 

"Piecey"

This is usually in reference to having a few little wispy face framing pieces that are intentionally placed to add some casual-ness to the look.

 

"Draping"

Draping is a term we use to talk about how your bang area drapes along your forehead instead of being pulled all the way back into an updo.

 

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