How-To: Organic Bridal Bun

A beautiful bridal hairstyle!
Hair: Errin Bennett; Salon Owners/Peter and Sheri Polignone.
Photographer: Casey Ripp

Bridal styling can sometimes be trying because it takes extreme planning and communication to have the bride looking perfect for the big day.  

Errin Bennett, senior stylist at Rituals Salon & Spa in Midlothian, Virginia, shares a how-to for creating perfectly prepped hair for bridal styling, and a great foundation for an organic-looking bridal bun.

Organic Bridal Bun Step-by-Step:

  1. Use Eufora Bodifying Shampoo and Conditioner to provide moisture and shine without weighing hair down. 
  2. Apply Leaf & Flower 7 Minute Blowout Spray all over the hair.
  3. Apply Kevin.Murphy Body Builder Mousse to the roots to build a voluminous blowout with shine and movement. 
  4. Rough-dry hair using hands and the Freestylist until hair is 80 percent dry. Hair: Errin Bennett; Salon Owners/Peter and Sheri Polignone.Hair: Errin Bennett; Salon Owners/Peter and Sheri Polignone.Photographer: Casey Ripp;
  5. Working in sections, use an Ergo Round Brush to lift up at the root and create volume.
  6. Set with a light- to medium-hold hairspray like Davines that has flexible hold and a natural finish.
  7. Curl hair with a 1.25-inch barrel curling iron and let cool. 
  8. Spray all over with Kevin.Murphy Doo Over Powder Spray to create texture and maximum hold. 
  9. Pin a donut in the center of the back of the head, twist hair in 1-inch sections and secure into the donut using U-shaped hair pins. A slight tease to the crown will build more body. 
  10. Gently pull out a few face-framing pieces for softness.
  11. Add fresh flowers or a bedazzled piece to accessorize.
  12. Set with Kevin.Murphy Session Hairspray for ultimate hold.

Sample Bridal Preparation Plan:

  • 4-6 Weeks: updo and makeup consultations with facial
  • 2 Weeks: relaxing massage and wax
  • Week of: lashes, manicure and pedicure
  • Day of: updo and makeup application
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