With the backdrop of rusty-colored foliage paired with that unmistakable crisp, cool air, there's just something about a fall wedding. Whether you're the bride, a bridesmaid, or just a fabulous guest of the happy couple, we're sharing three gorgeous runway-inspired hairstyle tutorials for fall weddings, below.
A Sleek Middle Part with Cascading Waves
This style combines the timeless appeal of flowing Hollywood-inspired waves with a modern and trendy middle part. Begin by parting your dried hair in sections and, starting at the bottom, curl 1-inch sections around a 1-inch curling wand-always curling hair away from your face. To ensure the curls last from the ceremony through the after party, after curling the section for 10-12 seconds, allow it to drop from the wand into the palm of your hand, coiled like a slinky. Let it cool in your hand and quickly spritz the curl with a small amount of light-hold hairspray before allowing it to drop. When you get to the top section of hair, create a sharp, straight-down-the-middle part with a long-tail comb and start wrapping from the top of your ear, down. Once your entire head of hair has been curled and cooled, brush through the curls to create bouncy, cascading waves. Next, use a small amount of wax or pomade-a dime size is plenty-and warm in your palm. Smooth over each side of the part and comb down to smooth away any lumps and bumps. Finally, tuck the face-framing pieces behind your ears and secure in place with a small bobby pin on either side. Spray everything with a final spritz of hairspray and get ready to dance the night away in style.
A Voluminous Low Ponytail
Have a dress with this season's trendy high neck line? This chic low ponytail stands out from the crowd thanks to its oomph factor. Prior to blow drying your hair, add a volumizing mousse to your roots. When drying, use a large natural-bristle round brush to blow dry your hair up and away from your crown. Once dry, spray a texturizing spray at the roots to add a little extra volume. Then, create a side part and tease your hair gently all around your crown. Next, smooth your hair down down-being careful not to deflate the volume you just created-and secure into a low ponytail at the nape of your neck, leaving out a small section which you will wrap around the elastic for a more polished look. Wear a gorgeous pair of earrings or wear a beautiful clip just behind your ear on the parted side to dress up the look.
Playful, Side-Swept Waves
If you have a bob or a lob this style is ideal for you. Distribute a volumizing mousse through damp strands and blow dry. If your hair is straight or wavy do a rough dry and if you have curls, reach for a paddle brush for a smooth blowout. Next, section off your hair and grab a 1/2- to 1-inch curling wand. Starting from the bottom, wrap 1-inch sections of hair around the wand, alternating away from and toward your face. Allow each curl to cool in the palm of your hand before releasing and spraying with a light-hold hairspray. Once your hair is all curled and cooled, run your fingers through the curls to create playful, voluminous waves. Create a deep side part and gently sweep the face-framing layer to one side-allowing it to drape just over your eyebrow-and secure over your ear with a bobby pin-or a fabulous hair accessory. Spray with hairspray to keep the waves in place all night!