We are excited to see that fabulous brands like Dark N Lovely are highlighting wedding day hair ideas for the Natural Hair Bride. Before the launch of NHB in 2013, resources was slim to none for brides with textured hair to find inspiration but today, we share with you an in-depth interview from Dark N Lovely Educator, Mezei Jefferson. Get the details behind the natural hair bridal style video featured on Dark N Lovely YouTube page. Plus, enter to WIN the products featured in the video!
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Interview Stylist: Dark N Lovely Au Naturale Bridal Hair Plus Giveaway
Please briefly tell us about yourself: I am Director of Education for Dark and Lovely, I’ve been a professional stylist for 28 years and platform/session stylist for 15 years.
We see that Ingrid was a DIY bride. Would you recommend styling your own tresses or leaving it to the professionals? If a bride is leaving it to a styling professional, what should she look for when choosing a hair stylist? Whether professionally done or DIY, you should first decide what looks you like and then practice the looks a couple of times before your big day. If you choose a professional, ask to see stylist portfolio or pictures of other wedding styles they have done.
I noticed that with Ingrid’s 1st look, she had wonderful springy curls. What can a natural hair bride do to prep and pamper her hair leading up to her wedding day? To prep and pamper your curls before the big day, do deep conditioning treatments or steam treatments starting a month before wedding date to get your curls in shape. Also, 6 weeks out get a light trim to get rid of split ends that can make your style frizz.
How much time should a Natural Hair Bride be prepared to allocated for wedding day hair? On wedding day bride should plan for two hours to leave any room for error. If it’s a twist style, twist day before and leave in so day off you can just remove twist and style.
Why did you find it important to showcase styles for natural hair brides? It’s important to showcase natural hair brides because natural hair is here to stay. People are looking for ways to style hair for wedding without smoothing or adding heat. Plus, your wedding hair should be reminiscent of who you are.
If a bride is tired of the same hair style and would like to switch it up for her big day, what advice would you share to add a bit of flare to her curls? To add flair to curls, try adding natural hair extensions to create a different shape or use jeweled pins to accentuate styles. Also, fascinators are easy and fun ways to spice up same boring styles.
What is one hair product a bride should have in her emergency bridal pouch on her wedding day? A good Edge Sleeker. It is good for edges and taming loose fly-aways. You can also use it to give a nice shine and define curls around your face.
Which natural hair styles would you suggest for a flawless wedding day look? Wrap your twist out around a decorative headband and add a fresh flower. Its quick simple and will keep you looking flawless all day with minimal touch-ups
What inspires you with your hair creations?
I always ask the client about her personality. I look at bone structure before I begin to style.I also look at hair for textures and color patterns that can be converted into textures or colors.
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