Andrew Collinge, celebrity hairdresser and master of the ‘up do’, lends his expertise to brides-to-be with these two fuss-free bridal-hair suggestions and useful haircare products…
The chignon is a classic wedding hair style which has been popular for decades now, it’s a truly timeless look. From sleek chignons to side parts and slightly tousled looks, this is a favourite for many brides.
Preparation is key so begin by applying CO by Andrew Collinge Hair Moisturiser to towel dried hair. This leave-in product with extracts of Argan oil will hydrate and detangle the hair, preparing it perfectly for styling this classic up-do.
First blow dry the hair for a smooth sleek finish, if the hair is soft and
prone to flyways CO by Andrew Collinge Invisible Dry Shampoo is perfect to add body and make the hair more manageable for an up-do, Invisible Dry Shampoo is ideal on darker hair tones as its unique formulation will not leave any un-sightly residue! To create the style, work a little CO by Andrew Collinge Definer throughout the hair, and then take all the hair in to one section and brush it in to a ponytail at the nape of the neck and secure with a band. Turn the ends of the hair back towards the band and grip into place. To ensure the Chignon is kept in place use CO by Andrew Collinge Firm Hold Hairspray for extra hold.
Sleek Blow Dry
For any bridal hair look it is important to create a good base to work with, and for this a classic sleek blow dry is perfect.
Start by applying CO by Andrew Collinge Blow Dry Lotion to towel dried hair. The light non sticky formulation of this styling product will result in a soft hold and added body to the hair without any heaviness. If the hair is dehydrated or slightly damaged then you can also add some CO by Andrew Collinge Hair Moisturser to detangle and smooth the ends.
Start by drying the roots of the hair, it is essential this area is completely dry before carrying on with the blow dry. A flat paddle brush will help smooth out frizz and stubborn kinks. When the hair is approximately 70% dry, complete the blow dry section by section using a large round brush and allow each section to cool down to create a longer lasting wave or curl.
Work a little CO by Andrew Collinge Definer into the palms of your hands and glide them gently over the finished style. This unique gel serum will calm down any flyways, control frizz and add great shine.
For a longer lasting natural finish to the style use CO by Andrew Collinge Firm Hold Hairspray.
For more details on Andrew and his range of products www.andrewcollinge.com