Dec. 14, 2012, 7 a.m. by SMARTBRIDE

Celebrity Bridal Hairstyles: Blake Lively Reynolds - Radiant Curls & Shine


Destination weddings held in vacation locations have a unique set of challenges, as if planning a wedding isn’t challenging enough! Among the challenges is the bride’s hairstyle.

Kristan Serafino provides step-by-step guidelines to achieve hairstyles worn by this year’s celebrity brides: Blake Lively Reynolds, Jessica Biel Timberlake, and Camila Alves McConaughey.

To Get Blake's Look:

Blake Lively Bridal Hair


Step 1: Begin by washing hair with Kerastase Bain Volumactive Shampoo & Lait Volumactive Conditioner. Mid-shaft to ends should be conditioned but make certain not to apply conditioner to the roots.  This will help to prevent hair from becoming soft and limp.

Step 2: Apply a dollop of Kerastase Mousse Volumactive to wet hair. Always apply products starting from the back of your head so you don’t accidentally weight down the hair with excess product. Begin the application starting at the mid-shaft of your hair to the ends.  Then apply the remaining product in your hand to the front of your head.  


Step 3: Blast your hair 80% dry using the T3 Feather Weight 2 Dryer.  Finish the drying process while smoothing your hair with a round brush.

Note: Since the next step requires the use of a curling iron, this will further help to smooth the cuticle. It is not as crucial to have the hair perfectly smooth after drying.


Step 4: Using a T3 Single Pass Twirl to begin the styling.  First divide your hair into four equal sections using large clips to hold two sections in the front and two in the back. Starting with one of the two front sections, take a smaller sub-section at the hairline above the ear.  The sub-section of hair should be no wider than the barrel of the curling iron. 

Step 5: Curl the hair starting from the mid-shaft to the ends, being careful to roll away from the face.  Repeat until reaching the crown of the head.  After completing both front sections, proceed to the back of the head.  Begin at the nape by taking a section no wider than the width of the iron.  Repeat the same steps in the back as in the front.

Note: The reason you do not roll the iron all the way to the scalp is to create a natural flow from the scalp that gradually leads into a sexy wave from mid-shaft to the ends.


Step 6: Brush one side of the hair to a preferred side. Secure the hair by criss-crossing two bobby pins. Once hair is set, gently use your fingers to loosen up curls to desired finish. For added shine mist with a few spritz of spray shine, and you'll be a glowing goddess like Blake!

Next, learn how to get Jessica Biel Timberlake's elegant updo, and Camila Alves McConaughey's sexy, sleek style.

Bio: Kristan Serafino has styled bridal hair for more than 15 covers of Brides magazine. On top of being a hairstylist for celebrities and fashion & beauty publications, Kristan is the editor of beauty and lifestyle blog, Find all of Kristan’s fabulous hairstyles and tips on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

Right now, Kristan has also partnered with Gilt City and is offering the perfect Beauty Bridal package, complete with hairstyling and makeup for the bride, mother-of-the-bride, up to 3 bridesmaids, and the groom. To learn more about this incredible package click here.

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