Bridal upstyle: Anne’s wedding

I’m halfway into my break from work and ┬áthe past few days have been great! I’ve been able to try food places I’ve always been meaning to try, but haven’t had the chance to go to and also spend time with my family. One of my ‘Christmas shutdown goals’ is to post all the photos that have been sitting on my phone waiting to be shared. So, sorry in advance for the incoming hair post spam!

This post shares the beautiful hairstyles from Anne’s wedding back in September 2014. Anne had two bridesmaids, who I styled both with side updos. The updos were beautiful on both the bridesmaids even though they had very different hair. The upstyle was pinned up on the side, with the curls around the hair more defined rather than brushed out. You can’t see the curls as much on dark hair, which is a common problem for us Asian girls! Natural Asian hair is usually very dark and shiny, often not being able to hold curls as well as our blonde counterparts. The trick to getting the curls more defined on Asian hair is to use beach spray and texturising powder. I loved the little hairpieces that we added into their side buns! It was the perfect touch to gorgeous upstyles.

For my bride Anne’s hair, she also wanted an upstyle, but with some subtle volume at the crown of the head. Anne had very dark and long hair – it went past her waist! She hadn’t got a haircut (besides a trim every now and then) since she was 5! I styled Anne’s hair with a curled upstyle with a few curled pieces hanging at the front to frame the face and give it a more natural feel. We also added a few hairpieces into the back of the upstyle which really gave the upstyle more flare. I’m really loving the hairpieces at the moment or even fresh flowers! I think it adds that perfect touch to a hairstyle, especially on girls who have dark hair and from far you can’t see the details of the style.

Wishing Anne and her husband a huge belated congratulations and hope you have an amazing life together.

Hair: Alyssa of honeycombed

Makeup: Margaret Albia