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Get the Look: Lea Michele’s Bridal Styles

 



By now, you may have seen Lea Michele’s sleek and stunning, center-parted chignon she wore as she walked down the aisle before marrying Zandy Reich. What you may not know is that Lea asked Beachwaver inventor Sarah Potempa to create the perfect bridal looks for her wedding day (and Sarah totally delivered.) 

“For the wedding, we wanted to create a look that could easily transform from the ceremony to the dance floor,” shares Sarah. “To do this, I prepped her hair with the Beachwaver Pro 1.25 to make the change quick and easy.”

Lea’s look for the ceremony was a classic, polished bun. “The center part and the simple lines of the low bun accentuated her stunning eyes and inner glow by opening up the face,” says Sarah. “The veil gently laid perfectly over the bun to feel effortless and flow nicely while she walked down the aisle."

Before the reception, Sarah swapped out the bun for a more playful Beachwaved ponytail to complement Lea’s flirty mini dress. Here’s how you can recreate each of the looks!

Look #1: Classic Chignon

1. Create a center part, and blow dry with a round brush, lifting at the root to create volume.

2. Create a roller set using duckbill clips.

3. Spray Great Barrier Heat Protectant Hairspray on the On Set Pro Brush and brush through to evenly distribute throughout. 

4. Section the hair with Darby Clips, and curl each section away from the face with the Beachwaver Pro 1.25. Allow to cool completely.

5. Lift the roots, and spray with Second Chance Dry Shampoo for added hold and root volume.

6. Brush hair into a low ponytail with the On Set Pro Brush, and secure with a professional hook elastic to hold the ponytail nice and tight, then wrap a small piece of hair around the elastic and secure with bobby pins. Even though this will be covered with a bun, you will be prepared for when the bun is taken down for the party later! (Tip: to fill in and define any areas, use ColorWow Root Touchup)

7. Separate the ponytail into two sections. Twist the left section and secure with pins to create a twisted bun. Then take the right section, and twist it around the first section and secure to the base with more hair pins. Spray with a flexible hairspray to smooth flyaways. Tip: after spraying the flyaways, roll the can over to lock them down! 

For a simpler way to create the look, use the Wrap Up

 

Look #2: Party Pony

After the ceremony, all the prep above allowed Sarah to remove the pins, take out the bun and have the perfect ponytail to party (all in less than 5 minutes)! All she had to do was...

1. Remove the hairpins and unroll the buns.

2. Spray Great Barrier Heat Protectant Hairspray on the On Set Pro Brush to smooth out the ponytail.

3. Voila! Instant dance floor style.


 

Lea Michele: Boxed Fishtail Braid How To

For Target's SoulCycle event, celebrity hairstylist Sarah Potempa styled the gorgeous Lea Michele with a boxed fishtail braid. A braided ponytail is fantastic for the gym because it keeps the hair in place, while looking fashionable and fun. The boxed fishtail braid may look complex, but it is actually very simple to recreate the look.

 

Another EPIC braid by the amazing @sarahpotempa for tonight's event! ?Love you Sarah! ?

A photo posted by Lea Michele (@msleamichele) on

 

 To recreate the look, follow these easy steps:

Step 1: Use the Beachwaver Co Ceramic Styling Iron to smooth your hair at the root before pulling the hair up into a high ponytail.

Step 2: Grab a small section from the ponytail and wrap around to cover the elastic. Secure the hair with a bobby pin. 

Step 3: Start on the 3D fishtail braid by splitting the ponytail in half. Take a small section from the right, separate it into two pieces and place one piece over the top of the left section. Then, place the other piece under and add it to the left section.

Step 4: Take a small section from the left, separate it into two and place one piece over the top and add it to the right section. Place the other piece under and add it to the right section. Continue to repeat all the way down for a 3D fishtail box braid.

Step 5 (Optional): Pancake the braid by gently pulling the sides of it to give more volume.