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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.


 

How-To: Mini Festival Buns

Get your buns ready—it’s officially festival season! Our favorite trend this year? Mini space buns with loose, Beachywaves™. Get creative, and add some craft store cording and charms, and you’re ready for Bonnaroo, Lolla and everything in between! Here’s our guide for how to get your new, go-to summer style.

1. Create two small ponytails near the front of the crown area, and secure with clear elastics. 

2. Using a Half Up, roll each ponytail into a bun, wrapping the hair around the Half Up to conceal.

 

3. Wrap colored suede cording (you can find it at a craft store, like Michael’s) over the top of each bun, and incorporate the cord into a basic three-strand braid underneath each bun.

 

4. Braid about two-thirds of the way down, then use the cord to secure the braid.

5. Attach charms (you can find these unicorn and bear pegasus charms at a craft store) to the bottom of each bun.

 

6. Add some waves using the Beachwaver S1, then gently comb through the waves with your fingers. 

 7. Take your new buns for a spin, dancing queen! 💃