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2 Stunning Styles from Bridal Fashion Week

It’s that magical time of year again. The Holy Grail of matrimonial musings. An entire week of bridal inspiration— from vintage chignons to modern plaits to statement-making accessories—all ripe for the picking for all your spring and summer bridal clients. As usual, 2016 Bridal Fashion Week gave us plenty of inspiration for the upcoming season. Two styles that really caught our attention? The romantic upstyles from Reem Acra and Naeem Khan, courtesy of Lead Stylist Joseph DiMaggio for Davines.

The Show: Reem Acra

Inspiration: “Reem Acra’s intricate bead work and sexy silhouettes are true works of art," says Joseph. "Rather than accessorizing with jewelry, she wanted all attention centered around the hair—creating an unexpected piece of bridal ‘jewelry.’ With that, I was able to push my own limits and dream up an avant-garde bridal style. Using long extensions, I crafted a strong structured braid and romanticized it with diamond and pearl accessories of Ms. Acra’s creation.” 
Get the Look
 Prep hair by spraying a generous amount of Davines VOLU Mist at the root. Follow up by brushing Davines More Inside This Is A Volume Boosting Mousse from root to tip to keep it smooth and in place.

2. Section hair evenly from ear to ear, creating front and back sections.

3. Sweep hair back in the back section into a ponytail at the occipital bone, secure with an elastic cord. Create a strong center part in the front section and allow to hang loose temporarily.

4. Apply More Inside This Is A Volume Boosting Mousse throughout three wefts of extensions. Brush through the length before creating a 12” braided ponytail that falls down the entirety of the back. Attach this extension to the actual ponytail using an elastic cord.
Pro Tip: If the natural hair is long, create a braid below where the ponytail is fastened at the occipital bone and fasten to the underside of the extensions using clear elastics. For short hair, wrap hair tightly around the elastic and extension.

5. Brush the front section of the hair back towards the ponytail, smoothing as you go with Davines More Inside This Is A Medium Hair Spray.

6. Lace the hair from the front sections underneath the ponytail (including extensions) and continue to wrap around the base creating a thick band over where the extensions meet the base of the head and ponytail. Use pins to secure.

7. Using a variety of diamonds, pearls and golden wraps, pin and tie throughout the length of the braided ponytail.

8. Apply iron on stars sporadically around the head. Adhere carefully using a hot curling iron.

9. Control wisps and secure the look by applying Davines More Inside This Is A Strong Hair Spray for all over for shine and hold.

The Show: Naeem Khan

Inspiration: “There is nothing as inspiring as the work of Naeem Khan, especially in his bridal collections," notes Joseph. "Having had the chance to work with him at F/W 2015 Fashion Week, I was thrilled to create the hair look for Naeem’s modern, yet classic bride. I complemented his idyllic beadwork with a demure roped chignon - reminiscent of a flower in bloom. The natural backswept style also provides the perfect frame for the seashell crowns seen throughout the show.”

Get the Look
 Prep hair by applying a generous amount of Davines More Inside This is A Volume Boosting Mousse onto fingertips. Distribute thoroughly from roots to ends, keeping hair smooth and in place.

2. Section hair evenly from ear to ear, creating front and back sections.

3. Using a blow dryer and large round brush, work to create subtle volume and bounce at the crown and top of the head by blowing hair up and away from the face. 

 Once dry, use fingers to sweep the hair into a layered ponytail, securing with an elastic tie directly under the occipital bone.

5. Tightly twist into a low bun at the nape of the neck, fasten with pins.

6. Use weft (virtually undetectable strip) extensions, to create two tight twists. Twist these two extension wefts together, creating a “rope braid.”

7. Wrap rope braid around bun to create an elegant flowerlike shape and pin securely.

8. Using fingertips, customize the braid shape by applying Davines More Inside This Is A Texturizing Dust to hands and massaging for additional structural support and texture expansion.

9. Finish by applying Davines More Inside This Is A Medium Hold Hair Spray for all over for shine and hold. 

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