5 DIY Hairstyles Perfect for Pre-Wedding Parties

by Azure

If you're ever on the hunt for beauty inspiration, TheBeautyDepartment.com (a blog by Lauren Conrad and two other gals) is a great place to start. Lauren and crew bring LA cool, tips and trends to readers across the nation, dishing fun beauty tutorials on everything from ombre hair to polka dot nails. Just check it out, you won't be disappointed. And since most brides-to-be go DIY with their hair and makeup for pre-wedding festivities (think engagement party, bridal shower,...

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Daring Wedding Hair and Makeup Inspiration

by Azure

We always love finding beautiful inspiration in unusual places to share with you. Why? So that the dream wedding you create turns out to be anything but ordinary! When it comes to bridal hair and makeup, we don't suggest going too crazy (and Vera Wang agrees). But we're all for taking a high-fashion editorial look, and transforming it into something timeless and worthy of your white aisle. Luckily, with help from a professional MUA and hair stylist, and awe-inspiring photos like the...

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Romantic Wedding Hairstyle Inspiration: All Braided Up

by Azure

One of our top wedding trends for 2013 is beautiful braided hairstyles. It seems you brideys can't get enough of these sweetly twisted styles! So to help you get those creative juices flowing, here are some of our most-loved braided updos, half-up styles, and flowing all-down hairstyles perfect for the wedding day. Take a peek, then share your thoughts in the comments section below!

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5 Gorgeous Wedding Hairstyles that Command Attention

by Azure

Deciding on the perfect wedding hairstyle is no easy feat. After all, most ladies put a lot of TLC into taming their manes. And while there is plenty of hair inspiration to be found online, it's not quite as easy to find bridal 'dos that really turn heads. So to help you brideys out, I rounded up five of my favorite standout hairstyles. The Mega Bun - The bigger, the better with this drama-packed wedding hairstyle! It adds a touch of Haute Couture to your white aisle look, and has...

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Bridal Beauty Inspiration from the 2012 People’s Choice Awards

by Azure

I don't know about you, but when I think about all the time, money and professional skill that goes into getting a celebrity red carpet ready, it kind of gets my goat! I mean, if we had the top hair and makeup artists at our beck and call, endless amounts of dough to blow on hair extensions, false lashes, skincare treatments, fake tans, million dollar wardrobes, you name it... we would ALL look that good! Don't you think? And by we, I mean all us non-celebs with a limited...

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Pre-Wedding + Holiday Hair: Conquer the Curling Iron

by Azure

Whether you're getting ready for your engagement party, rehearsal dinner, or a festive family get-together (like Thanksgiving), you'll want great hair.  Duh.     And I don't know about you, but I have yet to master the perfect bouncy curl using a curling iron.  Are you with me?  If the answer is yes, check out the video below to learn the secrets to success!  

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Priceless Expert Advice: Wedding Hair + Makeup

by Azure

The expert scoop on wedding day makeup and hair extensions! Episode one of Bridal Wave focused on the ever important topic of bridal hair and makeup, and we called on some incredible experts to help our bride-to-be. Sara was a natural brunette beauty with sparkling blue eyes and perfect skin. She was concerned about keeping her wedding makeup looking great all day long, and debating whether or not to take the plunge with hair extensions.  If you share similar concerns, read on...

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Bridal Beauty Must-Haves and a FREE Sample Bag!

by Azure

We love Sephora for pre-wedding prep and day-of wedding hair and makeup essentials. And now until April 5th, if you make a purchase on Sephora.com, you'll get an extra special treat. Handpick 5 skincare essentials, and Sephora will include a free skincare sample bag when they ship your order. On Monday we posted gorgeous photos showing the top bridal hair and makeup trends for 2011. One of our favorite trends is the strong lip, especially when paired with a dramatic cat eye. If...

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Wedding Hair Trend We Love: Feather Hair Extensions!

by Azure

We know that feathers are a major trend right now, and that brides love walking down the aisle with long, luscious locks. You can find plenty of ways to incorporate feathers into your wedding, but the latest and greatest creation is feather hair extensions! If you plan on wearing an all-down wedding hairstyle, consider incorporating a few flirty feather extensions. You can find any color your heart desires (from warm ivories and browns to funky pink, red and blue), and they're...

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Sleek 2011 Wedding Hairstyle- High Chignon, Bridal Ballerina Style

by Azure

The chignon updo is a classic wedding hairstyle, but in 2011 the chignon will hit a high note! Wedding dress designers from Amsale to Monique Lhuillier sent models down the catwalk with sleek chignons piled high atop their heads. And if you like this wedding hairstyle, it can be transformed to suit your bridal look, face shape and wedding hair accessories. A few chic variations on the high chignon updo... 1. Braided Ballerina Chignon- as seen at Kenneth Poole's Spring 2011 bridal...

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