Wedding Hair Inspiration by Celebrity Hair Stylist, Christine Symonds

 

When trying to find the perfect look for your big day, the first thing your hairdresser should know is the theme of your wedding. Romantic and Rustic? Modern and Sophisticated? Or perhaps Old Hollywood Glamour? Knowing the overall theme of the day will give them a better idea of what the look should encompass.

The next thing you should take in to consideration is how you normally wear your hair. Are you most comfortable with it up or down? Basically there are 3 categories to consider:
1.) All up
2.) Half up
3.) Down

Once your stylist has a good grasp on what you are most comfortable with, you can go from there.

I personally feel the biggest mistake a bride makes on her big day is trying to do something completely out of her comfort zone. I always recommend that your wedding day is not the day to try out something new. Stick with a look that you are comfortable with and that emphasizes your own personal style.

The ROMANTIC AND RUSTIC WEDDING 

Inspiration for ALL UP
RR All Up

Inspiration for HALF UP HALF DOWN
RR Half up half down

Inspiration for DOWN
RR all down

Key tools for achieving these looks:
-EcoTools Quick Volume Styler Hair Brush (for texture and body)
-Texturizing spray (I love bumble and bumble surf spray and oribe texturing spray)
-Bobby pins
-Hair ties
-Fresh flowers or whimsical hair accessories elevate the romanticism of any of these looks

 

The MODERN & SOPHISTICATED WEDDING 

Inspiration for ALL UP
MS all up

Inspiration for HALF UP HALF DOWN
MS half up half down

Inspiration for DOWN
MS all down

Key tools for achieving these looks:
-EcoTools Full Volume Styler Hair Brush (to get body at the roots and bounce on the ends)
-A blow dry serum (to protect hair and add shine — I love to use Argan oil)
-Bobby pins

**refer to the EcoTools “Big Night Out Hair” video to learn how to achieve the foundation for any of these looks or if the final product if wearing the hair down.

 

The OLD HOLLYWOOD GLAM WEDDING 

Inspiration for ALL UP
HG all up

Inspiration for HALF UP HALF DOWN
HG half up half down

Inspiration for DOWN
HG all down

Key tools for achieving these looks:
-The EcoTools Smoothing Detangler Hair Brush (to brush out curl set)
-1-inch curling iron
-Hair clips (to set the hair)
-Shine spray to apply on dry hair (I love Kenra’s shine spray)
-Bobby pins
-Vintage hair accessories. (Take an old vintage broach and attach it to a hair clip and make it the perfect statement in your hair. Or you can take a vintage looking necklace and use it as a headband)

Enjoy!

Love, Christine

 

 

Green Your Beauty Routine: 4 Ways to celebrate Earth Day

4.22 Earth Day Green Beauty Tips
Happy Earth Day!  In honor of celebrating the Earth we live in, here are four ways you can make Earth Day every day when it comes to your beauty routine:

  1. Think Natural - Opt for natural beauty products over those filled with unnecessary chemicals whenever possible.   Need an example?  Try our new pure complexion spongeit’s made with 100% natural ingredients.
  2. Buy Cruelty Free - Picking products and beauty tools that aren’t tested on animals is a great way to show Mother Nature some love.  We’re proud all our EcoTools products are cruelty free.
  3. Choose Sustainable Materials - When you buy EcoTools makeup brushes, you’re picking a sustainable material.  Our handles are made from fast growing bamboo instead of plastic.  Whenever possible, opt for materials that biodegrade.
  4. Upcycle - Instead of buying new containers to hold all your beauty products, upcycle!  Stash makeup brushes in empty candle jars or organize your drawers with leftover packaging and boxes.

We also love to give back on Earth Day!  Don’t forget to participate in this year’s EcoTools Gives Back.  Every purchase you make comes with a code that could win the charity of your choice $10,000!

As an Earth Day bonus, save 25% off sitewide* with code EARTHDAY14.
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No Makeup Makeup: How to look good in natural makeup

4.18 Natural Looking No Makeup Look
Calvin Klein said, “the best thing is to look natural, but it takes makeup to look natural.”  If you want a more natural look, but feel best when wearing makeup, then the “no makeup” makeup look is for you.  Whether you’re looking for a simpler makeup look or the perfect amount of makeup for your next casual event, follow these dos and don’ts for wearing natural makeup.

  • Do pick a lighter foundation.  Skip full coverage versions in favor of sheer blends like tinted moisturizers and BB creams.  Apply them with a special brush to even out discolorations while still letting your skin show.
  • Don’t over do eye liner.  Skip black liner, which doesn’t look natural for a little white on the lower rims of eyes to help brighten them.  If you want something on your top lash line, use a damp angled liner brush to tightline on a brown shadow.
  • Do boost glowiness.  A natural makeup look comes with a little healthy glow.  Pick cream formulas of makeup to boost glowiness like a shimmering blush or mix in a little luminizer with your BB cream before applying.
  • Don’t  Pile on mascara.  Thick, black lashes are a dead giveaway you’re wearing makeup.  Opt for one coat of mascara and comb through with a lash and brow groomer brush.  If you want definition without the darkness, use brown mascara instead of black.
  • Do pick soft colors.  Neutral, warm tones like lipstick and blush shades should enhance your natural coloring says Glamour magazine.  A little soft brown in the crease of your eye lids is always a good idea and a lip color that’s just a touch darker than your natural color will be naturally flattering.

Do you have a fabulous natural makeup look you want to show off?  Share your photos with us on Instagram and twitter with #EcoTools or share a picture on our Facebook page.

 

Photos from Style.com