It’s that time again: time to dust off your dancing shoes, practice your receiving line small talk, and get reacquainted with those online registries. That’s right: wedding season! In the event that you’re not getting your hair done professionally—which helps you save up for all those plane flights!—we’ve got you covered. Below are five of our favorite wedding appropriate hairstyles to get you to the church (or city hall) on time. Now you just have to worry about giving that toast.
Modern Topsy Tail Updo
Editor Meredith has been to about a million weddings, and she’s become a pro at doing her own hair and makeup for the events—whether she’s a bridesmaid or just a guest. This new take on the topsy tail (yes, that topsy tail) is sophisticated enough for any event.
We’ve been on a bit of a retro kick with our hair lately and The Oscars last weekend reinforced our love of cascading waves. Can we get some of whatever Jessica Chastain is having? Pin curls are one way to get classic, old-Hollywood waves—plus they’re the basis for lots of updos since they make it easy to build lots of volume in your hair. Watch our tutorial above, with Ojon lead stylist Gwynne Mims, for the step-by-step instructions on how to score this vintage-inspired look.
While we’ll always have a soft spot in our hearts for tousled beachy waves, lately we’ve been more inspired by the vintage hairstyles we’ve seen all over the red carpets and in our favorite TV shows (hello, Downton Abbey). We enlisted Ojon’s lead stylist, Gwynne Mims, to help us create gorgeous classic waves with pin curls—a look that’s eye-catching all on its own or stunning when pulled back into a flattering updo.
Lucky for us, Gwynne’s sharing her expertise in more ways than just the video above. Join us today for a Twitter chat with Gwynne at 12:30pm ET, and you can ask for advice on which products to use for your hair type, the secret to styling the perfect curls, and any other burning questions you might have about your strands! Simply make sure you are following @Birchbox and @Ojon and tweet your questions using hashtag #AskOjon. By tweeting with the hashtag you’ll be entered to win a full-size version of all the products Gwynne uses in the video above! Plus, we’re so excited that we’ll be joined by the @BirchboxUK team who’ll be fielding questions from their followers across the pond, making this our first ever international Twitter chat!