4 Easy Prom and Wedding Hairstyles! – KayleyMelissa

– Hey, everyone. Kayley, your friendly
neighborhood hair stylist here and today we’re doing some
prom/wedding hairstyles. (calm music) Now, I almost didn’t even film this video but this was requested so much I decided to go ahead and do it and this is meant to be a
whole bunch of very easy DIYable hairstyles whether
you’re attending a wedding or you’re a bridesmaid
or you’re going to prom or any other number of things that are coming up in the coming months. Because it can totally be high stakes to do your own hair for an event, I wanted to make sure these
are really easy to follow and will look pretty and
I feel like I nailed it. I hope you guys agree and I’m really excited to
show you the hairstyles. So let’s get into it. To start this hairstyle,
we’re gonna curl the hair. I’m gonna prep my hair
with the OUAI Memory Mist. This is heat protecting but also helps your hair to
remember the style a lot better and I do find that my
curls last better with it. I did a whole review video
if you wanna see that. Next, we’re going to section the hair so that we can go pieces of hair at a time and get every single
piece curled really well. My gosh, am I ready for prom
in the early 2000s, late 90s? I think so. To curl the
hair, what I’m going to do is grab my one inch
Kristin Ess curling iron and I’m going to start curling
the hair away from my face. I’m going to clamp it onto the hair and twist it up right at the root then slide it out a little bit, twist it back up till
I get back to the root, slide it out, twist it back and so forth until you have just
two inches left of hair that hasn’t been curled then you’re going to turn your iron to completely face your
head and start pulling away and as you do that, the hair is going to unravel
from the curling iron and you’re gonna be left
with just those ends clamped and to finish them off, you’re just going to drag
the iron over the end and from that you get
a nice pretty deep wave with a little bit more
of a loose modern end but if you ever find that
it looks too straight, you can go back in quickly
with your curling iron and just twist it a little bit and that will get you a
little bit more of a bend. Now, if you have a curling wand, the technique is a little bit different but it’s still doable. You’re going to take your hair
and wrap it around the wand until it’s mostly heated up. For me, that’s about five seconds. I’m going to put the ends on the iron for one to two seconds. That’s going to kind of
curl them a little bit but not as much as the rest of the hair then you let everything off and you have a very similar effect to what we have with the clip and if you ever find
that the curl at the end is still too tight, you can run your iron over it very quickly and that will loosen it up and make it a little bit more modern and those are the two sides. They don’t look exactly the same but you get a kind of similar effect. So whichever tool you have, grab that and use that
to create these curls. So now I’m gonna drop down the
next section and keep going. Now, when I say to leave
the ends straighter because it’s more modern, I don’t mean leave four inches
of perfectly straight hair at the end of the curls. That’s not the look we’re going for. All I’m really trying to do is to keep us from going to
full ringlet all the way down. The ringlet look is not as
modern, it’s not as cute and so we wanna avoid that. So the ways that I avoid that are mostly just to put
less heat on the curls as I’m going through and make sure that they’re
not getting the same treatment as the top of my hair is. So those are two methods that you can use to keep from getting the ringlet effect all the way down your hair. Also, pro tip, leaving the ends looser makes your hair look longer. And next section. (calm music) And now you’re gonna let
down the last section, find your part and curl those pieces. My advice around your face is to keep the curls a little looser. I find that looks a little
cooler and more modern. Just my personal opinion but
everything else, curl away. And we’re done. Now, for most of these curls, I did not touch them after
they came off the curling iron so they would have a
chance to cool in place and therefore set much better. If you want more information on that, I will link it in the I cards above but now I’m gonna take my fingers and run them through to break up the curls because we don’t wanna
leave it in a ringlet form and now these curls are in. I already feel like they are so beautiful. You could obviously just rock this. I’m gonna add in some star accessories because I’ve been loving them lately. I’m going to take back
little pieces of hair and pin them in place
with the star bobby pins and once I’ve done that,
I’m gonna just add in some extra ones for decoration
and my tip for making sure that the bobby pin part
of this doesn’t show is to put it in sideways and then turn it upright
right at the last second. That way, the mouth of the bobby pin doesn’t skip up and over
the top of your hair. It hides much more easily. And that’s the finished hairstyle. So essentially it’s just curling your hair and adding in some accessories. I think it’s really beautiful. It will look good from every single angle and it really doesn’t matter
if you’re good at hair or not. You just curl stuff and
put the accessories in. And now we’re gonna
move on to a half updo. Now, I’ve been doing a little bit of hair for weddings of friends and family and I get this twisted half
updo requested all the time. So I figured let’s show
you guys how to do it. First things first, I’m going
to lightly tease sections of the crown of my head to get
a little bit of extra volume and then smooth over the top. Now I’m going to make the twist by taking a section of hair
from the front of my head, splitting it into two and wrapping the sections
away from my face then every time I wrap the hair, I’m going to pick up a new piece of hair, put it into one of the
sections and then twist, pick up a new piece of hair, add it into one of the sections and twist and continue doing that until you reach the back of your head then you’re gonna twist
just a couple more times and hold your place with
a clip or a bobby pin and now I’m gonna go back through that and I’m going to bobby pin into the twist until there’s a line of bobby
pins going through the twist. This does two things. First, it makes it stay
really really well. Secondly, it’s gonna let you
pull the hair apart better and get a fluffier twist without
a whole lot of extra work. I’m going in and pulling
very gently on the twist to open it up and make
it look a little fluffier and a little more dramatic then we’re gonna repeat the
same thing on the other side taking the sections, wrapping them around and feeding in hair as we go and of course add in the
bobby pins and pull it apart then I’m going to take one of the twists and pin it against my head
with the bobby pin horizontal so that it can be hidden easily then I take the other twist
and pin it over top of that one and that’s the hairstyle. So this one is really easy to do and it can be really
pretty at the same time plus it works for a whole lot
of different hair lengths. Now I think it’s time to
move on to a very pretty and easy updo. So to get started, you’re going to separate your hair in half and clip the top half out of the way. For the bottom half of the hair, you actually just need
a bend in your hair. So if you don’t have waves yet, do a quick lazy curl just enough
to get a bend in your hair and then put it in a ponytail and then you can let the top down and this is where you put your energy into curling your hair. You want lots of little pieces because we’re gonna sweep it
back and when we sweep it back, they’re gonna loosen up a little bit. So make it a little bit ringlety. That’s the only time you’re
ever gonna hear me say that and then you’re going to sweep it back. You can have a part
when you do that or not, totally up to you, and you’re gonna keep it super duper loose and then secure it with an elastic on top of the elastic we already have and then you can go in with
your thumb and your index finger and loosen it up even more to
get more texture and volume. This is actually a really
pretty textured ponytail if you wanted to go that route but let’s finish out the updo. You’re going to braid the remaining hair and once you get to the end of it, grab a teeny tiny section at the bottom and slide the rest of your hair up. That’s gonna make the braid
super compact and bubbly and then you’re going
to wrap that into a bun and pin it in place. From here, if you want, you can pull apart and texturize again but I would say go slowly just in case and once I did that, I added
in some more star bobby pins because I love them. You could add in any kind
of thing that you want, whatever goes with your
dress or just leave it plain. Whatever you like. And that’s the finished hairstyle. It’s basically a braided bun
with some pro tips thrown in to make it event appropriate but it’s still easy and still
completely doable on your own which is exactly what we’re going for. Let’s finish off with a
seriously upgraded ponytail. Anybody can curl their hair
and put it up into a ponytail and it will look good but if
you wanna go from DIY ponytail to snatched, here’s what you’re gonna do. Oh and also, there’s a lot of tips, okay? Don’t go oh, this is too hard
and click out of the video. Just go okay, I’m only
gonna do two of them instead of all of them. You don’t have to do all a million tricks that I’m gonna show you, okay? Okay, let’s go. First things first, do
your ponytail in two steps. You all know this is
a favorite tip of mine but it will change your life. So I’m going to section my hair diagonally from my ears up to just
about an inch or two in front of where I
want the ponytail to sit and I’m going to clip the
top half out of the way and now I’m gonna get a little fancy. I’m gonna add in this
Barefoot Blonde pony up piece. This is basically a chunk
of hair on a seamless base so it’s very, very thin, almost undetectable
underneath your ponytail. This is about as thick
as my ponytail is anyway so it basically doubles
the size of my ponytail and it’s 20 something inches long so if your hair is shorter
than that, it adds length and I’m just gonna clip that in right on the part that I made
when I sectioned the hair and now we continue on with the tutorial. You’re going to brush up the hair that is left down into your high ponytail getting it as smooth as you can. I recommend first going
in with a normal brush to get all the pieces that you can. Next, go in with a comb
or a boar bristle brush to finesse everything and make
sure that every piece of hair is going up and where it’s supposed to be and you have no weird bumps. I like doing the ponytail
in two steps like this because it helps to
disperse the weight better, it helps make sure it’s
not sagging in the back and it’s a lot more manageable
so you have a better chance of getting all the hair
really sleeked into place. For my next trick, you’ve
heard of baking your makeup. Have you heard of baking your hairspray? That sounds really scary. I promise it’s not. Okay, what we’re gonna do, get
the ponytail out of the way. You’re gonna take some firm hold hairspray and you’re gonna spray all over the back using your hand to sweep up baby hairs to make sure they are where
they’re supposed to be and then you grab your hair dryer and you heat up the hairspray. Essentially, this just
activates it a little bit more, softens it and then when
you take the heat away, it cools into place and
it’s going to stay there. Do you think pop stars
just don’t have baby hairs? Girl, they do but they’ve
been baked into place. Do as they do. And now we’re gonna let down the top and brush it back, comb it back and secure it in place
around the first ponytail. For the baby hairs on top,
guess what we’re gonna do? Yes, girl, we’re gonna
hit it with hairspray and then hit that hairspray
with the hair dryer. From here, you can touch up
your curls if you need to. For me, I’m liking the way they look so I’m just gonna go ahead and wrap some hair around
the base of my ponytail. I’m gonna take a section of hair and then I’m gonna use
my hairspray trick again to set it in place. I’m sure you wanna know
if baking your hairspray is bad for your hair. It’s not like putting a flat iron or a curling iron on top
of hairspray by any means. It’s just a little warmer
than your body temperature. It’s just warming it up
slightly and letting it cool which activates the hairspray
more than it can on its own. So really the bigger concern
isn’t so much using heat as it is getting that activated hairspray back out of your hair successfully. So to do that, I recommend
using a detangling brush and a gentle touch. You don’t wanna rip through your hair ’cause that could cause extra breakage and I recommend shampooing
very thoroughly, maybe shampooing twice to
get the extra hairspray out and as long as you do that,
I think it’s totally fine. I don’t think it’s an
extra strain on your hair more than using hairspray is on its own. Another celebrity secret
that I utilize all the time is shadowing your root which basically means
using either a brow powder or an actually designated hair powder to fill in any sparse
areas in your hairline. I actually already have some of that in. I’m gonna add just a little bit more so you guys can see
what I’m talking about. I feel like it frames my face really well so it’s something I
particularly like doing but obviously it’s not something
you actually have to do for your hair. So from here, you can actually be done but I kinda wanna see if I can get my ponytail more voluminous. Let’s try it. If you want some more volume and lift which might look extreme in this ponytail but if you’re dealing with less hair than I have in right
now, could be helpful. You can hold your ponytail fully up and then backcomb all
the way from tip to root with the brush in kind of
this big paddling motion. I’ve seen Justine Marjan do that and she is the queen of
giving Khloe Kardashian the biggest ponytails ever so I’m like if it’s good enough for her, it is good enough for me. Oh yes. It comes together finally
once you smooth over the top and you can see that you have
all the volume in the world. If you do have finer hair,
this can be a lifesaver in creating a bigger, fluffier ponytail and there is your
snatched ponytail option. Now, you could follow these
steps with straight hair for a sleek look. You could do classic waves
for a more classic look but I personally am loving
the volume and texture. So I hope that you guys enjoyed it. If you did, don’t forget to hit
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family here on Kayley Melissa and all y’all hit that bell to be notified every time I post a new video which is Saturdays for hair tutorials and Wednesday for bonus videos and that I think is it for today’s video. I hope that you guys enjoyed it and I’ll see you in my next one. Muah. Bye. Thank you, next. Thank you, next. Thank you, next. I don’t wanna take it out. I just wanna live like this
forever ’cause I’d miss you babe and I don’t wanna miss a thing. Ah. Are you kidding me? I’m not holding it up,
it’s doing that on its own. What the actual? Well, I and my hair have
recovered, praise be. Peace out, cub scouts.

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