One of the hottest trends in bridal hair right now is Hollywood glam waves. This style gained traction with our vintage-inspired brides, and has since translated into numerous wedding day settings. This is a sexy and sweet hairstyle and can be enhanced by adding a variety of different hairpieces; it's a very versatile look! While this hairstyle is trending, this is a look that's sure to turn heads while maintaining a timeless feel for years to come. If you're thinking about trying out Hollywood glam waves for your wedding day, read on for everything you need to know to get the perfect look.
What is a Hollywood glam wave?
The main factor when defining a Hollywood glam wave hairstyle is having each section of hair curled in the same direction. Once curled, the hair is brushed with a soft bristle brush and curls are then emphasized by using a variety of tools such as hairspray and additional heat. Additionally, this style typically features a deep side part with clean volume at the roots. This can be pretty tricky to achieve yourself, and that's what we're here for!
Hollywood glam waves are a fabulous option for many different types of hair because they truly are so versatile and customizable. You can have looser and larger curls or more defined waves, depending on the finished look you are going for. Hollywood glam waves can be tuned to flatter all face shapes and suit many different types and lengths of hair!
Is my hair right for this style?
We hope we don't burst your bubble when we say, that while we do love this look, it is not a one-size-fits-all kind of hairstyle. If you have the right texture and length hair needed to achieve this style, that's great! However, not all hair types are best suited for this look. This hairstyle is typically worn with hair fully down and lacks the structure that an updo or half-up do has, which prolongs the life of your hairstyle. (shoutout bobby pins!)
This style is oh-so romantic with your hair down, looking sleek, complete with well-defined curls. However, if you are getting married during hot summer months or if your hair frizzes or falls easily, this might not be the most ideal style. Of course your hairstylist will use all the products to help control the frizz and keep curls from falling, but sometimes, no matter how much product is used, it just doesn't hold how we want it to. If your hair has a vendetta against curls and you are getting married in the middle of summer, you probably know what will happen to your hairstyle over time. Please be honest with your hairstylist when he or she asks you about your hair! We want to produce the perfect hairstyle for you and we want it to last all night long. Please be open to our stylsits suggestions as well; while you might be set on having the glam look with your hair fully down, you might just be surprised at how glamorous you can feel and look with Hollywood glam wave inspired updo!
What can I do if my hair doesn't hold curl well, but I must have this style?
If you are absolutely set on having Hollywood glam waves for your wedding day hairstyle, but your hair doesn't love your choice, it is most important that you book a hair trial. Your hairstylist will be able to chat through your desired look and make suggestions of ways that you can best achieve this hairstyle.
For hair that is very heavy and thick, try taking some length off of your ends. We know this is a sensitive subject for some ladies, but TRUST US! Chopping a few inches off your ends could make a huge difference in making this style work for you hair. We also recommend adding some heavy layering, this will help take the weight off of your hair and ends, and will provide support for your glamorous waves.
If your hair fairs on the thinner and finer side, talk to your hairstylist (during your trial) about adding extensions! Extensions are champions at holding curl and will provide support for your natural locks. Even if your natural hair starts to loosen and lose its waves, your extensions will continue to reinforce the curl pattern.
Overall, Hollywood glam waves are a fabulous option for many different types of hair because they truly are so versatile and customizable. If you are absolutely set on having Hollywood glam waves for your wedding day hairstyle, but your hair doesn't love your choice, it is most important that you book a hair trial. Your hairstylist will be able to chat through your desired look and make suggestions of ways that you can best achieve this hairstyle!