How to Do Perfect Curls for a Wedding

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Whether you're the blushing bride, a bridesmaid, or even a wedding guest, you'll want your hair to look its best. Creating the perfect curl for a wedding doesn't necessarily mean you need to schlep to a salon and pay a stylist lots of money to do the heavy lifting for you. With just a few tools, some practice and some time, you can curl your hair into a perfect, romantic style.

Step 1

Shampoo, condition and towel-dry your hair.

Step 2

Apply a styling product to your hair based on your texture. Women with thick hair may prefer a frizz-control serum while women with thin hair can get extra volume by working a mousse through their strands.

Step 3

If your hair is thin, flip your head upside down – women with thick hair can skip this step. Blow dry your hair straight, using a paddle brush to aid the process.

Step 4

Decide where to part your hair. Side parts look best on narrow faces while slightly off-center parts work well on fuller faces.

Step 5

Separate a two-inch section of hair at the nape of the neck. Clip the rest of your hair up. Wrap this section around a medium-barrel curling iron – don’t clamp your iron. Instead, keep it closed, and hold the tips of your hair with your fingers to keep it in place.

Step 6

Wait a few seconds before releasing your hair.

Step 7

Grab another section of hair and wind it around your iron in the opposite direction of your first curl.

Step 8

Repeat all over the head, switching directions until all of your hair is curled.

Step 9

Add a mist of hairspray to your curls. If you prefer a softer look, swap out your hairspray for a shine serum.