No. 1: Wedding hair how-to

Follow our 5 step wedding hair how-to with expert Michael Van Clarke, who shows you how to achieve a romantic curly side knot

Hair how-to no.1: The curly side knot


Before you start: Preparing the hair is vital in achieving this look. Start by applying mousse to the mid-lengths and ends with some thickening styling lotion just to the roots of damp hair.


Hair by Violetta; make up by Nicola Dine: the bridal team at Michael Van Clarke; photographs by Jeremy Enness; model: Tine; dress: Pronovias

Step 1: The curly side knot


Then blow-dry just around the hair-line. Diffuse the rest of the length to maximize any natural curl, before tonging all of the hair in small sections, starting at the hair-line. Secure into pin curls with grips as you go.

Step 2: The curly side knot


When your hair is completely cool, separate the curls using your fingers or a wide toothed comb.

Step 3: The curly side knot


Section off a fringe section from ear to ear, then brush the rest of the hair into a low side pony tail.

Step 4 The curly side knot


Start creating a shape with the curls, in and around the ponytail forming a naturally curly asymmetric bun.

Step 5: The curly side knot


Brush your fringe into soft waves then finish with a mist of shine spray for a perfect finish.

The finished look: The curly side knot


Viola. A chic – and fairly simple to achieve – asymmetric curly side bun, finished off with a diamanté barrette.

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