Along the La Belle journey, it’s been an absolute honour to have met so many talented customers, artists and fellow creators. I’ve loved seeing my bridal combs, wreaths, pins and veils showcased by imaginative hair stylists in blog and magazine photoshoots, and at weddings all across the world. Seriously — the icing on top of the cake (pun totally intended)!

One of the reasons I started this business 6 years ago was to help brides-to-be enjoy a stress-free wedding — creating fail-safe, boho-luxe hair adornments and dishing out great advice.

Amy Griffiths is one of those super-clever ladies who I can’t wait to introduce to all our lovely readers because she is full of wedding-day secrets. A professional hairstylist based in both Sydney, Australia and Toronto, Canada, Amy is the owner and lead stylist of a glamorous team of international bridal and event hair specialists: Bridal Hair Collective.

As part of La Belle’s blog post series — which explores how brides can achieve gorgeous hair on their wedding day no matter the cut, colour or condition — the amazing Amy let us in on all her tricks and secrets. Stay tuned for more to come in the following weeks.

6 fabulous tips for bride with fine hair by La Belle

Photography by: Corynn Fowler Photography – Hair by Bridal Hair Collective

6 TIPS FOR BRIDES WITH FINE HAIR BY AMY GRIFFITHS

From one fine haired lady to another I understand the frustration and limitations that can come with owning a finer head of hair, today I am sharing my go to tips and advice on how to get those fine haired strands to work just the way you want them to on your special day!

1. Nourish the hair: Fine hair can often grow at a snail’s pace and be extremely fragile and prone to breakage or damage, to ensure your hair is at its healthiest consider adding a hair growth and strengthening supplement to your regime. There are many varieties available and I recommend trying some of them in the lead up to your wedding day! Biotin, silica, and zinc are all great supplements to assist with the healthy growth and development of hair & nails. Find the one that is best suited to your needs and budget keep in mind these supplements can take 6-8 months until you see any results so start early.

2. Plump up the volume: Select a professional range of shampoo & conditioner that has volumizing or thickening benefits, they are often less likely to weigh the hair down or make it oily making the hair look thicker and fuller.

3. Shampoo less: I know this can seem like an impossible cycle to break although it’s worth persevering through a few bad hair days to achieve a balanced & healthy scalp. Shampooing the hair more often then required strips the hair of its natural oils causing your scalp to overproduce the oils that have been stripped from over washing. To achieve a balanced scalp limit shampooing & conditioning to three to four times a week. Only apply your conditioner on the ends of your hair.

Bridal updo for brides with thin hair and hair jewellery

Photography by: Deanne MaRae Photography – Hair by Bridal Hair Collective

4. Protect your hair: Heat damage from hot tools is often underestimated and once the hair has been exposed to heat damage your only option is to cut it off! If you are using heat styling tools such as blow-dryers, curling irons or flat irons ensure you are using a thermal protection spray to prevent heat damage in the lead up to your wedding day.

5. Volumize with color: Hair color can create an illusion of thicker/denser hair when placed strategically. I recommend a multi-dimensional look with 2-3 shades of variation to make your hair look thicker. Always add a professional treatment after your color service such as Olaplex and avoid over lightening the hair which can lead to breakage and damage.

Bridal chignon for fine hair brides

Photography by: Deanne MaRae Photography – Hair by Bridal Hair Collective

6. Add Volume: Adding hair extensions to your wedding day hairstyle can be the perfect instant fix to longer thicker hair that will have the benefit of longer lasting hairstyling results on your wedding day. Hair padding (synthetic hair) is also a great alternative to hair extensions to achieve additional volume, and shape to bridal updos.

I hope you enjoy the first post from Amy today. If you have any questions or need some advice, please comment it here- Amy will surely get back to you. For more inspiration or if you like to book Amy for your wedding day, please contact Amy via her website and  Instagram.

Hope you have a wonderful day!

xo

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