If our Instagram feeds are any indication, wedding season is still in full swing. Love is certainly in the air for newlywed Julianne Hough, who underwent a truly stunning hair transformation for her wedding to hockey player Brooks Laich, trading in her sandy locks for a brighter, lustrous blond. In perfect Cinderella fashion, Hough rocked a stunning updo for the ceremony, and her newly colored locks were so swoon-worthy that we simply had to find out where she went and what she used.
Hough worked with her stylist, Riawna Capri from Nine Zero One Salon in Los Angeles, to achieve her new look, and luckily, we got all the juicy details on how she successfully attained this amazing hair transformation. Keep scrolling to see Julianne Hough's wedding hair makeover (and how her colorist achieved it).
Her colorist explains that Hough's hair color vision was actually inspired by old photos of when she was a child. The goal was to achieve that bright, natural blond from when she was little. Capri owes the transformation to Joico's Blonde Life professional line, which allowed her to achieve a whole head of super-bright highlights, all the way from the nape of the neck to her hairline, without damaging Hough's hair. Capri also used Joico Blonde Life Brightening Shampoo ($17) and Conditioner ($18) along with the brand's Luster Lock ($20). She says these products "really brought the health and shine back into her hair, which we noticed that the moment I blew her hair out." Hough had actually wanted to cut her hair into a bob for the reception, but after seeing how shiny and beautiful it turned out, she decided to keep the length and go for a faux bob instead.
Now, brides-to-be, you'll want to pay attention to this next part. When asked what her top three pieces of advice for brides for getting their dream wedding hair, Capri had noteworthy answers. Her first piece of advice is to find a hairstylist a year in advance. "For me, it's so important to create the entire masterpiece. If you can find a stylist that can do it all and work with you from start to finish, then you will get that perfect dream hair," she says. "It's hard if you're having one stylist cut, another stylist color, and one style."
Capri also recommended showing pictures of what you like and what you don't like. The more specific the better. "For example, if you want a textured updo and you show them a picture of what YOU think a textured updo looks like and show a picture of a textured updo that you don't like," she explains. Lastly, you want to make sure you don't make any huge changes right before the wedding. You'll want to be able you recognize yourself in the mirror, and are feeling comfortable and confident in your look.
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