The Road to Mrs. – Wedding Day Hair


I absolutely love being natural. Natural hair is all kinds of amazing and extremely versatile. Since making the transition almost 10 years ago, I vowed to never return to the creamy crack…even on those days when my natural curls seem most unruly or when my twist outs are just, well, “out”, I swear I will never revert back to old my old ways!

I will be the first to proclaim that I am NOT the president of the natural hair club. [Read more…]

On Our Radar: Xotica Hair

Xotica Hair is Giving Natural Hair Brides Options

Xotica Hair is Giving Natural Hair Brides Options

Every bride wants to ensure her hair is ca-yute on her wedding day! Whether she’s relaxed, natural, transitioning or rocks her hair bra-strap length long or super-short — picture-perfect tresses are a must. Style options for natural hair and transitioning brides have been quite limited until recently. The latest resource on the Black Bridal Bliss radar for naturalistas preparing to say I Do is Xotica Hair. [Read more…]

Bridgette’s Pick of the Week – Fab New Hair Resource

Curl Crushin': From tight kinks to loose waves veteran hairstylist Gabrielle Corney shares her hair wisdom on YouTube!

Curl Crushin’: From tight kinks to loose waves veteran hairstylist Gabrielle Corney shares her hair wisdom on YouTube!

The world wide web is flooded with self-proclaimed hair experts (especially in the natural hair space) dishing out DIY advice to women like us. It is daunting, especially for planning brides who are already overwhelmed. I’d like to introduce you to Gabrielle Corney, a talented beautician who has been professionally styling hair for over two decades. In addition to working with celebrities like Brandy and Kandi Burruss, Corney is a creative consultant for the hair division of Carol’s Daughter. Check out her debut how-to video below; a perfect style option for you natural brides-to-be!

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Bridgette’s Pick of the Week: Wedding Top Knots

This "side" knot is a stylish option for the unconventional bride.

While my own hair is currently short and will probably be even shorter for my wedding day, there are many of you who are opting to rock your tresses long for your strut down the aisle. In years past, women were confined to the basic low chignons or predictable high buns that screamed “prom hairdo” but not anymore. The options for updos as of late are modern and fashion forward. No Styrofoam donuts needed: The messier, the better! Here are a few (including the pic above) that I’m feeling at the moment: [Read more…]

Tie the Knot Tuesday – Natural Hair Brides Special Edition

Natural Beauty: TTKT alum Patrice used a gorgeous headpiece to showcase her auburn locs.

Considering wearing your strands naturally wavy, kinky, curly or in locs for your strut down the aisle? Let these fierce Tie the Knot Tuesday alums inspire you! And I’ve even included expert tips from a trusted hairstylist who specializes in natural tresses. You’re welcome. [Read more…]

Tie the Knot Tuesday – Jiline & Evans

Meet the Cadets: Share Their Bliss

Bride:   Jiline Jocirin, 26
Groom:  Evans Cadet, 26
Occupations: Jocirin, marketing assistant; Cadet, lawn technician
Homebase: Atlanta, GA
Wedding Date: May 19, 2012
Wedding Location: ceremony and reception: Miami Beach Botanical Garden; Miami, Florida

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EXCLUSIVE Triple B MIZANI Giveaway

Mizani's display at the recent WBLS Wedding Expo in New York City.

At last month’s WBLS Wedding Expo, the haircare brand Mizani offered a display of beautiful wedding day-esque hairstyles. The beauty brand was sure to include an option for natural haired brides, too.
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The Road to Mrs. – I Am Not My Hair

 

Bride-to-be Jene sometimes wears her naturally curly 'do...

I know this is a break from my norm, but this week I would like to expound on another Triple B entry: Wedding Day Hair Drama: Natural Versus Straight. About three years ago I made the decision to get off the “creamy crack” and go natural. I would tell anyone who would listen; my ultimate goal was to have a big Jill Scott afro.  [Read more…]

Wedding Day Hair Drama: Natural versus Straight

Would you rock a curly style like this one on your wedding day? Few topics get Black women to go from 0 to 90 in a mili-second like the talk of hair. When I decided to address the issue of brides wearing their hair kinky, curly, wavy, twisted and in locs for their wedding day I knew I was signing myself up to receive very strong opinions. But reading this post from Tia Williams of Shake Your Beauty gave me the final push to post about this pink, striped, polka dot, plaid elephant in the room.
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