These days, Quinceaneras are a lot like weddings when it comes to preparation and celebration. Just like a bride on her wedding day, you as the celebrant also want to stand out and look fabulous. One of the biggest details common to both two celebrations is hairstyles. And again, just like brides, while some Quinceaneras are really busy and decide to rely on their professional hair stylist to choose the style and embellishments, others want to add their own personalized touch. So if you have the time, why not DIY your Quinceanera hairdo for your big day?
Be sure to allow enough time to decide how you want to style and accessorize your hair. Starting a few months before your Quinceanera day, begin researching pins and scouting hair magazines at your local salon. Check out popular magazines for the latest hairstyles of celebrities you admire, then look for video tutorials on how to create and master the looks you like best. Ask your mom or your sister—and for sure your damas—for tips and tricks they might know when it comes to hair. Scout your local beauty supply store and ask for advice on any special hair products you might need so that once you start practicing everything goes smoothly.
Here are some tips and tricks for fun and fashionable hairstyles and accessories that never go out style. A lot of these looks are something you can adapt for special occasions before your Quinceanera like church or a school dance, so you’ll have plenty of chances to practice. Then, come Quinceanera day, doing your hair will be a breeze!
Flowers: Combs, Wreaths and Tuck In’s
Whether you want to wear your hair down, in a bun, or in a super easy half-up hairdo, a few flowers would be lovely. A floral wreath can be taken off when it’s time to put on your tiara, while both a floral comb and tiny flowers or baby’s breath tucked into your hairdo can stay throughout the festivities.
For the longest lasting look, choose dried or silk flowers rather than fresh flowers that will wilt from the heat of your scalp. (The one exception to this rule is fresh baby’s breath—it’ll hold up the entire day and beyond!) Choose colors to match your theme, and also tuck some of the silk flowers you choose for your hair into your bouquet and even your centerpieces for a pretty touch of continuity. Once again, this is where baby’s breath comes in handy because it’ll work anywhere—even dried baby’s breath in the bouquet you leave at the altar during the Mass.
Three important tips:
- Use hairspray and hairpins or bobby pins to lock the flowers in place.
- Even with silk flowers, choose those that are in season in order to match the rest of your decorations.
- Don’t overdo it. Keep the blooms in a wreath small, use just a decorated comb or two, and don’t overwhelm you look—scatter the tiny flowers or baby’s breath only in a few places.
Here’s a link for even more ideas for adding flowers to your Quince hairstyle: http://www.seventeen.com/beauty/hair/g474/Quinceanera-updo-with-flowers/?slide=2
Triple Braided Bun
This gorgeous look can be accented with flowers. If you like braids, this is an easy look because there are only a few steps involved. You just section the hair, braid each piece, make a knot, secure it in place, and repeat.
Here’s a link for directions on how to create this stunning but simple look: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/418553359099967569/
Short & Sweet
Who said that short hair has fewer styling options? There are plenty of trendy styles to choose from. You can go simple with some mousse and hairspray and a pretty accessory, or you can create a very elegant messy mini bun.
If you wear your hair in a short bob, try a Dutch braid, also known as a summer braid. You just braid the sides and pin them at the back. Add a sparkly accessory to secure the side braids in place. A healthy dose of hairspray is also recommended.
Here’s a tutorial for this hairdo that’s a lot easier than it looks! http://thebeautydepartment.com/2014/07/summer-braid-4/
This hairstyle is too pretty for words. If your Quince falls in “the love month” of February, or you want to go with a heart theme for your Quince, carry the theme into your hair! A heart bun will look lovely with a sweetheart neckline and is stunning for a strapless or off the shoulder dress. If you’re blessed with volume and natural curls, this look will be easy for you. All you need is bobby pins, 2 ponytail holders, a comb and a curling wand if you want it.
Here’s the detailed tutorial: http://thebeautydepartment.com/2014/02/the-heart-bun/.
If your Quinceanera falls during one of the hot summer months, try a simple bun that’s made from several loops. A low bun will keep your hair off your shoulders and is perfect for tucking in a stunning comb, a few crystal spin pins, or some tiny flowers. It really is as simple as it looks. All it takes is clear elastic ponytail holders, bobby pins, and hair spray.
Hint: There are 2 tricks to this hairstyle.
- Figure out how full to make the front sections, so they sweep to the back the way you want.
- To make Step #2 easier, use a ponytail pull-through tool like a Topsy Tail: http://www.ulta.com/topsy-tail-kit?productId=xlsImpprod4160085
The 1960s was a unique era fashion-wise, and it’s not popular with everyone. However, full bouffant hairdo’s and variations such as half-up are a hot trend in weddings that are also stunning for a Quinceanera. Pretty much any hair decoration will work, anything from floral wreaths to crystal combs to scads of baby’s breath or sparkly spin pins. So if you find a little touch of backcombing to be a nice fashion comeback (pun intended!), but a full bouffant feels like too much, consider a half-bouffant.
The bouffant technique is pretty simple. All it involves is a little backcombing, which can also be done with a brush for a softer effect. Here’s a great tutorial for a half-bouffant technique (end result shown in the photo above) that’s simple enough to wear to school if you want: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/28921622580960982/
Long or Short, You’ll Look Lovely!
There are literally hundreds of hairstyle variations you can also try out, so pick one you want then practice until it’s perfect every time.
For some great ideas for makeup that you can practice while you’re perfecting your hairstyle, check out our blog: http://qbydavinci.com/blog/diy-master-makeup-tricks-11-looks-for-your-quinceanera/