Wedding Hairstyling Kit

Practice Makes Perfect


It is worth spending money on a good quality practice head, ideally you need 100% human hair.

We recommend a medium or high density practice head, with hair no shorter than 12-14 inches.

When first starting out, you may find it easier to practice on medium length hair as opposed to long or short. Don’t make things harder for yourself! You can work on different lengths later, just practice your bridal hairstyling prep first.

Bridal Hair Styling Prep

1 or 2 Sets of heated rollers


Essential for gorgeous volume and natural looking, bouncy curls! A must-have for bridal hair prep…

Heated rollers are just something that no bridal hairstylist should be without! If you’re not quite sure how to put them in, don’t worry! We have a full length roller setting tutorial showing you just that.

Babyliss Pro are our favourites and the ones we use on all of our bridal hair courses.

Curls for fabulous Bridal Styles

Tongs & Wands


Love gorgeous 1940s Hollywood Waves? This is what you’ll use to create them! Curling tongs are needed for most vintage hairstyles and are essential if you’re working with either poker straight or super curly hair.


Tongs 19mm & 25mm

Wand 25-13mm

Bridal Hair Stylist Essentials

Straighteners / Straightening Irons


Create beautiful, loose curls quickly and easily with straighteners. Ideal for finishing a half up half down bridal hair-do or a quick fix for last minute hairstyle for the flower girls!

Pam loves using GHD’s & Babyliss. These are both good quality and leave hair with a lovely, smooth finish without snagging.


Blow Drying Perfection

Hair dryer


Blow drys are super popular at the moment, learn how to create the perfect blow out using our online blow drying tutorials

It’s a great thing to be able to offer your clients for a glamorous, everyday look. Not only that, but you can also use your hair dryer to set very structured styles and to add finishing touches.

TOP TIP When styling a beautiful, bouncy ponytail, complete the look by wrapping a small section of hairspray drenched hair around the hair-band until it is completely covered. Set with a hair dryer to finish the look!


Smooth & Sleek Bridal Hair

Boar bristle & Nylon hair brush


eg: Mason Pearson, Sonia Kashuk, Denman or similar…

Selection of round brushes for blow drying


Keep your bridal hairstyles and blowdrys looking smooth and sleek with a good selection of hair brushes. Boar bristle & nylon mix brushes assist with an easy glide through the hair, to help de-tangle without any pulling.


You will also need to use your brushes when creating beautiful waves. Once the hair is curled, you can brush slowly from root to tip, guiding with your hand underneath the hair for a perfect finish.

bridal makeup course

Bridal Hair Style Starter kit

Tail comb & Back combing comb


Create the perfect height in your styles, with great backcombing technique…

Back-combing is a huge part of many bridal hair styles, and being able to do this correctly will not only result in your finished hair style looking fabulous, but it will also enable you to secure your pins and grips correctly to ensure your wedding hairstyles stay put all day and night!

Bridal Hairstyles that last

Selection of Hair grips/Bobby Pins & Hair Pins


You’ll need a combination of blonde, brown and black

Hair grips:

  • 3 cm, 4.5 cm and 6 cm

Hair pins:

  • Strong – approx. 4-4.5 cm and 6-6.5 cm
  • Fine – approx. 4-4.5 cm


Always buy hair pins with tips on the end so they don’t scrape along your clients scalp!

Hair Products and Kit for Creating Beautiful Bridal Hairstyles

Wedding Hair Styling Products

The essentials


Curl cream We love TIGI Catwalk Curlesque Curls Rock Amplifier  – great for smoothing out slightly more stubborn curls!

Texturising Powder – Great for adding texture, volume and body to the hair. Dust It by Schwarzkopf is the best one we’ve found.

Hair spray – You’ll need a hair spray that brushes out easily – it should be flexible on the hair so you can try different looks easily. We recommend Elnett Professional Hair Spray – regular hold – available at most beauty wholesalers.

Avoid regular Elnett available at most chemists and supermarkets as it can be quite wet and has a tendency to make the hair crispy.

Mousse – a medium or firm hold mouse

Bridal Hair Organisation

Fishing tackle box for grip storage


This may seem like an odd one, but staying well organised will make your life as a pro hairstylist so much easier!

Try the Fox Range Stack N Store 16 Compartment Box

The best one is the large / shallow size available at numerous fishing tackle suppliers online.


Bridal Hair Kit Extras

wedding hair style bits & bobs


Snag free elastic bands

Extension lead at least 3m long

Sectioning clips and curl clips

Padding & Donuts (sometimes know as bun formers)

Available from numerous suppliers.


Big Bridal Hairstyles

Hair extensions


As an additional benefit of training with Create Beautiful Hair Pam Wrigley has joined forces with American Dream by negotiating an exclusive deal for her students!


Buy hair extensions and accessories at wholesale prices, for re-sale to your clients. Get in touch to find out more.

hair extensions