Hair Report: Stylist Dana Tizzio on Marchesa Bridal Fashion Week

Backstage at NY Bridal Fashion Week at Canoe Studios, Butterfly stylist Dana Tizzio helped create a neat and off the face wedding style for Marchesa’s 2014 Spring/Summer Bridal collection. To get the couture, feminine look, we asked our wedding hair and updo specialist Dana for the tips it took to get her model’s ethereal style just right for the 50’s inspired line.

See the dresses that hit the Marchesa runway in April 2013



1. Age Premium Mousse Substantif – its Collagen-infused formula adds weightless definition and flexibility for long lasting style.

2. Elixir Ultime – versatile nourishing oil for a shiny, soft finish.

3. Laque Dentelle – micro-fine hairspray with buildable hold and anti-frizz protection.



Surprisingly, no hot tools were necessary for constructing this simple style! Dana says it took a specific technique for getting this fitted twist, wet look down for the NYC show. Prep dry hair by soaking it with mousse first – using a generous amount to make strands look wet. The mousse provides a foundation for the hair with enough hold for easy support. With hair tight at the nape, secure a ponytail at the back. Split ponytail ends in two sections and twist each part, making two twists. Create your desired style by twisting each twist into a figure 8 shape and pin. It should only take about 3-5 pins, depending on hair type.

You can choose to forego the twists and keep an elegant ponytail by making two ponytails on top of each other (top and bottom sections) and combine, leaving some hair out to twist around the base and cover hair ties. Spray with hairspray as you work for both styles and then again to finish your look. For extra shine, apply an oil serum – especially to smooth hair at the base and for creating a sleek side part. For an undone ridge at the front of your part (as pictured), hold sections of hair between a comb and your finger to cause separation and spray. Add a soft smoky eye with bronze or metallic shadow, doll pink cheeks, glossy lips and you’re ready to walk down the isle (even if only at a special event)!

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