Recreate Mandy Moore’s Bridal Hairstyle In 5 So-Easy Steps
On Nov. 18, Mandy Moore and Taylor Goldsmith officially tied the knot in a secret backyard wedding. While her custom, pale-pink Rodarte gown was undeniably the star of her wedding day look (namely because it was such an untraditional pick), it was impossible not to take notice of Mandy Moore's bridal hairstyle: a whimsical, romantic look that was actually inspired by her candy-colored dress.
The 34-year-old was a vision in pink on her special day, and both her unique wedding gown and simply stunning hairstyle are sure to be a consistent source of inspiration for modern brides-to-be. But while you may not be able to get your hands on her designer, layered Rodarte gown, you can easily recreate the actor's dreamy hairdo — loose, voluminous waves with pink baby's breath flowers pinned down the back — no matter your skillset.
Ashley Streicher, the mastermind behind Moore's beautiful wedding hair, revealed the exact steps she took to create the actor's whimsical, romantic style. Step one? Blast your hair with plenty of volume. "Blow dry with a small round brush, starting at the roots, to create as much volume as possible. Finish with a few small, Velcro rollers in the top of the hair to set volume," Streicher shared in a press release.
After you've built some volume, it's time to reach for your trusty curling iron. For Moore's loose waves, Streicher used a 1 and 1/4 inch wand, pinning each individual curl to the scalp for 30 minutes (note: this is an essential step, as it ensures the curl holds it form). Remove the pins once the curls have cooled, and brush through for a smooth texture. A soft backcomb will leave your hair with a subtle, fluffy wave.
Moore wore her hair parted down the middle, both sides secured behind her ears with a bobby pin and a bit of hairspray. The final, finishing touch to her dreamy bridal hairstyle? Streicher adorned pink baby's breath throughout Moore's hair, securing each pin with an unexpected tool: Ardell eyelash glue. She completed the look by setting Moore's delicate veil on top of the look, holding it in place with a few bobby pins.
For brides-to-be, deciding on the perfect hairstyle is almost as stressful as finding that dream wedding dress. But as Moore demonstrates so well, loose, voluminous waves adorned with subtle pins is a perfect go-to. Best of all? You don't need a hairstylist on hand, as it's super simple to do yourself.
Ahead, shop The Zoe Report's roundup of dazzling hairpins that are sure to liven up your wedding day hairstyle in an instant.
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Dewdrop Gold-Tone Crystal Hair Pin
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If you're looking for a simple way to dress up a messy bun (or a braid), look no further than this gorgeous, dewdrop crystal pin. This pick is a great accessory for a wedding (even if you aren't the bride).
Wedding Belles New York
If you're on the hunt for the perfect accessory for your bridal updo, this hairpin adorned with crystal and glass pearls is your calling card. It's so delicate and beautiful, it's hard to pass up.
Ocean Pearl Ring Barrette
This pearl ring barrette is about to become your new favorite hair accessory, and it's perfect for adding a bit of elegance to a simple half updo.
Gold-Plated Swarovski Pearl Hair Pin
Scoop this one up while it's on sale. Not only is it a great choice for twisting your hair into an easy, fuss-free chignon, but it's also the perfect accent piece against loose waves.