The Ultimate Great Gatsby Wedding Hair Tutorial


If you’re looking for a Great Gatsby-inspired hairstyle for your wedding that’s as elegant and bold as the roaring 1920s, then look no further. The new book Create Vintage Inspired Wedding Hairstyles, written by Colorado-based makeup artist and hairstylist Lauren Rennells, not only provides beautiful looks, but also clear and easy-to-follow instructions. So, whether you’re a beauty pro or just a confident do-it-yourselfer, you’re sure to be inspired by the way Rennells has re-imagined 29 classic hairstyles for the modern bride.

“In working with brides for the past 12 years, I have learned a lot about communication and interpretation,” says Rennells. “I designed [the book] to be helpful for anyone involved in the bride’s final hairstyle, including the bride. The styles are fresh, modern revivals…as opposed to reenactments.”

Here we’ll show you how to create one of our favourite looks from the book: a loose, wavy updo perfect for a modern Gatsby-inspired wedding.

What You’ll Need:
Thermal hair setting spray
1 – ½-inch tapered curling iron
Carbon tail comb
Wide-tooth comb
Grip bobby pins
Ripple hair pins
Hair clips
2 ¾-inch long plastic craft needle
Lightweight monofilament (which is like very fine fishing line)