Brittany Cartwright's Bridal Glam

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When it came time for the bride to choose her hair and makeup looks, she knew she needed a glam moment that would beat the Kentucky heat. Which is why she turned to her longtime pros for the special day.

“They’re so good. I trust them with everything,” Cartwright told PEOPLE about her hairstylist Bradley Leake and makeup artist Jared Lipscomb. “We started calling each other The Glamily.”

When it came to her hair, Cartwright varied up her look between the ceremony and reception. “I’m going to have my hair down with very big waves, kind of Old Hollywood-ish,” Cartwright said. “Then as we go on throughout the night, I”ll change up my hair a little. In my final look, my hair will be up in a ponytail.”

Leake added: “We wanted to go for classic and voluminous soft wave to enhance her flowing sunkissed locks.”

First thing he did to get her glamorous waves was humidity-proof her hair and add in lots of texture spray. His favorite go-to humidly-blocking product? Color Wow's Dreamcoat Supernatural Spray. “This product is key to fighting the summer humidity and adds shine with a lightweight no product feel to the hair.”
For texture, he used Color Wow Style on Steroids. “This is my go to keep hair healthy and make sure waves last all day.”

He created waves with a Basic B – 1.25” curling iron & flat iron and recommends curling the hair in the same direction for a glossy finish and easy brush out. For Cartwright, he added in Hidden Crown Hair Clip In Extensions (#822) for additional volume and used Oribe Swept Up Volumizing Powder at the crown. 

Brittany and Jax Wedding - Vanderpump RulesPhoto Credit:

He brushed out the waves with a Spornette Extension Boar Bristle Brush, added Oribe Super Fine Hold HairsprayColor Wow Hair Pop and Lock and Color Wow Cult Favorite Hairspray. And he finished the look with a floating pearl & crystal hair accessory. (Basic B Beauty's Waterfall Hairbling)

To get her hair from romantic waves to a party ponytail, he applied Hidden Crown Balayage extensions for volume and added more texturizing spray and hairspray to keep the look intact.

Wedding Hair PonyPhoto Credit: Malicote Photography

While her hair evoked Old Hollywood glamour, Leake gave her bridesmaids (which included her Vanderpump Rules costars) a special fairy-tale touch.

“Brittany loves waves and braids, and some of those kind of ethereal vibes so we’ll be playing that up more in the bridesmaid look more so than in her look.”

Bridesmaid Hair - The Malicotes PhotographyPhoto Credit: Malicote Photography

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