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Allison Kornberg Walch’s Blog: How to Get Kristen Stewart’s ‘Breaking Dawn’ Wedding Hairstyle


Learn how to copy Kristen Stewart’s “Twilight: Breaking Dawn” wedding hairstyle in this step by step guide from Allison Kornberg Walch.

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In my book, there are good wedding hairstyles (Molly Sims, Kate Middleton) and great ones (Nikki Reed, Portia de Rossi). I’ll count Bella Swan among the latter grouping. Her delicately swept up do with French braids is effortlessly chic and romantic.

We often hear the wedding axiom, “Be your prettiest you on your big day,” and that’s certainly what Bella accomplished in “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1.”

For a lesson on the look, I paid another visit to styling guru Stephanie Bork at José Eber salon in Beverly Hills. Follow these 10 easy steps and get immortally glam for your big day!

1. Make sure that hair is dry and preferably washed one or two nights before styling. Recently washed hair is too slippery to work with for an up do and shows more flyaways, Bork says. Comb through hair fully.

2. Apply a moose or volumizing spray to the hair. If you have thinner hair, apply product all over. If you have thicker hair, stick to the roots.

3. Using a round brush, begin blow drying the hair. This will smooth out the hair cuticles to lend a more luminous look. Fun fact: By nature, a round brush creates more shine.

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4. Prepare a thick curling iron and separate the hair into 1-inch sections. Before curling, apply hairspray to the root of each section. Begin to curl, starting at the top of the roots. “The goal of curling is to make your hair fuller and more luscious,” Bork continues.

5. Start your French braiding. Separate hair for a regular braid while leaving two extra sections around it. Begin with your regular braid, staying very close the scalp. After your first knot, feed in a piece from one of the extra sections. Braid again. Then feed a piece from the other extra section. Braid again. Continue until done.

6. Secure the braid with bobby pins.

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7. Tease the roots of the hair to create an illusion of volume. Brush very gently to smoothen out, leaving a little height.

8. Create your bun. Continue to leave the French braids in front of the hair. Take the back section of your hair and start a loose, regular half-braid. Twist the bottom of the braid into a low, loose bun. Secure with bobby pins.

9. Fold in braids.

10. Finish off with hairspray.

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Before you head out the door, just know that every one (humans, vampires, wolves, and hotties like Rob Pattinson included) will be under your spell.

p.s. – Having trouble with that French braid? Watch this video.

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