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How to Wear Pearls in Your Hair for a Spring Wedding

Here’s your chance to get in on the trendy pearlcore movement.
February 11, 2022


When it comes to planning a wedding, there are a million things you need to consider — like selecting a bridal hairstyle. Between all the updos, buns and braids, the bridal hair trends can seem endless. But in case you can’t decide on a ‘do for when you need to say “I Do,” here’s a pearl of wisdom for you: Creating a scattered pearl hairstyle makes for a timeless wedding look. 

Since the beginning of time, the stunning gemstone has been revered as one of the world's most beautiful and sought-after accessories. And it’s definitely not going away anytime soon. According to the Pinterest Predicts Trend Report, pearls are topping the list as one of the standout jewel embellishments of the year. 

The gorgeous iridescent accents add an elegant finishing touch to any bridal hairstyle — no matter the hair length or texture. And even if you’re not the one walking down the aisle, it’s still a beautiful option for wedding guests, too. So if you’re hoping to try the look, check out our step-by-step guide to achieving the scattered pearls hairstyle for a spring wedding.

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1. Cleanse and Condition Your Hair

Before you get to work on styling, you’re going to need to start with a cleansed and conditioned head of hair. Any moisture-rich shampoo and conditioner will work for this step. We recommend the L'Oréal Paris EverPure Sulfate-Free Glossing Shampoo, pH Balanced and L'Oréal Paris EverPure Sulfate-Free Glossing Conditioner, pH Balanced. This sulfate-free combo goes the extra mile to nourish dry strands (thanks, argan oil!) and deliver intense shine. 

Editor’s tip: If you’re not strapped for time, apply the L'Oréal Paris EverPure Sulfate-Free Glossing In-Shower Acidic Glaze in between your shampoo and conditioner for an extra shiny finish.


2. Style Your Hair

Another reason we’re obsessed with the scattered pearls hairstyle is its versatility. The bejeweled accessories act as a beautiful accent on hair, no matter how you choose to wear it — whether it’s up, down, straight or natural.

If you’re going to heat-style your hair, you can skip this step. But if you’re set on rocking the look with natural hair, grab the L’Oréal Paris Studio Line Clean Gel. With your fingers, apply a dime-size amount of the gel through your damp hair to tame any flyaways or frizz.

Editor’s tip: Scattered pearls look particularly flattering with a slicked-back style or on side-swept hair. You can use gel to achieve these looks as well.


3. Grab Your Pearl Pins

Now for the fun part! The key to nailing the look is scattering pearl pins throughout your tresses and making sure they’re not too close together. Grab a load of pins and slide them, one by one, into your hair all over until just the pearl embellishments are peaking out. Remember, the more pins you use, the more you’ll stand out.

Double-check that they’re securely pinned to your hair so they don’t fall out. For best results, pin the pearls towards the crown of your head. If you’re wearing your hair in an intricate updo or braid, you can weave them in pretty much everywhere.


4. Top Off Your Hair With Hairspray

Finish off your look with a mist of the L'Oréal Paris Elnett Satin Extra Strong Hold, Light Hairspray Unscented. This fan-favorite hairspray will lock your style in place so you’re good to go for the rest of the day.


Next: How to Do Skinimalism-Inspired Bridal Makeup

Written by: Sophie Dweck, Photo Credit: Hair by Mariana and Makeup by Belen IG/@marliciousmakeup and @belenmaninomakeup

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