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Bridal Beauty: Hair Care Tips and Tricks from Celebrity Stylist Ursula Stephen! – Blackbride.com

Celebrity hairstylist Ursula Stephen is known for her edgy editorial spreads and the eye-catching looks of her famous clients. Motions, a trusted source in multi-textured haircare, has teamed up with Ursula to provide expert advice for those looking to achieve that flawless Hollywood look. Ursula's A- list clients include Rihanna, Jordin Sparks, Kerry Washington, Paula Patton, Christina Milian, and  Keke Palmer, just to name a few. We got a chance to catch up with Ursula and ask her all about bridal hair and how to get gorgeous healthy locks for your big day!

Tell us a little bit about yourself and how you got started in the hair care industry?

Well, my high school was a beauty school- Sarah J. Hale Vocational High School. That's where it all started. I worked in salons after school and on the weekend. As my clientele grew, the opportunities started to pour in and the rest is history!

Most brides want their hair to be full and healthy on their wedding day. Can you share some tips on how to achieve healthy hair?

Brides should start a hair care regimen at least 3-6 months prior to the wedding date to allow enough time for their hair to be it's fullest and healthiest.

What are some hair care products that you can’t live without?

I absolutely cannot live with out the Motions Deep Conditioning Masque! Its has saved many heads!

What are some of the myths about achieving healthy hair? Does heat styling really damage your hair and is there a way to prevent that damage? 

The best way to prevent heat damage is to stay away from it all together- but that's not realistic for the trendy girl! So to keep damage to a minimum keep the use of hot tools to a minimum and incorporate conditioning treatments to keep hair moisturized.
What styles do you recommend for a bride who wants to keep her look all day long and not worry about her style falling throughout the course of the day?

Pick a style that's a bit stationary –  half up/half down,  a twist style, or a roll.  These basic styles are easy to maintain all day.

If our brides can’t make it to the salon every week, do you have tips for at home hair maintenance?

Invest in great quality at home hair care- and use it! Motions Haircare has something for everyone with great conditioners at a great price. Take advantage and spoil you hair healthy!

Can you give us some tips for our natural brides on how to achieve a flawless look on their wedding day and what products work best for natural hair?

If you want to wear your hair in its natural state on your wedding day- start by creating a great foundation- double strand twist the hair with Motions Hydrate My Curls Pudding. This way you can create any look you want!

Thank you Ursula for sharing your your tips with BB! Check out www.motionshair.com for more awesome products and hair care advice.

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