The onset of spring’s warmer weather and the easing of lockdown restrictions mean that wedding season is on its way. With so many couples having postponed their nuptials this past year, 2021 could be the busiest year for weddings for a long time.
To help you budding brides prepare for your wedding day – and, let’s face it, it’s one of the biggest occasions of your life – we’re here with crucial hair inspiration for the perfect pairing with your bridal gown.
Find your ideal match among these wedding day hairstyles then work with a professional stylist to make your dreams a reality:-
Classic low chignon or ponytail
This is an always-trending style as it’s timeless and simple yet elegant. There are many variations on the theme, be it knotted in a bun or tied as a ponytail, the latter enhanced with braids or waves, and even hairpieces used to give the appearance of thicker hair. (More on this later.)
Curly hair is the de facto standard for ladies tying the knot as they introduce a vital touch of glamour to proceedings. Choose tight curls or loose waves, pin up or leave down, and top it off with sparkly accessories (more below) for a stunning wedding day look.
There are myriad alternatives to traditional chignons, ponytails and pinned-up curls. Updos with wispy, face-framing loose strands depict romance like no other hairstyle. Your updo can be anything from a relaxed, slightly undone bun to a super sleek topknot with back braid, even half up-half down; the possibilities are endless.
Both artsy and humble, the braid works well for any event, weddings included. Just as with the aforementioned styles, braids come in all shapes and sizes. You may opt for a waterfall braid, braided barrette, fishtail braid or multiple similar-but-different options. Where weddings are concerned, you can’t go far wrong with the modest braid.
Straight and silky
Dare to be bold by keeping your hairstyle plain and smooth on your big day. Silken tresses will catch the light without overshadowing your face. Or detracting from your dress. Get your bridesmaids’ hair styled the same as yours for even more of a dramatic statement.
Decorations and hairpieces
Remember accessories such as scarves, bows, ribbons, headdresses, brooches, clips, crowns, flowers, headbands, tiaras and, of course, veils to add those finishing elements. You may also wish to add a concealed hairpiece for extra volume to really make an impact.
A hint of colour
Your wedding is probably not the best time to switch up your hair colour, however, you could experiment with a subtle colour change by, say, incorporating gentle highlights in watercolour hues or colouring your ends only. You’ll stand out but not shock your guests by suddenly looking totally different.
If dyeing your hair, heed our earlier warnings about undergoing strand tests pre colour treatment and selecting a reputable hairdresser. Don’t ruin your wedding because of a disaster at the hairdresser’s.
More wedding hair tips
Access our previous blog titled ‘5 essential wedding hair tips’ to guarantee photogenic hair at your celebrations. These tips comprise: (1) be wary of drastic restyling, (2) have a trial run, (3) be honest with your hairdresser, (4) think about the weather and (5) take other preparatory steps. We hope that, with our advice, your hair will be in tip-top shape for what’s set to be the happiest day ever.
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