The up and downs of wedding hair

I am now less than five months away from the wedding, and have suddenly realised that apart from buying the dress and hair comb, I have given really very little thought to how I want to look on the day. Nice would be a good start, and maybe even pretty… but that’s not really a good description to give to a hair and make-up artist is it?!

I have been researching lots of looks so that know vaguely what I am talking about when I eventually pick some poor soul to beautify me on my big day.

I have been trying to find styles to complement my dress which is a little glamorous and has a hint of the 1940s vintage, and there are two  looks I am digging at the moment. They are both very different but they both have an old-school, vintage Hollywood feel.

The first is a low side do:

blackandwhite Carrie Underwood Hair Side

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wedding side

The second is a down do, with long waves like so:

wavy down bride hairstyle with crystal hair clip

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Sienna

Or…. I could combine the two in some sort of wavy, side do, like so:

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GraceKelly

The choices. Although I better get booking a stylist tout de suite… there are so many out there it’s so hard to know who to choose and I have a short list of 20!

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1 comment to The up and downs of wedding hair

  • As a bridal hairdresser I would create at least three styles for you to consider at your trial; more if necessary, until you are satisfied.

    Apart from your wedding dress, I would recommend a hair style that suits your face shape. Any accessories, such as flowers, combs or tiaras would also need to be taken into consideration.

    Decisions about which hairstyle to have can be overwhelming.

    Collating a scrapbook of likes is a great way to start and will help your hair stylist greatly.

    I would be able to re-create any of the styles you show here and would love to talk to you.

    Best wishes,

    Helen

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