Donna’s been busy, people – it’s the middle of wedding season but she’s still had time to put together the most fabulous wedding trends posts (if you’re not up to date, click here and here and here). Today’s all about hair – which, let’s face it, is a big decision. Thanks Donna for your amazing contribution as ever.Here’s what she has to say…
It seems the biggest trend in bridal hair styles for 2012 is that there are no trends! I have been doing research for a few weeks now and it seems that according to wedding stylists & those in the hair biz are saying…anything goes! This is quite refreshing I think for brides that would really just like to set their own trends and let their individuality come through. I think the movement towards more relaxed & less formal weddings is probably leading this thinking.
Hair accessories however, are a definite must – everything from silk flowers, ornate alice bands, feather fascinators & vintage hair pins. This is where you can really work with your hairstyle to suit your dress & even theme of your big day.
So, that means, that there are a large selection of styles to choose from and experiment with. I looked to celebrities and wedding dress designer runway shows for inspiration and here are a few ideas I discovered along the way.
Short hair is worn natural & funky – possibly glammed up with a fascinator or veil (see veil post). If you have short hair, it’s always best to wear it in the style you normally do (post hairdresser of course) and then add detail.
Hair accessories can be planned around your dress and the hair style you have chosen. The classic tiara has made way for softer crystal alice bands or lace ribbon. A beautiful vintage option would be silk flower & tulle fascinator (far right)
The messy bun seems to be one of the more popular hair styles. It’s simple yet stylish, possibly something you could even do yourself? This style is tousled and seemingly messy yet all held perfectly in place. This style works particularly well for brides with curly hair. You could even finish the look off with a modern alice band.
For a boho look, the plait or braid is your friend. There are so many different styles that can incorporate plaits. Options shown here are the loose bun finished with plait detail, a plaited crown on beautiful loose flowing hair or loose side French-plait on long hair.
The modern ‘updo’ has evolved, showing modern versions of classic styles like the French twist, Retro beehive and Chignon. I love the added sparkle of crystal headbands & hair slides (far left)
The ponytail, yip…the ponytail! Again there are quite a few options with ponytails – everything from the 50′s bouffants to low side ponytail with an off-centre parting. Accordingly to designers, the side ponytail helps visually balance a one-shoulder wedding dress, preferably wearing the ponytail over your shoulder on the opposite side of the shoulder dressed.
Thanks Donna, this was a GREAT post, filled with lots of inspiration.
I’m in the middle of editing the most beautiful farm shoot – wow, there are so many fantastic images i can’t wait to share with you. Also, i’ll be introducing you to a new contributor on the blog – she’s a lifestyle and travel editor and journalist with a passion for weddings – i know you’ll love what she’s going to be bringing to the blog. It’s all part of the plan to provide more info, more advice and more inspiration to you brideys and also those who just love getting visual inspiration from the site.