Top tips and handy hints for achieving the best bridal hairstyles this Autumn. We speak with hair manager at Pouts & Pinups…
Finding a bridal hairstyle that suits you, your dress, your makeup, as well as the overall, holistic ‘feel’ of the day is no mean feat. In fact, it takes some time, effort and a lot of consideration. I regret taking a slap-dash attitude to my hairstyle for my wedding. I didn’t give my hair much thought; I left a trial styling session far too late and felt far too ‘trussed up’ (an elaborate up-do whilst wearing denim shorts and a t-shirt…), and in the end, I just wore it down. I told myself, this is how I always wear it; I want to be ‘me’. Whilst there’s a lot of truth to this sentiment – and it is, of course, crucial to feel like you – there’s nothing everyday about your wedding. When it comes to your hair, it is worth considering something different and new to make you feel extra special. We team up with Michelle Paterson, hair manager at Pouts & Pinups, to bring you her top tips and the best bridal hairstyles for this Autumn…
“When it comes to having a trial run for your bridal hairstyle, it’s always a good idea to book this the same day as your dress fitting and makeup trial. The reason for this is that it gives the bride the chance to see their overall look there and then, rather than on the wedding day where she may not feel it looks right and it’s too late, as most often the stylist has left before the bride puts on their dress.” – Note to younger self… what was I thinking?!
“One of my favourite on trend bridal hairstyles for AW17 is the low ponytail. This look is chic and elegant and looks especially great when hair has been styled into loose waves before being put into a pony, giving it a more romantic look. Ponytails are great as there are styles to suit everyone, whether you want to have a textured ponytail or a more sleek style. Hair accessories are great for completing the look. The ribbon is one of the most on-trend bridal accessories for the season and they go perfectly with this look to secure the ponytail together and give it an extra bit of edge.” We love the thought of a chunky, iridescent ribbon trailing from hair to gown for that extra bit of bling!
“Buns and chignons are also popular bridal hairstyles for AW17. The chignon is a classic and looks great when worn low, whereas a bun can be worn low with some sections of hair left out for a relaxed look or can be worn high for a more sleek look. Again, these looks can be paired with on-trend accessories such as embellished headbands and bejeweled brooches.”
“Big bouncy curls that have been popular with brides in previous years have been replaced with more relaxed, effortless waves for AW17. This is a very romantic look, which can be achieved either by using product, such as a texturising spray in natural hair, or by using flat irons or curlers. I’d always recommend brushing the hair out after using flat irons or curlers to give it a softer finish.”
Thanks for these excellent top tips Michelle! See more from Pouts & Pinups at poutsandpinupssalon.com