Forget traditional bridal hairstyles! Modern brides want effortless, non-bridal styles and here Anna Sorbie shares her tips on how to achieve just that…
When it comes to wedding hairstyles, brides are increasingly shunning formal, traditional looks in favour of softer more relaxed styles. Here, Anna Sorbie, bridal headwear and jewellery designer, and founder of www.annasorbie.com – a bridal hair and special occasion styling consultancy, reveals how to create a fresh, modern look.
The best modern bridal hairstyles are those that are a revised version of a conventional wedding day look. Ballet buns, chignons and braids are all beautifully classic looks that can be tweaked to look fresh, modern and more relaxed. Bring a halo braid into 2018 by teasing wisps of hair out of your braid; opt for a low-do instead of an up-do; and make your ballet bun messy and textured, rather than neat and ‘prom’ like.
Embracing a trend is a great way to guarantee your bridal hairstyle is more modern and less conventional. Slicked-back wet-look hair has been very on-trend for a few seasons, and has become a huge bridal trend for 2018 – it was spotted at numerous shows at Bridal Fashion Week Autumn/Winter ‘18. You could also try switching up a parting for something more seasonal: a deep side-parting, and a severe mid-parting both look very fashionable right now.
Pearls of wisdom
Keep your hairstyle simple and add statement accessories for a fuss-free look that is still eye-catching. You could thread a string of pearls through your fishtail braid, for example. It will draw everyone’s attention, without looking too fussy. Dress a parting with a few carefully placed stones or pearls, for a unique look that’s perfect for a bohemian style wedding. Remember: when you’re stood at the altar everyone is looking at the back of you, so dress up a bun or ponytail with a statement hair slide.
Embrace your locks
Embracing natural texture, length and style is very now. Forget using a hairpiece or clip-in extensions to add length – find a style that makes the most of your own cut instead. Naturally curly-haired brides should forego straightening and smoothing out their curls and opt for ‘disco curls’ instead. Making the most of what you have is a very modern way to approach styling, so is sure to make your bridal look appear as stylish as possible.
Let’s twist again
Accessories don’t need to look typically bridal for a bride to pull them off stylishly – in fact, the most modern looking bridal details are the ones that shun convention and bring an element of fashion to a look. Black ribbons look striking and stylish against a traditional white dress – they’re an unexpected detail that add a contemporary twist – and a piece of black or white lace placed over the hair looks delicate yet unique. Jewelled clips and comb-pins look striking and modern and are the perfect alternative to tiaras, ideal for evening weddings and dressy events.
For more bridal hairstyle inspiration and gorgeous accessories, head to www.annasorbie.com
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