We’ve taken inspiration from our gorgeous real brides to bring you expert tips on creating 3 fabulous wedding hair styles…
Wedding hair look 1: Classic Curls with deep side parting
Karen Thomson, Owner and Director of KAM Hair and Body Spa, says:
To create this look, the first thing to do after washing your hair is to create a deep side parting. A good rule of thumb for getting the balance just right is to vision a line running from the natural arch of your eyebrow to your temple and start your parting at this using a comb to part the hair. Teaming a deep side parting with curls is perfect for a bride that likes a glamorous look! After the hair has been blow-dried, using a heat protection spray to make sure the hair is protected at all times, the hair can them be styled into gorgeous curls. To start, section the hair into pieces around an inch wide and wrap them around the curling iron. If you want bigger curls, use a barrel tong. Straightening irons can also be great for creating curls if you do not have any curling irons available to you. Make sure to add a mist of hairspray to each section of hair as you go to ensure the curl is held and when each section has been curled, run your fingers or a comb through the hair to loosen them and add some texture. For a glossy finish add a spritz of shine spray along with an extra veil of hairspray to make sure your hair will stay in place all day.
Wedding hair look 2: Half up, half down ‘do
Dylan Brittain (Rainbow Room International, International Artistic Director, Owner of Rainbow Room International’s George Square Salon, Schwarzkopf UK Ambassador and Scottish Hairdresser of the Year with Suzie McGill) says:
Half up half down hairstyles are great for brides who like to wear their hair down but want to update their look and add some drama! With this look the first step is curling your hair into gorgeous soft, loose curls by taking a section at a time and using a curling iron or straightening irons to create the curls. Hold onto the hair for a few seconds to create the perfect curl and as you are working your way around your head, alternate the direction of your curl, as this will provide you with a more natural look. Once you have finished curling all of your hair, mist some shine spray on your hair to give the curls a gorgeous shine and run your fingers carefully through the curls to break them up and give them a softer finish. To create the quiff, section off the front part of your hair and use a backcombing brush or fine tooth comb to backcomb the hair underneath and give your quiff height. Be sure to hold the sections of your hair you are backcombing away from your scalp and brush downwards towards your head for optimum effect. Once you have created a cushion of hair, come to the top of your crown and bring the section of hair back over your backcombed section and brush this over the top to achieve a neat, smooth finish and secure with hairpins. Finish with a mist of hairspray to keep your style locked in place all day and night long.
Wedding hair look 3: Curly bridal updo
Carly Price, Partner for Muse of London, says:
To create the look, firstly start by prepping the hair with some serum and some volumising spray to provide the hair with hold before you create your updo. Then, section of your hair and start to curl your hair section at a time with a curling tong until all of your hair is curled. Taking the top section of your hair, backcomb it with a backcombing brush and then smooth over the top and secure with hairpins to provide the hair with some added height. Then, take small sections of the hair that you have curled and role these round your finger up to your head to create an almost ring like shape and then secure onto your head using hairpins. Continue this step with all the sections of curled hair until no hair is left and it is all pinned up onto your head and then finish by adding some sparkly hairpins or a diamante hair accessory for added glamour. Be sure to also set the hair with some hairspray to keep all the hair in place. If you have a fringe, or shorter hair at the front of your face, use a straightening iron to create a soft flick in the hair, adding more sophistication and elegance to the look.