Looking ahead to the new year, we’ve got some of the hottest bridal hair trends that are a must try fro 2020 brides….
Robert Eaton, British Hairdresser of the Year 2019, from Russell Eaton Hair in Leeds explains the top bridal hair trends to inspire your big day ‘do.
Fuss free and truthful
Hair is highly influenced by a 70’s tousled, layered, textured vibe for 2020. It’s about producing minimal fuss hair, and this ‘I haven’t even tried’ feel is making its way off the catwalk and down the aisle.
Once, only boho brides would embrace their natural waves, but this season the less contrived your hair is, the better. Air-dry tresses put them in messy low-buns and unpolished topknots, and don’t go overboard in smoothing down wispy bits. Effortless and confident is how you want to style your hair. Take a leaf out of Megan Markle’s low bun, or wear your locks half-up, half-down, fully embracing the less is more mantra.
Combine these understated, gently tonged locks with flower crowns and jewel encrusted headbands. If you’ve gone low key on your hair, then you can go all out with a crown of colour.
Catwalk hair has been showcasing both high and low placed ponytails, with no mid positioned bobbles in sight. It’s all sleek and shiny, neat and ordered. Use hair bands the same colour as your hair and ensure the max amount of luxe by using a styling serum such as Wella Luxe Oil to smooth all strands into place. It’s classic simplicity.
Taking it a step further, gel is making its comeback from the 90’s and we’ll see brave brides slicking hair back into rock-chick vibed bobs. Mid length hair still weaves in all of the looseness, independent and free-spirited feel of 70’s women finding their groove but expect to see raw edges. Not super clean cut, but weighty long bobs that sit between the jaw and collar bone. Add in a thick barrette resplendent in diamantes or pearls and you’ve brought your edgy style to church. For lots of hold to last you through the day use Sebastian Professional Shaper Fierce hair spray.
Balanced in the centre
A big trend will be the centre parting, which for DIY wedding hair, is as easy as it gets. Invest in a metal tail comb to get a super straight line, and then either go poker straight for impact, or embrace your natural texture enhancing it with spritzes from a texture spray like Oribe Après Beach Wave and Shine Spray. This centred ‘do is a great option for straight haired brides who don’t like curling their hair, especially those who struggle to achieve curls that keep their shape.
Don’t shy away from this centre styling, even if you have tight curls or lots of curls, as defining them is going to be big and one of the boldest trends of the year.
There’s no getting away from headbands getting bigger. High and bedazzled with pearls and jewels, these padded half-crowns are the easiest way to add sparkle and impact to your look. They accentuate sleek styles, frame the face perfectly, and if you go for a colour opposite to your hair tone, wow! What a statement.
If you prefer a more dainty or romantic accessory, bows and delicate scarves will also be big for the new decade’s bridal hair. Add in a clip-on bow over your ponytail, use luxurious ribbon to tie over and around your hair tie and leave the lengths hanging down, or use translucent thin material to secure a little handtied bow for the faintest feminine touch. We’ve seen scarves working their way onto the bridal catwalks and worn loose around ponytails – great for laid back elegance and also for adding a pop of colour to your outfit.
(Main image credit: Ronald Joyce)