What better place to get some inspiration and tips for your bridal look than the red carpets of Hollywood?
This year we enjoyed one of the most glamorous awards seasons to date and wedding beauty inspiration was aplenty. Here’s a rundown of our favourite wedding hair trends to have you looking paparazzi ready for your big day.
The Braidy Bunch
Plaited detailing is a very popular theme this year and translates beautifully into bridal hairstyling. An oversized braid like the one Kaley Cuoco’s SAG look will work with, or without a veil and frames the face cleverly, creating a romantic, youthful look.
If you’re going for a very natural bridal look, a textured updo is the ideal choice. If sleek lines and bling aren’t your thing, this wistful, intentionally relaxed style really comes to life with the addition of fresh flowers, or vintage brooch detailing.
Smooth and sleek
On the opposite end of the scale is the sleek and preened look. Instead of scraping hair back from the face, allow some carefully manicured pieces to sweep over the brow and secure them in place using invisible clips. Keeping hair simple and sophisticated like this means you can opt for the most dramatic veil that takes your fancy.
Oversized buns come in many forms and can be worn high on the head, or low at the nape of the neck. Wear it sleek, curly or braided; the only rule is, the bigger the better!
If you rarely wear your hair up, don’t feel that it’s the only choice for your wedding. Opting for a down-do doesn’t mean your hair can’t still be styled to perfection. Many an awards-ceremony-going celeb chose to wear their hair down this year, and still looked every bit red-carpet glam.
This cute as a button look is the biggest hair trend for 2012. Talk to your hair stylist to see if it would suit your face before taking such a dramatic step. But if you decide to take the plunge, you’ll be the most on trend bride around!
If you’re the bride who opts for an ultra simple wedding dress and hand tied wedding flower bouquet, you’re a boho bride. A relaxed, cute style like the one Irish MTV presenter Laura Whitmore wore to the Irish Film & Television Awards this year works beautifully.
Retro, Hollywood inspired fashion and hair is as popular as ever this year and its timeless nature makes it the perfect beauty look for your wedding. Think loose curls, side partings and volume at the crown.