Apart from your wedding dress…and maybe the groom, your hair is probably the most important part of your wedding day – it has to be perfect.
Let’s not be coy; you want to be the best looking woman in the world for this one day. You want to strut down that aisle with a face like Kate Moss and body like Gisele. So to feel confident and achieve the look, every single hair must be in place.
WJOnline’s top tip for picture-perfect bridal hair is to prep your tresses at least one year in advance with regular trims and deep conditioning treatments.
Consider the look you want early on and do NOT dramatically alter your style until you have settled on something. If you’re considering a colour change, consult your stylist long before your wedding date, leaving time for any damage control.
But most importantly, ALWAYS, ALWAYS, ALWAYS have a trial prior to your wedding day; whether you’re seeking professional assistance or doing it yourself. No one wants a screaming bridezilla on the wedding morning when her curls won’t set.
WJOnline’s 2013 bridal hairstyle guide
Romance lingered on the catwalk this season and was epitomised by feminine braids. Whether you’re opting for an intricate waterfall style or a tousled Heidi plait, there’s a braid to suit you. Soft fabric wedding dresses with little detail will complement the look.
The classic bridal chignon has been overtaken by a new wedding up-do – the ballerina bun. Balancing whimsy and sophistication, a slick bun will elegantly elongate your neck and draw attention to your stunning wedding dress. Best suited to petite brides or structured princess wedding gowns.
Most brides like a fuss-free up-do that requires no maintenance, but other brides want to show off their long luscious locks. Flowing beachy waves or mermaid curls are perfect for a casual or intimate wedding but can be immediately formalised with a dainty tiara or headpiece.
We’re slowly accepting that vintage is staying put, so subtly hint towards the trend with vampy 1940s retro waves – think Lana Del Rey and pair it with a slinky cap sleeved satin gown, complete with a daring neckline.
Crimson and firecracker hues are a great way to draw an on-trend contrast to your serene white gown. Whilst amber toned reds are a big hit for 2013, we think real-life bride Fiona Trainer rocks the raspberry infused red hairstyle on page 200 of Wedding Journal’s Winter 2012 edition.