Going through the BRIDESMAGAZINE.CO.UK Chat Room today and hearing all your dilemmas at the recent National Wedding Show and Designer Wedding Show, there's one topic that keeps coming up: what to do with your hair. Like with your dress, it's really important that you match yourself to the style of your wedding. To point you in the right direction, here are my four key tips:
- If you're having an elegant, traditional ceremony, and reception in a lavish marquee or hotel ballroom, opt for something polished and perfect, with a great tiara, comb or pin. Think red carpet, beautifully crafted and 'special occasion' glamorous hair.
- A laidback, outdoorsy garden party suits a softer look, such as angelic tousles or loose twists and plaits, pulled together with a gentle accessory like a flower corsage, a small crystal clip or Alice band.
- Once you've figured out your wedding hair vibe, choose the general shape of your style: up (high), up (low), down or half-up. Bring some Kirby grips with you to your next dress fitting. See what looks best with your neckline by quickly styling your hair into those four shapes.
- Now when you go for your trial, you'll know the basic style you want. Use the appointment to perfect the finer details, such as the shape of the chignon twist or the position of your half-up knot - and bring with you any accessories, such as your veil or tiara and a photo of your dress. Meanwhile, tear out pictures from magazines of hairstyles you like to give your hairdresser a visual guide.