Every season the brilliant nationwide hair salon company Headmasters brings out a collection of blow-dry styles, so if you can't find the words to express your desired style to your hairdresser, you can simply point and pick the one you like the look of.
This summer, there are eight styles to choose from including the very bridal 'Vintage Double Knot', 'Pretty in Plaits' and 'Rock Candy'.
The 'Vintage Double Knot' is a polished up 'do that involves tying the hair into a pony and securing the 'tail' into a neat, smooth and fairly large knot. It would look gorgeous at a traditional formal wedding with a tiara or brooch pinned onto the knot, or even a wedding abroad to keep the hair off the face during hot weather.
'Pretty in Plaits' is an ethereal and modern half-up half-down, where a section of hair above one ear has been plaited around the head. To me it says 'barefoot in a meadow picking flowers wearing a floaty Alice Temperley number'.
'Rock Candy' meanwhile is the sexy big sister of the half-up half-down. It's a Bardot back-combed blow-out with a central parting, heaving lash-skimming fringe and gently pulled back sides. I see this with a tiara for a very glamorous city hotel wedding followed by decadent evening cocktails. It's also a perfect choice for hen parties because it's fun, fierce and fabulous if worn with an LBD and loads of mascara.
The joy of it all is that these hairstyles don't cost a fortune (£24 each) and the speedy stylists will get the job done pronto (45 mins).
I love the idea of having a style menu and I'm definitely going to be trying these out next time I'm there seeing my favourite stylist Jonathan. Which is probably quite soon actually! Now that the Royal Wedding is approaching, all the TV stations are banging down our doors so Headmasters' will be my second home for the next few weeks. If you spot me on the box try to guess which style I'm wearing!
The blow-dry collection is available from March 2011.
See the full range at www.hmhair.co.uk