From the Bardot Beehive to Betty Page’s pin curls, updos have always been a staple style for Weddings. However, more and more brides are literally letting their hair down for the big day.
2013 witnessed many gorgeous celeb couples tie the knot with most of the brides opting for the ‘updo’, but with a much softer and subtle twist to the traditional style. Millie Mackintosh kept her look understated by pinning the hair at the nape of the neck, and adding two braids crossed over the crown for a delicate and pretty finish. Kate Bosworth styled her hair in a low bun, while Kelly Clarkson went for a simple, messy beehive.
However, in 2014 high profile brides took the simplicity of an updo even further by avoiding a constructed style completely. Hair was free-flowing at all the A-list love fests, but each style maintained originality and glamour. Fearne Cotton’s wedding stylist Maggie Cooke, teamed her wavy, blonde, mid-bob with a sparkly head band. Ensure your client’s gorgeous waves stay defined throughout the day by using Vavoom Freezing Spray
, and on the trial appointment, remind your client to delegate hairspray duty to one of her bridesmaids on the big day. Salt Spray is perfect for recreating the relaxed, tousled waves, so after creating the waves with a curling wand, lightly spritz Techni.Art Wild Stylers Beach Waves
to the midlengths and ends.
Kim Kardashian’s hair couldn’t have looked more different from her previous wedding back in 2011, where the reality TV star swept her hair back into a sleek low bun. Instead, walking down the aisle to marry Kanye West, the glamorous bride swept her signature glossy, dark locks down into a centre parting, sleeking down the front to allow her gorgeous make up to be seen. The focus of Kim’s make up centered around the eyes and was teamed with a nude lip, which is a massive trend for the season amongst designers such as Prada, Mulberry and Tom Ford. To nail the strong brow try Lord & Berry’s Magic Brow
, the marbelised colour avoids the dense, thick brow, creating a natural finish. Open the eyes with Salon Systems Individual Lash Flare
, using individual lashes will allow you to cater to each client’s eye shape. A nude lip needs definition, so use Lord & Berry’s Ultimate Round Liner
, before adding a slick of nude lipstick. Using Salon Services Black Antistatic Pin Comb A85
, work through KeraCare Protein Styling Gel
from root to tip to get that wet-look finish. This is likely to be one for your more daring bride. To make sure hair stays in style all day, spray Osis Glamination Hairspray all over, be generous with this as the glossy finish will just add to the wet-look.
The first big celeb wedding of this year between Andy Murray and Kim Sears has already seen the free-flowing hair trend. Kim is famous for her thick, glossy tresses, and they didn’t disappoint on her wedding day. Wearing half her hair up, while the other half fell into loose curls. This is ideal for clients who have limp, fine hair, as the illusion of volume can be backcombed into the ‘half-up’ section. For bridal clients wanting to replicate this look on their day, the Diva Professional Styling Feel The Heat Magnetic Multi–Wand
will allow you to create a variety of curls to add different textures to the style, without needing to change the appliance. It’s coated with argan oil, so you can ensure your client will be frizz-free for their big day.