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5 Edgy Wedding Hairstyles

Who wants a hairstyle which is prim and proper for their wedding day?

Rather than changing your entire look for your wedding, why not consider some of these edgy hairstyles instead. For super-short, mid length or really long hair we have a variety of styles to keep you inspired!

RELATED: 5 Romantic Wedding Hairstyles

Slicked back

Ideal for girls with really short hair, this style is guaranteed to stay in place regardless of the weather. Use a heavy duty wax to keep it all in place, and keep a small comb handy for touch-ups during the day (but we’re sure you won’t need it).

5 Edgy Wedding Hairstyles

Coloured hair

Why not try some colours in your hair? Kelly Osbourne has got to be our biggest inspiration, and truly makes this trend work for any occasion! If your natural hair colour is on the darker side, you do need to bleach it beforehand.

5 Edgy Wedding Hairstyles

Short layers

Give your hair a boost of volume by embracing a multitude of layers to frame your face. This is the best way to create natural volume (which stays in place), and won’t budge for your wedding photos.

5 Edgy Wedding Hairstyles

Faux mohawk

If you have really long hair, why not switch it up and create a truly unique updo. One of the most interesting styles we found was this faux mohawk which is intricately detailed and looks amazing when photographed on the side.

5 Edgy Wedding Hairstyles

Quiff

Style those shorter layers into a trendy quiff which looks amazing on highlighted or naturally blonde hair. This way, all of your layers are perfectly detailed and is still a classic way to style your hair. Trendy and safe all at the same time!

If you have really long hair, style your hair half-up half-down by pinning back those extra layers. Don’t forget to set the entire look with a generous layer of hairspray!

5 Edgy Wedding Hairstyles

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September 5, 2015

5 Quirky Hairstyles For The Modern Bride

Who says you have to be traditional on your wedding day? When settling on that one hairstyle for your big day, choose something that suits the texture of your hair and is a true reflection of your personal style. We have rounded up five of our favourite quirky hairstyles for the modern bride.

RELATED: How To Wear The Coloured Hair Trend

Messy braid

Take this traditional style and put your own modern spin on it according to the colour and texture of your hair. Accessorise with flowers, pins and crystals to truly make this look your own. Just remember – looks like this are better lived-in! So don’t worry when it starts to fall out after a few hours of dancing.

5 Quirky Bridal Hairstyles 

Faux bob

If you want to keep your hair out of your face without getting the chop, try this quirky faux bob hairstyle. The hair is flipped into itself and pinned into the sides and back of your hair. This makes it easy to conceal bobby pins and looks amazing for a casual summer wedding.

5 Quirky Bridal Hairstyles 

Detailed bun

Bring some spice to a traditional bun by braiding the bottom half of your hair first. This reverse style is easy if you can master the classic french braid and is ideal if you want your hair to stay in place for hours! Just remember to mist your hair with some extra-hold spray before walking down the aisle.

5 Quirky Bridal Hairstyles 

Heart braid

If you’re a bride who is all about the details, then this quirky style is just for you. A cute heart braid is a great way to style thick, straight hair without putting any additional strain on your crown. We haven’t found a tutorial for this look yet, but it doesn’t mean we haven’t tried to recreate it at home!

5 Quirky Bridal Hairstyles 

Coloured hair

If your hair has been coloured a bright and vibrant colour for your wedding, stick to a traditional style to balance out the look. These loose curls fastened with a classic crystal broach are the perfect way to bring some personal style to your look.

5 Quirky Bridal Hairstyles 

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June 18, 2015

Inspirational Boho Wedding Hairstyles

Relaxed boho hairstyles are one of the most popular ways brides choose to style their hair on the big day. Not only are these styles perfect for hair which is long and thick, but you could also add a few extensions for instant body on your wedding day.

RELATED: Top 5 Celebrity Wedding Hairstyles

We have chosen a few of our favourite hairstyles, which can inspire your own personalised boho look.

Flower crowns

Fresh flower crowns are one of the best parts of a spring-time wedding, because not only are the flowers in bloom, but you can also wear them in your hair! Keep the rest of the style simple by curling the ends and pinning the flower crown into the centre of your parting.

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Messy side braid

If your hair is naturally big and textured, why not use this natural volume to your advantage? Plus, it gives your hair a break from all the damaging styling tools. A beautiful side braid is always on trend and you can accessorise with seasonal flowers in your hair and bouquet.

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Knotted bun

A cute and flirty knotted bun is another fool-proof hairstyle which stays in place all day long. Perfect if the forecast for the wedding day is cold and windy, but do keep a few extra pins in your handbag, just in case.

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Waterfall braids

Give your hair a bit of a twist with these waterfall braids, which look amazing with ombré and balayage. To create those large, flirty curls, use a clamp-less curling wand on large sections of hair.

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Bangs and braids

If you have a thick front fringe, make it the focal point of your entire look with a classic fishtail braid. Long, voluminous falsies and a bold lip are a match made in heaven for the makeup department (and don’t forget to match your nails!).

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April 13, 2015

Timeless And Romantic Wedding Up-dos

Whether it’s been your own wedding or even a close friend or family member who is getting hitched, the importance of hairstyle (amongst other things) is often a top priority.

One of the most timeless styles definitely has to be romantic up-do which requires little to no maintenance, and stays in place all day (and night) long.

RELATED: Get The Look – Victoria Beckham’s Updo

Blondes

If you’re a blonde like Lauren Conrad, then this style is definitely a match made in heaven for you.

The low boho bun is secured at the nape of the neck, with hair pinned back from the front for a elegant finish. Add some cute accessories around the bun before heading off to the reception, and don’t forget some sea-salt spray to keep hair looking full and textured.

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Brunettes

Show off your shiny brown hair with a classic undo featuring braids and curls. This is such a stunning look for girls with brown hair (especially if you’re rocking a few blonde highlights), since it photographs beautifully on camera.

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Redheads

If your hair colour is anything between a strawberry blonde and Lindsay Lohan’s signature shade, then some white or pale pink flowers will create a stunning contrast.

Start on curled hair and create a wrap-around bun on the side of your head. Pin through some seasonal flowers, or something like baby breath is also amazing!

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Short hair

Just because you have short hair, doesn’t mean you have to miss out on this trend! Take your hair into small, sectioned ringlets and remember to curl in different directions.

This will create a romantic look without requiring too much effort – plus a few flower accessories are must-have for this style.

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Thick hair

Thicker hair can often be difficult to style, especially since it feels like it’s weighing down your roots. Why not try a half-up half-down hairstyle which will still look incredible without causing pain or damage to your hair follicle.

A flower garland or wreath is another way to spice up your hairstyle without going over the top.

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March 31, 2015

5 Vintage-Inspired Bridal Hairstyles

Lots of hair trends come and go, but there’s absolutely nothing wrong with a classic bridal hairstyle for your wedding day.

Not only will these hairstyles photograph beautifully in your wedding photos, but they are also suitable for the bridesmaids and even the mother of the bride!

RELATED: Bridal Hairstyles With Tiaras

Finger wave

Even though this was one of the most popular styles throughout the 1920s, it still looks amazing today! Give yourself a modern twist by parting your hair down the middle (instead of at the side), and wrap the rest of your hair in a loose bun.

5 Vintage-Inspired Bridal Hairstyles

Chignon

A classic chignon is ideal for a bride with thick, long hair that is often textured or unruly. A style like this keeps it in place all day long, and won’t create tension at the base of your scalp. Make sure to keep a few extra bobby pins in your kit, just in case!

5 Vintage-Inspired Bridal Hairstyles

Hair comb

Accessorise a classic hairstyle with a beautiful hair comb, which can also be your ‘something old.’ Pearls, flowers and other little hair ornaments are a match made in heaven if your dress features lots of white lace.

5 Vintage-Inspired Bridal Hairstyles

Ringlets

Give your hairstyle a bit of a 1950s influence with ringlets. They are perfect for brides with really thick or course hair, which needs to be tamed throughout the day. Feature a few ringlets on the side of your hair and simply create a neat and tidy bun with the rest that’s leftover.

5 Vintage-Inspired Bridal Hairstyles

Tight curls

Who can resist a classic curl on their wedding day? Use a pair of hot rollers overnight if your hair finds it difficult to stay in shape. And don’t forget to use a generous amount of hairspray for extra hold.

5 Vintage-Inspired Bridal HairstylesWhich one is your favourite style?

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March 9, 2015

5 Stylish Bridesmaid Hair Ideas

Bridesmaids are often given a bad reputation; after all, who wants to attend a formal event with the same dress, hair, and makeup as four or more other women?

Rather than letting your wedding erupt into chaos over a simple hairstyle, why not choose some similar styles for each bridesmaid. These are some of the most stylish and best photographed hair options for the girls who want to stand out.

RELATED: How To Choose The Right Bridesmaid Dress

Side updo

Whether your bridesmaids have super-long, really short, or out-of-control textured hair won’t make a difference with this popular style. Arrange to have it on whichever side they’re more comfortable with, and use plenty of sea-salt spray for added body and bounce.

5 Stylish Bridesmaid Hair Ideas

Relaxed curls

Actress Elizabeth Olsen probably sets the standard for messy, tousled hair. She is, after all, the sister of Mary-Kate and Ashley! Not only is this style easy to create with straightening irons or curling wands, but it is flattering for any length. Clip in a few extensions to give the illusion of thicker hair, and remember to conceal those tracks.

5 Stylish Bridesmaid Hair Ideas

Hollywood curls

Another fantastic hairstyle which never goes out of style are traditional Hollywood curls. Best for girls with long layers, the style is super-flattering and stays in place for hours. Wear with a bright bold lip, and some fun hair accessories to complete the look.

5 Stylish Bridesmaid Hair Ideas

Chignon

A classic chignon is ideal for bridesmaids who want to keep their hair neat and tidy all day long. Use a few extensions to create the illusion of thicker hair, and simply curl into a sock-bun to create the illusion of extra body. Don’t forget to set it well with hairspray for hold!

5 Stylish Bridesmaid Hair Ideas

Low ponytail

For a beach-themed wedding, try a low ponytail which only looks better as the day goes on. Most bridesmaids love this style since it keeps them cool in the warmer weather, without feeling a strain on their head for hours.

5 Stylish Bridesmaid Hair Ideas

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January 28, 2015

9 Most Popular Wedding Hairstyles Of All Time

Are you searching for a classic hairstyle for your own nuptials over the next few months?

From celebrities such as Anja Rubik to Avril Lavigne, we have compiled a list of nine popular wedding hairstyles of all time, that you can choose from for your big day. Who said that wedding planning had to be stressful?

RELATED: Wedding Hairstyles For Short Hair

9. Top knot

This classic hairstyle can suit every single woman (with the help of some super-strength extensions). Create the illusion of thicker looking hair with a flattering high bun, which can also be accessorised with flowers and other little trinkets.

10 Popular Wedding Hairstyles Of All Time

8. Side bun

The humble side bun is the perfect style for a beach wedding since it looks so effortless. Wear with a pair of diamond earrings to finish off the look, and of course keep a bottle of sea-salt spray at the ready!

10 Popular Wedding Hairstyles Of All Time

7. Half up

Another popular style which keeps any stray hairs away from your face during this long day. Clip your veil carefully into place without fear of it moving around during the nuptials at the beginning of the ceremony.

10 Popular Wedding Hairstyles Of All Time

6. Loose curls

What would we do without some classic loose curls for the bridal party? This is one of the most popular hairstyles for brides because it looks better as the day goes on. Part hair at an angle to create the illusion of added volume.

10 Popular Wedding Hairstyles Of All Time

5. Super straight

Keep it looking classy with a super-sleek hairstyle for your wedding day. This is a fantastic option for women with naturally straight hair, because it requires little to no maintenance.

10 Popular Wedding Hairstyles Of All Time

4. Side swept

An elegant hairstyle which will keep hair in place regardless of wind or humidity. Keep your bangs in place all day by curling away from the face, and carefully pinning to the side before the ceremony.

10 Popular Wedding Hairstyles Of All Time

3. Milkmaid braids

Another hairstyle which photographs beautifully are the milkmaid braids. Ideal for thinner hair, simply braid and cross over in the centre, before pinning down any stray hairs.

10 Popular Wedding Hairstyles Of All Time

2. French twist

A classy undo which conceals any thin patches of hair, and looks timeless in photographs. Embrace any stray hairs at the nape of the neck, since it only adds to this undone look.

10 Popular Wedding Hairstyles Of All Time

1. Flower wreath

This is a must-have for a spring or summer-time wedding taking place outdoors. Keep hair looking simple and classy, but add a flower wreath or garland to be the main focus of the entire look.

10 Popular Wedding Hairstyles Of All Time

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January 25, 2015

5 Romantic Wedding Hairstyles 

Rather than conforming to a slicked-back hairstyle for your wedding day, choose something sexy and romantic which will look stunning in wedding photographs for years to come.

These romantic hairstyles are best for the warmer weather, but you can adapt them to any type of climate or situation – just remember to avoid any dreaded flyaways!

RELATED: Demi Lovato’s Milkmaid Braids Hairstyle

Oversized braid

Any type of braid is best for hair which is thick and course, since it will stay in place all day long. These hairstyles look better with some wear, so a few loose ends won’t be the end of the world! Keep some bobby pins at hand, and embrace the natural texture of your hair.

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Half-up half-down

Hilary Duff wears this style perfectly, making it look sexy and sophisticated at the same time. Ideal for girls with a few longer layers, to achieve that 70’s bombshell look with a touch of volumising spray and powder. Lightly curl the ends of your hair and spritz with sea-salt so they can maintain some subtle bounce.

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Soft bangs

Bring a level of warmth to your face by chopping some soft side-bangs just before the wedding. Choose a wispy finish which leaves hair looking side-swept and gorgeous, as opposed to a severe straight-chop which could age your face. A few subtle highlights never hurt!

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1950s inspired

Keep short hair looking neat and tidy with two reverse braids pinned in the middle of the scalp. Not only is this hairstyle quick and easy, it also looks amazing on girls with a hint of balayage, and also photographs beautifully.

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Hair accessories

If your wedding is taking place during the warmer months of the year, why not take advantage of this and wear some fresh flowers in your hair? A flower garland is the perfect accessory for long, layered hair, without looking too over-the-top.

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January 10, 2015

Flattering Hairstyles For Every Bride

Settling on that final hairstyle for your wedding can prove to be a stressful process. Curly, straight, a chignon or using extensions – there are so many options for the modern bride!

Here are just a few simply hairstyles which are sure to make the decision easier in the lead to your wedding.

RELATED: 5 Long Celebrity Hairstyles We Love

Oval

Any shorter layers around the face are ideal for ovals since they create the illusion of a shorter jawline. This means that loose curls and straight hair with some beautiful flower accessories are the best. Avoid loose chignons which could only elongate the chin and jawline.

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Heart

This sweet-heart shaped face can pull off any hairstyle; whether it’s a low ponytail or cute curls. If you have longer layers at the front of your face, use some hair accessories to make the look feel soft and feminine.

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Round

Big, wavy hair can often make a round face look even rounder. Avoid this common mistake by styling hair into chic low-bun which also photographs beautifully! If you have a fringe or shorter layers, you also have the option of leaving them out, or styling them back into the bun.

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Long

Make sure to have some type of texture to the hair; any super-straight hairstyles will only make the face look longer than it is. Loose curls, bouncy hair, and lots of volume are all great options for girls with a long face. Choose simple hair accessories which won’t weigh down the entire look.

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Square

Soften the dimensions of your face by curling hair away from the face. Again, avoid wearing your hair dead-straight; use big hair accessories and bejewelled clips to add length to the entire face.

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December 21, 2014

Top 5 Celebrity Wedding Hairstyles

Curly, straight, in a bun, or to the side – these are some of the most popular hairstyles most brides choose for their wedding day.

Lucky for us, we have inspiration from a number of celebrities, which makes the decision of choose just one wedding hairstyle so much easier to make. Below are just some of our favourites here at SHESAID.

RELATED: Wedding Guest Outfit Ideas

Side bun

Actress Jenna Dewan-Tatum chose a sophisticated side-bun for her wedding in Malibu over the summer of 2009. Not only is this style easy for women who want to dance all night, but it’ll last without dropping!

Top 5 Celebrity Wedding Hairstyles

Bangs

Model Anja Rubik chose a 1960s inspired hairstyle for her wedding in St Tropez over the summer. Her shoulder-length blonde hair was parted down the middle, curled, and pinned back to create some volume at the crown.

Top 5 Celebrity Wedding Hairstyles

Flowers

Self-professed Man Repeller, Leandra Medine chose to accessorise her curls with a flower crown on her wedding day in the Big Apple. A bright lip and matching bouquet was a perfect way to complete her entire look.

Top 5 Celebrity Wedding Hairstyles

High bun

Nicole Richie slicked-back her blonde locks for her wedding day in favour of an easy bun. The main focus was her long-sleeved wedding dress and white peony bouquet.

Top 5 Celebrity Wedding Hairstyles

Slicked back

For her nuptials with Kanye West, Kim Kardashian choose an elegant hairstyle which switched the focus onto her perfect makeup. Hair was parted down the middle, then slicked back behind her ears with a slight curl down the bottom.

Top 5 Celebrity Wedding Hairstyles

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November 24, 2014

5 Hairstyles For A Formal Event

Why limit yourself to just a few hairstyles when attending a formal event? There are so many different ways to style both curly and straight hair which won’t have you looking like everyone else at the party.

If you need hairstyle inspiration, then follow these celebrity styles for a flawless look appropriate at any formal event.

RELATED: Get The Look – Blake Lively

Curly updo

Embrace your natural curls by creating a subtle updo which is perfect for the warmer weather. Create texture in your hair by using a mousse on damp roots, then blow-dry with a diffuser to accentuate your curls.

Secure hair in a tight bun at the nape of the neck, then pin back strands to create a more defined look. Take your curling wand and loosely style any bangs at the front of your face.

5 Hairstyles For A Formal Event

Hollywood curls

Nothing beats some signature waves, and this look is perfect if your hair has been chemically treated or relaxed. Use rollers to create a defined curl (which will last all night long without a touch-up), then mist lightly with hair spray.

If you always part your hair in the middle, choose a side part which will create the illusion of texture on your roots.

5 Hairstyles For A Formal Event

Bouncy waves

A signature style by actress Blake Lively are bohemian inspired waves. Not only is this look perfect for a summer event, but it also accentuates hair which has highlights running through the ends.

Create these curls with a styling wand, then carefully spritz with finishing spray so they don’t completely drop on dead-straight hair. Take small strands of hair from the roots, then plait and pin down under the rest of your locks.

5 Hairstyles For A Formal Event

Messy updo

If you’re working with hair which doesn’t hold an artificial curl, then a messy updo is your saviour. Divide hair into two sections (your shorter layers, and the rest of your hair).

Carefully pin a short bun at the nape of your neck, and secure with a clear hair tie if your hair is thick in texture and needs extra support. Now for the front, create a plait which falls over to the side of your hair and pin back. Take a comb and carefully tease out any shorter hairs – this will make the look feel genuine.

5 Hairstyles For A Formal Event

Side braid

Long hair, thick hair, or even working with extensions doesn’t have to be difficult with a messy side-braid. This look is super-easy to achieve, and only requires just a few simple steps. Choose which side you would like your braid to sit on, and braid away from the face.

Tease out the hair by pulling each side of the braid – this will make your look feel lived-in. Create drama at the roots by using a dry shampoo and teasing comb for some extra body and bounce.

5 Hairstyles For A Formal Event

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November 7, 2014

Planning A Wedding On Etsy: Unique Ideas Under $50

A lot goes into planning a wedding. On top of finding a dress, the music, and the invitations, you probably haven’t even thought about table numbers, party favors, ring cushions and the multitude of decorations that will make the reception look pretty. We all know the price mark-up on wedding products is ridiculous. This is why we’re grateful to have online stores like ebay and Etsy, where you can find these less-necessary accessories on a budget. Etsy is also great for sourcing vintage, handmade or themed items for a unique wedding experience.

RELATED: Wedding Dress Ideas for the Unconventional Bride

Because wading through the internet to find exactly what you want can be a difficult and time-consuming task, we have collated a small list of some cute and affordable ideas to inspire your wedding.

Guest book

There is no reason a book – bound paper! – should cost more than $50. Sure, there are fancy prints and adornments, but there are plenty of these available online within a reasonable budget. For example, this ivory book from Emerson Bindery ($42+ USD).

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Hair accessories

For those who don’t want to have a traditional veil (although there are plenty of those available online too) there are beautiful, quirky and elegant hair adornments for you to peruse online. To make it easy, try this rhinestone headband ($44 USD).

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Bouquet

At some point during the night, you throw this away anyway, right? Who wants to spend a fortune on something that gets flung through the air and clawed at by bridesmaids? Some brides opt to have two bouquets: one to accompany them down the aisle, and a backup to throw to the next bride. Try these hand-dyed, silk red roses ($39.99 USD).

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Party favors

It is custom to offer token gifts to your wedding guests. You can go the traditional route of candied almonds or chocolates, or you could try bags of popcorn or personalized water bottle labels! These fortune cookies are fun and only 85 cents each.

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Something blue

Many women choose accessories as their something blue. Etsy is full of these treasures, like this cute feather comb ($18 USD) or custom, handmade garters ($25 USD).

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Images via Etsy

October 17, 2014

Popular Bridesmaid Hairstyles

We all know that on a wedding day the bride is the one in the spotlight but that doesn’t mean the bridesmaids can’t look glamorous as well. Trying to find a style that suits all of your bridesmaids can be difficult and that’s why many brides opt for their bridesmaids to have different styles. So if you’re having trouble deciding on a look take some inspiration from these popular styles.

RELATED: Tips on how to find a suitable stylist for your big day can be found here

A messy side bun is a classic bridesmaid hairstyle because it’s easy to execute, it looks great and it can work with most hair lengths. Try this hairstyle with a headband to uniform the bridesmaid look.

Popular Bridesmaid Hairstyles

For a vintage look, similar to the Great Gatsby style try this look that is sure to turn heads for all the right reasons.  You just can’t go wrong with soft curls pulled back into a formal bun.

Popular Bridesmaid Hairstyles

If your bridesmaids have long hair then consider a halo braid which never seems to go out of fashion. This style is angelic and romantic and when teamed with a flower or two it becomes the perfect bridesmaid hairstyle.

Popular Bridesmaid Hairstyles

Yet another take on the bun style is this simple, elegant and classic look. There’s nothing over the top about it, but that’s one of the reasons it works. Sometimes less is more and that’s definitely the case on this occasion.

Popular Bridesmaid Hairstyles

Perfect for an outdoor or beach wedding this gorgeous hairstyle combines soft curls with a small braid to secure the hair in place and keep it from falling in the eyes. No hair accessories are needed for this style as the braid is the feature.

Popular Bridesmaid Hairstyles

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September 28, 2014

Hair and Makeup Mistakes To Avoid On Your Wedding Day

Memories may not last forever, but photographs certainly do – so it’s good to make the best impression possible by testing your hair and makeup before the big day. Follow our special style advice to avoid these common hair and makeup mistakes.

Makeup

1. Trial your makeup

If you don’t plan on doing your own makeup – it is crucial to book a trial run. This will determine how the products sit on your face, and which colours work with your skin type. Your makeup artist will be your saviour on your big day, so let them know the look that you want to achieve and if it’s actually possible!

2. Stay true to yourself

Don’t go all-out and recreate the exact same look that you saw on somebody else. Keep true to your own personal style and create something which you’ll be happy to look back on in 20 years time.

3. To tan, or not to tan?

That is the big question! Most women choose not to fake tan their face along with their body. Choose a colour which will complement your skin tone (and your makeup). It is best to arrive at your makeup trial with the fake tan already on the rest of your body -this will make it easy for the makeup artist to match the colour.

4. Go waterproof

Nobody likes panda eyes, do they? Choose makeup products which won’t budge on your big day. Waterproof lip liner, lipstick and mascara are must-haves (think of all the crying!).

5. Touch-up kit

Keep a small selection of products in an easily accessible place so you can constantly touch-up your makeup throughout the duration of the wedding. A lipstick, blending brush and face blotting wipes are some of the best products you can use.

Hair

1. No fresh locks

If you’re planning to create some loose curls on your hair, don’t wash it the day of your wedding. This will cause hair to drop, and look flat and lifeless. Work with 1-2 day hair since this has enough natural oils for the hairstyle to stay intact without dropping.

2. Bring ideas

Don’t turn up empty handed to your hair consultation – this is a big no-no! Bring along a variety of different hairstyles and work with your hairdresser to create something which you’re both happy with. Bridal magazines, Pinterest and Instagram are all a great source of hairspiration.

3. Try extensions

If your hair is very short and thin, it’s a good idea to think about hair extensions for your wedding day. Mirco beads are the best option because they look the most natural, and can be disguised under a lovely hairstyle.

4. Don’t dramatically change your hair colour

It is best not to dye your hair blonde before the lead-up to your wedding – not only is it difficult to maintain, but will also damage your ends due to large amounts of peroxide and ammonia.

5. Flattering hairstyles

Somebody please think about the dress! Don’t forget to factor in the style of the dress when creating that perfect hairstyle for your wedding day. Strapless dresses look amazing with hair styled up or down, so take this into consideration as well.

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September 11, 2014

Beach Wedding Hairstyles

Beach weddings can be spectacular so why not use what Mother Nature has provided as a magnificent backdrop to your wedding? And best of all, normally the venue is free! But what about hairstyles? Beaches tend to be a bit windier than other venues so trying to come up with a hairstyle that will suit the occasion as well as the weather can be hard.

Either you want a hairstyle that won’t move an inch, perhaps held together with a braid or headpiece, or you want a style that wont bother you if it does get messed about in the wind, such as leaving your hair completely down. Either way, beach weddings tend to be carefree and fun so your hairstyle should match that.

Here are some beach wedding hairstyles for inspiration:

A messy up-do for a beach wedding is a great idea because if it gets blown about a little, it won’t look as though your hair is out of place. These soft curls have been pinned up into a messy bun then dotted with flowers, ideal for your beach wedding.

Beach Wedding Hairstyles

This style is so incredibly simple yet beautiful, so if you’re not bothered about your hair blowing about in the wind, leave it down, add a few loose curls and wear a flower halo to top it off.

Beach Wedding Hairstyles

If you’d prefer to keep your hair out of your eyes on your wedding day then consider wearing a bridal headband to keep in under wraps.

Beach Wedding Hairstyles

Fishtail braids are in fashion right now and they’re perfect for beach weddings because they’ll keep your hair from flying in your face. The tiny flowers dotted through the hair are subtle yet gorgeous.

Beach Wedding Hairstyles

Again, this hairstyle with the hair flowing freely would suit a beach wedding down to a tee. The side sweeping bangs and detailed flower halo add a touch of elegance to this otherwise simple style.

Beach Wedding Hairstyles

A halo braid can ensure that your hair doesn’t stray from where it’s supposed to, especially in the wind. Team this look with some flowers at the back or side and you’ve got a gorgeous bohemian look.

Beach Wedding Hairstyles

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September 8, 2014

Winter Wedding Hairstyles

Planning a white winter wedding and want to nail your signature look? A hairstyle is often the second best accessory on your wedding (next to your shoes, of course), since it has to look amazing, last all day long and feature in all your photo albums. Peek at our top hairstyle picks for that perfect winter-wonderland wedding.

Braided beauty

Winter Wedding Hairstyles

Nothing beats classic soft curls, but teamed with a messy braid can take your look from good to great. Keep hair simple by curling it away from the face, and plait two braids which will eventually join at the back of your head. Secure it down well, and spritz some finishing spray to keep it all in place.

Vintage-inspired

Winter Wedding Hairstyles

Taking a note from the 1920s, why not keep your hair in a sophisticated low-bun which is sure to look amazing. You can make this look feel really romantic by leaving some loose strands of hair our, and also clipping some crystal encrusted accessories into the bun.

Slicked back

Winter Wedding Hairstyles

Wear your hair parted down the middle, then slicked back into a bun to keep the look very minimal. You can now accessorise with a classic tiara which is timeless (especially if you’re looking back at your wedding photos). A sultry red lip is a must-have since it adds some drama to this very minimal hairstyle.

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September 3, 2014

Wedding Hairstyles Using Flowers

Create a fun and flirty spring wedding-look by accessorising your hair with some natural blooms. For her wedding to rocker Jamie Hince, Kate Moss had her bridesmaids and flowers girls wearing flower wreaths which perfectly complemented their outfits. Below are just a few ways to accessorise your hair for the big day!

Messy up-do

If you want a twist to a classic bun, accessorise your hair with a few natural flowers for your wedding day. In this case, flowers are pinned into the bun on the right side to give drama to the entire look.

Wedding Hairstyles Using Flowers

Natural curls

Go for the simplistic look and style your hair down with some textured curls, which frame the face beautifully. To add some flowers to this look, take a few strands of hair from one side, twist and secure just above the ear with a pin. Then over the top, pin the tiny flowers you wish to use. The bride in this scenario has matched her hair accessories to the grooms boutonnière, very cute!

Wedding Hairstyles Using Flowers

Chignon

For a chignon hairstyle, you can’t go past a few flowers which will make you look and feel like you’ve stepped out of a Jane Austen novel! Tuck a few of your favourite flowers into the top of the bun, and secure with bobby pins to conceal any tracks. Baby’s breath is perfect since it will stay in place, and can last for hours.

Wedding Hairstyles Using Flowers

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August 29, 2014

1960s-Inspired Wedding Hairstyles

Channel your inner Audrey Hepburn with one of these easy 1960’s inspired hairstyles which is classic and timeless for a wedding. The ’60s weren’t just confined to super-tight beehives; models such as Jean Shrimpton were one of the first to make big, bouncy curls a leading trend. Whether you have long, short or medium length hair – there is bound to be something which matches your style and aesthetic for your wedding day.

Audrey Hepburn

Known for her immaculate locks in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Hepburn quickly made the elegant up-do a smash hit representing 1960s style. Perfect for girls with both thick or thin hair, the look is classic and will stay in place the entire day (and night). Wrap your hair in rollers, aiming to produce as much lift as possible.

To nail this look, create volume on the crown of the head by backcombing before pinning the hair into high bun. Accessorise with crystal head bands for a signature Holly Golightly look, which is also wedding veil friendly.

1960's Wedding Hairstyles

Jean Shrimpton 

The bigger, the better! Across the pond, rising model Jean Shrimpton nailed another iconic hairstyle with her voluminous hair and curled ends. Create volume at the crown by blowdrying hair carefully, then applying a generous coat of hair spray for that extra hold.

Complete the look with The Shrimp’s signature pastel eyeshadow and pale pink lips.

1960's Wedding Hairstyles

Brigitte Bardot

An easy to achieve hairstyle which is similar to the look sported by Jean Shrimpton. Brigitte Bardot wore her hair mostly teased at the crown, with her long blonde locks often sitting in a natural looking curl. For a demure sex-kitten look, a low ponytail was tied at the back of the head with a ribbon. Bardot’s signature winged eyeliner helped to make this look sultry and seductive for any occasion.

1960's Wedding Hairstyles

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August 20, 2014

Benefits of Hair Extensions

Are you finding it difficult to narrow down just one hairstyle for your wedding? If your ends are dry and brittle, it’s probably a good idea to invest in some quality hair extensions for the big day. Not only will they give you a lot more variety in terms of hairstyles, but also fill-out the rest of your hair. Take some of our tips and suggestions into consideration while you’re searching for that perfect hairstyle to stay ‘I do’.

DO: Invest in high quality hair extensions

Do your research and find the kinds of extensions that work for you. There are four main types of extensions which include clip-in, bonding, weaves and mirco-rings. Depending on your needs, you’re looking at spending between $100-$1500 for a good pair of extensions, minus the labour it takes to put them in.

DON’T: Cut them yourself

Even if you’re planning on wearing clip-in’s, head to your hairdresser and get the extensions professionally cut. Despite saving a bit of cash on the side, it isn’t wise to cut your own hair – especially for your wedding!

DO: Experiment with your hair before the wedding

Hair extensions need to be treated with more care, so don’t use heat or styling products on them constantly. If you do have an idea of the type of style you want for your wedding, trial it on your hair beforehand.

DON’T: Colour extensions yourself

Just like cutting hair, leave it to the hairdresser. They will match the extensions to your own natural colour, and make it all blend in seamlessly. If you’re going for the balayage look, pop on your hair extensions before going to the hairdresser.

DO: Wear your hair up

People often think that hair extensions can’t be worn in a bun or ponytail. Take care in hiding any signs of clips, micro-rings, or even glue holding the hair together. Choose a hairstyle which will make you feel confident about yourself on your wedding day.

DON’T: Avoid going over the top

It’s easy to get carried away and add way too many hair extensions onto your natural hair. This look will often seem fake, and won’t blend into your natural hair. Make sure you are happy with the thickness of your hair, without adding too much into it.

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August 14, 2014

1950s-Inspired Wedding Hairstyles

Whether you have a wedding coming up or simply just need some inspiration for your own, why not channel Marilyn Monroe when it comes to your hairstyle. The 1950’s are perfect for any bride looking for an elaborate undo, defined curls and a real statement style. Below are just a few classic hairdos to get the ideas rolling.

Short and twirled

A classic look which is perfect for any hair type. Requires minimal effort – simply curl hair and pin back before setting with hairspray.

1950s Inspired Wedding Hairstyles

  1. Curl the front hairs which frame the face, then loop and pin back the sections. Do this on the rest of your hair (you may need help or another mirror at the back, to see what you’re doing).
  2. Pin the front curls over to one side – this will make the hair look vintage-inspired. Then set with hairspray!

Voluminous and pinned back 

Works well for women who have medium to long hair, which is very thick and course. If you want to create a little more volume on thinner hair, this is also the perfect style which will mask any problem areas.

1950s Inspired Wedding Hairstyles

  1. Add some mousse to wet hair, then blow dry it on a low heat. Then set the hair in velcro rollers for approximately an hour.
  2. Carefully remove the rollers and tease hair at the crown to create volume. Twist the sides of the hair, then pin back and secure into place.
  3. Secure with as many bobby pins as you need. Choose a colour which will blend in with your own hair.
  4. Brush the curls inward to make hair look full and more voluminous. Pin the waves back, then set it all with hairspray.

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August 11, 2014

Bridal Hairstyles For Long Hair

 If you’ve got long hair then you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to bridal hairstyles. Whether you’re going for the casual, elegant, relaxed or sophisticated look there is a bridal hairstyle suited best for long hair, for every occasion. Take some inspiration from these hairstyles that we’re loving right now.

Can’t decide if you want your hair up or down? Consider a half-up do instead! This versatile look would work well for most wedding styles from casual to formal. For a casual beach themed wedding team it with a flower halo and for a sophisticated look team it with a veil.

Bridal Hairstyles For Long Hair

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Vintage is all the rage at the moment and it’s no surprise really. If done well like the hairstyle below it is pure elegance and sophistication. Consider wearing a simple veil that flows behind you, rather than a birdcage veil or headband that would detract from the intricate curls.

Bridal Hairstyles For Long Hair

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Looking for a classic bridal hairstyle? Then look no further than this. With a sweeping side fringe and long curls pulled back into a formal bun, this look is pure sophistication. The diamante bridal clip finishes it off perfectly.

Bridal Hairstyles For Long Hair

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Sometimes, less is more and that’s quite certainly the case with this hairstyle. These soft loose curls are pulled back into a half-up do and need no further accessorising.

Bridal Hairstyles For Long Hair

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Braids are incredibly popular for brides at the moment and this stunning French braid with a loose bun off to the side shows us why. It’s a touch of bohemian and is versatile enough to suit a casual or formal wedding style.

Bridal Hairstyles For Long Hair

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You’ll need very long hair to pull off this hairstyle with long braids wrapped around the formal bun. If your hair isn’t that long consider buying a couple of imitation braids to wrap around your bun for the same look.

Bridal Hairstyles For Long Hair

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July 30, 2014

Wedding Hairstyles For Short Hair

Short hairstyles don’t have to be boring – especially if you want something fun and quirky for your wedding day. Inject a little bit of old-school glamour into your cropped look, and get creative with makeup and accessories for the big day. Get inspired by just a few hairstyles which work with any colour and hair texture.

Half up, half down

This classic look is sweet and demure with shorter hair – especially since the nape of the neck and décolletage is exposed. Feel free to add larger costume accessories such as necklaces and earrings which compliment the hairstyle. Part the hair at the top, then wrap tiny strands before pinning them at the back. This style is secure and won’t fall out throughout the ceremony or reception.

Wedding Hairstyles For Short Hair

Twist updo

An updo on short hair is a great idea if you want a low maintenance look, which doesn’t require any touch-ups. Start with day-old hair since this will hold better through the day, and is easier to style. Then get creative and add plaits, twists and a small chignon on the nape of your neck for a classic undone look.

Wedding Hairstyles For Short Hair

Slicked back

A slicked back hairstyle looks amazing on short hair, since it won’t lose it’s hold throughout the day. The shorter the hair – the better! Simply comb through hair and apply a texturizing mousse which will keep your locks looking flawless.

Wedding Hairstyles For Short Hair

Finger waves

Take some inspiration from Daisy Buchanan and replicate the 1920’s finger waves for a classic look. Pair with dark eyeshadow, lots of lashes, and a blood-red lip for instant glamour.

Wedding Hairstyles For Short Hair

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July 26, 2014

3 Floral Wedding Hairstyles

Accessorise your wedding hairstyle with a few seasonal blooms for an extra touch of summer-loving. The best part is that you can really choose to experiment and create a one-of-a-kind look which suits the texture and colour of your hair. Below are just three hairstyles which can be used to keep the inspiration flowing.

Flower garland

Taking inspiration from Kate Moss and her spring-themed wedding to rocker Jamie Hince, the supermodel chose a strong flower theme for her bridesmaids and flower girls. Hair was mainly kept straight, but volumised to create body throughout the ends. A simple flower garland acts as the focal point of the entire look, which is completely on-trend during the warmer months.

3 Floral Wedding Hairstyles

Up-do

Not only are up-do’s clever at keeping away any loose hairs or flyways, but are a beautiful way to style any type of hair texture. For this look, start with day-old hair which will hold better throughout the day and won’t fall out of the style. Then incorporate various plaits, twists, braids and chignon-style buns to complete the entire look. Top off with some tiny fresh blooms at the nape of the neck.

3 Floral Wedding Hairstyles

Hair comb

If you want to incorporate a pop of colour into your hairstyle, choose a hair comb instead. There are many different colours and styles out there which come encrusted with Swarovski crystals and classic pearls, to bring a sophistication to the entire look.

3 Floral Wedding Hairstyles

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July 21, 2014

7 Romantic Hairstyles For The Big Day

Choosing just one hairstyle for your wedding can prove difficult, especially if you have long hair. It is important to pick a style which flatters your face, and compliments the texture of your hair, but also represents your personality. Romantic hairstyles are not only elegant, but also timeless since they never go out of style. Below are ten romantic hairstyles to get you inspired for the big day!

1. Braided hair

Braids are timeless hairstyles which are easy to recreate and modify to suit your own unique sense of style. This simple hairstyle can be accessorised with small flowers or wreaths if your wedding is in the warmer months.

2. Half up, half down

A classic hairstyle made popular by brides such as Jennifer Lopez, this look is cute and simple if you want your dress and makeup to be the main statement. Don’t worry about your hair dropping throughout the day, this will only add to the look.

3. Waterfall braid

Waterfall braids are an elegant way to wear your hair for any formal event. Hair is first curled, and then a simple cascade braid is added along the back. You can also choose to wear out your fringe as well.

4. Side bun

A popular choice for brides who don’t want to have their hair down, this style is both elegant and classy for the big day. Hair is pinned to the side using a sock-bun, then accessorised with crystals for an extra bit of sparkle.

5. Side ponytail

Perfect for brides with longer hair, this style still allows the hair to be worn down throughout the day. Braids are often used to make a bigger statement for a side ponytail, and costume earrings or jewellery can be worn to accessorise the ears or neck.

6. Braided bun

If you’re feeling particularly adventurous with your hairstyle, why not choose a braided bun? This style is best for brides with medium to long hair, since their layers won’t be popping out of the braid or bun. Although some hairspray is sure to fix any flyaways.

7. Classic chignon

The classic chignon (otherwise known as a ‘bun’) is a sleek hairstyle for brides who wish to wear their hair up. The bun is fixated on the nape of the neck, and hair usually has a kink or curl to make the look sophisticated.

Which style do you prefer?

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July 14, 2014

3 No-Fuss Hairstyles For A Summer Wedding

Now that the dress is sorted, the caterers are booked and a makeup look has been decided, it’s time to focus on the hair! Choosing a hairstyle for your wedding can prove to be difficult, especially when it’s set in the summer time. The big decision that bride’s face is often between two styles – keeping their hair down or instead choosing a fabulous up-do. We provide three versatile hairstyles which just might help you with your own.

1. Half-up with loose curls

Loose curls is probably one of the most popular wedding hairstyles for as long as we can remember – but this doesn’t mean it’s no longer trendy! This style is often accompanied by highlighted ends and relaxed loose curls which just look better as the day goes by. If the hot summer weather is something you’re worried about, simply divide the hair in half, and put it into a sleek up-do which is sure to be a good compromise.

2. Side ponytail

Another popular choice but also on-trend and weather appropriate, a messy side ponytail is a fantastic option since it’s a combination of two very popular styles. Perfect for women with lots of layers and volume since the hairstyle would give a lot of body and bounce. The look is very casual and looks best when accompanied with minimal makeup, strong lashes and a glossy lip.

3. The up-do

We’re calling this hairstyle the up-do, but it can involve a whole bunch of techniques. Brides could use a top-knot, braids and even curls to make this look their own. Hair doesn’t need to be super-slicked back, but can look relaxed and put together at the same time. Experiment with different styles and find which one works best for your hair’s length, colour and texture. Pair with a bold lip for instant -chic (just make sure it lasts the entire day!).

By Felicia Sapountzis

 

 

July 4, 2014
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