You have the perfect gown chosen, the makeup is good and ready, the shoes are the perfect Cinderella dream-come-true, and your jewelry has outshined all expectations. But what about the hairdo? Luckily for brides-to-be, the past few weeks have been filled with fresh runway-inspired looks, and what better way to show off your bravado than to rock one of those authentic dos?
Let’s take a look at the top choices that have dazzled and awed all the fashion show guests, and that can be the crown jewel of your bridal look for the upcoming special day!
Sleek and classy
A lot of ruffle or tulle along with numerous decorative gems, glitter and glow often require a more delicate, subtle hairstyle that will give your look a tone of elevated elegance. In this case, you can look to Lanvin, whose stunning models were the epitome of minimalistic beauty, wearing a simple, scooped tail and a lovely parting down the middle.
The same effect can be achieved easily with shorter hair that slides back, making room for a hat to wear the veil, or a pair of earrings to steal the spotlight. Straight hair is always in style, so even if you do have mischievous locks, keeping them in order with a few pins is more than gorgeous to mimic this level of simplicity.
Boho chic is yet another timeless look that has dominated the catwalks and the latest design trends, and no wonder! French, Dutch, fishtail, three-strand or otherwise, braids are feminine, whether they are simple or intricate, embellished or pure. They go with any wedding dress style, and most of them are a no-fuss hairdos made in a matter of moments – did we mention they are perfect for floral headpieces?
If you’re eager to replicate some of the more prominent, daring looks off the runways, Jil Sander’s collection represents the perfect symbiosis of natural hair colors and imaginative braid patterns to go with the predominantly clear, smooth look.
Inspired by the growing preference for wild, loose locks, the flowy, somewhat “beachy” look was also very popular on the runways. Names such as Versace, whose models boasted a clean, blow-dried look with golden pins for added effect, and Nina Ricci that aimed to achieve lightweight locks – they all showed a preference for long, thick and fairytale-like.
Even if your own mane lacks thickness, you can easily achieve this with clip-in human hair extensions that add volume and body to your natural hair, and easily adorn it with pins, floral accessories or even a classic, intricate or vintage tiara.
Short and snazzy
For those brides among you who have a short and sharp hairdo, fear not! Styles of all shapes, colors and sizes that are boyishly delicious were extremely prevalent among this season’s models. An edgy undercut with hair-color to match your temperament (think bold reds, emerald greens and azure blues) and a parting on the side can do wonders for an authentic wedding look.
These short dos are the epitome of punk and spunk combined, and they can be ideal for an equally unconventional bride with a preference for Dr. Martens or Converse over stilettos – and Moschino’s snappy bangs and Mona Lisa smiles show just how this style can steal the thunder.
Waves and curls
Collected neatly into a bun with a few rebellious curls on the side, freely framing your face, or loosely wrapped into a low ponytail – waves and curls by Tod’s, Marchesa and Anna Sui all had their moment to shine. Plenty of volumizing spray, a handful of perky, large-petaled flowers, or a touch of glitter to step back into the ‘80s, the choice is yours, and you cannot possibly go wrong with coils and swirls of all shapes and sizes.
Natural ringlets are always welcome, but wand-made romantic twirls are equally loved and cherished. They are tender and yet so voluptuous, that they will effortlessly complement any gown and accessory choice, so flaunt your locks with pride!
Contributing Author: Claire Hastings is Australian designer, writer and regular contributor at ripped.me. She’s been writing as long as she can remember, and she is very passionate about fashion, running, other cultures, and her cat. Social media links: facebook, twitter