Wedding hair – Classic hair up ideas

Wedding hair – Classic hair up ideas | CHWV

Today, we look at some inspirational hair up ideas to help you find your perfect look.

Deciding on a hair style is one of the most important aspects of planning your wedding day look. While you might wear your hair in a ponytail from time to time, chances are you rarely have a professional ‘up do’, and there are so many different styles to choose from! When making your decision, always consider the style of your dress and your wedding. A sleek, formal hair style, for example, would be slightly out of place with a floaty dress and a boho themed wedding.

This pretty look would be the ideal choice for a summer country wedding. The loose style oozes romance, with the fresh flowers hinting to the great outdoors. A simple bouquet of pink roses with foliage would be the perfect accessory.

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Still informal and pretty, but this time without the fresh flowers, this simple side plait illustrates how hair pins and flowers aren’t always necessary. The bride’s dress could be equally elegant and simple, or could take centre stage with some intricate beading or lace.

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A loose, slightly unstructured style can be wonderfully glamorous with the addition of a stunning hair pin. This bride also wears lovely earrings so doesn’t need to add a necklace to the equation. As her dress is backless, having interest at the back of her hair is a good idea.

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For true boho style, opt for a ‘half up, half down’ look. This plait looks effortless and oh-so-pretty.

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If the back of your dress has striking detail, it’s important to wear your hair up and show it off! This lovely hair style is simple and pretty with the addition of a few sprigs of gypsophila, allowing the fabulous lace-backed dress to speak for itself.

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Fresh flowers in the hair would be out of place at an evening wedding. If you’re going for a glamorous evening dress, you need nothing other than a talented hair dresser and some divine earrings!

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For a more classic look, keep your hair sleek and smooth. This style, and the chiffon flower, imitates the elegance of the sheer fabric on the bride’s dress.

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There’s nothing quite as elegant as a perfect chignon. Pearl earrings complete the demure look.

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For an evening celebration, a flawless chignon with dramatic hair pin is the perfect choice. This needs to be done perfectly without a hair out of place, so be sure to practice with your chosen hairdresser beforehand.

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A veil can easily be incorporated in to your hair style. Here, the bride wears only the bottom tier of a veil which clips low on the back of her head. To wear the top tier, the ‘blusher’, over the face, you would ideally need to pin the veil higher up.

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If you’re choosing a glamorous, vintage theme, you can really go to town with a fabulous hair style. We love this look, complete with short birdcage veil and equally dramatic make up.

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Smooth, chic and 1950s in style, this is a stunning look for a winter wedding. The bride’s dark hair also contrasts wonderfully with the purity of her ivory dress.

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And finally, let’s go Gatsby and fly back to the 1920s with this fabulous feather headdress. Sometimes, it’s all about finding the perfect accessory.

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