Wedding Hair & Accessories Inspiration with 15 of our favourite Bridal Hair ideas ~ Stunning Wedding day hairstyles and accessories guaranteed to make heads turn.
1. Straight to the point
For an elegant look, straight hair is simply stunning. To keep hair looking polished, sleek and shiny all day, use AVEDA Brilliant™ Spray-On Shine for glossy shine and no frizz. Pair your perfectly straight locks with a lace embellished, beaded or embroidered dress, or opt for a simpler gown and add a small tiara, headband or comb for a touch of sparkle.
2. Sleek Ponytail
A high curly ponytail looks stunning paired with chandelier earrings, add even more glamour with smokey eyes, glossy lips and a dark nail polish, we love Deborah Lippmann Dark Side of The Moon For the ultra stylish, modern bride, a sexy, sleek ponytail is a perfect day-to-night look, pair with a fit and flare gown for sophisticated drama.
3. Cascading Curls
A romantic and feminine wedding hairstyle that’s perfect for long hair. Curls can also be side swept, cascading down the shoulder for that glamorous, red carpet look. Accessorize with a veil, hair pins, comb or headpiece. Get the look with the ghd curve® soft curl tong.
4. Wedding Braids
Intricate Braids look beautiful whether part of a fancy updo or a classic French plait. We love the combination of the crown ‘milkmaid’ braid and side plait above, perfect for your special day. Don’t get caught up with it being all neat and tidy, less is definitely more here, try the Redken Get The Look Duo – Boho Braid, perfect for adding texture and volume.
5. Top Knot
The Top Knot, perfectly complements a long, fitted, detailed dress or gown with an intricate back panel. Perfect for keeping cool and letting your dress do the talking. Soften the look with sections of hair around the face, natural makeup and a floral comb or hair pins. We love the Luisa Flower and Leaves Hair Comb by Anusha.
6. Curly Updo
The Curly Updo features soft, loose waves, not too neat, perfect for naturally curly hair. Pair with some drop earrings and adorn with a sparkly hair comb or hair pins. We love the Large Swarovski Crystal Wedding Hair Pins Maisie by Debbie Carlise.
7. Chignon Bun
Chignon is the French term for a bun. A Chignon bun is a classic, feminine and simple to achieve hair style. Worn low at the nape of the neck, the Chignon style works particularly well with strapless gowns and dresses with lace-up backs. Accessorise with a pair of drop earrings, like these stunning 9ct White Gold 0.50ct Diamond Earrings from Ernest Jones.
8. Vintage Waves
1920s Vintage style finger waves work well with both long and short hair. Combine with pearl jewellery and hair pins for a flapper-inspired look. Why not choose a Great Gatsby Theme and make your wedding a fabulous glittering soiree! We love this Three Strand Rhinestone Pearl Necklace by Gama Weddings, available from Notonthehighstreet.com
9. Feather Fascinator
Feathery accessories add a softness and complement any colour scheme. For contrast team with dark eye makeup and lipstick, we love Chanel Coco Rouge Ultra Hydrating Lip Colour shade 446 Etienne. Want to make an entrance, add a splash of colour with a Peacock Feather Fascinator, think Carrie Bradshaw in Sex in the City! Tie the whole look together with ostrich feather table centrepieces for a truly opulent setting.
10. Birdcage Veil
For a classic vintage look, the Birdcage Veil dates back as far as the 1940s and today is seen as a fun and flirty alternative to a traditional veil. Most birdcage veils come as a 2 part set, with netting and either a brooch, fascinator or headband, so that the veil can be removed easily during the day. The Birdcage Veil is perfect for all hair lengths and styles. Notonthehighstreet.com offer a gorgeous choice of Birdcage Veil Couture, we especially love the Violet Floral Birdcage Veil by Modiste Accessories with Swarovski pearls.
11. Flower Crown
A pretty Flower Crown or Floral Halo is a perfect look for the Boho Bride. Romantic and whimsical, choose from an oversized statement wreath to delicate garlands, a Flower Crown is so easy to wear, wear with loose flowing curls, pastel eye makeup and minimal jewellery. For something extra special, take a look at the Rose and Foliage Flower Crown by Stephanieverafter made from luxury artificial flowers with a pretty ribbon fastening.
12. Head Chain Jewellery
Feel like a Goddess on your big day with a distinctive, Indian inspired bridal headpiece. Perfect with hair worn off the face, in an up do or with soft curls. Choose jewellery to match with pearls, crystals or diamonds. We absolutely adore the Bridal Headpiece The Clea with Swarovski crystals by award winning Mia Monica Bridal Couture.
13. Wedding Tiara
A traditional wedding Tiara allows you to be the centre of attention, formally crowning you as queen for the day. Accessorise with matching jewellery and big bouncy curls for full on dazzling glamour. Browse the extensive range of Wedding Tiaras and Headpieces and matching jewellery available at Euphoria Couture all beautifully handmade in Britain, we love the stunning Grace Tiara a statement piece inspired by Grace Kelly.
14. Traditional Veil
A traditional wedding veil frames the face beautifully and adds a touch of mystery and intrigue as you walk down the aisle. There are many options when it comes to veils, length, material, colour, tiers, edging. The no.1 rule is that the veil complements the dress. Pick out details such as pearls, lace, crystals etc and tie it all together to complete your bridal suite. We love the Lace Edge Two Tier Wedding Veil by Britten Weddings.
15. Bridal Hat
For old school Hollywood glamour, go for a modern shape bridal cocktail hat. Looking for something a little different? A mad hatter style mini top hat can be playful and expressive. For vintage sophistication why not choose a Victorian style top hat with a birdcage veil, think Lady Mary Crawley in Downton Abbey. We love this truly unique Bridal Feather Cocktail Hat with Net Veil by Sahar Millinery, available from Notonthehighstreet.com.
For more bridal hat inspiration take a look at the stunning collection by London’s Couture millinery label Sahar Millinery