With the Royal Wedding firmly scripted into our calendars, 2011 is the perfect year to celebrate being a bride. Key bridal looks have been heavily influenced this season by classic couture styles on the catwalk. 50’s sophistication complemented by the elegance of the 60’s, sees a clear hair revival among brides to be.
Hair will be more structured but with a softer modern twist, moving away from the less formal, relaxed looks of the past few seasons. With a classic look, the brides’ photographic become timeless keepsakes that won’t date.
To achieve the 1950’s vintage couture look that is adored by so many this year, simply take inch thick sections from the front hairline, tong well, wrapping the hair around the index finger and roll underneath. To add the finishing touch, grip either side up off the face creating a rolled vintage fringe and lacquer well. By experimenting with hairpieces, extensions or hair ornaments the bride can add volume, drama and glamour. Why not create a bouncy ponytail which has been seen everywhere from the Golden Globes to the red carpet already this year?
Add extra hair for this effect if necessary and tong the ponytail in small sections, brush out to keep the hair bouncy and natural looking. They can be soft or harsh, dramatic or gradual but they are far from understated, the bob is back and it’s beautifully bridal, especially when worn wavy.
Whether it’s a long bob or short, a wavy bob is easy to create and oh so feminine for that special big day. Dry hair with lots of volume and tong well. Comb hair out using only your fingers and roll under into the nape of the neck, grip to hold tight. Wear it with a glamorous tiara to really complete the look and you should be picture perfect!