CROWNING GLORY

Hair: Tracey Clarke. Photography: Enchanted Wedding Photography

Hair: Tracey Clarke. Photography: Enchanted Wedding Photography

Styling your locks into the perfect ‘do will not only complete your look, but complement your dream dress. Here are some things to consider when choosing a style

The first thing for a bride to tick off the wedding to-do-list – aside from the groom – is often the dress. Next would be hair.
The options are virtually endless when it comes to styling and it is important element in completing the entire look. Most brides will have one or multiple hair and makeup trials before the big day and it is crucial to communicate as much as possible to the stylist.
Tracey Clarke from Pash says she always likes to sit down with her brides in the months leading up to the wedding.

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“The bride’s theme or personality often will dictate the hairstyling for the day,” Tracy explains.
“If the gown is floaty, formal, lacey, a colour, bohemian or classically elegant, or if there are headpieces or veils, I will guide the bride to complement the look with the perfect hairstyling, which will be the all-important finishing touch.”
Owner of Salon Eve, Barbara Ferantte, has noticed a number of trends which have stuck around for a few seasons now.
“We have noticed that brides want effortless soft looks, lots want half-up half-down waves and plenty are still using flowers as hair pieces,” she says.
There are three vital things to take into consideration when planning your hairstyle, according to Barb. They are weather, dress neck line and face shape.
“The weather and the time of year would often determine if hair is up or down, it has a big impact of how the longevity of the style,” she explains.
“The neck line of the dress is important because hair styles need to emphasise the dress, not cover it.

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“And the shape of the bride’s face must be contemplated because you don’t want to provide a style that makes the bride look bigger – most brides want to look beautiful thin and photogenic.”
She has noticed that veils are going smaller rather than long-trailing pieces, otherwise it’s a plain fascinator with a bird cage veil.
In terms of colour, Barb says the babylights foiling technique is trending both in Hollywood and in weddings. The technique – seen on stars like Chrissy Teigen and Jessica Alba – is a natural-looking colour with very fine, subtle highlights that are meant to look like the natural hair colour of a child, where colour is brighter at the crown and the bottom of the hair.
“Babylights are a great way to make a bridal style stand out,” Barb says.
“A tip from us make sure your hair colour is freshly done so that it really makes an impact.”

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