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I’d be lying if I told you I didn’t have a hair trial before my wedding. It was something that was important to me so I could visualise the overall look and to ensure I would feel comfortable on my big day.

But hair trials aren’t for everyone – many brides are unable to book a hair trial for a number of reasons. Lack of time, budget restrictions and logistics – think destination weddings in another country or on an exotic island. And other brides just might not feel the need to. It’s a personal decision and will depend on your circumstances and what you feel comfortable with.

If you are planning a local wedding and you will be using your regular hairdresser or hairstylist, you may not feel its necessary to book a trial.  If so, have confidence knowing that your regular stylist will have a good understanding of you, your vision, your hair type and face shape.

If you are planning a destination wedding, your wedding day hairstyle is really important – perhaps consider choosing a less complex hairstyle for peace of mind. Perhaps a beautiful blow wave, loose curls or even a simple bun to suit the venue and location of your wedding.

However, if you are seeking a more elaborate hairstyle, or one that’s different to what you’re used to, the following 5 tips may help ease your wedding day hair fears.

1. Do some research

Find inspiration images of hairstyles you love. Browse our Pinterest account or wedding magazines and gather hairstyles that you think will suit you, your hair type and bridal look.  It’s best to find a few different styles to choose from in case your favourite style doesn’t work with your hair type, length or face shape.

2. Chat to your wedding hair stylist

Either via email or over the phone well before your wedding day.

Send through your inspiration images and also information about your hair length, texture, thickness and face shape. This will help your hairstylist get a better understanding of who you are, your vision and what they will be working with on the day.
Browse your hairstylist’s portfolio to see if they have created similar styles for past brides. Otherwise, ask your hairstylist whether they have had much experience with this style and whether they think it will work with your hair type/length.

3. Be realistic

If you have thin medium length hair, a Kim K hairstyle will just disappoint you.  If you have naturally straight hair that won’t hold a curl, opt for hairstyles that won’t require lots of tight curls. Factor in additional time on the day so your hairstylist will have time to make adjustments.

4. Think practically

Is your venue in the middle of summer with the potential for high humidity? Or beachside? Or do you normally wear your hair up because you hate your hair getting in the way? Then updos might be more practical. The aim is for you to look your best but also to feel as comfortable as possible so pick a hairstyle that reflects you and will bring out your best. A happy and comfortable bride is a beautiful bride!

5. Plan your accessories

If you are planning to wear accessories in your hair, be sure to tell your hairstylist so they can plan for it.

Chat to your accessories designer to ensure the headpiece and fastener is suitable for your chosen hairstyle. They should be able to recommend a comb, clip or another attachment that will best suit your hairstyle and hair type.

Ensure your chosen hairstyle will support the weight of your headpiece. Most headpieces are lightweight however elaborate bridal hair pieces or extra long veils will need to be well supported.

If you are planning to wear long veil, practice wearing it around the house. It’s a bit like wearing in your new wedding shoes!

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For lovers of wedding hairstyles, you can’t go pass the chignon wedding updo.  This variety of updo can feature twists, coils, braids and loose tendrils around the face. We love the modern variations—from relaxed to refined styles—because you’ll always look back on your wedding photos and love the timelessness of this look.

We love to accessorise a bridal chignon with intricate and detailed hair pieces that will instantly elevate your bridal look. Whether it’s a wedding headpiece or a bridal veil, a chignon is the perfect foundation to secure a beautiful heirloom piece.

Our favourite bridal chignons

Combining the classic chignon shape with an undone—almost messy—aesthetic, a relaxed bridal chignon is the ultimate in bohemian bridal styling. This look can take you to the red carpet, wedding aisle or your engagement party.  The look feels effortless, is anything but polished and can be styled with structured wedding gowns through to soft and billowy dresses.

Whether you have long, short, thick or fine hair – this relaxed hairstyle will work for you. The messy structure can be formed with the help of texturizers and hair extensions to add volume and thickness to the bun.

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How to accessorise a bridal chignon

The low set structure of a chignon is the perfect foundation for bridal hair accessories.

  • 1. Secure a hair comb or headpiece along the curve of your updo to create a striking focal point.
  • 2. This hairstyle styles beautifully with a headpiece that curves downwards.
  • 3. Secure some hair pins to the side to add a subtle detail without feeling overdone.
  • 4. Pair this look with a tiara or crown to bring attention to your face and to provide balance the shape of the chignon.
  • 5. Finish with a veil.

1. Choose an upwards facing headpiece to frame your hairstyle

A headpiece positioned at the back centre of your chignon will create the perfect focal point as you walk down the aisle. This look is beautiful for wedding gowns with low V backs, long sleeves or off-the-shoulder necklines as it will draw attention upwards and elongate your silhouette.

The beauty of an upwards facing headpiece is it will frame your hairstyle. We all know how long it can take to choose the perfect hairstyle for your wedding day so why not put it on full display.

Shop this look: VERSAILLES headpiece, MARION headpiece + ROSELLA veil, JASMINE headpiece, LYRIC bridal headpiece

2. Or a headpiece that curves downwards to frame your veil

A headpiece that curves downwards will direct the eye down towards the shoulders and frame your veil. There’s a feeling of effortlessness with this look as it curves around and down the contours of your chignon.

This look is beautiful with smaller earrings and suits both refined or relaxed bridal updos.

Shop this look: LAURETTE hair pins + THEODORE veil, HARLOW wedding headpiece, EVENING bridal headpiece, APPLE BLOSSOM hair pins

3. A hair piece to the side will feel relaxed

For a look that’s more relaxed, position a hair piece or pins to the side of your updo. This asymmetrical look feels at home with bohemian inspired hairstyles with loose tendrils around the face.

If you like the idea of smaller pins and a minimalist aesthetic, simple pearls scattered along your chignon can create an equally beautiful finish.

Shop this look: MAYA hair pins, LADY GREY wedding headpiece, OYSTER pearl hair pins, CHERRY BLOSSOM hair pieces

4. A crown will frame the face and provide balance to the chignon

Depending on your face shape and the size of your chignon, a crown will frame your face and provide balance to your overall bridal look. This is a beautiful way to style high necklines, long sleeves or covered backs as it will draw attention forwards.

Shop this look: FLEUR crown, FLORES crown + CASCADE floral earrings, BLANCHETT crown + GEORGE crystal earrings, ROSEBURY crown

Bridal headpieces and veils

Just because you love a bridal headpiece, it doesn’t mean you can’t wear it with a veil.

We adore this a chignon for its versatility which allows you to easily style it with a veil. For a touch of the traditional, choose a mid to long wedding veil, with or without a blusher layer. Simply position your veil comb to the top of your chignon and then position your headpiece into place.

We also love the idea of a mantilla or pearl veil styled around an updo.

Shop this look: ENCHANTED headpiece + AMORA veil, BOUQUET headpiece + ROSELLA veil,  CATALINA flora veil, AUDREY veil

Wedding hair trends for 2019 are all about serious #hairgoals. Think hairstyles fit for royalty, and not in a conservative and super polished way. Royal no longer means traditional in 2019. Royal feels effortless, feminine and classically chic. It’s fair to say the Markle effect has been just as powerful as the Middleton effect when it comes to wedding hair trends. Be prepared for a beautiful blend of both worlds in 2019 with these top 5 wedding hair trends.

1. Effortless updos

Most would associate the effortless updo with the Duchess of Sussex. Perfectly undone hair, a middle part with hair pulled back effortlessly, and soft tendrils framing the face. The Duchess of Cambridge’s style is a little more polished but not overly fussy. Elegant chignons, glamorous pony tails and chic twisted updos that leave us all feeling envious of her exquisite shiny hair.

There’s no denying the influence of these two stylish women on brides worldwide. The spectrum of effortless updos is wide ranging and appeals to a wide range of bridal looks.

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How to accessorise an effortless updo

For classic bridal styling, we love to finish the hair with a veil and a detailed comb or a crown. For a look fit for a Queen, we love to finish this hairstyle with the VERSAILLES, SOMERSET or MARION headpieces.

For a more romantic look with boho luxe appeal, style an effortless updo with bridal hair flowers or a backwards facing headpiece or hair vine. Recent shows from Rodarte, Reem Acra and Marchesa saw blossoms brought back to life in flower crowns, loosely scattered hair flowers to extravagant floral arrangements nestled into the hair. Whatever your preference, a veil and headpiece are the perfect accompaniment and will have you ready to walk down the aisle to marry your own Prince or Princess Charming.

2. Romantic soft waves

We’ll see many brides wearing this all time classic look in 2019. There’s endless variations of this look starting from polished low set Hollywood waves to textured and voluminous messy waves with bohemian appeal. A variation of the polished look sees the hair pulled back behind both ears. Or form a side part, flick one side 0ver and finish with a detailed side comb.

This look works for medium or longer hairstyles and can include textured lobs, long loose messy waves or chic Hollywood waves for classic bridal styling.

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How to accessorise romantic soft waves

The classic choice for low set soft waves is a side comb but a wedding crown or statement earrings can be a beautiful finishing touch. Choose one statement piece for a minimalist look. We love the look of the FLEURAGNES, BLANCHETT or ROSEBURY crowns.

3. Textured and twisted hairstyles

Everyone loves a braided hairstyle and there will always be a place in our hearts for this look. 2019 sees the braid updated to a textured and twisted look which is equal parts boho chic and glamorous. If you’re looking for something a little more detailed than an effortless updo, a subtle twisted detail at the sides or across the top of the bun can transform your look instantly.

Texture created from twists are just as beautiful in updos and half up hairstyles alike.

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How to accessorise twisted wedding hairstyles

Contrast the effortless twists with a statement headpiece, hair vine or smaller hair pins scattered to one side.  Accessorising this look is about accentuating the flow of the hairstyle – a vine that flows along the twist will feel romantic and feminine, such as the BOTANICA or VERSE hair pieces. For something a little simpler, scattered hair flowers look just as chic such as the WHISPER hair pins or MEADOW set.

4. Romantic pony tails

Take your pick from high messy pony tails to low pony tails with texture and volume. Perhaps a more polished pony is closer to your style? Whatever your preference, 2019 sees countless variations of this popular style from 2018.  A bridal updo or chignon isn’t for everyone and the beauty of a pony tail is it keeps the hair off your face in the most chic and effortless way. As an added bonus, it also elongates the silhouette and frames a range of wedding gowns beautifully.

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How to accessorise pony tails

Styling a bridal pony tail is all about letting the pony take centre stage. We designed the BORDEAUX veil with the pony tail in mind – a fingertip veil that was reimagined to frame the pony tail. Just because you’re wearing a pony tail doesn’t mean you can’t wear a chic and modern veil.  For a little sparkle, accessorise with pins to the side. The STELLAR hair pins can be secured to the side or wrap the GEMINI headpiece around the base of the pony tail for a look that’s boho chic and unique.

5. Low bun with centre part

Classic and chic, the low bun with centre part is often seen in runway shows and on the red carpet. Meaghan Markle has nailed this look and we love her for it.  For some brides, adding a little texture will make this look feel more relaxed, romantic, and sophisticated without the fuss.

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How to accessorise a low bridal bun

This clean and chic look needs very little when it comes to accessories. All you need is a pair of small studs such as the ELIZA crystal earrings or the BAILEY pearl earrings; a set of simple pearl hair pins to add detail, or a minimalist wedding veil on a small comb like the AUDREY veil.

 

The new classic wedding updo is simple and stunning. It’s fair to say wedding hairstyles have come a long way from the days of overly sculptured and curled hairdos from the 1990s/2000s.  We’ve moved away from the tight curls and glossy gel finish to more relaxed and tousled hairstyles with a dreamy, timeless appeal.  Think Meghan Markle chic and effortlessly elegant.

We’ve gathered 27 of our favourite simple and stunning wedding hairstyles we know you’ll love. Hair goals right here:

Stunning loose updos

These gorgeous wedding hairstyles are unbounded by form. They feel raw and naturally undone – perfect for a relaxed and romantic wedding day. Think relaxed artful textures, low and tousled twists for a romantic look.

Loose updos are the perfect way to accentuate balayage and highlighted hair showcasing depth and texture. For brides with overall colour, these styles still feel textured and perfectly imperfect.

Regardless of the length of your hair, these stunning looks are easy to pull off with the help of teasing, bobby pins and possibly a few extensions.

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Simple and easy updos

A wedding day doesn’t need to mean polished locks and perfect curls. These simple yet stunning wedding hairstyles are worthy of a celebration just in themselves.

If your dress is heavily embellished or textured, contrast it with softly smooth hair that’s been gently swept up into an ethereal and romantic updo.  From sheer simplicity to sleek and modern twists, there’s an updo for every bride if that’s what you’re hoping to achieve.

The easy updos below can be achieved with natural waves or constructed by heat and hand. Regardless of how you construct them, we adore the textured and airiness of these beautiful bridal looks.

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Accessorising loose and easy wedding hairstyles

The world is your oyster when it comes to accessorising these stunning wedding updos. Finish your look with some simple hair pins, a statement backwards facing comb or a delicate crown to frame your face.

Here are our favourite picks:

Your bridal look should capture who you are, your style and sensibilities, and showcase a more polished version of you. Similarly, your bridesmaids should also look and feel their best on your wedding day. Bridal party trends have shifted a lot over the years from clones of each other to individualised looks that capture their unique personalities. Think mix and match bridesmaids dresses, colours and bridesmaids hairstyles.

From a practical perspective, what might look beautiful on one bridesmaids may not suit the personality or body shape of another bridesmaid.

We’ve pulled together our favourite bridesmaids hairstyles which we know they’ll love. Scroll below for our favourite loose wavy hairstyles, ponytails, half up hairstyles and romantic updos. Mix and match or pick a favourite!

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1. Loose wavy hairstyles for bridesmaids

From boho chic to polished and formal, loose wavy hairstyles feel effortless and romantic. Long loose waves suits all bridesmaid dress necklines and frames all face shapes beautifully. Your bridesmaids don’t need to have long hair to pull off this look either. All out hair that’s been softly curled works beautifully in short, medium and long hair lengths.

We love this look for beach weddings, garden nuptials and formal affairs.

2. Ponytails for bridesmaids

For modern maidens, a ponytail is the perfect hairstyle for fashion forward bridal parties. Not blessed with luscious long hair? No worries – consider hair extensions for some instant length.

If you’re looking to give your bridesmaids a gift to show them how much you adore them, perhaps some statement dangly earrings might be the perfect finishing touch to their bridesmaids looks.

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3. Half up hairstyles for bridesmaids

Half up hairstyles are functional, beautiful and versatile. They suit a range of face shapes, hair lengths and have the added benefit of keeping strands of hair off their faces.

A half up half down hairstyle provides the perfect foundation to tuck in fresh flowers or a delicate hair comb or hair pin. If you’d love to capture a more organic vibe, think baby’s breath or a beautiful spray of green foliage for a look that’s natural and bohemian inspired.

4. Romantic bridesmaids updos

You can’t go wrong with a romantic updo for your bridesmaids. Whether it’s simple and chic or loosely tousled, bridal updos suit a range of necklines on bridesmaids dresses.

It’s a perfect choice for formal affairs or hot summer weddings outdoors. Practical, effortless and oh-so-chic.

There’s countless updos to draw inspiration from – French twists, romantic braids, ballerina buns, textured updos – you name it. Mix and match updos for a look that your girls will adore.

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Half up half down hairstyles will never go out of style.  They’re one of the most popular hairstyles amongst brides, and also the most practical. They offer the best of both worlds – soft and romantic curls and a polished glamour that comes with an updo.

A half up hairstyle isn’t just for long haired brides. Pinned back hair suits short, medium or long hair. Keep in mind, a lot of the looks you see below can be recreated with the help of hair extensions so don’t feel discouraged if your hair isn’t as thick and luscious as the inspiration shots.  While hairstylists can’t perform miracles, they can certainly work their magic with their industry tricks, tools and techniques.

The thing we love the most about a half updo is it creates the perfect foundation to secure a veil or hair adornment. And, of course, it keeps the hair off your face which is always a good thing if you’re planning an outdoor wedding. We’re all for beautiful hairstyles, but you shouldn’t have to sacrifice practicality when choosing your wedding day hair!

If you love a practical and pretty look as much as the next girl, another notable consideration is the versatility of a half up hairstyle. Many brides choose a romantic updo for the ceremony and then remove some of the pins at the nape of the neck to reveal loosely curled hair that’s been held in place for the first half of the day.  Just be sure to let your hairstylist know your intentions to change your hairstyle after the ceremony. This way they can design your updo so that it can easily transform into a half up hairstyle with the removal of a few hair pins.

Let’s wait no longer! We’ve pulled together 37 of the most beautiful half up half down hairstyles for the modern bride. They’re soft, feminine and chic and we just know you’ll love them.

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Braided Half Up Half Down Hairstyles

A braided half up hairstyle is all about texture and detail. You don’t need to be bohemian inspired to pull off this romantic look. Soft braids suit modern to vintage brides, and even traditional bridal looks.

As this hairstyle is often textured at the sides or back, we recommend a delicate hair vine to scroll along the contours of the braid. Alternatively, a delicate crown to frame your face will offer that perfect finishing touch without taking attention away from your hairstyle or wedding dress.

Twisted Half Up Hairstyles

Not quite a braid and definitely not boring. A twisted half up hairstyle feels relaxed, glamorous, and arguably, more effortless than braids. It’s the perfect look if you wish to adorn your hair with a detailed bridal headpiece or wedding crown. It exudes sophistication without the formality and it’s easily one of our all time favourite bridal looks.

Half Up Hairstyles With Volume

Sometimes you don’t want too many fussy details on your wedding day. This is often the case if your wedding gown is quite elaborate or detailed. For a cleaner and modern look, we love a bit of volume at the crown. It’s a simple detail yet impactful, elongating the face and your overall silhouette.

Half Up Pony Tails

There’s a certain playfulness that comes with a half up ponytail. You know the look – fresh and relaxed, it almost just needs a pretty bow to complete the look.  But a half up hairstyle doesn’t have to feel overly girly. Mess it up or add a few small plaits or braids into the mix for a dreamy look perfect for the modern bride.

How To Accessorise Half Up Half Down Wedding Hair

Half up wedding hairstyles feels feminine and romantic so we recommend accessories that capture the dreamy yet sophisticated spirit of your bridal look.

Choose from backwards facing headpieces, a delicate wedding crown, statement earrings or a wedding veil positioned at the crown to complement this look perfectly.

Our collections feature some beautiful wedding accessories that pair perfectly with half up hairstyles. And of course, all of our designs are handcrafted in-house and fully customisable so we can accommodate custom requests.

If you’d like to get in touch to chat about your bridal look, send us an email. We’d love to work with you to create something beautiful for your wedding day.

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Whether you’ve fallen in love with the look of long flowy trusses, Hollywood waves, side swept or a sweetly braided bohemian hairdo, there’s a wedding hairstyle for every bride.

Having long hair certainly has its advantages and the options increase exponentially with a few extra inches of hair. You can be a little more creative and adventurous with your hair but remember, your wedding day isn’t the day for experimentation.  Opt for something that you just know suits you.  You will feel so much more comfortable and you will feel more relaxed on the day.

When it comes to choosing the right hairstyle for you, there’s a few factors to think about. Location/venue, face shape, whether you’ll be wearing a veil, your dress and the neckline on your gown. And most importantly, what feels the most comfortable for you.

For a beach or seaside wedding, pinning sections of your hair back will be handy on windy days to keep the hair off your face. If you’re looking to wear a veil, consider a half up hairstyle so your veil has a firm foundation to rest in so it won’t fall out. If you feel most comfortable with your hair down and loosely curled, then go for it!

We’ve pulled together our favourite wedding hairstyles for long hair. Wispy Hollywood waves, loose curls, half up hairstyles and the chic ponytail. Anything goes on your wedding day and remember, there are no rules.

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1. Hollywood waves

Sarah was inspired by two very different headpieces from our collection: the clay flower and pearl details from our MARION headpiece and the lace elements from the MARIAH. Her wedding dress exudes classic appeal – a clean and modern silhouette, French lace details across the bodice and neckline, and a stunning plunging low back. With these details in mind, we started dreaming up her beautiful piece.

This headpiece was designed to be worn with or without a wedding veil. We wanted her headpiece to be a ‘veil cover’ and to frame the top section of the veil during the ceremony. Sarah will be styling her hair in a low set updo so this symmetrical piece will look beautiful even after she’s removed the veil for the reception.

Sarah will also be wearing a veil on her wedding day – our AUDREY minimalist veil – which will pair perfectly with this exquisite lace hair piece. We also love the  idea of this textured piece with an embellished veil also. Our LOREN chapel veil with pearls would also look incredible with this comb.

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2. Half up wedding hairstyles

A half up hairstyle is a popular choice for brides because it keeps the hair off your face (particularly handy if your wedding will be outside and potentially windy – think beach or seaside). It’s also a great way to secure your veil because it will have a firm bed to rest in. A half up hairstyle has the benefits of up hair and the romantic and glamorous feel of loose curls.

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3. Soft loose curls for long hair

We adore soft loose curls. Messy curls, neat curls, wispy curls. Whatever your preferred look, this look is endlessly romantic and chic. If you have shorter or thin hair, chat to your hairstylist about extensions to lengthen and/or thicken your hairstyle.

Loose curls can be styled with halos and wedding crowns for a look that exudes regality. You can also still wear a veil with an all out hairstyle but do ensure your hairstylist knows you want to wear a veil as they’ll have to use a few extra bobby pins to secure the veil into place.

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4. Ponytail wedding hairstyle

We adore soft loose curls. Messy curls, neat curls, wispy curls. Whatever your preferred look, this look is endlessly romantic and chic. If you have shorter or thin hair, chat to your hairstylist about extensions to lengthen and/or thicken your hairstyle.

Loose curls can be styled with halos and wedding crowns for a look that exudes regality. You can also still wear a veil with an all out hairstyle but do ensure your hairstylist knows you want to wear a veil as they’ll have to use a few extra bobby pins to secure the veil into place.

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How To Accessorise Long Wedding Hair

When it comes to choosing accessories for long wedding hairstyles, the world is your oyster. Traditional veils, wedding crowns, flower halos, delicate headbands, hair pins – there’s a lot of options out there for you.

The best accessories will depend on the style of your dress, your personality, your face shape and whether you’d like to wear a veil. Some hairstyles suit a veil or headpiece that is attached to the front of your head, but others look better with a veil that is attached further towards the back.

If you’re planning to wear your hair half up/half down, you will have the perfect foundation to secure a wedding headpiece secured into the back or side. However, if loose flowy curls are more your style, you will just need some bobby pins and a little teasing and your hair piece should stay in place all day long.

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When you think curtain bangs, Alexa Chung often comes to mind. This gorgeous look also graces the faces of Sienna Miller, Zooey Deschanel, Camila Cabello and Jennifer Lopez, and has been popping up all over Pinterest.

For some, curtain bangs are fast becoming a trend that’s much loved. For others, it’s a daily necessity.

We love a bride with a fringe.  There’s so much to love about an effortless centre part and soft wispy strands around the face. It’s a versatile hairstyle which combines bohemian luxe with girl-next-door, and with the right accessories, it makes a bold fashion-forward statement as you walk down the aisle.

The curtain fringe is the choice for those who want a less dramatic fringe without the bluntness. It suits a range of face shapes and frames the eyes in the most effortless way. The fringed look may be slightly parted and it is more feathered in appearance, perhaps even choppy. Generally it’s light and wispy and it’s also the style of choice for those brides who prefer a middle part or are perhaps trying to grow out their fringe.

Here are some of our favourite curtain bangs and fringes which we think would look oh-so-chic walking down the aisle.

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Curtain bangs with a wedding updo

A soft fringe that’s split in the middle is perfect for the bride who wants to explore having a fringe without going all the way.

Those sections of hair that gracefully fall to the sides of the brows and cheekbones compliments the face without feeling overpowering. In fact, not only is it oh-so-flattering but it’s a practical way for those brides who are trying to grow out their fringes.

We love this style because it’s easy to style and looks beautiful with all lengths of hair from a short layered cut to long flowing lengths.

Loose waves with curtain bangs

For some, the straight blunt bang might bring back memories from school… and maybe not in a good way.

We love the look of curtain bangs for formal looks because it still feels soft, relaxed and exudes boho chic vibes with long flowing gowns.

Gone are the days of a solid and straight fringe.  Today’s version features a slightly rounded edge and draws attention to the eyes and cheekbones in a way that’s romantic and feminine.

Ponytails and soft fringes

The ponytail is another bridal look we are love. Chic with a hint of the riviera, a bride in a ponytail is a look that screams confident bride who isn’t afraid to be herself.

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Styling tips

  • Frame curtain bangs with a delicate headband, crown or hair vine that runs along the base of the fringe to frame the face. Our favourite pick would be the FLEUR crown.
  • Draw attention to the back of your head with some delicate hair pins scattered to the side of your head near an updo or ponytail.
  • Skip the headpiece and go straight for a pair of statement bridal earrings – a match made in bridal heaven!

If you’re looking to accessorise a ponytail, you will love our BORDEAUX veil which is a mid-length veil designed specifically to showcase the beloved ponytail.

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This year is set to be a year of romantic, effortless luxe hair. A touch of elegance and sophistication paired with a hint of bohemian. Get ready to see some of the classics transformed ever so slightly into relaxed yet modern adaptations.

Love braids? Get excited because there’ll be a return of braids and twists in ways we have yet to see. Tousled, textured and perfectly imperfect messy hair is the perfect way to showcase balayage and ombre colouring techniques. We love the way the hairstyles below highlight and accentuate the colours and tones of modern hairstyles.

We’ve pulled together 54 stunning hairstyles we know you and your BFFs will love. And we’ve included some helpful styling tips for all your favourite accessories.

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1. Textured low updos

These modern updos are a fusion of braids and classic styles. Despite their intricacy, they don’t look overdone or overwhelming. They’re modern chic personified.

Bringing it all together

As these gorgeous updos are detailed-rich, opt for a delicate, yet equally detailed wedding comb or bridal hair pins to truly set your look off.

For a glamorous look, we love to pair textured updos with a backwards facing headpiece such as our MAYBELLE hair pin, JASMINE headpiece or MARQUISE comb.

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If you’re looking for a veil, we suggest positioning a sheer, simple fingertip or chapel-length veil from the crown or just above the updo. These hairstyles will work perfectly with or without a blusher, and a veil with or without embellishments.

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2. The relaxed wedding bun

The wedding bun is more chic than ever with wispy tendrils and a low set profile. The chignon in 2018 is luxurious yet relaxed, and will take brides from garden soirees to formal gatherings.

Whether you have long or short hair, there’s a wedding bun for you. Your hairstylist can always add extensions to your hair if you’d prefer a fuller look.

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Bringing it all together

This classic look is all about keeping things chic and sophisticated. We love to style this look with backwards facing headpieces such as our FONTAINE headpiece, JASMINE hair comb, VERSE comb and MARION headpiece.

For a simpler feel, pair this hairstyle with something small and delicate tucked into the side, such as the BRIAR-ROSE hair pin set.

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3. The chic ponytail

This year we will see many brides wearing chic ponytails down the aisle. We’ll be seeing glamorous high set wavy ones positioned at the crown to low set ponies tied at the nape of the neck.

For a more polished look, plump up your pony and wrap a strand of hair to cover the elastic. Finish with a pony tail wrap, cuff or velvet ribbon.

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4. The new half updo

Part half updo, part side-swept goddess, the new half updo is pure perfection. The braids and twists add that wow-factor, while the loose, wavy locks cascading down your back bring a softness and glamour.

For symmetry lovers, a romantic updo with fishtail detail is just as exquisite.

Bringing it all together

For those wanting to make a statement, you really can’t go past some scattered hair pins. We love an understated set like our BRIAR-ROSE hair pins.

And for you wedding veil lovers, this hairstyle would look gorgeous with a simple, chapel length veil like our AUDREY positioned either at the crown to create height or where your braid/twist ends in the middle. But why not take it up a notch, and look at embellished veil number such as our crystal trimmed chapel veil, ETOILE or pearl-detailed LOREN.

5. The half updo knot

Looking for something a little different, modern, yet still chic? May we introduce you to the half updo knot. For boho lovers, mess it up. Or for a more glam look, style it with loose waves and a smooth finish.

Bringing it all together

Depending on the thickness and volume of your hair, you could either add details to the side of your knot or directly to the knot itself. We love the idea of some delicate hair pin positioned into the bun to really create a beautiful focal point like our TEAROSE or scattered hair pins.

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Is your heart set on wearing a veil? Opt for one on a smaller comb, like our AUDREYMARISA or KARELL. But if you’ve fallen in love with any of our veils, we can customise them with smaller combs, to suit you hairstyle.

Position your wedding comb directly above your updo, if the knot volume isn’t too grand; or just underneath to create a beautiful waterfall-like image. Or add some shimmer to your look with our ETOILE crystal veil.

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