I’m just back from London discovering the AW15 and SS16 hair trends with the L’Oreal ID Team. Session stylist to the great and the good, Adam Reed, told us that luxurious, healthy hair is a key trend along with hair accessories, and I recommend Dolce & Gabbana and Celine for inspiration. Both are perfect for a chic bridal look.
Committing to getting your hair in optimum health isn’t a short term goal. Eating healthy, nutritious food, generally looking after yourself and drinking plenty of water will help you get your shine on, as will a regular trim and choosing good quality straighteners and dryers.
The bridal catwalks were a renaissance of different eras. The waves from the forties, bouffant styles from the sixties, disco curls from the seventies and sleek and swingy from the noughties. Anything goes but to keep it fresh you must have that soft texture and bounce. Think a nod to whatever era you’re channelling, not a full-on, slavish replication, and you’re on the right track. Team a vintage style outfit with a complementary do, maybe a sixties inspired bit of backcombing or a flapper side parting with a ribbon or hair ornaments to create a twenties starlet feel. Texturising products are a must, so let your hairstylist advise you on what will work best and don’t be afraid to experiment!
Braids remain an evergreen wedding day choice, echoing the continuing fascination with all things vintage, rustic and homespun. Ask your hairdresser how to mix multiple or single braids into a stunning informal or formal style. Waves are still popular with the A-listers, and the key here is durability. For hairspiration look at Jessica Chastain and Reese Witherspoon for the perfect Hollywood waves. Check out Blake Lively for a more undone texture, and of course the Kardashians.