Hairstyle ideas for your big day
As that big day approaches, you may have a million things to think about, but you know you will want to look and feel your best for your wedding. Besides the dress, the shoes and your choice to opt for headgear of some description, you need to give some serious thought to your crowning glory to make sure your hair and the style you have chosen works well for you. Here are some of the trending styles for 2016:
If your wedding dress is slim and ‘floaty’, you could opt for an extravagant profusion of curls to add a splash of glamour. To add interest, you can ask your hairdresser to build in a braid or two when creating a bridal style. Hair extensions, available from Hair Planet, are another clever way to get the look you want. Make sure you get good advice from a reputable stylist so you understand the process well in advance.
Longer hair is fairly traditional and blushing brides still find many different ways to wear it. You can opt for an ‘up’ hairdo, which creates an elegant look, especially if you want your stylist to adorn it with appropriate decorations – tiny white butterflies or a floral headdress can be very effective. A ‘half-up’ hairdo will give you a lower chignon and many brides opt for softer, longer strands at the front. This is a lovely, romantic style for dresses that are off the shoulder. If your hair is smooth and silky and soft curls are not your look, then a low, tidy bun without stray strands will give you an elegant finish.
Mid-length hair is very versatile and you can wear it sleek and shining for elegance, or softly curled and romantic. If your curls are lifted above your neckline, the style looks really lovely with a strappy dress that has a low, V-necked back. Vintage styles such as Audrey Hepburn’s iconic look are coming back into vogue, and many of these styles are best achieved with mid-length hair.
Smooth, glossy bobs can create a gleaming cap that will make you feel really special on your wedding day. Jazz it up a bit with a 1920s style wave treatment for a lovely vintage look, especially if this chimes with your dress. If you want your hair to look longer on the day, hair extensions are your go-to friend once again, as they can create longer, fuller hair and there are many different types from which to choose.
Finally, the Office for National Statistics publishes data about the weddings that take place in England and Wales every year. In 2013, more than three-quarters of couples were getting married for the first time, and 72% of the ceremonies were civil ceremonies. An interesting result was that more people aged over 65 years were getting married, compared to the number in 2003.