Choosing a Bridal hair do for your Big Day!

Ok, so you have set the wedding date, organized the wedding venue, chosen flowers, invitations sent and chosen your wedding dress, now its probably time to start thinking about your ¨Look¨for your big day!

First things first, I  always say to my brides,  you still want to look like you, there would be nothing worse than walking down the aisle in your finery  and then standing next to your husband to be and then for him to think….´whoa…I dont remember dating Amy Winehouse¨…..and there  you are  standing with backcombed hair, when you have always has the lovely natural beachy wave look!

A trial is a MUST before the wedding day. I do suggest that my brides look through magazines to get ideas and inspirations. It doesnt matter if you like the back of one style and the front of another, just save all the pictures, (oh and also some pictures of styles that you really DONT want), and then at the trial the picutres can all be pieced together to see which ones would be best!

When choosing a hair style, you need to ask yourself.

  • Will this style suit me?
  • Will I feel comfortable with it?
  • Will the style have holding power?
  • Is the style something I may look back on and think ¨what was I thinking¨

A good stylist will test out different styles for you to look at and get a feel for, and also add a few ideas of her own for you to try out. Recentley I had a bride that was insisting that I  use some blonde hair extensions (even though she had never worn them before), I tried them and the look did nothing for her, she was so naturally pretty! We eventually agreed to try a different style, and she LOVED IT….its so amazing that hair can dramatically change a face shape, the bride was so happy, and completely different to what she had in mind, so a trial is so very important.

Bridal hair do´s do tend to be very soft and flowing, and not ¨set¨looking.  A classic look that will never date is the ¨soft wave¨look

Then a lovely bridal  look, that I get asked for ALOT,  is the stunning Eva Longoria

This style is perfect for softness, and also for continuity throughout the day as the hair will stay put!

Also another popular style is


If your hair isnt right and especially on your wedding day, then you just wont feel right at all, so preperation is KEY!

In a nutshell, when choosing your hair style for the wedding day!

  • Look at pictures of hairstyles, the more you have the better!
  • Take a picture of your wedding dress along to the trial with you, so your stylist can see the neckline of your dress
  • Try a few different styles, so that you can rule out anyone that you ¨may¨have been thinking about, if you dont try it, you will wonder if it would have suited you.
  • Try to take family and friends with you to the trial, its always better to have different opinions of the ones you trust around you, then you are assured to get THE perfect look!
  • Ask the stylist is he/she has any suggestions.

Also  always ask my brides to bring along any hair accessories  with them to the trial, there really are some stunning ones about at the moment. I work ALOT with Stacey Hannan . Stacey hand crafts hair accessories and her work truly is stunning. She designs a range of vintage style and contemporary bridal accessories including; decorative hair combs, hair pins, hair clips, crowns, hair bands, hair wires, hair vines and feathered combs. Stacey’s jewellery and accessory range is suitable for any occasion or an ideal gift. She can match colours for your jewellery or head dress. Each piece is designed and tailor-made with the individual in mind, using the finest materials to create exquisite creations to adorn the head and neck.!

Also real flowers can look stunning, but be careful of flowers wilting in heat!

So I hope that I  have helped you a little in choosing  the perfect wedding style!

Happy Planning

Kathryn x

About kathrynparr

I am a hair and make up artist based mainly on the Costa Del Sol, Spain. But also UK and Ireland. I am so lucky to be able to do what I do, i share one of the most important days with brides with them, and help the wedding party get ready, we share laughs, and also emotional (happy) tears as the bride prepares for the rest of her life with the one she loves!
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