Brides are once again oozing with excitement following the celebrity red carpet events splashed all over the magazines. Here are the looks I think will be inspiring wedding hair trends in 2014.
Flowing Mermaid Waves
A lot of brides are taking inspiration from the different ways of wearing their hair down, with flowing mermaid waves one of the most requested bridal hairstyles for 2014.
You can achieve this look by blow-drying the hair with a round bristle brush before sectioning the hair and using large curling irons to form waves. For longer lasting curls clip each section after curling and leave for as long as you wish. Remove the pins and simply run your fingers through those luscious waves, then fix with hairspray. Bolder brides can add lots of volume by backcombing on the crown area.
Or, sweep hair over to one side and create a low, slightly messy ponytail, maybe adding a little volume on top of the crown. Again, this is perfect for the no-fuss bride! Accompany with an oversized flower to add lots of romance.
For a sexier look simply create a very sleek, chic ponytail, finishing with a spritz of shine spray.
If you are planning a 50s themed wedding how about creating the famous quiff; this looks great on shorter hair too.
If you love the 60’s vibe be daring and go for the bouffant updo. Complement with a simple ribbon or Alice band to add a touch of class.
70’s retro curls will be a hit in 2014; why not add a low side parting to be bang on trend.
And of course, not forgetting the super-glam retro finger waves for the bride who embraces anything to do with the 1920s/30s.
You will also see the windswept updo a lot in 2014. Place tiny, delicate flowers all over to give a whimsical feel.
You’ll be pleased to hear that braids are here to stay as well. Whether you opt for one long, simple braid or several smaller ones incorporated in an updo, you’re bound to hit a few heartstrings.
Either go for a neat and tidy braid or, my favourite, the messy braid (the messier the better!). The halo braid is another option, if not for the bride then definitely for the bridesmaids.
Updo with a Twist
A romantic updo with a twist will turns heads. Blow-dry the hair sleek, followed by a simple twist… very glamorous and fit for any red carpet wedding.
Guest post by Severin Hubert of The Hepburn Collection
Flowing Mermaid Waves: Phil Drinkwater
Centre Parting: Laura Ivanova Photography
Side Ponytail: Living Radiant Photography
Quiffs: Fiona Kelly Photography
Boho: Griffin Photography
Halo Braid: Stone Photo
Updo Twist: Marianne Taylor Photography