Consultant, Colour Expert and Wedding Hair Specialist for S J Forbes in Egham, Surrey, Charlotte Hanson, reveals her top four tips for choosing the perfect bridal headwear…
Book in with a bridal hairstylist
While deciding on how you are going to wear your hair is crucial, choosing what to accessorise it with is just as important to make the most of that hairstyle. Work with your stylist to decide what style works best with your face shape, hair texture, length and your overall required look.
Quality all the way
There is a wide range of designs and variation in price on the market, but choosing what to wear in your hair is just as important as your dress. Go for something well made, flexible, versatile and lightweight. This will help ensure it can be worn in your hair without feeling uncomfortable as well as complementing your chosen hairstyle. The quality of materials is important too - trade plastic for freshwater pearls and real crystal instead of glass beads.
Make sure the colour is correct
If your chosen bridal outfit sits in the cooler range of white, silver or blue, match this with a corresponding cool tone headpiece to keep the look flawlessly flowing. White freshwater pearls and clear or petrol crystals look lovely on dark hair, while tinted blue or purple freshwater pearls are spectacular on fair heads.
If your outfit is tonally warm, opt for a similar headwear colour. Clear crystal with a mix of cream is a good combination, while tinted pink freshwater pearls are always a hit. Adding some rose gold flowers can complete a warm tone look.
Go for bespoke
Commissioning a bespoke piece of bridal headwear made especially for you adds to the special nature of your wedding day. It is as unique as the occasion itself and can be kept forever as a keepsake or heirloom.
Chat with your designer about your required look. Tell them what you like and how they can personalise the piece with your favourite flowers or lucky charms. Working with an experienced designer helps you choose the headwear piece that’s right for you and works perfectly with your chosen style.
Charlotte Hanson said,
A wedding day is one of the most important days of a girl’s life. So much time and effort is invested in finding the perfect dress, make-up and wedding accessories, but so many brides struggle to find the right headwear that will suit their hairstyle and bridal gown. I hope that these four tips will help make the process a lot simpler for brides to be.