I’m a huge fan of all things bride and beautiful and keep a close eye on the bridal runways to take inspiration for my seasonal bridal shoots. When it comes to your bridal clients, it’s about embracing a diverse range of looks that showcase the range of your skill and expertise. Here are my seasonal favourites:
The style: Adorned chignons
As seen at: Monique Lhuillier and Marchesa Couture Bridal Fall 2022, where florally adorned chignons were the perfect accompaniment to the lush botanical prints and frothy silhouettes
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The chic chignon trend is going nowhere this forthcoming wedding season, and with good reason: it’s a flattering, wearable look that can be made to look edgy, romantic, or sexy, depending on the vibe of your bride. The beauty of this style is in its versatility. For a 50s take on this trend, opt for an Audrey Hepburn-inspired bouffant chignon, as pictured here in my latest Adore collection, where we prepped hair with a volume building mousse, before blow-drying sleek. We pumped up the volume at the crown using a hair donut, teasing the hair to create fullness and shape, while adding a beautiful faux curl at the side. This was created by positioning a small section of hair into a round, pin curl and securing with a pin from underneath. For the perfect photo finish, we added hair clips embellished with clay flowers from thebobbypin.co.uk. If flowers are your client’s thing, make like Monique and adorn as minimally, or as bold as they dare. The only question is how fresh or faux will they go?
Pro Product Tip: Add a strong-hold, anti-humidity hairspray to keep the style in place, such as Revlon Professional Style Masters Photo Finish
Dress to impress: Off-the-shoulder, as seen at Monique Lhuillier. This look comes to life with a neat neckline and bare skin, to prevent it from looking too fussy and really shows off the detail in the style.
The style: Undone waves
As seen at: Oscar de la Renta, Lela Rose, and Madeline Gardner Signature Bridal Fall 22
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Waves are the perfect new season wedding style, offering brides-to-be a whole host of styling options to suit their Big Day vision. Worn long and loose, or swept to one side, they can be as relaxed or chic as your client desires, created using different-sized barrel tongs to create the depth and width of wave that works in line with their vision. For this look, from my Adore collection, I side parted the hair after waving, creating height at the crown, before sweeping into a side pony accentuated by pulling some strands loose from the opposite side. Hair was then adorned using freshwater pearl accessories, courtesy of thebobbypin.co.uk.
Pro product tip: Waves are all about the prep, so use a mousse and heat protector, pre-blow-drying. I love Revlon Professional Style Masters Double or Nothing Lissaver – a heat protection hairspray, before, during and after curling the hair, to ensure maximum staying power perfect for a Wedding Day to night celebration.
Dress to impress: Elegant scoop necklines, as seen at Ellie Saab were a huge hit on the bridal runways and are the perfect stylish accompaniment to red carpet waves.
The style: Dishevelled ‘I Do’ up-do
As seen at: Ellie Saab and Celia Kritharioti
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This season, it’s all about taking the traditional bridal up-do and making it fresh and slightly more undone. A thoroughly modern way to wear wedding hair, this look is effortlessly elegant and perfect for brides with stand-out dresses that want a look to complement, rather than detract. To create this look we waved the hair, before creating a fishtail braid that was secured and tucked away at the nape. Soft, runaway tendrils were lightly pulled out at the back and wisps of hair were gently teased around the face for the ultimate romantic aesthetic. This look is a show-stopping style that can be embellished with crystal hair accessories, pins, or grips for added ‘vow wow’.
Pro Product Tip: Revlon Professional’s Style Masters Volume Amplifier Mousse applied to damp hair before blow-drying will add volume and body to your bride’s style, as well as some much-needed hold.
Dress to impress: White Tuxedos, or Corset-style dresses, as seen at Galia Lahav this season (created in tulle, lace and satin and finished with intricate lace) are the perfect partner.
The style: Bridal Braids
As seen at: Undone braids were seen at Marchesa, with tendrils left loose at the side for the perfect ‘I Do’ hairdo
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The bridal braid trend shows no sign of waning this season, it’s an elegant, wearable style that can be worn in myriad ways to suit your bride’s wedding day aesthetic. Plaits and braids are perfect for brides who want to steer away from a traditional up-do, but who want to wear their hair away from their face and while fishtail braids create tons of texture, for a more on-trend, tousled finish, tendrils can be picked out from the sides for a more ethereal style, as pictured in this image from my Adore collection. A floral headband, such as these laser-cut flowers from thebobbypin.co.uk used here, also serve to add a delightful detail, and is a modern take on the more traditional wedding tiara.
Pro product tip: Prep hair with a volume mousse before rough drying. To encourage maximum volume, reapply the mousse once the hair is dry. A shine spray, such as Revlon Professional Style Masters Glamourama, applied to the finished style, will add spectacular style without weighing the hair down.
Dress to impress: Voluminous ruffles, as seen at Marchesa, made their mark on a whole host of the bridal runways this season and are the perfect stand-out style.