Here Comes the Bride!

Beautiful Hairstyles for Brides & Bridesmaids at Karen Wright Salon in Thornton Heath, Croydon

It's official - weddings are BACK! After a challenging couple of years for those planning weddings, with postponements and reduced guest lists, we are all looking forward to a lot of lovely summer weddings!

If you're lucky enough to be a bride this year, now is the perfect time to start planning your hairstyle, as well as those for bridesmaids and the rest of your bridal party.

Here is our quick guide to popular wedding hairstyles for brides and bridesmaids, brought to you by the wedding hair specialists at Karen Wright Salon in Thornton Heath, Croydon...

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How Do I Choose My Wedding Hairstyle?

You've found your perfect dress, and now it's time to choose your hairsty, but how to find one that suits you and your dress?

If you're wearing a light wedding dress then a light, more relaxed hairstyle such as boho waves or your letting your natural curls loose. If your wedding dress is more structured, an elegant upstyle such as a ballerina bun may be the one for you.

Should I Wear My Hair Up Or Down For A Wedding?

This all depends on your personal preference, although you should consider the style of your dress too. Upstyles such as buns or ponytails are a low maintenance hairstyle that will take you from day to night. Loose hair looks very easy and natural, but in warm summer weather, it can lose shape or be prone to frizz, so it is important to factor the weather into your hairstyle plans.

Should I Wear A Tiara For My Wedding?

A tiara is a personal choice, and dependant on your look, may not work for you. If you're unsure about a tiara but still want to add a bit of glam to your look, why not try a jewelled comb in your bridal hairstyle? 

Bridal Hairstyles For Women With Textured or Mixed Heritage Hair

We would advise any bride-to-be to visit us in advance of the big day to get your hair in tip-top condition with a regime of regular treatments and trims.

This is particularly important if you are planning to transition from a relaxed, straight hair look to one that embraces natural texture. In this case, regular trims are essential in the months running up to the big day to remove any damaged ends and to gradually cut away the chemically-treated hair.

Trend wise, many brides are opting for less structured looks – softer, looser, more undone styles are popular but your hair should be in great condition to show it off at it's best. 

Curly Wedding Hairstyles for Brides & Bridesmaids

Soft wavy bridal hairstyles remain a charming and popular look with brides and their bridesmaids. You may wish to add hair accessories or a veil to your hairstyle, or opt for a half up half down style. When it comes to your bridesmaids, consider a simpler curly hairstyle with gentle dreamy waves cascading down their backs or swept to one side. 

Wedding Hair Styles with Plaits & Braids

Bridal hairstyles with plaits, braids or twists are a fun wedding hairstyle for more relaxed wedding themes. Chunky braids or fishtail plaits are also a great hairstyle for flower girls and bridesmaids of all ages.  

Upstyles for Brides

Upstyles continue to reign supreme as the most popular hairstyle for brides! Classic upstyles such as french twists, chignons, and bridal buns for brides & bridesmaids are incredibly popular, although the trend for 2022 is for more relaxed, bohemian bridal upstyles with curls and tendrils framing the face. 

Book Your Bridal Hair Appointment at Karen Wright Salon in Thornton Heath, Croydon

If you're ready to choose your bridal hairstyle book in with the experts at Karen Wright Hair Salon in Thornton Heath, Croydon. Book online or call us on 0208 664 3872.