Spring Hairstyles and More
By Sarah Carlos
The softer look and feel of this year’s spring wedding gowns definitely gives way to the ease and elegance of this season’s hair. “Angel, a designer/stylist at
Simple, elegant ponytails also made an appearance on ALL of this season’s catwalks but were even more prevelent on wedding runways. “For a bride who wants an elegant, effortless look, I would smooth the hair in the front, part on the side, and pull the hair back into a high ponytail with an emphasis on volume,” says Torok. Here’s where clip-in hair extensions can certainly come in handy. “Hair extensions can obviously add length, but they are also being used to add fullness and bangs to those hot new ponytails,” says Boulton.
This season, up-dos range from lose and casual and tight and sophisticated to half-up and retro. The choice is yours, and there are always variations on the norm! “Many of our clients are going for the trendy romantic look, with lots of loose curls and some loose pieces pinned back in a half-up,” says Torok. “But our most popular request has been to let several strands fall down around the face, and pull back the rest in a more updated French twist.”
Adorning hair with clips, hairpins, and flowers are an easy way to compliment the theme of your look, whether it be glamorous, romantic, modern, or natural, without going too over-the-top. Another perk is that they can go with pretty much any style you choose. “Companies like TigerLilly are creating beautiful clips and pins to accent any hairstyle, and a trend from the U.K. starting to show up is feather fascinators – pretty little hair clips with crystals and feathers being worn by bridesmaids,” says Boulton.
Simple tiaras have taken the back seat to the long, classic flowing veils of the season. “Designers are trimming veils in lace and crystal for a romantic, old world look, which is very huge right now,” says Boulton. “But if a bride does choose to have both a veil and a headpiece for structural support, it is more likely a simple jeweled headband.”
Christine Boulton has been a professional in the wedding industry for more than 20 years. She is the owner of www.thinklikeabride.com and currently serves as a marketing consultant to some of the industry’s largest vendors. Christine, who is known for her never-ending stream of research and always knowing and understanding what brides want, is published regularly in this and various other magazines and blogs.
Photograph by David Wright Photography