9 Wedding Hair Styles For 2019
The big day. Exchanging vows. Celebrating love. Saying I do. The ceremony of your dreams. Holy matrimony! You’ve spent endless hours pouring over Pinterest boards, juggling decisions on the merits of a naked cake, searching for the dress and whether or not eucalyptus perfectly encapsulates your colour aesthetic. You’ve got it all down to the detail. And as the bride, you’ll be the centre of attention, and your hair needs to look the part. It’s time to meet your hairstyle style soulmate. Scroll on to explore the wonderful world of 2019 wedding hairstyles with a little (a lot!) of help from Hanna Karlsson, Master Stylist at Charles Worthington Salons. There’s a style to suit every bride, even the perfectionists amongst us.
2019 Wedding Hairstyles: What To Consider
It’s important to take the time out to really consider your options for the big day whether you’re looking for short hair wedding styles or long hair wedding styles. There are several factors to take into account when mood boarding the right look, fret not – Hanna has done the hard work for you and offers insight aplenty!
“The first question I always ask the bride is what she is comfortable in and then spin the ideas around that. We always look at the face shape as well to create a suitable styling product to create and hold the look.” – Hanna Karlsson
Your stylist will be best placed to advise for you personally on a style to suit your face shape as well as dress cut.
“It is very important that the hair suits the dress , so if you have decided on what dress you are going to wear I always ask if I can see it so it goes with the overall look and design. Every element of your look should compliment one another; from your hair and makeup to your dress and flowers so it looks incredible put together on the day , but never moves too far from the real you.” – Hanna Karlsson
Top 10 Match-Made In Heaven Wedding Hairstyles
2019 bridal hair is trending towards cool girl styles, saying bye felicia to tight fixed curls and heavily sprayed looks. Instead, we’re seeing the rise of the bohemian bride inspiration and ultra-stylish approaches, opting for natural-looking hairstyles that’ll see you all through the day and night as two become one. Seamlessly transition from the ceremony to the celebration with these effortlessly chic looks. Bring on the bubbly, because here are our top 8 favourite trends for 2019 bridal hairstyles:
1. Accessories Are All The Rage
Well-placed, bespoke accessories (which is a whole category in itself!) is one of the biggest trends of 2019 wedding hairstyles. With so many options out there and endless ways to wear them, hair accessories are the perfect way to inject some originality into a day based on years of tradition. They work perfectly for short hair wedding styles too as they are so dynamic;
“Accessories are a modern way to make your look more luxurious, the one thing to consider when it comes to hair accessories is that it should lift up an up-do and not be there to cover something up. I would try to find something that goes within the theme of the dress or your flowers that you have chosen. But keep it delicate.”
Some of our favourite wedding hair accessories include:
- Beautiful and super on-trend barrette clips to have and to hold the hair on the side for an eye-catching effect
- A velvet ribbon to tie the whole look together as you tie the knot
- A silk headband in lieu of a veil (or as a pretty addition to it) for a modern twist on a classic settling-down staple, ideal for both short and long hair wedding styles
“To take inspiration from the catwalk, add one (or two) chunky hair clips on one side of the parting. Chose one with pearls on for an extra romantic look.”
All these accessories pair well with loose curls or a bouncy blowout to elevate a simple style into something striking, transforming your big day look into something truly memorable.
2. Smile And Wave
Loose waves have a tendency to find themselves on top wedding hairstyles lists, and the results speak for themselves. Totally timeless for long hair wedding styles, brides are opting for effortless waves that create an easy softness that is beautifully captured in the pictures to come. The effect is the opposite of spending hours in the chair- even if you have! If you have poker-straight strands or hair that doesn’t hold waves well, a simple solution is to add hair extension for more grip. Finally, texturising spray can help to keep the waves in place so you can get down on the d-floor all night long without worrying about your ‘do.
“If you have a natural poker straight hair but like waves then some good advice would be to have parts of the hair up, either plaited or twisted, to make sure it will hold in place better until the evening. Meet your stylist for a consultation and talk the big day through and what your wishes are and they will give you all the expertise and advice to make the most of your hair. “ – Hanna Karlsson
3. Half and Half Hairstyles
For the bride that wants the best of both worlds, the half up half down hair bridal style has gotten a makeover for 2019! We’re throwing out the rule-book on this style, swapping out the tried and tested method of a voluminous half ponytail for face-framing layers secured with adorned bobby pins. Ultra-sleek and modern for a feminine flourish. A classic wedding style still hot in 2019 for those with medium to long hair.
4. Bold Bob
For striking symmetry done right, look no further than a blunt bob as one of the top short hair wedding styles. Paired with bold earrings, this is the perfect way to accentuate your shoulders and draw attention to the details of your dress. Put your boldest face forward on your biggest day yet!
5. Chic Chignon
What’s a wedding hairstyles list without a mention of the chignon? This french classic has experienced a revival that from here on out will be referred to as the recent royal wedding effect. Loose tendrils are the icing on the cake to bring the chignon warmly into 2019.
6. The Lovely Lob
The lob aka ‘the long bob’ is the ultimate cool-girl bride style, offsetting any gown for a modern look. No-fuss brides can opt for simplicity with a more controlled style, the key here being texture. The more the better for fashion-forward edge.
7. Not-So-Basic Bun
Depending on the type of bride you’ll be (and hopefully not the one that ends in ‘zilla’) a chic bun could be the perfect style for you. For the ultra-stylish bride, minimal volume and a clean bun allow your dress and makeup to shine. Smoothing products instead of hairspray helps to avoid a too-set style. Alternatively, something a bit more undone and natural (without looking dishevelled) can be the perfect choice for the bride after a more relaxed look.
8. Bridal Braids
Beautiful bridal braids are also on the rise, ranging in style from romantic to boho chic to modern mode. A braid that is gently pulled out and tousled creates a more whimsical, lived-in appearance, ideal if you’re after a softer look.
9. An Extension Of Yourself
“Style beach waves with an extra touch by adding a volumunious set of hair extensions. These work well those with medium to long hair, the extensions will make the waves last longer throughout the day and night. Ask your hair stylist to add more waves so the style can afford to drop.” – Hanna Karlsson
Raise a glass to the blushing bride and long lasting hairstyles (and marriage, of course!).
Interested in finding out what wedding hair would suit you best? Use our salon locator to book an appointment with a hair professional near you for your wedding hair of dreams. We’d love to see your big day photos, share them with us on Instagram @hairdotcomuki #hairdotcomuki
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