Bridal season in the northern hemisphere is now in full swing, so it may seem an odd time to share a style such as this, with most brides having settled on their bridal hair style about a year ago… after approximately a lifetime of research…
For me, I’d never done the full wedding plan before the man actually arrived on the scene, but I did have a pretty good idea of what what I wanted - the dress, the reception, the make up, and of course, the hairstyle. Well, after the dress idea had a shocking and drastic overhaul, practically having its own identity crisis, everything else seemed to fly out the window along with it and my bridal hairstyle formed a mind of its own.
It was about two weeks before the wedding when I found the hairstyle that I would eventually follow through with on the day, and I couldn’t have been happier with the result. I don’t mean to say that last minute plans are the way to go, and you shouldn’t be pre planning the biggest day of your life (that would just be ridiculous… and a lot less fun), I only suggest you invite the idea of flexibility and fluidity to your planning, be it in the hairstyle, the make up or just the general flow of the day… because in the end, you’ve already gone and taken the breath away from the person waiting for you at the end of the aisle.
So, without further ado, this bridal hair style is the embodiment of natural elegance - minimal make up, chic and stylish bridal hair accessories, and all the glamour and flair of the ultimately organised bride… all in just a few minutes.
Start with your hair down, putting the headband in place just behind your ears and leaving sections of hair in front on either side to frame your face. I used Queenmee’s pearl and flower hair band for girlish sophistication and a touch of sparkle. Sweep your hair back into a low ponytail, but before fastening in place, take a small section of hair from the base of your neck at the middle, and leave this out of the ponytail. Fasten a hair band around your ponytail, but on the last loop, don’t pull the hair all the way through. Instead, leave half the hair tucked under the band to form a half bun half ponytail.
Take the section of hair you have left aside and wind it around over the hair band, fastening in place with a few hair grips. And that’s it, your bridal chic hair style is complete!