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2021 Wedding Hair Trends

6 Bridal hair styles you will be seeing everywhere this year


If you are newly engaged and are thinking of hairstyles for you and your bridal party or if you have had to postpone your plans from 2020 and are looking at making adjustments to your style then my predictions for 2021 wedding hair trends is for you.

I get my inspiration from day to day living, fashion houses, catwalks, celebrities and periods in time as my source of creativity.

I wonder which style you'll go for . . .

Hollywood Waves

This timeless style remains on trend with its vintage-inspired waves proving more popular than ever before with many of my postponed brides and with a many new bookings requiring this classic film star hairstyle. Perfected using a tong and twisting the hair around the barrel and pinning up till the hair is cool, this timeless on trend style takes time and dedication with an even mix of skill, the correct tools and the perfect products suited to each individuals hair type.

As a bride wanting this popular hairstyle I recommend growing any layers out as this style works better on a one length hair cut. The layering of the hair can inhibit the smoothness and blending of the waves. Short hair works too as we’ve seen previously on Katy Perry with full bodied curls. Ensure you have regular trims to enhance the health of your hair.

Hollywood waves works best with a deep side parting, this is what gives it the touch of glamour. Those that wish to keep their central parting will end up with a more modern twist of the timeless classic giving a sleeker less voluminous finish. This style can be adorned with a veil, hair comb or the modern accessorised hair grips alternatively with the simplistic no nonsense approach of tucking one side behind the ear.

Classic Up-Do

Classic up-dos have so many variations on finish from smooth and sleek to textured and undone (as previously mentioned). The classic UpDo is a go-to style for you and your bridal party as its compatible with thick, fine, long or short. Whatever your hair type this still will enhance your natural features.

The classic up-do is a romantic style that frames the individuals face perfectly. The simplicity of this style compliments all bridal gowns, from spaghetti straps to high necked with all the lace detail. I would accessorise with pearl pins, or a touch of sparkle, really adding that wintery feel.

Textured twisted buns and braids are the perfect up do for a bride or bridesmaid. I recommend brides accessories using pins such as pearls or celestial vibes and if opting for a veil, request loops over a comb to secure beneath the style, ensuring your style is visible. For bridesmaids opting for this much loved style gypsofillia adds a softer more relaxed boho feel.

The Ponytail

The ponytail is an underestimated hairstyle that we will see a lot more of in 2021. The variations of sleek and straight to textured and curled as well as positioning from high to low, no two brides will look the same.

The fashion industries have seen an alternative trend of coloured threads and leather being used to create a feathered ponytail affect. I think we could be seeing a rise in alternative accessories and a more naturalistic approach to hairstyling moving forwards.

My personal favourite however is a mid to low ponytail styled smooth with sections pulled out for a more textured and bohemian feel. Disguising the hair band by wrapping hair and securing underneath with a grip is a trusty cheat loved by hairstylists worldwide. By braiding just a small section at the top and by securing with the same trick I mentioned earlier adds a real modern chic vibe. Finish styling the ponytail with a loose curl to soften.

Textured Up-Do

The on trend style has evolved into the sought after texturised twisted bun. The illusion of volume being created at the crown with styling gives a fuller feel. Outward curls soften the overall look whilst at the same time framing the face.

The twists of the bun give depth and show off the colours and tones in the bride or bridesmaids hair. The style is easily achievable by alternating the direction of curls and varying the sections, this helps add shape when placing the hair.

For the bun the option of padding and/or hair extensions can give the illusion of fuller hair and will be discussed at your trial by your hairstylist. This is perfect for those like myself who have finer hair. Textured twisted buns are the perfect up do for a bride or bridesmaid.

All four images are considered a textured bun however the versatility of these styles makes them completely unique. The overall style and placement of the hair will come down to your wedding style which includes your outfit, venue whilst working with your hair cut and colour and face shape.

Half Up / Half Down

I love these styles!! They are a bridal hair stylist all time go to, especially for the undecided bride or bridesmaid. They work on all hair types, colours and lengths. They give depth and add the impression of having longer hair.

The Loose natural half up textured styles are already proving popular with my brides. It’s a happy go between for my clients who wear their hair down and want to stay true to their day-to-day style. These styles can incorporate braids, twists, curls as just a few options.

These styles are perfect for bridesmaids as the styling is so quick, perfect for the larger bridal party where time may be of the essence!

Au Natural

With the rise of micro weddings and more intimate ceremonies I have seen a shift with some of my couples who have settled on the less is more, which is refreshing in a more refined but minimalistic approach.

Embrace yourself and how you wear your hair! If you are known for wearing it down, opt for a hairstyle that represents you and your personality. Likewise if you always wear your hair up in a top knot, know that, that is more than ok.

Enjoy the process and make sure to save your likes and dislikes ready for your hair trial.

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