When it comes to wedding hair ideas, there’s an abundance of inspiration that can be taken from celebrities, bridal magazines and the many glamorous images online. For those brides-to-be this summer who are looking for bridal hair ideas, it can feel overwhelming with so much choice! You’ll no doubt want a bridal hairstyle that can withstand a ceremony and a night time reception, with minimal maintenance throughout the day, and yet perhaps be looking for something a bit different from your usual style.
At Additional Lengths, we understand that many brides will be wanting some simple yet beautiful hairstyle inspiration for their big day, so we’ve put together a collection of some of our favourite easy bridal hairstyles. Our wedding hair ideas range from chic looks that you can do yourself or with the help of a bridesmaid, or a bridal hairstyle look that you can ask your stylist to replicate. So read ahead for DIY wedding hairstyles and looks that you can rock on your big day!
A simple wedding hairstyle has to be the classic wavy hair which can add a wonderful feminine touch to any wedding dress and veil ensemble. Waves are so easy to achieve yourself by using a good quality curling wand from Cloud Nine, which will create various sized curls and soft waves with a long lasting glossy finish. From short hair to long hair, you can create a kind of wave to the hair using a Cloud Nine curling wand to add extra dimension to your hair on your wedding day.
For thick, long hair that will last from the ceremony til after the honeymoon, why not consider some Remi Cachet weft hair extensions? With the human hair extensions from Remi Cachet you can use heated tools on them to style them however you want, so you’re free to explore the luxurious waves look as a simple bridal hairstyle.
For the ladies searching for wedding hair ideas that involves keeping the hair up and off the face and neck, there’s plenty of hairstyles that brides can opt for. Many brides choose the classic bun or beehive look for their wedding day hair, and with some additional hair accessories these styles can be easily achieved with minimal effort. We love the gorgeous bridal up do by stylist Nicola Orlando with additional embellishments!
To create the perfect large bun, we would recommend using a bun ring which you can wrap your hair around for a smooth, perfectly shaped bun that can be placed neatly at the back of the head for a sophisticated finish. You can choose a bun ring which is the same colour as your own hair to ensure a subtle look, and secure the hair with hair grips and a generous spritz of firm hold hairspray such as the Moroccan Oil Strong Hold Hairspray.
Feminine Braids & Twists
After your hair is bouncing with waves, you now have a great base for building upon the hairstyle as the volume is now already there! We love the look of traditional braids or twists taken from the front sections of hair and brought to the back of the head and secured, with the bottom section of the hair left wavy. This simple bridal hairstyle is so pretty and can be made as unique as you like, with straight, curly, wavy hair of all lengths.
Fuse two styles together by trying out a plaited updo which involves a French braid taken from the top or crown of the head into a full braid and then the lengths tucked underneath at the nape of the neck. You could do different braid styles including fishtail to create more interest and to make it look like a more complicated hairstyle than it actually is. This is a wonderful bridal hairstyle for those with fine hair or long hair looking for a flattering wedding updo.
Bridal Hair Accessories
The traditional veil will always take centre-stage when it comes to bridal hair accessories, but there are other finishing touches that can be made to add to your wedding hair. As seen on many catwalks this fashion season, the hair barrette has recently made a comeback due to its ability to add extra detail to the hair without interfering with the hairstyle itself. A bridal barrette should fit in with the wedding theme, whether it’s diamante encrusted or a matching metal with your bridal jewellery. One barrette on a side parting or two pinned at the side of the head on either side of a parting is a wonderful way to add a bridal hair accessory for summer. We love the statement bridal hair accessory added by stylist Tracey Roche to a shorter hairstyle.
If you’re a summer bride looking for hair inspiration, we’ll have the right tools to help you get your dream wedding hair! From beautifully luxurious human hair extensions and styling tools to easy bridal hairstyles with clip in hair pieces, choose Additional Lengths for your big day.