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How to styleyour hair for your big day is among many of the major dilemmas a bride willface. Here, experts from The Beauty Academy, lookat a range of simple styles to suit ladies with long locks.

Gettingyour hair right for your wedding day is paramount.

Afterall, all eyes will be on you as you walk down the aisle and you want to lookyour very best.

Decisions decisions

Yourwedding hair should not be too far from your usual sense of style.

You wantpeople to recognise you after all.

So if youare a fairly relaxed and casual person in your day-to-day life who never wearsmakeup, your wedding day is not the time to break out your inner KimKardashian.

Ifhowever, you like to emulate Kardashian in your daily life, this wedding hairexperience is going to be epic for you.

What to choose?

Thewedding hair options are endless – especially if you have some good length toyour locks.

But beforeyou make any decisions however, you should pick your dress.

A bride’shair should complement her dress, not compete with it.

You canhowever, pick your veil based on the hairstyle.

Steal your style

A fewmonths before the wedding, start checking out magazines and online hairstylegalleries for things you like.

You canthen choose your hair stylist and book them.

Of courseyou can do your own hair for your wedding if you prefer.

Butenlisting the help of a professional is wise – especially if you want a trialrun ahead of the big day.

Moststylists charge a fee for a trial run, but the price is worth it for the peaceof mind.

What to pick

Straplessdresses look beautiful with an updo or half-up and half-down hairstyle.

Big ballgowns look best with dramatic, formal updos.

A simplecountry wedding dress or beachside wedding where you might walk down the aislebarefoot look great paired with loose, flowing waves or curls.

Pantsuitsand simple modern dresses look great with a sleek blow-out or a sexy formalponytail.

Aspaghetti strap wedding dress looks lovely with soft waves, or a loose, casualupdo.

And for amodern, romantic look, keep hair down and wavy, but pull bangs back off theface.

Hot styles for 2015

Here aresome of our favourite trends inspired by the catwalk:

Floral decoration

Without adoubt, the prettiest bridal hair trend for this year has to be flowers.Zac Posen, Anna Sui and Dolce andGabbana all used beautiful blooms to decorate their models and it’s a gorgeouslook for real brides, too.

Retro bride

The rockstar quiff featured at Emilio Pucci would work well if you’re planning a50s-inspired theme and wearing a shorter, tea-length dress.

The high class chignon

Forbrides seeking timeless elegance, this look ticks all the boxes and is superflattering to your face.

The wavy half-up

Forbrides who prefer the comfort of long, loose hair, the half-up style isperfect. This works beautifully with delicate necklines and strapless detailson your gown.

The textured beehive

Aglamorous updo, this shape is universally flattering and complementsembellished necklines and halterneck gowns perfectly.

Learn with us

At TheBeauty Academy we run a bridal hair course at our London centre.

We knowthat hair styling is an essential part of the bridal service and you will learnthe most popular hairstyles – for long and short hair – in the weddingindustry.

For moreinformation on these – or any other courses, give us a call.


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