Whether you’re the bride, on bridesmaid duty or a guest of honour, be your best tressed with our guide to three hairdos that are gorgeous, elegant and easy to recreate – no stylist required
If you want a fresh take on a traditional wedding up-do, look no further than pretty plaits. The bonus? They look the part whether you have thick, fine or curly locks.
Tip 1: If you have fine or soft hair, prep with mousse first and blow dry in to help your braid hold.
Tip 2: We French-plaited our model’s hair (), but a fishtail braid () looks eye-catching and it’s easy to do yourself – watch our video to see how to get the look in five simple steps.
Tip 3: Looping your braids back on themselves and pinning with hair grips makes plaits look even more elaborate (). For extra wow factor, mist your locks with shine spray then tuck fresh flowers along the top of your head (note: smaller buds work best with intricate braided styles).
Want to show off a low-back dress or statement neckline to maximum effect? A perfectly placed bun at the nape of your neck is your dream companion – and one you don’t need to be a hair perfectionist to pull off.
Tip 1: Buns look modern when they have a less fussy, more carefree feel (read: flyaway strands actually add to this style’s romantic feminine charm). Centre-part hair, tie into a low ponytail, then mist with dry shampoo to create the perfect texture.
Tip 3: Gently tousle hair on top and don’t stress if a few short pieces fall out in the process – they have a pretty face-framing effect.
If you want to spend more time enjoying the celebrations than fussing over an up-do, plush romantic waves are your best beauty friend. Pair with a fascinator for special occasion drama.
Tip 1: If you’re celebrating outdoors, outsmart the unpredictable British weather by prepping damp hair with anti-humidity spray. Living Proof’s No Frizz Weightless Styling Spray gets our vote – it’s like an invisible umbrella for your hair.
Tip 2: Don’t have the patience to blow-dry waves into your hair? Cheat the effect by wrapping small sections around a curling wand. Always twist away from your face, then mist with hairspray.