We have a saying at Peachy HQ…February is the new January! I can’t believe we are almost midway through the month of love and…erm…. cold and I’ve yet to share some inspiration on my blog! I’ve recently undertaken a huge website update and I’m really pleased with it! Now to stick to my goal of posting here once or twice a week for you all!!
So…with so many weddings up coming and many of my lovely brides-to-be booking in for their trials, I thought I’d share some of my SS19 wedding hair inspo, with a little bit of help from Vogue’s coverage of the weddings shows…all images here are my own work and I’d like to say a huge thank you to Orla and Claire who were kind enough to lend me their locks for the afternoon! Read on for a little bit of hair-ven!
Soft and Romantic
Soft curls and romantic, loose styles simply never go out of fashion and trends for this year are full of soft blushes and pinks with a true ‘fairytale’ vibe! Now you know me - I’m not hugely trend-led, but I do love a style that nods to the ethereal and these simple styles have all been created using heated tools with simple styling to finish! Why not team flowing curls with a flower crown or a vine headpiece? Or for those of you who are looking for more of a vintage edge, how about a classic soft wave? Still flowing but with fabulous, feminine structure?
Grecian-Inspired Braids and Updos
There were plenty of Mohawks and tribal plait designs on the wedding catwalks this year, which look fierce in their own right. Braids have steadily come back into fashion over the last couple of years, with lots of brides opting for a Rapunzel-inspired ‘do that lends itself to seasonal adornments. I created the first braid look by sectioning the hair off into three, using a wand to create curls and brushing through, before incorporating several dutch braids, working down the hair and tying at the bottom. The result? Heavily textured and beautiful!
I also tried my hand at the popular ‘Bushel Braid’ on my old faithful doll head ‘Priscilla’, and also turned the finished article into a low, textured chignon, for something a little different!
Simplicity, Twists and Chignons
Simplicity and elegance were very much alive on the catwalks of the wedding shows - straight hair and low pony tails complimented stronger make up looks and the additional oversized flower crowns. I find brides who are used to tying their hair back, or who struggle to style finer textured hair, opt for something that is simple and elegant - but with the addition of twists and padding, even the simplest of styles can be made to look that extra bit special! The first image, taken from one of my real brides - we have prepped and curled the hair and backcombed and twisted sections of the hair into place, to add volume and details to the pony tail design that my bride requested.
The other styles are examples of using twists and detailing to break up a low updo and keep those romantic vibes! For Claire’s style in the second image, I curled her hair with a wand first and pulled back intermittent sections of hair into twists to give some romantic texture to this updo!