Locks of Love
Tips and advice from the pros for picture perfect wedding day mane
Don’t think about your bridal hair in isolation, it needs to be an integral part of your overall look,” so advises April Ponder of the David Falcon Salon on Magazine Street in Uptown. Ponder continues, “In addition, remember people will be staring at the back of your head for the ceremony so your hair has to look good from every angle.”
“Your hair and any accessories need to work as one and bold hair pieces will be a big trend in 2020,” suggests Alan Tossler, a New York-based stylist. “As an update to the tiara, sparkly headbands, encrusted with jewels and pearls, covered in lace or made of the richest satin work whether you’re wearing your hair up or down. A simple cushioned band can turn a simple bob, romantic waves or a sleek updo into a statement style.
“Fresh, flowers in full bloom, in deep tones as well as soft pinks can take a sophisticated updo or full blowout to the next level. Brides are using their hair to individualize their look and tie into their wedding themes.”
Chris Guidry of Aveda Paris Parker on Prytania Street suggests, “Loose but elegant updos that accentuate the neckline always work universally well for all dress types and accessories are a great way to add some personal style and potentially some color with diamante or colored jewels.
“Ponytails both sleek and tousled are increasingly popular and are a perfect fit for a beautiful velvet ribbon or pretty bow.”
Texture and movement have replaced a stiff and lacquered look. Waves, curls or kinks are part of the “natural” wedding hair trend which works just as well with both short and long hair.
“However you wear your hair, make sure you try it out several times before your wedding day,” says Ponder.“You need to make sure your style and accessories feel comfortable and aren’t bothersome or irritating. And don’t forget to take photographs, it’s the best way to see your hair from every angle so you’ll know exactly how it will look in the shots that will last your lifetime.”