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10 elegant wedding hairstyles

Monday 12th September 2016
The notion of ending up with bad bridal hair on your wedding day is enough to make any bride-to-be break out in hives. The struggle is real and we're here to help you avoid the drama of bridal hair disasters. Here's 10 effortlessly elegant hairstyles that will be remembered for all the right reasons.
Posted under: wellness Tagged: #hair

1. Bun at the nape of the neck

Unraveled and romantically disheveled, the low bun sits at the sensual part of the neck. Pin or twist coils of soft hair around the low knot to finish the look.

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Photo: DOLCE & GABBANA.

2. Pony tail

The pony tail is no longer for school girls, it’s for brides and bridesmaids too. Perfectly preppy, the pony tail is a chic way to elongate the face. Give some height to your pony tail to keep it looking feminine from the front.

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Photo: GoRunway.

3. Fish tail braid

Whimsey and ladylike, the fish tail braid is laid back and oh so boho. This mermaid-esque style can be side swept or embroidered in to a high pony. Add a little foliage for a garden wedding.

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Photo: Mark Leibowitz.

4. Natural, long locks

Whether you have a simple centered part, twisted ringlets or dead straight locks, don’t feel the need to change your personal style on your wedding day. So, keep it au natural. A little textured spray and a good blow wave and you’re set to walk down the aisle.

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Photo: Getty / Randy Brooke.

5. Messy mix of tousled braids

Matte and simply effortless. Tousled French braids add just the right amount of swing and movement. Aim for a brushed-out touchable texture rather than structured, cut-and-dried waves. Plaits should be relaxed and unpinned. Blow dry with salt spray for extra body and grit.

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Photo: via Free People Hair.

6. Classic chignon

The chignon, or it’s less formal denomination ‘the bun’, comes in many forms. The tuck and roll is perhaps the most common of chignons and has undoubtedly left it’s mark on the wedding scene. Recreate a runway chignon and add lots of body by teasing sections before you roll and tuck the hair under and in.

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Photo: Imaxtree / Matteo Volta.

7. Clean, oversize top knot

Community notice: the clean, oversize top knot will withstand all weather conditions. Create a 70s retro vibe with a little root lift at the back and modern art deco drop earrings. This style is best suited to those with a heart face shape and is an elegant way to show off a backless dress design.

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Photo: Imaxtree.

8. The slick back

This look calls for fresh faced hues and hairspry (lots of it). Channeling your inner straight-off-the-catwalk self, hair should be smoothed and pulled tightly off the face. Style it back in to a twisted braid at the nape of the neck or use a round brush and blow dry it backwards for one, long luscious wave. Your eyebrows and contoured cheeks play the hero in this scenario. This undoubtedly dramatic look can be softened by incorporating ornamental floral embellishment or miniature fresh cut flowers.

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Photo: Style Hawk.

9. Sleek, half bun

We love the sleek, half-up bun for its simplicity. To achieve this look, feathered fly aways and sweeping tendrils should be wound tightly in to a bun and perfectly positioned at the crown of your head. Formally recognised as the half-up-half-down bun and an ode to the ‘man bun’, the sleek half-up bun is unexpectedly feminine.

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Photo: via Shop Til You Drop.

10. Loose, pulled back curls with face-framing tendrils

Soft tiered bangs create a beautiful softness around the face. Brushed out mid-length layers that sweep along the cheekbone, chin and collarbone are the most flattering for oval faces.

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Photo: Stylewalk.net

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