Beautiful Bridal Hairstyles by Becky & Dannique of Beauty Call in Kent, UK
Design ideas for all brides to be
Bridal hair can be elegant, sophisticated, glamorous or understated – but above all, wedding hair designs need to be flattering! If you’re going to walk down the aisle feeling at your absolute best, your locks need to be teased and tousled into a look that’s going to highlight your best features from every single angle.
Finding Your Face Shape
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The first thing you need to do before you pick up bridal mags for inspiration is work out your own individual face shape. Grab a mirror, scrape back your hair with a wide headband and take a close look at your face to see which of the following sounds like you!
Oval: Brides blessed with oval-shaped faces have symmetrical features.
Round: Ladies with round features typically have full, soft cheeks.
Square: Square-faced beauties have wide jaws and noticeably angular lines.
Heart Shaped: Pretty and pixie-like heart shaped faces drop from a wide forehead into a narrower chin.
Long: You’re most likely to have a long face if your face looks much longer in length than width.
You will normally be able to tell which face shape you have just by looking at yourself closely. If you’re having trouble categorizing your features, simply draw around your face in the mirror with some old lipstick or eyeliner, take a step back and see which shape it resembles the best.
Match A Style To Your Features
Not a hair out of place! – Bridal Hairstyles above by Beauty Call of Kent, UK
Now that you’ve established your shape, you can start to narrow down your choices. Find your face from the list below and learn which styles will flatter your appearance.
Best looks for oval faces: Ovals are envied for their well-proportioned profiles and suit almost any style, whether they prefer to wear their hair loose and long or neatly gathered into a tight bun or chignon. Short, wispy and messy cuts will frame your face perfectly.
Avoid: Long or overbearing fringes that will detract from your lovely features!
Best looks for round faces: Rounds can experiment with height on the top of the head to create the illusion of a shapelier face. Curly up-dos that let a few choice tendrils loose to hang over the face will always look gorgeous.
Avoid: Very short cuts, as these will create too much fullness at the side of your head. Make sure that your hair is at its fullest on top or below the jaw line for the best effect.
Best looks for square faces: Waves and layers will soften features and balance out your strong jaw. Keep curls loose and long and give your hair a little puff at the crown for instant chic.
Avoid: Poker-straight locks, as these will only serve to highlight your broad angles even further. Center partings are a no-no and be sure to steer clear of overly heavy fringes with no softening layers, as these will balance out striking lines.
Best looks for heart shaped faces: the key here is to highlight your stunning cheekbones wherever possible. Incorporate chin-length waves into your cut by opting for a choppy bob or go for a longer, thicker fringe for a more dramatic look.
Avoid: Tight and unforgiving up-dos. These will accentuate your small chin and make you look too top-heavy.
Best looks for long faces: Those of you with longer faces can test out styles that offer greater width at the side of the head. Low-maintenance designs worn down and cut just above the shoulders will often achieve this, though may long faces may decide on a carefully fastened, traditional chignon for simple sophistication.
Avoid: Light, wispy fringes, as these will do little to add horizontal lines to your face. Don’t choose to wear your hair especially long, either.
Tips From The Experts
Representatives from Beauty Call, a leading wedding hair and makeup agency in Kent, UK, talk with brides to be on an almost daily basis to help them decide which styles to go for. Team members from the company have been kind enough to dish out some advice for ladies who are feeling a little daunted by the selection process. Take a look at the below if you’re still struggling to choose a style in time for the big day!
- Be comfortable, says Dannique. Though many brides to be are more inclined to go for ‘dos with a real ‘wow’ factor, this freelancer would suggest choosing comfort over glamour. Big and bold designs may look sensational, but these kinds of bridal hairstyles are particularly tricky and take a long time to complete. If you’d rather not worry about your hair falling out of place later on in the day, go for a simpler option!
- Use colour to make your look unique, says Sarah. Dying your hair an entirely new shade may be too much of a departure, but highlights and lowlights can be used sparingly to add a textured sheen to bridal hair, regardless of whether it’s worn up or down.
- Get professional recommendations, says Becky. Book a consultation with your stylist a few weeks before the big day so you can talk through all your options and feel fully prepared for the morning of your wedding. After all, you’ll have enough to think about without worrying about your hair!
Beauty Call is a nationwide network providing wedding hair and makeup in Kent, Essex, Hampshire, London and many more regions in the UK.