These Bridal Hair Trends Offer Great Looks That You Can Make Yourself
Whether you decide on an up-do or sweeping locks, the right hair piece can make or break your look on the big day. I chatted with acclaimed stylist and founder of SA Style Studio, Stephanie Alexis, to see which hair accessories are on-trend and easy to DIY this wedding season.
Floral Accents for the Romantic Bride
Stephanie let us in on the latest trend in flower crowns, “There are so many great hair accessories available now to add a gorgeous accent to your wedding hair. As we saw from 2015’s Bridal Fashion Week, Tiaras are out and subtle flower and pearl accents are in!”
“Designers such as Monique Lhuillier, Oscar De La Renta, and Carolina Herrera featured delicate hair pins and hair combs adorned with silk flowers, pearls and feathers”, says Stephanie, “Some of their more rustic counterparts included flower hairpieces gently draped over the bride’s crown. These accessories pair perfectly with gently curled, tousled, and even braided looks to add the finishing touch to their look.”
Floral hairpieces are not only a gorgeous addition to your bridal look, they are also inexpensive to make. This floral comb tutorial from The Alison Show adds a spray of natural beauty to any hairstyle. Creating this hairpiece is easy and frugal.
Reminiscent Combs for the Vintage Bride
“A popular style back on the wedding scene radar is antique inspired hair accessories,” Stephanie advised, “Elegantly detailed hair combs and fascinators are really picking up traction.”
A birdcage veil is the ultimate nod to yesteryear for the vintage bride, and Wedding Chicks have included this look in their easy DIY fascinator veil tutorial.
But it doesn’t take a lot of ornate detail to get the look. Stephanie let us in on some more simple vintage trends, too, “Crystal and freshwater pearls in the in an intricately set hair comb recall the Victorian era’s ornate style; a single comb can be worn to pull hair back to one side; or a pair can twinkle on either side of your face.”
Master the simple vintage look with these sleek beaded hair combs. In this tutorial from Flax & Twine, we learn how to create a simple pearl and ribbon style with Great Gatsby flair.
The Classic Bride
A more traditional look can certainly benefit from the DIY treatment. “For a more classical look, you might want to wear a Swarovski crystal brooch. Jeweled barrettes are also a great option. Some of my favorites at the moment are bird-cage veils, feathers, and unstructured fabric flowers, which go beautifully with more flowing, playful gowns, “ said Stephanie.
Feathered, jeweled and flowered barrettes and pins should be carefully arranged to make sure they retain an upscale look down the aisle.
This blossom pin tutorial brings together lace trimmings to create a stunning piece that adds a touch of sparkle.
Modern Chic for the Minimalist Bride
While antique looks are in, there are still lots of options for a modern bride. Stephanie told us to maximize placement when going for smaller hairpieces, “The smallest details can make the biggest impact; thoughtfully placed, they’ll accent your style’s best asset.
For brides that don’t like to pack on the accessories embellished hairpins are the ways to go. Crystal bobby pins provide just the barest hint of sparkle; whether you wear one or several, they work well in many hairstyles. Bobby pins are a novel way to tuck back bangs or spotlight the curves of an elegant chignon.”
Fortunately, hairpins are quick and easy pieces to make. The ladies at I am Momma Hear Me Roar have come up with a quick hairpin tutorial that uses bobby pins and old jewelry pieces to create stunning new pins.
A set of hair sticks may help to tame your hair and add style.
Stephanie said, “Even the bride who initially resolves to wear nothing in her hair may enjoy the subdued look of crystal-studded hair sticks. They look striking in a loosely gathered bun.” Adding jewels to the ends of hair sticks is an easy task, and one that can add that extra detail that Stephanie is talking about.
Try this hair stick tutorial from Ozmay to create dazzling hair pieces out of chopsticks.