Whether you're planning a wedding or it's your bestie who's walking down the aisle, we've got the perfect wedding hair inspiration. If you liked Kate Middleton's look but it just wasn't your thing, don't fret, we've looked back at the red carpet for some style inspiration so you're sure to find something you like here! So whether you're the bride-to-be, bridesmaid, have a wedding to attend in the near future, or are just looking for a hairstyle with a little extra somethin' somethin', you've come to the right place . . .
Pinterest is quickly becoming the web's biggest mood board for all-things wedding, especially when it comes to amazing hair ideas for brides. But with the millions of pins added each day, it's easy to lose stuff in the stream. Here, we got the low-down on 15 of Pinterest's popular wedding styles, from the must-have accessories to beautiful braids. Take a closer look at them.
If you're mid-way through planning your dream wedding, one of the smaller but still very important decisions you'll make is what headpiece, veil or hair accessory — if any — you'll wear on the day. We've covered everything from unlikely bridal nail polish to fragrance and even bridal beauty blunders, but now it's time to pick the crown jewels. Keeping reading to see the 40+ celebrities that are inspiring our wedding hair accessory options now.
This high-sparkle look from the Angel Sanchez Bridal runway has avant-garde bride written all over it. "We wanted to give the idea and suggestion of the headdress or the veil without doing it so literally," hairstylist Leonard Zagami said. "It's very young and very romantic with some idea of wedding tradition to it, but nothing very contrived." Incorporating sequins from the dresses, the team also used chrome-coloured hair gel and cellophane to achieve a unique runway presentation. See pictures from backstage and get some tips to recreate this cutting-edge look.
At New York International Bridal Week, the team at Badgley Mischka devised a hairstyle inspired by Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor. But instead of the socialite's precise centre part, lead stylist Peter Gray for Moroccanoil opted for a less intense look, explaining, "I like the idea of taking something severe and softening it." Gray's modern take on a classic wedding bun is both elegant and sophisticated. Learn to mimic this look, but be warned: you may need the help of your bridesmaids. It took three sets of hands to complete this floral chignon arrangement!
Kate Middleton's bouncy blow-dries are the envy of many-a-woman and her mane made sure she looked flawless once again at the wedding of Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall at Edinburgh's Cannongate Kirk in Scotland yesterday. Careful not to outshine the bride, Kate kept things simple with a half-up, half-down hairstyle that worked well with her floral headpiece. She stuck with her signature makeup look of pink blush, kohl eyeliner and a dusky pink gloss — similar to the bride herself!
Zara Phillips — Prince William and Harry's first cousin — wed her long-time beau, international rugby star Mike Tindall in Edinburgh, Scotland yesterday. The bride, who is known for pushing royal boundaries somewhat — she has her tongue pierced — kept things traditional on her big day, opting for a chic chignon that sat at the nape of her neck. It looked as though Zara added some extensions into the style — which was created by Evangelos Tsiapkinis of London salon MichaelJohn — for extra volume as she only has a bob. It was topped with the Greek Key tiara, a loan from her mother, Princess Anne who was gifted the gorgeous headpiece from the Queen in 1972. Makeup-wise, Zara wore a simple palette, teaming her beautifully bronzed skin with a wash of pink blush on the cheeks, mushroom shadow and black liner and mascara to finish the look.
Whether you're the bride, bridesmaid or a guest, Princess Mary's hairstyle — that she wore to the Princess Nathalie of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg and Alexander Johannsmann's nuptials over the weekend — is the perfect wedding look. It's similar to the Oscar de la Renta Spring 2011 hairstyle that was in turn inspired by Grace Kelly's own bridal beauty look so it's got all the big day credentials covered. Below are some more snaps for you to take to your stylist!
Pippa Middleton looked gorgeous at the royal wedding today, acting as the maid of honour for big sister Catherine. Pippa's hair was done by the Richard Ward salon and was loosely pulled back into a half-up, half-down style, with a deep side part and flowing curls down her back. The coiffure was adorned with an elegant floral hairpiece made of ivy and lily of the valley, perfectly matching her sister's bouquet, as well as the wreaths worn by the young bridesmaids. We love that the sisters wore their hair similarly; it showed a very subtle but touching camaraderie. What do you think of Pippa's pretty hairstyle?
We spotted Kate Middleton wearing a twisty little up 'do yesterday as she was driving out of mum and dad's place in Bucklebury, England; and, as we know, Kate doesn't often wear her hair up — it's always long and bouncily blow-dried to perfection — so we started to wonder, is it perhaps a lil' test run for a certain big day around the corner? Think about it. Experts always recommend having a trial run before the wedding when it comes to hair and makeup, that way you can tweak anything that's not quite right and ensure you're 100 percent happy on the day, so it makes sense that Kate would be doing the same right about now, too. It was thought that Kate would stick with her signature style and wear her hair long and flowy, but whether she's just whipped up her hair to get it off her face or is road-testing a new potential wedding hairstyle, she looks great with her hair down. Roll on Friday where all will be revealed!