Bridal hair trends for 2017

15 Feb 2017

Take a look at the top trends in bridal hair with this rundown from some of the UK's finest hairdressers

Soft and unstructured

"Bridal hair remains relaxed during the 2017 wedding season. Low, unstructured chignons complement soft flowing dresses with relaxed curls and texture still featuring heavily. These are accented beautifully with floral crowns, sprays of gypsophila or delicate hair vines." Helen at City Brides


Chignon reinvented

"My favourite style for SS17 – which oozes opulence and glamour – is the reinvented version of the chignon. This beautiful up-do was seen on the runways at Oscar De La Renta and Carolina Herrera, where the models showcased a more relaxed version of the classic style. This can be worn with the hair slicked back, smooth and tight, pulled in to a centre parting with a looped ponytail. This style looks beautiful with freshwater pearl hairpins – as seen in my bridal headwear range – and simple jewellery." Anna Sorbie


Effortlessly undone

Weddings are becoming less formal when it comes to hair. With inspiration leaning more towards catwalk and red carpet looks, rather than the traditional bridal barrel curls and over hair-sprayed styles… think more effortlessly undone. A huge advocate of this look is Cate Blanchett, who is famous for sporting a variety of textured chignons. This is a look that will flatter all ages and hair types. The chignon is making its comeback in 2017, but with a less formal and more bohemian makeover." Pete Burkill, HOB Salons


Side plaits

"Side plaits are very popular and you need quite a lot of hair length and volume down the plait. Here, we used 60cm blonde extensions to achieve this and sewed ribbons through the plait to complement the dress. The bride opted for a subtle head-dress to lift the look from the front." Vessy Genova, Inanch London


Classic with a twist

"Bridal looks for 2017 are going back to the classics with a twist... all broken down with lots of texture, giving them a softer modern princess feel. I used large black roses to finish this look, a perfect alternative to the tiara." Charlotte Boyes, Remi Cachet super stylist, POSH Hair Nails and Beauty, Leeds


Mohawk glamour

“Brides want hair that lasts all day and this mohawk braid is bang on trend right now. Adding a full head of hair extensions has created the depth to the braid to help keep its shape, and allows for each loop to be teased out to add texture or to weave embellishments through to match the details on the dress." Inanch Emir, Inanch London and Gold Class Hair


Half-up half-down

"Many of our clients till want the long hair for the big day and half-up half-down styles show this off beautifully; they are also really on trend right now. With a full head of hair extensions in a couple of shades to look natural, the final styling continues this natural theme with a few pins and curls. We used baby breath gypsophila as it’s easy to work with and stays fresh for longer, so will last into the party." Vessy Genova, Inanch London


Crown braids

"For 2017, I think the bridal hair trends will be plaits, twists and knots. However, the general trend is to keep your style loose and casual and ensure that it works well with your accessories. Chic and ‘undone’ up-dos are among today's trendiest wedding hairstyles. A romantic up-do with a crown braid is a very popular style for many brides-to-be. Less is more when it comes to styling products to keep your hair loose, so that it’s more natural-looking." Anne Veck, Anne Veck Hair


Modern twist

"Another take on the romantic chignon? Create the chignon using different kinds of plaits. Twists, plaits and braids create an interesting change for the modern bride, and can be dressed with artificial and vintage flowers or metallic embellishments - the must-have accessories for 2017." Wella guest artist, Gustav Fouche from Michael Van Clarke 


A style to suit

"There's always something very special about being married. It's a difficult question, to know what is right or wrong for any particular bride, but it goes deep into her heart to recognise not only the style that makes her look her best, but to also make her feel her best. A modern bride is looking for something that is both beautiful, sensual, and somewhat sexy. Whether it is a textured curl or a ruffled up style, it is probably true to say it has to match the personality. Recently, I have had the privilege of working on the new series Riviera, designed by Maggie Vaughan, and we had to do a Russian bride scene, where the hair is completely flawless and sculptured, somewhat so contrary to the brides we do in the UK. But one thing is for sure; styled or not styled, the bride is unique and whatever makes her feel the best is the right style for her." Joseph Koniak, Joseph Koniak Hair


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