Winter wedding hair inspiration: low bun

29 Nov 2016

Calling all winter brides who are looking for wedding hair inspiration; have you considered a low-slung bun?

How magical and exciting to be a winter bride; a chill in the air and a huge dose of romance to warm up your wedding guests.

Winter weddings conjure images filled with fur, feathers, lace, velvet, berries and all things sparkly. When choosing a hairstyle that matches these decadent connotations, look for a look that complements your features and is in-keeping with the style of your dress. A low bun is a simple and effective hairstyle for a winter wedding and can be adapted to a range of looks that you can create at home. Liz Tagg, founder of the Iver Makeup Academy, explains how…

Low loosely tousled bun – Soft and romantic, ideal for adding sparkles, twists and berries.

  1. Set the hair on heated rollers, or a wet set for a more firm hold.
  2. Place the rollers back from the face, or if you have chosen to have a parting or sweeping fringe, then position the rollers at the front in the direction you want the curl to go. Larger rollers give a looser curl; it is good to have a nice amount of curl to work with (tip - you can always loosen the curls using a warm hairdryer).
  3. Before removing, ensure the rollers have thoroughly cooled/are dry. Once the rollers have been removed, rub a bit of serum into your hands and gently break up the curl by running your fingers through to create the tousled look.
  4. When creating the shape, decide where you want the bun positioned, then work in sections by parting from ear to ear over your head and clipping the front sections out of the way.
  5. Work on the back first, with some gentle back-combing, creating a bun shape as a base at the nape (a small ponytail is sometimes good as a central point to work around).
  6. Gradually add hair to the bun, leaving the front section till last. Be careful not to over-manipulate the hair as it can easily turn from tousled to mess. Use a bit of serum on the ends of curls that are left out to give a more professional finished look.

Low structured sleek bun – Think glamorous film star, vintage, ideal for adding feathers and larger hair accessories.

  1. Curl and section the hair as above, but after you have removed the curlers brush through to create smooth waves to work with. 
  2. To make it easier to place the hair, back-comb the sections gently (tip – back-comb the underside to keep the top smooth). You might want to buy some hair padding in your natural colour to add volume, shape and extra glam (when doing this, ensure you cover the padding fully).

For both styles hair pieces and plaits can be added for extra interest. Whatever style you decide to go for, it must be comfortable and secure to last throughout the day; ensure you have plenty of grips and hairspray to hand.

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