When considering your desired bridal look, it’s important to think about the whole package and not just the dress.
However, once you’ve found ‘The One’ (the dress, that is), the next step is to begin thinking about which kind of hairstyle will suit you (and your dress) the best.
To kickstart this process, we asked the lovely Ava from Ava Belle Luxury Hair and Makeup to walk us through her top ten hairstyles. Let the inspiration begin!
Look 1: Braided Up-Style
Hair that is flattering and unfussy, this easy to wear style is great on location, cliff top photo moments and dancing till dawn.
Look 2. Retro
I love this modern take on a 60’s classic. It is so darling and feminine, fab for the fun bride ready to dance the night away.
Look 3: Smooth Waves
These smooth waves are a dreamy take on a classic 1940’s look. This style is feminine and soft, while the centre parting gives a fresh modern feel.
Look 4: Low Loose Up-Style
For the elegant or more formal wedding, this look is chic and timeless, with the addition of a few flowers adding a soft romantic touch.
Look 5: Flower Crown
Perfect for the Flower Child of the 70’s, this bridal look is fun, pretty and romantic. Brightening up a beach or garden wedding with a pop of colour.
Look 6: Relaxed Curls
Creating the perfect wave that looks styled but not overdone is an art in itself, striking a balance between polished and relaxed. Keeping it simple is a great compliment to an embellished dress.
Look 7: The Half & Half
Hair which is half up and half down is a great way to add a little structure and detail into your style.
Look 8: Side Swept
A nod to old Hollywood Glamour with a deep side parting, you can’t go wrong with this timeless red carpet classic.
Look 9: The Top Knot
High messy style with soft wispy flyaways!
Look 10: Boho Braids
Super sexy textured braids: Effortless and undone – “I just woke up like this!”
Photography: Mandy Aileen Photography
Hair & Makeup: Ava Belle
Model: Euromodel, Amsterdam
Bridalwear: Anita Gates Bridal
Stylist: Alisha Tinsley
Gowns: Spell & The Gypsy Collective
Flowers: The French Petal
Model: Freya Gibbs
Assistant: Ingrid Berg
Locations: Amsterdam, Netherlands and Watego’s Beach, Byron Bay, Australia.
Styling & Product Information
Hair Prep: Mason & Pearson Mixed Bristle Brush
Products: L’oréal Professional Paris Tecni ART – Full Volume Extra Moose & Air FIX, Liquid Texture Firm Hold – White Sands, Allevi8 Shine Serum – De Lorenzo
Tools: Babyliss Pro Hair Dryer & 1’ Barrel Babyliss Pro Tong
Extensions: Medusa Australia (used in up-styles)
Foundation: M.A.C Face & Body – Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation
Eyes: M.A.C Pro Longwear Fluidline – Dipdown, Pro Longwear Paint Pot – Groundwork, Laura Mercier Satinee Creme Eye Colours, AUDA[CITY] IN PARIS Lancōme Eye Shadow Palette
Concealer: Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat
Highlighter: M·A·C Mineralize Skinfinish – Soft & Gentle & M.A.C Strobe Cream
Makeup Brushes: ZOEVA & Rae Morris