A/W 2017 Hair Trends: Our Favourite Wedding Looks for Autumn Brides
As we head out of the summer months where beachy waves and boho bridal styles still reign supreme for contemporary brides, it’s time to turn our attention to what’s hot on the catwalks right now and what we’re set to be seeing a lot more of in the coming months.
As a bridal hair stylist, it’s part of your job to know all of the latest looks that are on trend so that when your client looks to you for advice on the best look for them, you’ve got all the latest tricks up your sleeve. For autumn brides this year, there are a range of gorgeous looks that have taken on the autumn/winter fashion week catwalks that translate beautifully for brides-to-be getting ready to walk down the aisle.
Here are three of our favourite catwalk looks for Autumn brides:
It’s not often that a high-fashion catwalk look translates so perfectly to bridal styles without some tweaking, but this year, we’ve lucked out!
Romanticism was a huge deal for most of the labels who had models strutting their stuff at London Fashion Week and so we’re feeling massively inspired by lots of designer hairdos.
There were many different ‘romantic’ styles to choose from, but it was the texture that remained consistent through them all. Super-soft, airy and almost wispy texture is what you should be aiming for when creating a romantic style for your autumn brides that is really on trend. Keep styles loose and wavy with candy-floss lightness and a natural finish. Having strands framing the face works here too to add some extra softness.
Pam loves OSIS Dust It for adding gentle lift at the roots and a soft, matte texture throughout the hair for delicate styles. This product will also provide much-needed grip without being at all noticeable, which is invaluable for keeping these very loose styles in place.
Whether you’re feeling inspired by Game of Thrones or just general mythical tales with princesses, mermaids and fairies, now is your time to have some fun with fantasy on your Autumn brides.
Taking the ‘ethereal’ look to the next level, we’re seeing a lot of middle partings with hair tucked behind the ears for an elven feel, soft waves and lots of braids!
Team these styles with magical tiaras and glittering hair accessories to complete the fantasy feel.
The Ice Queen is a look that is starting to come to the forefront too, which is more of a high-gloss sleek look rather than bouncy and wispy. Get this ready for winter and pair with extra pale complexions and rosy pink cheeks for that ‘just-in-from-the-snow’ flush.
Try a rope braid in one of your styles for a simple, ethereal look!
The natural look is usually reserved for summer, but this year autumn brides are getting to have a go at the ‘I-woke-up-this-gorgeous’ styles too!
Less Boho and more rebellious though, the Bed Head styles we’re seeing are brimming with attitude – perfect for less conventional brides wanting something a little more ‘rough around the edges’.
This is the epitome of the cool-girl look and is without a doubt a youthful style that would suit a fashionista bride down to the ground. There are lots of brides-to-be out there who want to look amazing on their wedding day but at the same time, they very definitely want to look and feel like themselves and often, the classic bridal styles are not something they want. If this is the case, definitely give bed head a go!
The trick with creating a successful bed head look is to not be fooled into thinking that just because this is a style that looks ‘un-done’ it involves less work. Just as creating a flawless but seemingly effortless makeup look can sometimes actually present more of a challenge that heavy makeup, the bed head look is the same.
Always set the hair in rollers first for that essential root lift and movement throughout the hair and use multiple, great products for different areas – mousse or texturizing dust for the slightly fluffy roots, a lightweight styling paste like Move Ability 05 Styling Paste or a light hold hairspray for some roughness and hold on the lengths and a smoothing lotion/serum for the ends.