Doing the Bridal Do

Forget the dress, what are you going to do with your hair?
Monday , 25 July 2011
Keep it simple
Keep it simple
Little details
Little details
Pin it up
Pin it up
Audrey Hepburn style
Audrey Hepburn style
Flowing locks
Flowing locks

Dubai-based hair stylist Helga Bosman talks bridal tresses...

Don't Go Crazy!
You’ve been toying with the idea of rustic red and a directional fringe, but now is not the best time to experiment. Play it safe and enrich your natural shade no later than two weeks before your wedding. Team with a trim and tidy, so the hair has time to settle.

Consider All the Litlle Details
First things first, you need to know whether your wedding will be informal or formal, or modern or classic, to ensure your style is in harmony. Bear these details in mind:
● If you’re wearing a veil, the length and whether you’ll remove it immediately after the ceremony will determine your chosen look.
● When choosing hair accessories, remember that the accessory shouldn’t overwhelm your hairstyle. Opt for a small piece like a small silk flower or diamante pins to add to the wedding wow-factor.
● If your wedding is indoors then you’re free to go for a natural style with minimal product, but if it’s outdoors then choose something that will withstand wind, humidity and the odd freak sandstorm. Your hair should look as perfect in the evening as when it was freshly styled.

Don’t plan your style too far in advance...
Research your likes and dislikes on websites and in magazines. Make copies and prints of the styles you love but don’t decide straight away. Your tastes will change on the lead up to your wedding day so start six weeks before to give you plenty of time to test your favourite options.

Learn About the Latest Looks
Latest European styles are inspired by the vintage, red carpet look – feminine, natural and with a soft wave. The Audrey bun from Breakfast at Tiffany’s is still a favourite. Arab women prefer structured hair, but now tend to go for less voluminous versions of traditional Arabic looks.

Find a good hairdresser
Decide whether you want to go to a salon or a stylist. A freelance stylist is more expensive but will be able to stay with you throughout your day. Ask your friends for recommendations, then see a selection. Ask each one for photographs of work they’ve done before.