Friday, 9 December 2011

The 'Do for I Do

"The hair is the richest ornament of women." - Martin Luther

Finding your ideal hairstyle as a bride is no easy feat. You’ve spent hours on finding the perfect dress, shoes and jewelry, and the way in which you wear your hair might require just as much research.

A good starting point is to browse online and collect as many different photos of various styles as possible (Pinterest is a great site for this sort of searching). Be sure to keep your dress and other accessories in mind; for instance, it might be nice to have your hair flowing down if you’re donning a strapless, sweetheart neckline, but if you’ve got your heart set on dazzling, chandelier stunners, you might be better off with your tresses pulled back to showcase your ear candy.

The next step is securing a hair stylist for the big event. If you don’t already have a hairdresser in whom you have faith, ask friends and former brides for some solid recommendations. My hair guru, Christina Stavropoulos of St. Laurent Coiffure in Montreal, came highly acclaimed from multiple friends and acquaintances. When I went for my hair trial (a MUST before booking a stylist), we instantly clicked. It’s that connection and her superior talent that allowed my dream ‘do come true!

See some inspiration below;

Brilliant braids...

Bodacious buns...


Swept away...

Let loose...

all photos courtesy of Pinterest

Trendy tendrils and luscious locks; a bride's coif is the 'mane' accessory.