Bridal Hair Trends 2016/17

July 12, 2016



Stressing over what to do with your hair on your wedding day? Overwhelmed with the choice of various headbands, accessories, floral crowns etc? Well here we have provided you with a little guide of hair'spiration - all of which are simple enough for your bridemaids to do for you, or if you are going to a professional, will give them a good idea of the style you are after!

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The Braid...

With the classic braid making a rather undeniable return to the red carpet, we cannot ignore its place at the alter! Not only is it feminine and classic, but also extremely practical - keeping those annoying strands out of your eyes whilst offering the perfect grip for your veil! We say the braid may be a bride's best friend!


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A braid can be worn to suit any style, if you like it a bit boho then why not opt for a loose care-free braid and maybe even incorporate some real flowers? If you want to go with the casual 'I woke up like this' #flawless look then try a half-up half-down look. Perfect for scraping back your front locks to show off those dazzling earrings!


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If having your hair down is not your thing, why not use a braid to frame and shape your up-do? Add a bit of youth to the formal office bun!




















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It's not all about the long hair!


A braided up-do can be equally as flattering on short to medium lengths - check out this youtube tutorial by Milabu for a bit of DIY glam <3







The side bun...


Well this is simply princess-perfect! Gorgeous side bun again perfect for showing off those flashy earrings. Asymmetry is particularly fashionable at the moment both in hair and bridal dresses - so if you want to be totally stylish and up to date this may be the look for you!


However, it is your wedding day after all - jazz up this simple hairstyle with a bit of glitz and glamour - a simple headband or hair slide should do the trick nicely!


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Luckily for you, here at the Bridal Emporium we stock a stunning range of headwear to compliment this look, swing by our store to have a little try on!



Go for a dramatic vintage?


 If you are a fan of the sparkle but the asymmetric bun is not for you, why not go for drama? Push your embellished hair piece (elasticated ones work better!) towards the front of your head and pair with a moody smokey eye, bold lips and killer earrings. (Image source


 If 1920's vintage flapper is more your style, opt for a feather comb! You can go for a subtle grip to add a bit of interest to a simple up-do or if you're feeling daring go all out and make your hair your most prominent feature! Perfect accompaniment for a simple wedding dress <3


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Again - we've got you covered with this elegant medium sized vintage feather comb!














The oh-so-boho floral crown...














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 Whether you are going for the bohemian bride look or whether you just want a touch of floral to accentuate your summer wedding, flower crowns are so very much in style! The best bit is you can go as bold or as dainty as you like, and choose from a variety of colours to match your wedding theme!



If you are blessed with gorgeous Afro-Carribean hair - why not embrace exotic and bold colours? We feel you can get away with a lot more when you have a good bit of volume to your hair!


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We LOVE how simply you can co-ordinate with your bridesmaids and flower girls - flowers really do look good on everyone! (Image source:






Shannon and Claire-Amelia here having a little play with our gorgeous range of Amanda Moon headwear - available now in store at The Bridal Emporium! Swing by for a proper look at our full range!



Well, I do hope I've managed to provide a few of you with some inspiration and got you a bit excited about the latest trends! Do let us know how your hairstyling goes and as always, send us your pics! Ping us on any of our social media platforms!


Until next time,


Shannon x x x










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