French women have an amazing sense of style when it comes to fashion, makeup and hair, don’t they? If you fancy looking as stylish, chic and sophisticated, then why not try out these stunning French hair up dos for that extra wow factor?
The Chignon Bun: A simple classic chic bun hairstyle which oozes demure elegance. The chignon is best suited to long or medium length hair. The chignon bun can be worn at the crown, nape or the side, so therefore complementing most face shapes. For those of you with shorter hair, you need not be disappointed as there are so any fabulous bun clip-ins available. Try Balmain’s ready to wear collection they have a selection of fabulous bun pieces in many colours.
The French Pleat: This lovely hairstyle is also known as a French roll. It is a classic look that goes back to the 1940s. The French pleat is a vertical roll of hair, worn at the back of the head. It is suitable for long hair but can be achieved with mid-length hair. The French pleat suits ladies of all ages. The wonderful fold of hair is so neat and sophisticated, and this fabulous hairstyle can be worn with height at the top, messy and textured for a more fashion forward look or simply clean and tidy with high shine for a more structured formal style.
The French Braid: The French braid has always been a favourite hairstyle for many of us ladies. It’s such a versatile hairstyle that can be worn day and night! This three-stranded braid can be very practical and dressy. Whether you’re going to work, playing sports or going out for the evening. The French braid can be worn in so many ways. You can adapt long curls into a girl next door look by adding a French braid at the hairline. If you care for a more sophisticated look, try introducing a French braid into a loose curly bun. For a romantic evening style try a braid encircling the head known as a milkmaid braid or a crown braid.
Current trends range from chic buns, low-slung ponies, rock ‘n’ roll waves and sixties beehives.
The 1960’s messy beehive has always been a favourite of mine and many of my brides have opted for this fabulous look. Beehives ooze style and elegance that creates extra volume on top giving the illusion of height. Beehives can be adapted to suit lots of different hair textures and face shapes.
Points to watch when choosing your beehive bridal hairstyle;
A round face may better suit more height with foreheads showing to elongate the face.
An oval face may better suit a slightly lower beehive but be sure to wear a fringe whether its a full one or sweeping.
A square face may better suit a more undone beehive with strands of hair gently falling out to soften features.
A heart shaped face would suit most heights and textured beehives but is best suited with a sweeping fringe.
If beehives aren’t your thing then try wearing a low bun adorned with a intricately jewelled skull cap that sits asymmetrically on the side of the head. Check out the amazing Gillion Millions collection.
High shine low slung ponytails with deep side partings look great for a simple but fresh bridal look too. Add a lace or pearl forehead wrap to compliment the look.
If you feel more comfortable with your hair down, try rock and roll waves with a centre parting this look is effortless and soft, try adding a romantic Juliet cap veil to really set this hairstyle off.
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Louisa came to me asking ” Can you do vintage hair?” – “I love Vintage” I Replied!
So there we have it, a match made in heaven!
After a fab consultation and Dita Von Teese as our muse, we came up with Louisa’s creation.
Louisa has naturally very fine, short layered hair so this was going to be a challenge!
So……. with a little help from some clip-in extensions, tongs, soft bristle brush and plenty or Elnett hair spray ‘viola’ Louisa was transformed into a vintage goddess!
I achieved Louisa’s look by using the old fashioned technique of creating Marcel waves!
The fantastic photographer Steve Fuller really captured Lou’s and Adam’s special day in a breath taking way!
It is an absolute pleasure being a part of so many beautiful brides’ wedding days – the whole process of me meeting the bride and designing the hair style, to the trial and doing the ‘do’ on the day is all worth the energy and effort once I see them ready to commit to their future husbands.
My lovely client and friend Carly was in this very position on Friday 20th July 2012, here she is in the process of me doing her hair and her becoming a stunning bride.
Carly getting ready for her big day
Having finishing touches!
Carly wanted a soft and full volume updo. Her hair is bob length so being the hairy godmother I am, I yet again worked my magic using lots of extra hair! I also encouraged Carly to purchase a fantastic Jenny Packham head piece. I just love a Jenny Packman creation! Her pieces are exquisite! These can be purchased online or at Teokath in Canterbury.
After waiting patiently, Carly was transformed into one sexy, hot bride! Ready to strut her stuff down the aisle of commitment…