Getting married this winter and still debating wearing your hair up or down? How about waves or curls? We spoke with four hair experts on how to wear your tresses for a winter wedding.
The Expert: Graziella Lembo, senior stylist at SalonCapri on Newbury Street
The Trend: Smooth Hollywood Waves
“For a winter bridal look, a jeweled comb or clip with ivory details, such as pearls, is a beautiful compliment to a long hairstyle. The comb used for this bridal look was attached to one side of the head to keep the bride’s hair out of her face and to add extra glam. When wearing hair down, smooth Hollywood waves (that appear as finger waves) are much more formal than leaving the hair straight or naturally wavy. The waves are created with individual pin curls – after letting them set, the strands are carefully brushed with a soft bristle brush or comb so they form continuous waves that look like they are all following the same up and down wave pattern. This particular bridal hairstyle works with many different wedding gown styles too.”
"When I think of a winter wedding, I picture an elegant and sleek look— something whimsical, yet romantic. Metallic and glittering headpieces are a must to finish the look."
The Expert: Gary Croteau, Artistic Director at GrettaCole
The Trend: Hair Jewelry
“The trends in weddings in general are moving away from tradition and toward a more personal expression of the individuals being married. Likewise, the hair requested for these weddings is similarly less traditional and more personal. Many women are getting married later in life, and as a result, fewer brides are looking for the ‘princess for a day’ look of tiaras and updos. Instead, they are looking for more elegant and sophisticated, but less contrived looks. More and more women are wearing their hair down in more flowing styles. A huge trend in wedding hair continues to be embellishment, essentially ‘jewelry for the hair’. This can come in the form of a bejeweled comb, clip, or headbands.”