Beautiful Bridal Hair Ideas!

Beautiful Hairstyles for Brides & Bridesmaids at McGills Hairdressing in Edinburgh

bridal hairstyles at McGills hairdressing salon in Edinburgh

Are you going to be a bride in 2023? If so, now is the perfect time to start planning your bridal hairstyle! Are you not sure which wedding hairstyle will suit you, or which style will work for your bridesmaids and flower girls? Perhaps you're not even sure where to start with planning your look or how to book?

We've created a simple guide to popular wedding hairstyles for brides and answer some of the most commonly asked questions, brought to you by the wedding hair specialists at McGills Hairdressing in Edinburgh.

How Do I Choose a Wedding Hairstyle?

It is essential that your bridal hairstyle compliments your personal style, wedding dress and any themes you have in mind for your wedding day.

If you're planning an outdoor, relaxed wedding with a lighter wedding dress, then a more bohemian hairstyle such as loose waves could work for you. If your wedding is more formal, a structured, smoother hairstyle such as an elegant chignon would complement your wedding dress and theme. 

Should I Wear My Hair Up At My Wedding?

There are no rules to whether you wear your hair up or down at your wedding, it depends on your bridal gown and your personal preference.

If you're looking for a low maintenance bridal hairstyle that will stay in place from day to night, ask your McGills stylist for a bridal upstyle.

Loose wedding hairstyles such as tumbling waves can look stunning, but in warm summer weather your curls can lose their shape, so it is important to factor in the weather into your bridal hairstyle plans. Our wedding hair experts can even find a stylish half up/half down wedding hairstyle to suit you. 

Should I Wear A Tiara or Veil For My Wedding?

Wearing a tiara or a veil is a personal choice for a bride, and they do not always suit the hairstyle, choice of dress or wedding theme. A dramatic length veil can look stunning with an elegant upstyle but may not work with an over the shoulder hairstyle. 

If you're unsure about wearing a tiara or veil, why not try a jewelled comb with a shorter veil piece in your bridal hairstyle? Many modern brides have also taken to wearing vintage jewelled head peices and even hats to complete their wedding look. 

Upstyles for Brides and Bridesmaids

Upstyles continue to be the most popular choice for many brides. Classic upstyles such as french twists, elegant chignons, and sophisticated bridal buns for brides & bridesmaids are the most popular, although the latest trends include more relaxed, romantic bridal upstyles with gentle tendrils framing the face. 

Braided Bridal Hairstyles

Bridal hairstyles with plaits, braids or twists are a popular hairstyle amongst brides and their wedding party. Depending on your wedding dress, you may consider having a braided halo, a French braid or a romantic curly updo with floral hair accessories. Chunky braids or fishtail plaits are also a popular and low maintenance hairstyle for younger bridesmaids and flower girls.

Curly Bridal Hairstyles 

Soft waves and curly bridal hairstyles remain a charming and popular look with brides, whether left loose or incorporated into a bridal upstyle. You may wish to add hair accessories or a veil to your hairstyle, or opt for a half up half down wavy look. When it comes to your bridal party, consider a simple wavy hairstyle with gentle curls cascading down their backs or swept over a shoulder.  

Can You Style Bridesmaids and Flower Girls Too?

Of course! We can create beautiful hairstyles for bridesmaids, flower girls, mother of the brides and even the Groom! Our team of wedding hairdressing experts can cater to everyone in your wedding party and, subject to your needs, can host you all in the salon in the morning or we can travel to the venue of your choice (travel distance allowing). 

How Do I Book a Bridal Hair Consultation?

If you're ready to choose your dream wedding hairstyle book in with the experts at McGills Hairdressing in Edinburgh. We would recommend that you visit us for your consultation for your hair only, of course you may bring a friend for advice, but we do ask that numbers are limited as too many opinions can cause confusion!

Once we've decided on your look, then we can book in for a bridal hair trial and at this point can organise bridesmaid hairstyles. Your bridesmaid's hairstyles should complement your own and not detract from your look - it's your big day after all!

At your consultation we will discuss your needs and offer a bridal hairstyle quotation to work for you. We can even create a tailored package to include your bridal party (and your soon to be spouse!).

To book, please call us on 0131 228 8882 to arrange your bridal hairstyle consultation. 

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