Winter Wedding Hairstyle Inspiration

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Hair Inspiration for Winter Brides at McGills Hairdressing Salon in Edinburgh

At McGills Hairdressing Salon in Edinburgh, we have the skills to create stunning bridal hairstyles for every season. We know that summer weddings are the most popular, with lots of greenery, country gardens or tropical destination weddings, but we find winter weddings exceptionally dreamy. 

A white wedding dress pairs perfectly with crisp leaves and fallen snow. Brides who choose to have a winter wedding are in luck when it comes to deciding on their bridal hairstyle; the cooler weather helps extend the life of your hairstyle, so you can go from ceremony to carriages without your style falling flat. 

Winter weddings are a great opportunity to go big and bold with a statement bridal hairstyle. Whilst the cooler temperatures may preserve an intricate upstyle or romantic curls, you do need to bear in mind the volatility of the weather at this time of the year.  

Fear not, wintry brides-to-be, there are numerous wedding hairstyles that can stand up to the elements and leave you looking fabulous on your big day. Ready to get inspired for your winter wedding? Here are some of our favourite winter wedding hairstyles...

Polished Bridal Upstyles

Simplicity speaks volumes. With heavier material for winter wedding dresses, cosy wraps and more bling on show at winter weddings, a sleek and sophisticated upstyle may be the perfect choice for your wedding hairstyle.

Updos are a popular bridal hairstyle year-round, but winter brides, in particular, prefer the style because you can wear a coat without ruining your hair. A chic updo is also a popular choice during the colder months as it won't drop or be ruined by blustery winds.

Bridal Ponytails for Winter

We love a bright-eyed, and bushy-tailed bride. The high ponytail is one of the most requested winter wedding looks as it is so simple, yet can add so much sophistication, it can be sleek and smooth or full and wavy. The ponytail is also almost bulletproof when it comes to the unpredictable wintry weather. Your McGills wedding specialist can use the highest quality styling products to ensure you have no flyaway hairs and that your pony stays in place throughout the day.


Hollywood Waves for Brides

Inject some Hollywood glamour into your winter wedding with some screen siren inspired waves. Hollywood waves look sensational when paired with a sumptuous wrap plus the waves are unlikely to drop as quickly in the winter due to the cooler temperatures.  

Opulent Bridal Hair Accessories

Winter weddings are all about opulence so there's no better time to become a glittering Ice Queen. The heavier materials of the wedding outfits create a perfect backdrop for added glam. Choose from deep jewel tones silk ribbons, crushed velvets and stunning pearl hair accessories. Floral bridal hair accessories can also be used in winter, with stunning red roses a popular floral crown choice for winter brides. 

Let's Not Forget the Groom!

Not only can we provide amazing wedding hairstyles for the brides and bridesmaids, but we can cater to the men of the wedding too! Whether it's just you coming alone as the groom, your groomsmen or a trip with any pageboys before the big day, we're here to help!

From fresh fades to men's hair colouring services, we can make you look and feel great at your winter wedding.

Should I Wear My Hair Up or Down at my Winter Wedding?

There are a wide range of upstyles of free flowing hair ideas for a winter wedding and the team at McGills can offer advice on what would work best for you, your hair and your outfit. It ultimately depends on the type of celebration you are hosting, the neckline and silhouette of the dress, and what you feel the most fabulous wearing.

Can You Style my Younger Bridesmaids?

Of course! We look after brides, bridesmaids, grooms and younger bridal party members. For a winter wedding we may recommend simple upstyles for younger bridesmaids as the style is more likely to stay put throughout the day, but we can discuss this with you in more detail at your bridal consultation.

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. Once we've decided on your look, then we can book in for a bridal hair trial and can organise bridesmaid hairstyles. 

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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