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Elegant wedding hair – ideas and inspiration for shoulder length, long or fine hair

In this post we are providing beautiful hairstyle inspiration for all future brides.

Our team at our Wolverhampton hairdressers is full of creativity, so we have brought together our favourite styles for a huge range of hair types.

Whether you have short, long, medium length or fine hair, we have included some elegant inspiration for everyone.

In this article find modern ideas and some vintage inspiration from the 40s, 50s and 60s.

We also want to make sure brides are comfortable and confident on their big day, so we’ve included some important considerations that you may not have thought about.

Use the contents section below to navigate through this guide…

  1. Should I have my hair up or down?
  2. Inspiring styles for fine hair
  3. Beautiful inspiration for shoulder length hair
  4. Wedding ideas for long hair
  5. Vintage inspiration from the 40s, 50s and 60s
  6. Booking your trial

Should I have my hair up or down for a wedding?

This is often the biggest question a bride to be may ask when finding inspiration for hairstyles…

‘Should I have it up or down?’

There are so many styles to choose from, this can seem like an impossible decision. But, at k2 we’re here to help, so here’s a couple of things to think about when trying to decide…

What is going to compliment your dress?

This can easily help you decide which style to go for. If your dress has lots of intricate detail on the shoulders or décolletage, then an updo would be perfect to show off this beautiful design.

Or perhaps if you have a simple dress, you may want to have your hair down with big curls and accessories to make this the statement of your look.

beautiful wedding hair down curly

Have a think about practicality…

This is often an aspect of decision making that may be further down the list when deciding on your wedding hairstyle.

But, a style that isn’t practical and will just fall in your face and irritate you all day may have a hinderance on how much you enjoy your wedding.

If you’re someone who doesn’t want to check on their hair and just have it stay out of the way all day, an updo is probably the ideal style for you.

A classic updo can look elegant, sophisticated and is a highly practical option as it will stay in place and out of your face all day.

elegant hair updo for wedding

Are you going to feel comfortable?

When browsing styling inspiration and imagining how it would look on you, try asking yourself ‘will I feel comfortable with this hairstyle?’

Not only “will it feel physically comfortable and not get in the way, but also will you feel confident with this style?”

If it is something you like but doesn’t express your personal style or feel like you, then it might feel uncomfortable and end up not being what you’re looking for.

Our team of creative professionals at k2 will create a wedding hairstyle that expresses your personality, so you will feel confident and comfortable on your special day.

best bridal hair for me

Still can’t decide? Try a half up half down wedding hairstyle…

If you’re still undecided between an up or down style, why not try a half up half down look?

It is a beautiful way to pin pieces back, so they are off your face, but also have some hair down for an elegant look.

A half up half down look can incorporate many other styles, such as curls, braids, plaits, twists and other modern techniques.

Many of our brides request half up half down styles and it seems to be the most popular look at the moment, and with the beautiful results it creates, it’s not hard to see why!

half up half down wedding hair

Inspiring wedding hairstyles for fine hair

At k2, our team of professionals work with you to create your perfect style and accentuate your best features. In your consultation we will discuss what you want your look to express and what parts you’d like a little help with.

Many of our customers look for ways to add fullness and volume to their hair, and there are plenty of ways to do this through styling.

The expert techniques we use such as different types of curling, waving, braiding and plaiting are just examples of how we can add volume.

Or, if you want a special look for your big day, our range of hair extension services could be the perfect solution.

We only use the highest quality 100% remy virgin hair to create a natural, seamless look.

Get in touch today to find out how hair extensions can work for your special day.

wedding hairstyles for fine hair

Beautiful wedding hair for shoulder length hair

A shorter length doesn’t limit you when it comes to finding a beautiful wedding style. It is just about finding the right inspiration and creating unique ideas.

Whether you have a bob or shoulder length hair, there are plenty of options for you, including choosing to have it up or down.

Pin back one side to create a delicate look

For a classic and effortless look, add some big loose waves to your shoulder length locks and pin one side back.

This is a simple style that creates a big impact and suits so many brides and their dresses. Customise this style by trying different hair accessories, such as flowers, jewels, or other decorative pieces.

wedding hairstyles for short hair

Upgrade a half up half down style with a braid

A half up half down style is also perfect for shoulder length hair. Add some volume with curls and beautiful detail with a simple braid or twist.

There are so many ways to style this half up half down for you wedding look, and it looks so elegant with shoulder length hair.

short hair half up half down

Add some waves and keep it loose for a chic, effortless style

Sometimes less is more and the simplest creations can have the biggest impact.

A tousled bob looks chic, stylish and effortless. It is the perfect way to achieve a relaxed boho style, whilst maintaining an elegant feel.

Top this style off with a beautiful flower crown or headpiece to add something special.

Wedding ideas for long hair

There are so many options for long hair that sometimes the biggest challenge is making a decision. Whatever look you’re going for, our creative team at k2 will guide you through the best wedding styles that will suit your long hair.

Here’s some long hair inspiration for a bride to be…

Braid it your way…

Braids can be used in so many different ways to create a huge range of looks. They work perfectly with longer lengths and there’s countless options to choose from.

With braids, you can go from a clean, sophisticated style to a more messy, relaxed and boho-chic look.

For those wanting a more classic look, our stylists can keep the braid clean, tight and perfectly styled. Or, if you want a more relaxed look, pieces of hair can be pulled out and tousled for a chic, beachy look.

braid wedding hairstyle

Beautiful waterfall hairstyle for long hair…

A waterfall style is an elegant look that is flattering, delicate and intricate. Pieces of hair are intertwined and threaded through each other to give an outstanding effect.

Whether you opt for neat, tight curls or big, loose waves, a waterfall style is the perfect way to keep hair out of your face whilst still having some beautiful curls down.

waterfall wedding hairstyle long hair

Sweep long hair back into an elegant bun

A bun is a beautiful wedding style for long hair. It is practical and convenient as it stays out of your face and you won’t have to worry about it throughout the day, but it also looks a classic style that looks elegant on anyone.

There are so many ways to customise a bun depending on the kind of look your going for. Messy, undone buns are becoming very popular for bridal styles to achieve a more relaxed look.

Or, keep it simple with a neat, swept back look and a simple braid.

long hair wedding inspiration

Beautiful vintage wedding hair inspiration from the 40s, 50s and 60s…

Vintage hair is back in fashion in a big way! So many brides are looking back through the decades to find their inspiration, and we think it’s a great idea.

There are so many beautiful wedding ideas when looking through some vintage inspiration, and we’ve picked out our favourites from the 40s, 50s and 60s…

40s style wedding hair – timeless victory roles

Roles and waves were the core element of most styles in the 1940s. Curls and waves were soft, elegant and usually pinned back.

Victory roles were a staple for the 1940s, and we love this modern take on the style…

40s style wedding hair

50s wedding hair inspiration – the perfect pin up look

Moving to the 50s, the era of the iconic pin up look. Whether you’re having a completely retro- themed event or just adding a touch of pin up to your wedding, the 50s is the perfect decade to take inspiration from.

When going for a 50s bridal look, its all about big defined curls and strategically pinning hair back to create a unique look.

50s wedding hair

60s wedding hair ideas – beautiful chignons and beehives

The 1960s; the decade of volume!

From huge beehives to extravagant chignons, there is plenty of inspiration for those brides who are looking for a dramatic style.

A lot of hairspray and teasing goes into the famous 60s beehives and chignons, but if you’re looking for something a little more understated, this half up half down style is the perfect way to bring some 60s grooviness to your wedding look…

60s wedding hair

Book your wedding trial in Wolverhampton today to find the perfect bridal hairstyle…

To achieve the perfect look for your big day, we always recommend booking a trial appointment. We will try different options until we find the perfect style for you.

Just simply bring along some inspiration images and any accessories you’d like to incorporate, and our creative hairdressers will style some options for you.

Call our Perton or Codsall salon today to book a wedding trial appointment.

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