Wedding hair can be as naff as the label suggests. Women tend to be blinded by insanity (or wedding shoots) and opt for hairstyles they would never normally choose. Whether you are the bride, bridesmaid or simply a guest you dont need to lose sight of your personal style just because its a big day.
I went to a friends wedding last weekend (yes, she and the bridesmaids had lovely hair) and I felt pressure. This wasnt just a Saturday night out it was a special occasion. Suddenly I was dreaming-up curly and fussy updos. I knew I needed help.
Thankfully, I was heading to LOreals Autumn/Winter Trends Presentation with backstage stylist Malcolm Edwards. He has a very cool approach to hair, happily using necklaces and bondage tape to decorate hairstyles. He advised I shouldnt wash my hair until the wedding day and just rinse it with water and a little conditioner to keep it smelling fresh, this would give my hair guts (I had two days until the wedding, I wouldnt advise using this technique for longer than that!). He then suggested I play with my hair, layering in products each day and seeing what I come up with, a bit like baking a cake (apparently).
On the day I still didnt know what look I was going for. Instead I just amused myself trying out different twists and effects until I ended up with a style.
I rinsed my hair with a Kerastase conditioner then left it to dry naturally. I added in my usual Kerastase and BB products (click here to find out more), then layered in a spritz of LOreal Professional Liss Control and Pli, noth £11.60. Pli is Malcolms favourite product as it adds volume and helps set the final style in place. I then decided on a half-up style with plaits scattered through the hair. This didnt look all that cool once I had finished so I picked up the ends and twisted them, pinning them at the back and adding in a couple more plaits for interest.
Malcolm taught me that you dont need to be too fixed in your ideas, just go with the flow and youll end up with a look that works on the day whether you're the guest, bride or bridesmaid.
Much more creative, much more cool.