Radical retro: vintage wedding hair inspiration

As summer approaches, the wedding season is getting into full swing. One of the main issues for brides-to-be is the question of how to wear their hair. Here is a look at some retro hair styles that are perfect for a wedding.

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Before you agree to having your wedding hair done by a particular stylist or salon such as a Gloucester Hairdressers, it is important to have a wedding hair trial to ensure that you will be happy with the end result. Keep in mind that according to Glamour magazine, some wedding hair trials can costs as much as having your hair done on the day itself, so it is worth shopping around to get some prices before you commit to anything.

Recent retro

Retro doesn’t necessarily mean many years ago. In fact, styles from the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s can provide great retro inspiration for your wedding day hair. Styles from the ‘60s and ‘70s include the popular beehive style, which could incorporate a head band (which is useful if you are having a veil), and hair that has been put up and accessorised using flowers, combs and plaits for some bohemian glamour. If you want some ‘50s glamour, putting your hair up and incorporating a birdcage veil is the way to go.

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Taking a step further back in time

Of course, retro can also mean taking ideas from styles much further back in time. Hair styled in a low chignon at the back is both timeless and elegant and takes its inspiration from the Victorian era, while hair accessories such as slides, feathers and hairbands perfectly emulate the glamour of the 1920s. If you want to look like a movie star, rolling the hair into styles such as those used by Hollywood stars of the ‘40s and ‘50s is a great way to take retro to a new level.

If you haven’t yet made the final decision on how to wear your wedding hair, look for a salon and stylist you are happy with and talk to them about your ideas. Hopefully, they can make your ideal hair become a reality.

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