Dreamy Summer Solstice Wedding Hair

 
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Summer is a magical time of year; that anticipated season of longer days, brighter sun and people saying, “I do’s!” In Canada, almost 70% of weddings take place in the Summer months between June and September, so today, the Summer solstice, marks not only the start of Summer, it also marks the start of wedding season!

No wedding dress is complete without the right hair to finish the look! As with all other trends, wedding hairstyles change with each passing year. (Just take a look at your mom's wedding photos!) What are the big trend in tresses for the 2019 wedding season?


Here are our predictions...

 

 

Royally-Inspired, No-Care Hair

In general, wedding hairstyles trends will move further away from fixed curls and a heavily sprayed look, to styles that are more natural and a bit undone. Meghan Markle and Prince Harry may have just celebrated their first anniversary, but a year later the Duchess of Sussex’s bridal style continues to influence and inspire trends. Taking cues from her look, low maintenance hairstyles are in; styles that are fit for royalty, but not in a conservative and super polished way. In 2019, royal no longer means traditional. Royal feels effortless, and classically chic. Messy but in a controlled way.

A relaxed and effortless look is perfect for a Summer wedding. Windswept locks, loose waves, face-framing tendrils, a classic pony; there are plenty of ways to tap into Summer’s relaxed spirt and embrace no-care hair.

 

Effortless Updos and Classic, Chic Buns

We will be seeing a lot more of the Royal Bride’s simple styling approach in 2019. The effortless updo associated with the Duchess of Sussex is perfectly undone hair; a low bun with centre part and soft tendrils framing the face. The spectrum of effortless updos is wide ranging however, and appeals to a variety of bridal looks.

Adding a bit of texture can make this look feel more relaxed or romantic without a lot of fuss. For a little more polish or sophistication, a clean bun with minimal volume is not overly finicky and allows the dress to shine. A loose chignon finished with an eye-catching accessory can elevate the effortless look to something remarkable. Think tiaras (we just can’t get away from all things royal!), headbands and bows.

 

Tousled, Soft Waves

Seen on the runways at Bridal Fashion week, this romantic style will definitely be seen walking down the aisle. As brides opt for more effortless looks, soft waves that don’t look like the bride spent hours getting ready will be huge in 2019. An added bonus with this style: the softness photographs beautifully.

For 2019 brides looking to replicate this 'do', we recommend that curls are left to set throughout the morning for a style that lasts the whole day. If the hair doesn’t hold curls well, you might consider adding hair extensions to give more volume and create a better hold. With this simple and effortless look, you can have a lot of fun with accessories. Add a unique touch, give hair more dimension and like the soft waves, they photograph beautifully!

 

Ponytails

Ponytails and Summer are a perfect pair. The beauty of a ponytail is it keeps the hair off your face in a sophisticated, yet simple and effortless way… and you can dance the night away without worrying about your hair! From high and messy to polished and low at the nape of the neck; there are countless variations of this popular style to suit each individual preference. Plus, a ponytail can elongate the silhouette and frame a range of wedding gowns beautifully. If a bride’s hair isn’t quite where it needs to be, by simply adding in strategic extensions, you can add the length and fullness needed to achieve the preferred look.

 

The Ultimate 2019 Bridal Trend: Be Yourself

The trending styles for 2019 are easy, loose and less traditional. They embrace a kind of messy-hair-don’t-care look that is effortlessly chic and low-maintenance, and they hold up beautifully in humid weather. But when it comes to deciding on a 'do’, a bride should reflect on how they typically style their hair on both a daily basis and for special occasions. If you never opt for hair up, chances are you will not feel like herself in an updo. If you find yourself consistently throwing your hair into a ponytail, choose a look that keeps hair off your face. A style that feels like you is key.

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