So you think you want to go a little vintage with bridal style, huh? Well, we love a bit of vintage inspiration here at Perfect Day, but what we love more is when brides-to-be take the style from top to toe in homage to the past. As such, we’ve been thinking about vintage wedding hair and vintage-inspired bridal hairstyles.
With this year’s release of The Great Gatsby and the ever increasing popularity of Downton Abbey, it’s safe to say that there’s been a lot of talk about the hair-dos of the roaring twenties recently. Whether you’re the kind of girl who likes the strict geometry of a flapper bob in the style of Louise Brooks, or prefer a softer marcel wave, there’s plenty to feast your eyes on with the glamazons of the 1920s as your style icons.
Many a hairdresser will tell you that the key to creating a vintage wedding hairstyle is to have a remarkable headpiece and we won’t disagree with them! You may have an heirloom item that has been passed down through the generations of your family that would perfectly fit the bill, but don’t worry if not – there are a lot of very lovely accessories out there for you to choose from. Whether you choose a dazzling hair comb, a Grecian inspired headband or a daring forehead band, your choice of accessory is sure to help create a magical look.
Of course, vintage wedding hair doesn’t have to rely purely on the glitz and glamour of a headpiece; nature’s accessories are just as lovely. Take a look at how Audrey Hepburn simply dotted her hair with the sweetest of roses for chic simplicity. Alternatively, for those with a more boho spirit, you might like to take inspiration from Liz Taylor’s swinging ponytail threaded with blooms that eventually created a floral crown upon her head.
We also love the idea of a big old bouff, because what better way is there to make a style statement than with gloriously massive hair? Priscilla Presley had got it going on with a giant behave and loose locks, which is both wonderfully rock ‘n roll whilst at the same time suggesting a casual elegance.
The key to exquisite vintage inspired wedding hairdos has to be in the execution, though – think smooth, sleek and entirely pristine. Low side buns and delicate chignons from the nape of the neck always scream vintage glamour as far as we’re concerned. With enough grips, pins and hairspray you’ll be well on your way to your finished vintage bridal look in no time!