Alternate Up Styling

— Bridesmaids Hair Trends

Alternate Up Styling
Alternate Up Styling

Bridesmaid hair is one of those tricky areas of wedding style that can be as fraught with fashion faux-pas as the dresses themselves. Bordering on bland or identically matching at best, or stuck in a slightly dated time-warp at worst, we've seen otherwise beautiful bridal parties come undone with truly dated hair. Just as we urge brides to look to the world of fashion and recent runways for cues in bridesmaids gowns, adopting a 'cohesive collection' approach to styling (rather than a cloned look!), take a similar view to hair, allowing bridesmaids the freedom to choose something cohesive, yet true to their face shape, hair type and gown neckline. 

Popular for good reason, the classicism of an up do for bridesmaids look chic, polished and create a naturally pulled together look, helping to effortlessly tie a bridal party into beautiful cohesion. For polished looks, we love the update to a simple bun at the nape of neck, knotted or wound into a sleek plait. If your heart is set on matching, the twisted topknots seen recently at Isabel Marant, look infinitely chic and more contemporary than a traditionally polished 'bridesmaids bun'. Follow suit by pairing with a long drop earring for instant, easy elegance and an elongated necklines.

Adopting a wilder, more bohemian approach, update the classicism of a braid, topknot, chignon or simple bun with textural styling, hair drawn up effortlessly and imperfectly for a new take on a more traditional look. Slightly messy and undone looking, there's an elegance to the wispy, ethereal runway inspired styling of these wilder new takes on timelessly classic styles. 

Find a selection of our handpicked, recommended hair stylists in LANE brands, to best re-create these looks for your bridal party, or self. 

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