Show Off Your Wedding Gown Neckline with These Hairstyles
Whether it’s high lace or a beaded scoop, the neckline of your gown needs to be seen. When there’s no place for loose locks, Lawrence Hamilton of Patrice Vinci Salon gives us these four hairstyles to show off your wedding gown aesthetic.
“The hair should carry a statement of the dress but more importantly it’s about the beautiful bride,” he says. “The hair, neckline and dress trifecta is always a strong consideration for any bride and must, above all else, be wearable for not only the ceremony but for dancing on a very special day.”
Inspired by the ’20s but updated for a modern feel, this style works with loose waves swept to the side. It lends itself to a vintage dress as well as a sleek, modern style with romantic, soft hair. Start by creating a deep part on the side of the hair, and then section the hair into four. With the largest front section, use a one-inch barrel curling iron to create soft curls (repeat for all sections). Hair is put into pin curls as it cools to create soft waves. The hair framing the face is pinned in a loose S-wave, mimicking a traditional finger wave. The rest of the hair is side swept and pinned to highlight the loose waves.
Hair is styled into loose finger waves to frame the bride’s face while the remaining hair is gathered into a loose bun on the nape of the neck. The hair is curled using a curling wand to give the effect of soft, falling waves. The intention is to create a hint of soft elegance while giving it a textured finish. Parting the hair in one-inch sections, use a wand to create soft curls. Separate the curls to create body. Loosely pin the hair up and back. Backcomb the hair at the crown to enhance volume. Lastly, pull a couple strands of hair to frame the face.
The curls are intentional and pinned to create a clean, regal look. Though soft in appearance, this style offers a structured, elegant presentation. Parting the hair in one-inch sections, use a wand to create loose curls. Separate the curls to create body. Part the hair into two sections, front and back. The back portion is put into a ponytail at the nape of the neck, while the crown of the hair is backcombed to create volume. The hair on the side is twisted and pinned to the back. The twists are manipulated and loosened to create texture. Lastly, all the hair is carefully pinned at the nape in structured form.
A sleek, modern take on traditional style, this look effortlessly transitions to a high, voluminous bun. The back and sides remain sleek to draw attention to cheek bones and neckline. Parting the hair in one-inch sections, use a wand to create loose curls. Separate a small section at the front of the head (this will be used later to frame the face). Next, sweep all the hair into a loose mid ponytail. Pin the ponytail to the crown of the head to create a voluminous bun. Lastly, side sweep the front section and pin to the bun. The hair should remain loose as it is folded to create a modern bun.
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