What’s Hot In Wedding Hair, By The Duchess of Cambridge’s Wedding Hairstylist

Kate Middleton Wedding Hair 2011

by Rebecca Cox |
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If you’re currently planning your wedding hairstyle with attention to detail that your tousled tresses have never experienced before, we have some help on hand. The brilliant Richard Ward, who did actual Kate Middleton’s actual wedding hair, has kindly talked us through what’s new (old, borrowed, blue) in bridal hair for 2016. This man has all the answers. Thanks Richard.

GRAZIA: What are the current most popular styles for weddings?

RICHARD WARD: Styles that are more undone, modern and not too over-dressed – think pretty braids, low-slung chignons and loose waves. Hair accessories like flowers and small tiaras are also really popular, especially when changing it up for the evening.

G: How should brides decide whether to do their own hair or get it done by a stylist?

**RW: **The bride needs to choose her style and then decide whether it’s something she can achieve herself or not. If it’s a simple or straightforward style she may be able to do it, but if it’s within your budget, see a stylist – and make sure you have a trial run first!

G: Thousands of brides still ask for the Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding style – how did you create her look?

**RW: **With any bridal hairstyle, lots of things have to be taken in to consideration – the dress, venue, weather, time frame etc. Bridal hair should always be a collaboration between the hairdresser and the bride – and a practice run is essential.

G: Who would this look work well for?

**RW: **This look works really well for brides with long hair, because it’s got an element of sophistication and softness, without the severity of hair that’s completely pinned up and off the face.

G: What’s the secret to making sure your wedding hairstyle looks great all day?

**RW: **Good planning is the secret – come up with a style that takes into account the whole day! For example if you’re wearing your hair totally down, curls will eventually drop - that’s one reason why lots of brides opt to wear their hair up, because it won’t budge all day.


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