Ask The Expert – Bridal Hairstyles For Winter

Written by    Last updated: December 20, 2012

The winter season is a beautiful time to get married, with the early evenings, twinkly lights everywhere and general happiness and merriment all around!  The winter bride has so many lovely options, with pretty fur shrugs, sparkly accessories and she can get away with bolder make up and hairstyles to match!

Bridal Hair by Camilla J Collins

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With the colder months not being quite so kind to our hair it is important to give it a little extra TLC to keep our locks in good condition, and my tips for best winter care for your hair will help you do this!

Bridal Hair by Camilla J Collins

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While the summer bridal hairstyle lends itself to soft waves styled half up-half down or in flirty loose buns, the winter allows the style to be more bold and dramatic. Although vintage styles are very popular all year round, they are especially perfect for winter brides who can make a bit more of a statement with their accessories. While delicate pins of diamantes and pearls were preferred in the summer, bolder accessories can be used such as jewels, feathers and even fabrics to create a lovely statement headpiece.

Bridal Hair by Camilla J Collins

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Up-dos are perfect for the winter! They keep your locks out the way from the cold winds and neatly tucked into a gorgeous style that won’t budge throughout the day. There are so many options with up-dos, whether it’s a classic ballerina bun, 40’s victory roll or even a high fashioned teased beehive - your hair can be transformed into a real statement of elegance. If you’d like something a little more understated there are plenty of options here too, with simple chignons and pretty but elegant side styles which keep your hair up and neat but make it look soft and romantic at the same time.

Bridal Hair by Camilla J Collins

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If there is a particular style you like but think it’s perhaps too severe for your big day, you can always ask your stylist to “soften” a particular style so that it has a bit more movement to it and feels a little more comfortable. With plaits being a very popular theme for summer styles they can be carried through to the winter bride too with a gorgeous plaited halo style – perfect for an angelic bride!

Bridal Hair Accessories

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The winter is all about rich colours and sparkle so don’t be afraid to experiment with fascinators, tiaras and statement pieces, they will compliment your updo beautifully and are perfectly suited to the festive period!

Camilla J Collins is a professional make up artist and hair stylist covering London and its surrounding areas. She offers a make up and hair design service for weddings, special occasions, fashion and editorial as well as to the TV and Film Industries.

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Camilla J Collins
Camilla J Collins is a professional makeup artist and hair stylist covering London and its surrounding areas. She offers a makeup and hair design service for weddings, special occasions, fashion and editorial as well as TV and Film Industries. Highly trained in London in all aspects of makeup application and hair styling, she's helped thousands of grateful brides with her artistry and advice.

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