These three 'dos are perfect for your wedding day - and here top hairdresser Martin Crean reveals how you can get the look!
The modern updo
This is a modern take on a classic beehive. Blow-dry the hair, apply a small amount of shine serum to the palms of your hands and run through the hair. Section off the front section. Tie the hair at the back into a ponytail and secure a small pad onto the head using kirby grips.
Take a small section of the hair at a time and wrap over the pad, pinning in place until it is completely disguised. Take the front section, sweep to one side and back comb into a slight quiff shape. Pin behind one ear and secure the headpiece in place.
The curly half-chignon
The key to this look is volume so blow dry the hair using a round barrel brush to create lift at the roots. Spritz the hair with heat defence spray to protect the hair against heat damage. Take a small section of the hair at the front and curl towards the back of the head and pin in place. Do the same with a section on the crown of the head. These sections can be left to set whilst you work on the rest of the hair.
Taking a small section at a time from the sides and back, wrap the hair around the hair straighteners to form a curl. Repeat until all the hair is curled. Remove the pins holding the curls at the front and backcomb the crown area to create height. Pin this section back, finish with a fine mist of hair spray to set and secure the veil in place.
The edgy alternative
This look has a really contemporary feel, with inspiration taken from the Mohawk shape for an edgy alternative bridal look. Start by sectioning the top section of the hair. Start at the crown and backcomb the hair to create height. Take it section by section, moving towards the front of the head, backcombing each section.
Run hair straighteners through the side sections to create a real contrast in texture to the backcombed top section. Pin the side sections back. Smooth the top section back and pin in place. Gently tease the hair with your fingers to loosen a little more a more relaxed look and attach the veil to finish.
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