Wedding hair has never been more creative – with intricate looks that incorporate soft curls, tumbling waves and flowers. Words by Stuart Oseland.

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Soft curls work for almost every bride – they give a flattering look that can take the hair away from the face so it stays in style all day long and through the evening. First of all I would use Kevin Murphy Anti.Gravity (£18, kevinmurphystore.com) which is an oil-free volumiser and texturiser and apply to the roots. I massage this product in like a shampoo then dry the hair upside down for maximum body. I sometimes even pop on some dry shampoo to the roots to give the hair even more shape, height and bounce. Heated rollers are a simple and easy way to style your own hair. To create a soft natural look, pop a scarf on to hold the heat in and don’t touch the curls or take rollers out until the hair has cooled right down.

You should always use a hair shine spray – Clynol Shine Spray (clynol.com) is my favourite. If you want an easy, effective up-do, pop your hair into a side ponytail, curl the hair in sections then just take pieces up randomly until it’s all up. The ponytail will stay firmly in place all day. Alternatively, you make two or three ponytails, curl the hair then pin those up to create a different look. Visit your local craft market or haberdashery to find sparkly and pearly bits and bobs that you could use in your hair to create something beautiful. I used flowers in the shoot – I went big and bold with these girls because it worked with the dresses and the styling (with make-up to match) but you should always be led by your dress. Simple and sophisticated normally requires the same with hair…

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Hair: Stuart Oseland – stuartoseland@icloud.com
Make-up:
Rebecca Jayne
Dresses:
Cheadle Bride
Photography:
Ioan and Nicola

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