We’ve got Anna Baker, the Head of Bridal at Errol Douglas Salon, to pick our her top 5 wedding hair predictions for 2015 hot off the catwalks, to make sure you brides keep on top of what’s hot and what’s not… Over to you, Anna!

Embellished chignons

Monique L’hullier new season catwalk shows showed this trend beautifully. Polished, petite chignons were decorated with large, intricate accessories sitting flush to the head and placed offset to the small bun around its shape or to the front of the temple. The look is fuss-free elegance.

Keep the hair clean and fresh with natural gloss and set the bun at a medium to low height below your crown. A spritz of shine spray will be all you need to refine this look.

Gown trends that work best with this feature the 2015 favourite of a high-collar neckline as seen at Maggie Sottero, as they allow the full structure of the dress to take centre stage, and gives a chic elegance to such detail.


Pretty ponytails

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Oscar De La Renta worked the classic ponytail with delicate bejewelled headbands set across the top. Glossy blow dried hair will be set into a pony level with natural lines of your cheekbones for face flattering position, and let the tail remain polished and bouncy or ruffled up for modern texture.

Ideally worn without a veil, this touches on previous trends with tiaras, but as the accessories now sit tighter to the head in a single or double row, the classic simplicity of the ponytail is worked to its best.

Gown trends at Oscar De La Renta featured the new line of off-the-shoulder tailoring. The ponytail complements this look giving it that classic, sexy-yet-sophisticated look.


Cascading lengths

Long hair has really returned and features heavily in new season trends, worn with spiral waves or a full bouncy texture tumbling over the shoulders.

A precise cut shape worn with layers for movement is key to creating this look and as this makes a hair statement itself, no accessories are required.

Look to new season Vera Wang or Reem Aqua full-skirted gowns and allow the volume of this dress shape to be balanced with powerful hair.


Alternative accessorising

Carolina Herrera 2015 collections showed this new trend at its best. Brides who are looking for fresh accessories in their hair can be inventive with stunning pearl necklaces interwoven through updos, as seen on this catwalk, to create a unique and classy style.

Family heirlooms are a personal touch, and can work as your ‘something old’ – pin them in around chignons or along the lines of an elegant French plait to secure.

The bridal team at Errol Douglas love Alexandre De Paris for vintage-inspired finds.


Minimal elegance

Amsale runway gowns stood out with lean silhouettes and clean, plain fabrics – a perfect balance to the embellished and colour toned gowns seen elsewhere.

To compliment this style’s simplicity, the catwalk models’ hair was pinned up with a sharp side parting swept round, whilst the overall texture has freshly blow dried polish with little product applied.

Fresh is the key word for this look and typical European hair textures that are fine with delicate shine suit this best!


For more hair ideas, head to our Wedding Hair section! Or if you’re looking for the vital accessories, why not check out some of our favourites, of the vintage variety?