Here comes the bride

You are so far down those wedding plans, embroiled in guest lists and picking your wedding list, but have you got that perfect hairstyle pinned down?   Our Super Stylists share tips to getting the perfect ‘I do’ hair and some of their beautiful bridal work for your wedding goals Pinterest board.  Guiding us through are ...

Rochelle Anthony at The Dolls House Salon @thedollshousemk
Mark Taylor at Signature Hair @marky104
Helen Richardson at Butterfly Hair Extensions @helenbutterflyhairrichie

“I love being able to see a woman transition from being single to married and experience their special day with them. You really get to be creative with updo’s and styling and you get more time to spend and sculpt to create beautiful unique hair.” Rochelle

Why look at extensions for your bridal hair?  
Many brides, really take to the pampering and beauty side, wanting to look their absolute best for their big day.  Time and money are invested in having treatments and services they normally do not have, to help them quite simply feel more special on the run-up; it's just part of the bride’s experience.   Always dreaming of long flowing locks, or of having thicker hair that will hold some curl;  getting the hair perfect really does complete the overall look.

But on a practical level, extensions give you more hair to play with and whether that is for hair down or hair up do’s, bigger hair always looks better.

 “Most brides just want to look like themselves just more polished.”  Mark

Hair by Mark Taylor of Signature Hair Injection Tapes in colour T4-8/613 and 4/18 Picture by @jodimakeupuk

What considerations do you need to think about?
Where you choose to use a different stylist on the big day, your extensionist needs to understand what end hairstyle you are thinking about, to help decide which extension method would work best, as well as helping to keep the bonding discreet. This is crucial if you are looking at hair up.   Take a picture of your dress to the consultation too, so the stylist can visualise how your hair will work with the neckline, and also make suggestions on the best length to go for.

“I would find out when the hair trial is, so we need to have the application about two weeks before so that the hair and extensions settle beforehand.” Mark Taylor.

“As a stylist, you need to be creative and listen to your bride, but also be confident enough to make a suggestion.  In a trial, I always get my bride to try both an updo and a down style before I then throw in a wild card.  More often than not they go with my wildcard and we make adaptions after seeing the style of the dress.  A lot of people think they are expected to have a regal updo when they may not suit it or it may not suit their choice of dress. “ Rochelle

Helen adds “It’s also good to have a trial when you are due a dress fitting so you can see it all together.”


“Jewelled hair pieces work really well with extensions. They ensure the blend works well and they bring together an updo from an event to a bride. I normally advise my clients on what to get like this flower one. I love them for a special occasion.” Rochelle

Hair by Rochelle Anthony at The Dolls House Salon Elegance Weft colour 18/60

“I think especially when working with extensions, you need to make sure you cover the extensions and that they blend perfectly. You do not want any embarrassing moments for your bride or any pieces coming loose, it’s a long day and people are touching and hugging the bride, so always ensure you fasten EVERYTHING! Spray it but do from a distance so you don’t achieve a crispy wet effect. You want a stronghold.” Rochelle

Hair by Rochelle Anthony of Dolls House with Elegance Weft Shade 4/8

“Flowers in the hair are great and really bring an elegance to the finished look.  Even simple flowers like gypsophila can be simple yet sophisticated.” Helen

Hair by Helen Richardson of Butterfly Effect

It’s not just about that stereotypical hairdresser conversation of where you are going on holiday, but the extensionists will need to advise you on a little more aftercare and maintenance whilst you enjoy the sun.

Trends for 2019
We predict some Megan Markle ballerina buns but actually, our Super Stylists came back with these trends to try.

“Braids seem to still be in and the bigger the better. Volume, volume, volume.” Rochelle

“Lots of very loose waves, almost beachy but smoother and glossier. Hair ups are still soft and natural looking with lots of face-framing tendrils and a loose pulled out feel, almost like you have done it yourself but it's really taken hours.” Mark

“I’ve seen a lot of brides wanting more hair down in 2019 half up, or a little pinned up and tumbling waves with a little braid twist.  I really like this sort of style especially for a spring wedding with some gorgeous spring flowers.”   Helen

Hair by Helen Richardson of The Butterfly Effect
Wearing 100 20” Mini Tips


It really is your day, so enjoy having the hair you want and maybe a little something extra with hair extensions to make you feel amazing before, on your day and for the start of married life.   For more wedding belle inspiration, head to our Pinterest Board.


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