Updos for your big day

Submitted by view on April 26, 2018

We’ve rounded up a selection of 2017’s hottest red carpet up-dos to inspire your wedding day hairstyle.

Choosing the perfect hairstyle for your wedding day is a big deal. Not only does it have to complement your face shape and dress style, but it also has to work well with your makeup and jewellery. If you’re getting married in Thailand, you may be drawn to a sleek and stylish up do that will keep your locks off your face when the sea breeze blows. A-list celebrities have given us plenty of hair inspiration in 2017 – particularly when it comes to up-dos.

We’ve picked out a variety of our favourite looks to inspire your wedding day up-do.

Volume is beautiful

Take inspiration from Mila Kunis’ eye-catching look at this year’s 6th annual Breakthrough Awards. Kunis opted for a sleek up-do to complement her off-the-shoulder gown, with volume built up towards the crown of the head. In addition to looking chic and sophisticated, whit look also helps to elongate the face, making it an ideal choice for round-faced ladies who want to utilise their hair to help balance out their proportions. Jewelled hair slides or other intricate accessories could be fastened at the back if you want to add a little more wow factor to this do.

Sleek and sophisticated

If you’re keen to create a classic Hollywood look, Natalie Portman’s array of sleek up dos throughout 2017 provide a shining example of how to get it right. Worn by the star at 2017’s Cannes and Toronto Film Festivals, this gorgeous s-departed chignon will never go out of style. A touch of serum helps Portman to retain her elegant, glossy look. If you’re saying your vows on a beach in Thailand, the right product will also be essential to stop stray strands from coming loose. This classic look is perfect for brides who want striking makeup looks to take the spotlight.

Retro appeal

Emma Stone nailed this timeless vintage up-do at this year’s Oscars. In order to showcase her beautiful red locks, Stone opted for a retro asymmetric style, with waves elegantly framing her face on one side. The other side is left sleek and simple, drawing just the right amount of focus to the star’s statement lips. If you’re unsure how to recreate this style yourself, why not hire a professional stylist for your big day? If you’re getting married at one of Thailand’s luxury villas, you’ll be able to hire a first-rate stylist to come directly to the property – he or she could even do your bridesmaids’ hair as well.

Making a statement

For brides keen to make a make a statement by doing something completely different, look no further than Reese Witherspoon’s spectacular origami-style hair do. The actress turned heads with this look at 2017’s Met Gala. Of course, to get this right, you’ll need the right accessories. Witherspoon opted to create her style using two oversize gold barrettes. Your hair stylish will be able to re-create the striking hair origami look with an array of accessories, from simple slides and grips to chunkier hair pieces, like Witherspoon’s. Sliding in a couple of fresh blooms could also infuse this look with bridal allure.

Make a wave

If a sleek, no-hair-out-of-place bun simply isn’t for you, then look to supermodel Gigi Hadid for your inspiration. Like Emma Stone’s Oscars look, Hadid’s up-do features side-swept wavy bangs to frame her face. However, a higher knot at the back, with tendrils coming loose, makes more of a carefree statement. It also words wonderfully with Hadid’s alluring sun-kissed, honey-coloured locks. She paired her asymmetric hairstyle with an asymmetric gown for maximum impact.