Hairstyling experts tell us how they’d style your locks to match your wedding dress look

Scottish hair gurus chat with Nicole Conner to tell brides what style they’d create to match your dress and vibe

Samantha Farrow Hairstylist’s carefree up do will be a hit with bohemian brides

“I loved creating this soft, earthy look. It is very boho-chic and fits in well with a more relaxed wedding theme,” hairstylist Samantha tells us. “I created it by loosely waving all the hair, then backcombing at the crown to give some volume. I intertwined the waves, letting them go in their own direction, then pulled out loose strands of hair around the face and at the back. A dried flower crown finished the look beautifully.”

Boho hair from Samantha Farrow and matching Stella York dress
Left: A lovely boho look by Samantha Farrow Hairstylist; right: Boho A-line wedding dress with off-the-shoulder sleeves (style 7573), £POA, Stella York

This curled style by Colleen Davidson is a must-have for glamorous brides

“A classic half-up, half-down style is beautiful and effortless, while remaining youthful and fun. It’s one of my favourite styles to do on my brides,” says Colleen. “I used tongs to curl, then pinned the waves for hold. I then added texture powder and teased the roots to create lift.”

“I think this style complements a sleek, lace gown as it’s not too formal and the waves mimic the fabric of the gown and add texture and interest. This sort of style works equally well with or without a veil.”

Glam hair from Colleen Davidson and matching Enzoani dress
Left: Colleen Davidson added a little sparkle to this half-up half-down look; right: Susy gown, £POA, Enzoani

Honey and Violet Weddings have perfected this Gatsby-inspired look

“At Honey and Violet Weddings, our signature look is ‘vintage glam’, so this 1920s-inspired look is right up our street: a soft wave finished off with a jewelled leaf slide and a deep red lip,” says hairstylist Lisa Blishaa. “A vintage style needs a classic set for a strong foundation and hold. We started with a large pin curl set, then teased out the hair and slicked it back behind the ear for a smooth Hollywood feel.”

Roaring 20s hair from Honey and Violet Studios and matching Galia Lahav dress
Left: This Honey and Violet Weddings look is full roaring 20s glamour; right: Shirley gown, £POA, Galia Lahav

This chic chignon by The Bride to Be is fit for a queen

“This style was created for one of my brides who was looking for a soft but elegant do,” explains stylist Maureen Crolla. “Working with her shoulder-length tresses, I applied Kerastase Elixir Ultime serum to give the hair a silky feel, then added WoW Raise the Root to begin styling.

“I wound sections of the hair around my Jose Eber curling irons to create the beautiful twists. I also  secured a small filler at the nape for extra volume. I added a sprig of gypsophila to complete this eye-catching regal look.”

Regal hair from The Bride to Be and matching Pronovias dress
Left: The Bride to Be perfected this sleek updo; right: Sadia gown, £POA, Pronovias

Verdi Femme Hair and Beauty’s soft, curled low bun is a dream

“Soft, romantic bridal looks are among my favourite styles at the moment,” says Verdi Femme Hair and Beauty’s Annette Green. “I used a medium-sized tong for this style, taking vertical sections and working from the root. I used a texture powder at the root, then pinned all sections away from the face, leaving a few soft tendrils to frame it.”

Romantic hair from Verdi Femme and matching Josephine Scott dress
Left: A textured hairstyle by Verdi Femme Hair and Beauty; right: Elora gown, £POA, Josephine Scott