Hair Styling

Richard Ward’s Top Tips: Summer Bridal Hair

Wedding Sparrow

How to choose a hairstyle for a summer wedding:

• Wedding hair can be notoriously hard to decide on – it has to work with your dress, accessories, face shape and make you feel totally comfortable at the same time. Take into account the dress neckline and go for a hairstyle that complements it; for example, if you have a detailed, high neckline, an updo or keeping hair behind the shoulders will ensure it’s visible. Try out as many styles as possible with your hairdresser until you find your perfect look.

• Loose, undone braids and romantic updos are a popular choice for summer brides; they look beautiful, keep the hair off your face and neck, and can be let down in the evening for gorgeous waves and movement.

Bright Haired Brides

Bright Haired Brides

Do you want to make sure all eyes are on you on your wedding day? Crazy Color’s range of 27 semi-permanent hair colours range from bright bold shades to pretty pastels for those quirky brides who like to stand out in the crowd and make their hair colour their best accessory!


Whether you’re a Rock N Roll type bride and want to opt for a bright red or blue shade or are a love all things pastel kind of girl and want to go for something a bit subtler such as a coral or mint green, Crazy Color has a shade that will suit you!


Grooming tips for Guys on Their Wedding Day…

The Legends Barber shop

It’s your wedding day and your better half has been pampering herself for the last few months, determined to be glowing as she walks down the aisle.  She’s had (whatseems like) a thousand hair trials and knows exactly what her make up is going to look like.  You, on the other hand, are completely clueless. Fear not, as advice is at hand.

Here, Head Barber and Owner of one of the trendiest Barbers in London (The Legends Barbershop) shares his top male grooming tips to ensure you don’t upset the Mother In Law or your bride to be…


Envy Professional on wedding hair look

Envy Professional

Whether your dress is understated or totally glamorous, your hair is key to your overall look. Keeping your hair in peak condition in the lead up to your big day can make all the difference and I would recommend using Envy Professional Dual Fix 12. With 12 different benefits this 10 minute pre-wash treatment adds protein to your hair, bringing it back to life and adding shine. By using this before any classic bridal hairstyles will have your hair looking even better as you say ‘I do’. 

The low plaited bun 

Sophie Anderson first hair accessories

Sophie Anderson first hair accessories

Sophie Anderson may be best known as the designer of the best-selling handwoven bags, which have been a summer staple since 2011, but recently she has also been getting attention for her new wicker baskets and hats which have been introduced this season and are the perfect swim accessory.

Following this success, she has created a line of hair accessories for the new season. Entirely hand created in Peru, using dried grass, which is all hand dyed and crocheted by native craftsmen, the pieces are unique and playful, using the classic shapes and bright colours which the brand is known for. 

Bridal Hair Quote by Neil Barton of Neil Barton Hairdressing

1940 style hair

It’s one of the most important days of your life so of course you want your hair to look its absolute best. The key to great looking hair is nourishment so start your preparation well in advance to make sure your hair is healthy for the big day. I recommend the Goldwell Rich Repair 60 second treatment, which will add essential minerals, building strength and adding gloss to your hair. Argan Oil is also great for de-frizzing and smoothing hair. Ideally, you should start using these products a few months before your wedding day. Combine these products with regular hair trims to achieve healthy and shiny hair for your big day.

Why are bridal clients a good market for salons to tap into?

The bridal market is a fantastic service to offer within a salon and a great market to be in. A wedding day s one of the most important days of a girls life, so to be able to offer hair and beauty services as a package under the one roof is something that will appeal to many brides. They want to ensure their day runs smoothly and they are receiving the best possible service. By offering both services under one roof will off course increase revenue and interest thanks to word of mouth.

What makes a good bridal service?

Spring clean your hair with OSMO®!

OSMO® products

Have the winter months left your hair dry and brittle? Spring is the perfect time to give your hair that much needed spring clean and to put some nourishment and moisture back into your locks!

Ditch all that product build up by using a deep clarifying cleanser to get rid of all your impurities whilst retaining the hair’s natural moisture and use an intensive repair mask treatment to restore moisture and elasticity to leave your hair feeling silky, smooth and manageable! To keep hair replenished and strong, use an oil hair treatment on dry hair to keep the hair healthy, nourished and glossy!

Quotes from Anya Dellicompagni, Francesco group’s director of hairdressing



For a bride her hair must be a compliment to the look of her dress and also a compliment to the theme of the big day. I always stress you should feel yourself, therefore, it’s important that the bride thinks about what they most feel comfortable with and especially when it comes to their hair and whether they feel more comfortable wearing it up or down.

Although your hair should feel more beautiful than your everyday look,don't plan on changing it for the day. So don't feel you need to grow it for 2 years for the big day or change you hair colour! There are so many things your hairdresser can use to add length or volume, from clip in extensions to padding, to give a hold and fullness to your hair.


Phil Smith award-winning hairdresser


Phil Smith an award-winning hairdresser with over 30 years in the industry. Widely renowned as one of the most successful businessmen in hairdressing, Phil’s BE GORGEOUS range is a beauty editor favourite, offering high performing haircare solutions at affordable prices. Phil splits his time between his stunning Salisbury salon Smith England and his celebrity clientele, as well as styling for high-profile magazines and presenting at international events.

Leaving sixth form college it had always been Phil’s masterplan to join the police force. The fact that he’d set his sights on a girl who worked in the local hairdressing salon found him working there as a Saturday boy, in doing so enjoying salon life so much he stayed, earning himself a full time apprenticeship.

Say “I (hair-) do”! The Chapel’s Guide to the best in classic bridal hairstyles

Summer is on it’s way, which means we are coming into wedding season! Fretting about how to fix those locks, or fussing over which style to go for? Top stylist, Gary Russell is on hand to give you all the advice you’ll need. So whether you are preparing for your big day this year, or just getting some ideas for when the time comes, The Chapel have rounded up some of the most popular and on trend wedding day styles for you.

The Classic Bun

For a bride, getting your hair exactly right on your wedding day is essential

For a bride, getting your hair exactly right on your wedding day is essential

After all, it’s not just about how you look on the day – these are images and pictures that will be savoured for a lifetime.

Iconic bridal looks like Jennifer Aniston (with her blonde streaked hair perfectly pinned into her veil as she embraced Brad Pitt), Kate Middleton’s perfect and natural waves, Kim Kardashian’s sleek and chic long curls when she married Kanye and of course Princess Grace Kelly’s divine updo are all images that most of us can conjure up with ease.

Celebrity hair stylist Edward James has worked with some of the world’s most glamourous women including Cara Delavigne, Joanna Lumley and Sophie Dahl. Here he offers his top tops on getting the perfect look on the big day.