Weddings have a way of testing our creativity as well as our ability to focus. Think about it: the gown, the botanical detailing, the theme and decor, the venue- it’s a lot to take in. Each person that contributes a piece to a wedding puts so much effort into the details and we, as involved-parties and spectators, want to take every bit of it in, but it can be challenging when all of the intricacies are competing against one another. When does anyone really get the chance to dial in on someone’s daedal work and genuinely appreciate it? The goal of this shoot was to do just that for bridal hair.
We wanted to strip away the rest of the labyrinthian factors and hone in on the bridal hair. While hair doesn’t seem like it can make a wedding, the bride’s confidence in her appearance can. If what she sees doesn’t “spark joy” (as Marie Kondo would put it), it can domino the rest of the day because she lacks self-assurance.
By muting the background, we can see the pieces that really make up a good hairstyle: the lines and curves that enhance and draw-out the bride’s bone structure, the texture that brings out personality, and the artfulness in the style’s silhouette that satisfies the truly essential aesthetic balance. Each of these components are key to a gorgeous style and, more importantly, the bride’s happiness with the way she looks.
For this look, we analyzed the bride’s natural hair texture and density as well as face shape. We also took into consideration the style of wedding she was having (in the case, country or boho). From there, we added relaxed curls and went for a low updo that is structured, yet lived-in. The final product is something that can be worn with, or without, a veil and look even better as it gets worn-in throughout the day. View more bridal hair here.
Aveda products used:
- pure abundance style-prep (more info here)
- air control light hold hair spray (here)
- light elements defining whip (here)
- control force firm hold hair spray (here)
The Style Team:
Salon: Lada Salon & Spa (@LadaSalonSpa)
Photographer: Jason Dailey (@JasonDaileyPhoto)
Hair: Cait Bieker (@CaitlinRaeHair)
Model & make-up: Traci Rainbolt
Written by: Cait Bieker