Wedding hairstyles for your tiara
A tiara has always been a popular headpiece with brides and not just royal ones! It can be a romantic add-on to your bridal look, but you need the right hairstyle to maximise the effect.
My tip to clients who come to my salon is: to showcase a tiara, the hair must be styled to look elegant and not overdone. The Duchess of Cambridge got it right on her wedding day, choosing a demi-chignon to frame her Cartier diamond tiara.
Top knots or flowing curls
Tiaras generally work better if you have long hair – whether you pile it up in a classic top knot or leave it to cascade over your shoulders.
One option is to sleek all your hair back and make a French twist. This chic 1960s style is the perfect complement for an extravagant tiara. If you want a softer look, then choose an up-do which is less formal, with some pieces of hair left down and arranged carefully around the face.
Another bridal hairstyle with a tiara that is different and fun is a loose side ponytail or braid. If the tiara you plan to wear has a simple design, more like a sparkling headband, then leaving your hair down in flowing curls or waves is bang on trend.
A tiara can look nice on medium-length hair as well. Remember to keep the hair on top fairly straight with volume, while creating waves nearer the bottom. A middle parting works best with this style.
Fashion icons like Diana, Princess of Wales, have shown that you can also do justice to a tiara even with relatively short hair. The important thing is for the cut to have volume and movement. If you want something a bit edgier, then go for a fashionable pixie crop with a simple tiara adornment. You will definitely turn heads!
Getting your hair just right is an important aspect of your wedding day, so if you decide to wear a tiara, set aside plenty of time to try out different hairstyles.