Most Memorable Wedding Hair: Celebrity Best-Tressed
We are waiting with baited breath to see just how Meghan Markle will wear her locks on May 19. But until then we take a look back in history at some of our favourite and most memorable wedding hair.
Kate Middleton’s demi-chignon may have been mostly covered with a veil and historic tiara, but her flowing locks have become a modern bridal moment in history. Hairdressers Richard Ward and James Pryce were responsible, and spent months practising with a Claire’s Accessories tiara – dodging paparazzi as they did so. You can read their diary of the experience here!
Kate Moss didn’t ditch her bohemian tendencies for her big day. Bedhead waves are always Kate’s preference and hairdresser Sam McKnight stuck to her usual look for her wedding to Jamie Hince. Paired with a vintage 1920s veil, this is a prime example of Kate mixing old with new.
What better pairing for a giant hat than giant waves? Bianca Jagger might have worn a tuxedo for her wedding to Mick, but she kept things feminine with a super bouncy blow-dry and high-shine finish.
Princess Diana was an icon for a decade and her big day saw her enhance her Sloaney blow-dry with a veil and tiara. This voluminous look could be seen on brides throughout the 80s – but none with quite such elegance as Lady Di.
Yoko Ono was never one to follow a trend, so it’s no surprise that her wedding hair was a little out there too. Long, frizzy, textured lengths topped off with a large hat might look slightly avant-garde today, but there’s a part of me that thinks this look could totally still work.
No bride has made the pixie cut look quite so chic as Mia Farrow, who rocked her super-short style for her wedding to Frank Sinatra. No fuss, clean and chic, Mia proved that keeping it simple is often the best policy. If you’re naturally stunning, that is.
Liz Taylor piled on the flowers for her wedding to Richard Burton, adding a romantic mood to her usually sultry look. Fresh flowers always look glorious for a bridal ‘do, and her black hair is a perfect canvas for these delicate white blooms.
Elvis and Priscilla almost out-did each other in terms of big hair with their matching big-day, black bouffants.
If you’re going to wear a headpiece on your big day, like Audrey’s headscarf, a fringe is the perfect way to soften the look. This chunky, sideswept fringe adds some character to this minimal look for a romantic, vintage feel.
Gwen Stefani was never going to keep things simple on her big day – and a dip-dyed pink gown by John Galliano matched with a giant peroxide quiff is about as ‘Gwen’ as it gets.
(images via Rex)