Makeover: Bridal hairstyles harken back to the neat ’90s

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Looking to nail down the perfect bridal hairstyle for your upcoming wedding?

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This year we’re seeing a return of clean and effortless ’90s-inspired hairstyles like soft waves, sleek buns and natural textures, not to mention beautiful statement hair accessories.

We showcased exactly that at this year’s 16th annual Crème de la Crème Wedding Showcase, presented by Countdown Events at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. We worked with Bisou Bridal and designed a few trend-setting hairstyles to perfectly complement their latest collection of luxury bridal gowns.

Sleek buns

This timeless style is still having a moment on the runway and will forever make an appearance in bridal fashion for years to come. If your style is refined and elegant, a chic and sleek architectural bun is ideal. The simplicity of this style will stand the test of time and can be positioned low at the nape of the head or high at the crown. Plus this effortless style definitely lends itself to wearing a headpiece or crown.

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Centre part

A centre part is a great way to create symmetry and balance while drawing attention to your facial features. The idea is to tuck the hair behind the ears or pull it back into a low pony, creating a very sophisticated style. The best part is that this style looks beautiful with virtually every hair type and texture.

Side-swept wave and hair half-up

Side-swept curls are a timeless red-carpet staple. Not only is it easy to create, it also looks very polished. If you’ve got thick or naturally curly hair, hair half up is a great option as well. The key to elevating and upgrading these styles is to incorporate a statement comb or clip for an extra dose of glamour.

While not pictured above, undone and effortless waves continue to be a popular choice if you’re a minimalist bride. If you want that “lived-in” look, void of hair product and clips, this sweet and simple style can look just as graceful and stunning.

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