Photography by HALEY “LEE” MCCARTNEY Hair by AVIANA SHAPIRO and HALEY “LEE” MCCARTNEY of Wave Hair Color and Design Studio in Stuart Flowers by THE BOUQUET BAR AT WAVE HAIR COLOR AND DESIGN STUDIO
Braids have the power to connect us to our youth, bringing forward our authentic selves. There’s no day more important for looking and feeling like ourselves than on our wedding day. This bohemian-yet-formal look incorporates a loose braid configured with twists and thistle accessories. “Floral accents tie feminism and nature together,” says stylist Aviana Shapiro. “It creates a very romantic and harmonious finish.”
Wedding decisions are daunting—committing to a dress, a venue, a partner. Let your hair be limitless with a style that incorporates a half-up, half-down look. Hair is kept out of the face, but curls can also be brought forward for photos. The focal point includes a small fishtail braid and a crown of lilac.
Not your headed-to-the-gym ponytail, this look is for brides who prioritize time on the dance floor. The low, tied-back hairstyle includes tousled waves adorned by a neutral-toned Juliet garden rose. For mature brides, a ponytail can provide an instant facelift. And for those in ball gowns, this hairstyle won’t compete with the dress.
When in doubt, queue a classic. This elegant updo won’t require any touchups throughout the day or night, so brides can focus on their matrimony. Hairstylist Haley “Lee” McCartney says this look was designed to showcase the bride’s vibrant hair color. “Accents of green really contrast against her copper hair,” she says of the sword fern pinched between the basket of curls.