About Bride Chic
Want an edge to topping off your wedding day look?
There's a focus on inventive hairdressing lately whether you decide to ditch the veil
or not. Once you've chosen your wedding dress
, your head is the next most crucial detail to dressing the part. Because not every bride feels right doing the veil thing, some are opting for smaller bridal headpieces, even hats. For those of you wanting to skip the cake top template of wedding hairstyles
all together and try something innovative, we look to hairdresser Kathie Rothkop of Salon Glam in Novato, California. Creating hair art for years, I asked her about her take on bridal hair. Here's what she said:
"I get inspired first by the style of the gown, second, the type of woman wearing the gown and the time of year of the wedding.
I put women in 4 categories. Sporty, classic, romantic and edgy. A sporty woman would want hair very simple, probably short and tailored. Her wedding dress would be clean-lined. Classic would be very traditional, maybe a french twist, no ornamentation. Grace Kelly was a classic beauty. Romantic is my favorite. Lots of bling, flowers, height, softness and curls. Goldie Hawn and Katherine Zeta Jones are good examples of this. Edgy is non traditional, Lady GaGa really is this look.
The first two images of a long braid dappled in Stephanotis was inspired by the braid with hyacinths Elizabeth Taylor wore when she married Richard Burton in 1964.
The bridal hairstyle in photo 3 is right out of the pages of 1960s Vogue! This wired, white ribbon weaves in and out of Lauren's bun forming ringlets. A great match for most any wedding dress- even short and mini styles
Go wild with Spring flowers in bloom. This loose upsweep (left in photo 4) accented with fresh Star Royal Magnolias would be the perfect compliment to any destination wedding
Birds of a feather... Dare to go avian with the whole bird, including feathers (right in photo 4). The hair is long and loose with tiny braids interwoven at the crown. Stunning with sheath
and evening gown wedding dress styles.
Photography: Stuart Lirette
Hair: Kathie Rothkop of Salon Glam
Makeup: Julianne Chai
Gowns: Amy-Jo Tatum Bridal Couture
Models: Jennifer Lam and Lauren Purcell