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6 Bridal Hairstyles We Love (& How To Ask Your Stylist For Them)

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When I think of iconic hairstyles I love, Brigitte Bardot comes immediately to mind. Sexy, classic & timeless – as her look seems to be forever in-style – the French actress & singer surely is an inspiration for so many brides today.

This is why we were thrilled to share hairstylist & accessory designer Trace Henningsen of Henningsen & Co‘s inspiration & tips to achieving the perfect Bardot bridal look. The trendsetting stylist has come up with six different bridal hairstyle looks for the modern bride. Influenced by the likes of Brigitte Bardot, these retro styles are brought to the modern age thanks to modern accessories & slight tweaks to styling.

And how perfect are these playful & flirty hairstyles for this bridal inspiration on the tennis court photographed by Valorie Darling?

When taking inspiration from these timeless hairstyles, Trace Henningsen says, “Less is more and it is always about an overall balanced look from head to toe. A classic black accessory always elevates a beautiful white dress for any occasion. Striving for iconic beauty so you can look back at your wedding photos and say I looked my best instead of wondering what you were thinking.”

Feminine & flirty, playful & perfect – we’re certain you’ll find a fitting hairstyle for your bride look. We’ve asked Trace to share the names of these looks (so you know exactly how to ask your stylist what you want!) and other quick styling tips…

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Why Trace Henningson loves these bridal hairstyles…

Leaning into the beauty of simplicity, forever timeless appeal for the modern bride.

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The Low Bubble Bow Ponytail

Creating shape in the ponytail and adding detail will elevate any dress.

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The Classic Chignon

This timeless hairstyle dates back as far back as ancient Greece. Athenian women commonly wore the style with gold or ivory handcrafted hairpins and has had multiple variations of it on the red carpet. This look is always timeless and elegant.

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The Modern Bouffant

Volume is much needed for a lot of women as it helps bring softness and height to the face, but there is a fineline of going too high where it can not be balanced. The modern bouffant will give you the perfect amount of height while using a hair accessory is a great way to create contrast between low and high volume

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The Curtain Fringe

A great way to add softness. A curtain fringe bang is easy to wear and maintain while it suits a variety of face shapes so anyone can wear it.

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The Half-up Bardot

An iconic 60s style known by Brigitte Bardot that is flirty and feminine especially accentuated with a bow is a great style to wear for any wedding celebration.

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Photo by Valorie Darling Photography via Bridal Musings
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A Regal Ponytail

A great style that will keep you feeling regal and the belle of the ball with this middle part & free formed texture ponytail.

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