wedding hair
27 August 2018

The Most Enviable Wedding Hairstyles For Every Length

So quick question! What do Anna Heinrich and Meghan Markle have in common? (Apart from their rockin’ husbands of course!) They both perfectly nailed their wedding hair providing inspo to brides everywhere and we’re total fans too! 

In fact, we’re crushing so much, we’ve done a round-up, with the help of Rob Reeves, our very own VS Sassoon stylist. We’ve come up with a definitive list of the most enviable wedding hairstyles for long, medium and short hair.  And yes, Anna and Meghan make the cut along with Rose Leslie, Whitney Port, Kate Upton and a few more. Rob’s also given us a few tips on how to achieve the hairstyles at home.

Wedding Hairstyles For Long Hair

Wedding Hairstyles For Medium Length Hair

Wedding Hairstyles For Short Hair

Top 3 Wedding Hairstyles For Long Hair

Feel like a Princess on your big day. All eyes are on you and you need to feel your best. Walk down the aisle with our top 3 wedding hairstyle picks for long hair from Anna Heinrich’s, Kate Upton’s and Meghan Markle’s wedding. Using the right tools below, you can recreate these timeless hairstyles at home before the nuptials. 


#1 - Anna Heinrich's Wispy Pony


“Anna went with a beautiful soft pony at her wedding. Those accidental-on-purpose wisps of hair are so on trend at the moment.” says Rob.

Here’s how to recreate Anna’s pony:

  1. Use the VS Sassoon Smooth & Wave styler to create voluminous shiny waves.
  2. Once done, brush back into a loose pony.
  3. Make sure you keep some hair loose at the sides as Anna has done here above.


#2 - Kate Upton’s Glamour Waves



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Kate Upton looked stunning at her nuptials with this divine ’Glamour Wave’ wedding do. Her wedding style replicates old Hollywood glamour. This hairstyle is chic and beautiful, which is exactly how you should feel on your wedding day!

How to get her ‘Glamour Wave’ wedding do according to Rob:

  1. Using the Smooth & Wave again, part your hair into even sections. We recommend having three sections, bottom, middle (ear to ear) and the top (the hair that is left above the ear section).
  2. Set it on the wave setting and curl in small sections. The automatic curling styler will do the job for you. 
  3. Finish by gently brushing through your waves.


#3 - Meghan Markle's Loose Low Bun


Be a Princess on your wedding day and blow your Prince Charming away! Meghan’s wedding hair just oozed that classic royalty look that was admired by millions of women around the world watching. Her hairstyle is timeless and can easily be done at home. 

Here are the steps to getting Meghan’s royal wedding hairstyle:

  1. Firstly dry your hair with VS Sassoon's Digital Sensor Dryer. Use a round brush while blow-drying to create volume.
  2. Once you're done drying the hair, curl your ends using VS Sassoon's 25mm Ceramic Curler.
  3. Sweep your hair back into a soft loose pony, before securing the curls with a pin/clasp into the base of your pony to create a bun.


Top 3 Wedding Hairstyles for Medium Length Hair

For our medium length hair ladies, we’ve got our  top 3 wedding hairstyles picks below. Whitney, Portia, and Kate have the perfect length to create timeless wedding hair. With medium length hair, you really have a lot of flexibility on what you can create for your special day. See our picks from these top brides below!


#1 - Whitney Port’s Edgy Pony



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The Queen of Cool didn’t disappoint at her wedding. Her edgy pony perfectly compliments her dress. It’s a style we don’t see very often traditionally and we love her for it!

Rob advises on how to create Whitney’s pony:

  1. Using the Diamond Luxe Straightening Brush, straighten your hair. This tool will also help add shine which is a must on your wedding day!
  2. Brush your hair into a ponytail and secure using a hair tie wrapped around your pony twice.
  3. Wrap the hair tie a third time but only pulling your ponytail halfway through.


#2 - Portia DeRossi’s Boho Chignon



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Who can forget Portia’s boho chignon at her wedding, still a stand out after all these years. Lucky Ellen is all we can say! It’s a simple and elegant look perfect for any wedding day. 

This is how Rob suggests recreating Portia’s chignon:

  1. Use the VS Sassoon Big Hair Soft Curls tong to curl your hair in sections.
  2. Separate your hair into a front and back section, secure the back section into a ponytail.
  3. Add a cushion donut for extra volume and fullness.
  4. Brush the front section back with your fingers and secure underneath the donut.


#3 - Kate Moss’s Supermodel Textured Hair


Kate Moss is a true icon of the 90’s. Known for her supermodel rock chic look copied by many women in the 90s, her wedding style really reflected her style perfectly. For her wedding day, she stayed true to herself and wore loose, textured waves.

Rob suggests to use the Big Hair Soft Curls tong again to recreate this look:

  1. Section your hair into three sections.
  2. Using the Big Hair Soft Curls tong, curl sections of your hair at a time, leaving it in for up to 10 seconds.
  3. Curl the rest of your hair and once complete, let the curls cool.Using your fingers, run them through your curls to loosen them.
  4. Finish with hairspray.

If you're loving this style we've added a twist and turned it into a half up half down wedding hairstyle. Check out our tutorial below!


How To Half Up Half Down Wedding Hairstyle | VS Sassoon


Top 3 Wedding Hairstyles For Short Hair

We definitely didn’t forget about our short hair sisters. Don’t see your short hair length as a challenge for elegant wedding hair, it’s a blessing in disguise! Our top 3 wedding hairstyles picks are easy and fuss-free, which is what you need on a stressful day like your wedding!


#1 - Rose Leslie’s Flower Crown Wedding Veil



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No time or inclination to grow your locks for your wedding day? Take inspo from the gorgeous Rose Leslie who wore her hair in a simple curled style adorned with flowers and a veil when she married her Game of Thrones co-star Kit Harrington this Northern Hemisphere Summer.

To get Rose’s look, Rob explains with the following steps:

  1. Use a 25mm Ceramic Curler and divide your hair into easy-to-curl sections.
  2. Curl each section and alternate the direction of the curls for a natural look.
  3. Finish the style once completed with a medium-hold styling spray.


#2 - Sleek Short Bob Wedding Hair 


For our no-fuss ladies who have a classic bob and fringe look, simply style your wedding hair to for a sleek and straight look. For this style, you can even add a flower crown or a small bridal veil to complete your wedding look. 

How to get a sleek short bob with Rob’s steps:

  1. Blow dry your hair using a dryer like the VS Sassoon Digital Sensor Dryer. Using a round brush will help give you that added volume at the roots.
  2. For smoothness and longevity, finish with a straightener such as the VS Sassoon 3Q Straightener to straighten any sections required.
  3. Add an accessory like a floral crown or a small bridal veil. 


#3 - Hair Fit For A Tiara


Our last look for our short hair women out there, we love using hair combs. It’s simple and sexy, and it’s the perfect way to showcase your style. You can use a hair comb or a tiara for your special day. 

How to style your short hair for a tiara or hair comb:

  1. Dry your hair using a dryer like the Digital Sensor. 
  2. Once completely dry use a 25mm Ceramic Curler to start curling your hair.
  3. Slick the sides back using a styling comb and add your decorative hair comb or tiara. 
  4. Lock your curls in by spraying with a firm hold hairspray. 


Ultimate Wedding Hair Success with Styling Tips From Rob

Now that you’ve decided what kind of style you may go for, do a trial test at home to make sure you’re confident it doing it yourself for the big day. Rob has given us some extra styling tips so that you can feel and look your best for your wedding:

  • Experiment with your look before you decide which one is right for your big day. Take pictures of your finished looks. Why not post them on social media and get your friends to vote?
  • Match the style to your dress design to complete the look perfectly.
  • If you’re in need of length for the wedding day but your hair isn’t long enough? Use 100% human clip in hair extensions (check first to make sure they are safe to use with heated styling tools).
  • Make sure hair is oil free and clean before you start, refrain from using heavy moisture based products for a couple of days leading up to the wedding.
  • Find a hair accessory suitable for your hair texture and thickness. 

Our last tip? Take it from a supermodel, this is his how you sashay down the aisle!



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