Bridal Hair Trends With Dario Cotroneo

With wedding season just around the corner, Dario Cotroneo, one of Australia's most respected hairstylists and owner of Dario Salon, has given us some great insight into hot hair looks for brides-to-be.

Responsible for grooming the locks of red carpet regulars such as Laura Dundovic and Gracie Otto, Dario knows what will make a woman look and feel beautiful on her big day. Here are his three top trends…

Crown Braiding

Crown Braiding

Inspired by Valentino Runway Shows, the Crown Braid will give any bride a youthful and modern look. For DIY brides here's how to get the look:

Step 1: Part hair in the middle and spray volume powder spray around the crown area and blow-dry hair smooth while keeping lots of volume.

Step 2: Once hair is dry, spray medium hairspray onto hair and brush hair back from in front of the crown area while maintaining the middle part to give it a little 60’s look. Then brush all hair into a low ponytail and secure with a elastic band. Then divide the ponytail into 2 sections. With the 1st section of hair, twist and roll it under and secure with bobbie pins to create a small bun. Follow by braiding the 2nd section of hair and securing the ends with an elastic band.

Step 3: Then wrap this braided section of hair around towards the front in-between the forehead and crown and secure with bobbie pins. The trick here is not to open the bobbie pin and only push it into the braided hair then into the hair beneath the braid to secure (this will hide the bobbie pin) and wrap around the head to meet the ponytail. Then wrap the remaining hair around the bun and loosen hair around the edges. Finish with a make up brush and medium hairspray to secure style.

Hollywood Glam

Hollywood Glam

Glamorous tumbling curls are a red carpet staple, so always a great asset for any bride. Get your stylist to use a styling tool such as MYCURL, which will guarantee perfectly formed curls, or for the DIY bride, they are easy to use yourself. Style hair with MYCURL and then either leave down or pin some of the curls back in a loose, windswept undo for an ethereal yet glamorous look.

Ponytails

Ponytails

The ponytail has definitely come back into the spotlight in fashion and bridal hair in the last few months - and the great thing about it is that you can go as simple or as elaborate as you like. A centre part with hair pulled back in a low ponytail truly allows your dress and makeup to shine. To up the glam factor, tie hair around the elastic to cover and make sure you ask your stylist to add volume powder and dry shampoo to your roots. Think ethereal, pretty and loose with curls or waves rather than a slick, restricting style to add a touch of romance to your overall bridal beauty.

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