Bridal Collection by Asif Yvette
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Stylist Yvette Shah and the team at Asif Yvette have created a collection of bridal hairstyles to delight any bride-to-be. The styles are diverse and draw inspiration from eastern and western influences and cultures.
Many of the styles feature elements that will work for any face shape and help to balance most any feature in need of accommodation. The looks combine highly structured and sculpted elements with full-body curl and extra volume.
Upswept Style for Hair
This carefully structured upswept style directs all the hair up into the top section of the head into an over-swept mass.
The hair is likely back-combed to provide fullness and interior structure and is smoothed over after being carefully shaped into the "beehive" silhouette shown here.
A thick braid of hair is crafted and used as an anchor for the hairstyle, creating a textural and architectural design element in the style.
Wedding Hairstyle with Accents
This wedding hairstyle creates a twist on the twist as it takes the hair and directs it to the top section of the head and forms a roll. The loose ends of the hair are then frothed in to a mass of curls, which gives the style a focal point and asymmetrical balance.
The addition of the hair accents (in this case, taking the form of a chain of golden disks) at the forehead helps to maintain attention to the eyes and face, and keeps the hairstyle from appearing wholly unbalanced.
Bridal Hairstyle with High-Volume Curls
This broad style starts with a base of high-volume curls. The hair is then directed up at the back to form a fanned-out spray at the crown section.
The forward portion of the top section is styled smooth and parted off-center to frame the face, while the mass of curls along the back of the top section and the sides cascade into a fall of ringlets. The button-style accent jewelry creates focus-points in the hairstyle and helps keep the visual interest around the face.
The style can easily be started using a wet-set with a styling mousse, for soft, yet long-lasting hold. A firm-hold hairspray can be used on the finished coif to ensure hold of the style and keep the curls looking defined.
Long Bridal Hairstyle with Curls
This is perhaps the simplest of the wedding hairstyles so far in its construction. The look shows the carefully layered haircut that helps to distribute the bulk of the hair, avoiding the dreaded "pyramid head" common among long, curly hairstyles.
Once the curls are dry, the hair can be combed through using a large tooth comb or the fingers to expand the volume of the hair without breaking up the definition of the curl overmuch.
Upswept Angled Roll
If this hairstyle looks familiar, you have only to flash back to the second hairstyle to see its longer-haired counterpart. Here we see the upswept, angled "roll" with a spray of curls crafted on slightly, shorter, finely textured hair.
The differences are subtle, including the satiny sheen of the finished "roll" and softness of the spray of curls. In this incarnation, the color of the hair - a multi-tonal blond - becomes as much the accentuating accessory as any jewelry accent could be.
Cascade of Hair
The wedding hairstyle seen here is deceptively simple, created most likely using a roller set using varying-sized rollers (larger at the top of the head) in order to create a full-volume cascade of hair. A soft-hold styling product will ensure a light finish to the curls and a misting of hairspray can add definition as needed.
The secret to this wedding look lies in the color itself. With the variance in the pale golden blonde tones, the light and reflectivity of the hair create depth and a glow that makes even this simple style seem breathtaking.
For those who want something a little more "crafted" for their bridal style, this up-style makes an interesting selection. The hair is drawn up smooth along the scalp to the upper side of the scalp, and the loose ends form a spray along an oblique angle.
In some cases, when the hair is longer, the length can be twisted to form a roll that is coiled into a base at the scalp, leaving a smaller "spray" emerging from the knot. The curled ends can be fanned out to cover the knot as desired. Use a misting of hairspray and a gentle scrunching action to add definition to the curl if needed.
Hair: Yvette Shah at Asif Yvette, Birmingham
Make-up: Rebecca Scott
Photography: Richard Miles
See also: Long hairstyles | Up styles