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Summer 2012 Wedding Hair Trends & Bridal Hairstyles

From romantic braids to vintage glamour – summer 2012 wedding hair trends are already turning heads this year. Whether free form, intricate or sleek, there’s a summer wedding hair look for every style of bride. 

Braid by Hair Stylist Guido for Valentino Spring Summer 2012
Braid by Hair Stylist Guido for Valentino Spring Summer 2012
Messy Rope Braids and Low Hair Bun from Love Meagan
Rope Braids with Loose Hair from Love Meagan
Side Swept Braid on Actress and Fashion Blogger Wendy Nguyen from Wendy’s Lookbook

Romantic Braids: Braids are still popular as ever for this wedding season! Elaborate full-crown braid styles keep pretty wedding hair looking sweet in the heat. Elegant rope-braid hair accents tucked into a low loose bun blend two summer wedding hair trends with one style. We still think the side swept braid with loose tendrils around a bride’s face is a gorgeous wedding hairstyle.

Actress Keira Knightley with Low and Elegant Bun
Dancer, Singer & Actress Julianne Hough with Pretty Loose Up-Do
Tessa Kim Silk Flower Headpiece
Wedding Headpieces from Tessa Kim

Loose Up-Dos with Elegant Headpieces: Bring on the beaded or floral headpieces and short birdcage veils, because they compliment loose and lovely wedding up-dos so beautifully. Chignons and buns never looked so fashionably free form and we love them all. Pictured here are new wedding headpieces from Tessa Kim for Summer 2012. Large flower blooms, either fresh or silk, are summer wedding up-do favorites this year.

Pretty Natural Waves from My Hair Style
Pretty Tousled Hair on Singer Carrie Underwood

Wavy and Windswept: Do you prefer your wedding hair naturally wavy and stylishly windswept? Then the summer wedding hair trend of wearing locks loose and tousled is the perfect style for you. Try a lace or wildflower crown as a gorgeous accessory for this wispy wedding look.

Lady Gaga with Tailored Hair Bow
Tailored Bow from Martha Stewart Weddings

The Tailored Bow: Here’s a wedding hairstyle that needs no introduction since the indelible Lady Gaga recently helped make the tailored hair bow one of the latest worldwide trends. Wrap and fasten hair into a bow-shape up high or closer to the nape of the neck. We think the tailored bow style works best for wedding dresses with vintage or modern simplicity, as this look is definitely a showpiece!

Actress Amy Adams with Glamorous Vintage Hairstyle
Actress Naomi Watts with Vintage Glamour Hair
Actress Jennifer Morrison with Audrey Hepburn-inspired Top Hair Knot
Vintage Glamour-inspired Wedding. Photo by Kim Maguire Photography

Vintage Glamour: Old Hollywood takes center stage for vintage glamour-inspired wedding hair. We’re seeing lots of sleek hair crowns ending in elegant waves in low knots or cascading across a bride’s shoulders. We showed you hints of these vintage glamour styles on the red carpet at the 2012 Oscars. Summer brides like in the vintage-inspired wedding photo above (Crystal and Joey’s Wedding, from Kim Maguire Photography) will be making these looks their own.

Which are your favorite summer wedding hair trends this year? Would you wear your hair up or down? Sleek or loose? Tell us by leaving a comment below!

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June 5, 2012

Summer bridal hairstyles like these are my favorites! And I love every single wedding headpiece Tessa Kim makes.


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