Event styles

Wedding Styles: Tips + Suggestions for Your Best Hair Day

When planning a wedding, there are so many details to organize. Deciding on your look for the big day comes down to a couple of well-chosen elements that will make you glow. For the best look that makes you feel the prettiest on your big day, consider these 4 factors:

HairRepublicWedding1Neckline + Details
The neckline, whether a deep V, strapless, one shoulder, or boatneck style will likely be the deciding factor on wearing hair in an updo or down. For example, if you’re going strapless, you may want to keep your mid-length hair styled around your shoulders. However, a seam of pretty pearlescent buttons down the back of a gown calls for hair to be pulled up and away, to give the dress details attention. Any stand-out embellishments, especially around the neckline and shoulders will help make the up-or-down decision final.



Once you’ve studied the neckline and details of your dress, pinpoint it’s style. Is it classic, with smooth lines, and wouldn’t be out of place in a scene of Breakfast at Tiffany’s, or perhaps it’s more romantic, with lace detailing and a Jane Austin’s Emma vibe. A sleek, 30’s inspired sheath could be considered modern, meaning all else is pared down, and a vintage style could create the option of a simple floral crown. Considering the style of your dress will help you finalize a hair style that enhances your overall look. Though beware of getting carried away with a theme; you want to look pretty and perfect – not as if you’re wearing a costume.


Jewellery + Accessories
You may already have chosen earrings, or are heart struck on wearing your mom’s veil from her wedding. Any accessories you choose will come with needs of their own. A veil will warrant a ‘do that can handle removing it after the ceremony and pictures. A floral crown or headpiece might call for waves or loose curls.


Hair Length + Type
Make sure to consider the hairstyle you are working with now, and what changes your hair will have gone through by the time of the wedding? If you’re looking at a date within the next 6 months, it is likely that your hair will be quite similar, unless you plan a big colour change, cut or extensions. Talk to your stylist about the looks that you like, and how they can work with your hair style and texture to last all day long. Be weary of doing something drastic before the big day, you don’t want to look like a stranger in your pictures.


Remember, to book a consultation a few months before the big day at Hair Republic, bringing with you any jewellery or accessories (such as veils or head accessories), images of your dress, and pictures of makeup you like. Your stylist will be able to offer suggestions and together you can plan a beautiful look for your special day.

Written by AVL. Images collected from Pinterest.


Hairstyles for Prom

Spring is here, and that means that Prom time is closing in. It’s the end of high school, and the grand finale is just around the corner. Perhaps you’ve been planning your look for months, years even. Once the big decision is made, and the dress and shoes are picked out, then it’s time to decide on what to do with your hair. There are a few things to consider: your hair type and length, and the length, shape, and style of your dress.

Pinterest can offer a host of inspiration for prom hair styles, but we’ve put a few suggestions together to help you narrow it down even further. (Sometimes fewer options help to make a decision). As you choose how you’ll wear your locks for this special event, keep an eye on accessories that grab your attention. Sparkly headbands, flowers (either real or fabric), glittered barrettes, dangly earrings and pretty pins should co-ordinate with both your hairstyle and your outfit.


Updo Classic
The updo in it’s many incarnations is a classic event style, as hair pulled back away from the face is pretty and a great way to put the focus on the dress. Try a low chignon, with hair loosely tucked in and tendrils framing the face. Or have all your hair pulled up into a soft bun on the crown with an twinkly headband to dress up the look. Another pretty prom look is to tie hair back and tuck in a few flowers for a romantic effect.

HairRepublicPromShortShort Style
Even if you’re hair is short, you’ll want to have it properly styled. Make sure to research looks and have a consultation beforehand. It’s important with short hair to look intentional. It could be charming and textured like Ginnifer Goodwin’s cute cut or classic 1920s á la Carey Mulligan as Daisy in The Great Gatsby. Both of these beauties are enhancing thier ‘do with striking accessories. Sparkling and dangling earrings light up your face, or a pretty barrette pinned to hold a deep side part in place is a sweet way to add style to a sleek look.

HairRepublicPromLongLong Luxe
If you’ve been growing your locks for a long time, you can keep the look on your locks and less on the dress. Have hair braided into a fishtail and pin in small flowers, or go super classic and keep it long and curled, and pinned to the side. If you’re thinking straight and sleek go half up and accessorize with a jeweled or metallic pony wrap.

Remember, if you’re having a tricky time choosing a style, book a hair consultation at Hair Republic, making sure to bring along images of your dress and accessories. Let the experts take care of your look for this epic event!


Written by AVL. Images collected from Pinterest.