Wedding hair: the best bridal inspiration from the catwalk

New York Bridal Week is drawing to a close, and some of the most established designers have been unveiling their latest wedding dresses on the runway. While fashionistas and connoisseurs in the bridal world have focussed their attention on the gowns, the eagle-eyed bride will have been taking note of each model's hair.

Bridal Week isn't just the chance to gain dress inspiration, but also to inspect the fashion-forward hairstyles.

Naturally, up-dos were a popular trend, as most brides tend to keep their hair swept out of their face for the big day.



Reem Acra's brides sported thick single braids adorned with pearls

Those with particularly long hair may want to consider a single thick braid, in the style of Reem Acra's models. The brides wore their hair tied tightly back into one plait, and added an even more girly touch to the look with pearl beads and ornaments.

An equally romantic hairstyle came in the form of Ines Di Santo's brides, who had their hair scraped up into ballerina buns and adorned with little white butterfly clips. The hairdo would suit the spring or summer bride, or those leaning towards a garden-themed wedding.

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Little butterflies add an extra romantic touch to a hairstyle

The low bun also made a comeback on this year's catwalk, with designers such as Marchesa, Monique Lhuillier and Oscar de la Renta all showcasing the style in their shows.

Marchesa revamped the classic ballerina bun and instead the designer's models wore their hair in a low loop at the nape of their neck.

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Jenny Packham's brides wore their hair loose and flowing

Apart from the up-do, another common hairstyle that brides opt for is leaving their hair loose and flowing around their shoulders.

Jenny Packham adhered to the trend but added a bit of pizzazz to the look. Her models' sported slightly crimped hair, an ideal look for the ultra-feminine summer bride.

Some of her other models had their hair parted straight down the middle, and either accessorised with floral headbands or jewelled butterfly clips.

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The easy high ponytail also made a comeback at this year's Bridal Week

For more inspiration on how to wear your hair for the big day, click on the photos above to flick through more runway hairstyles.

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