By Candice Tehini

Hair care is a must for any bride, and while classic looks are what most brides go for, it doesn’t hurt to spruce things up a bit with some timeless on-trend styles and shades.

Colour me beautiful

While hair colour is quite a personal thing and trends vary according to your personal style and hair-type, there are a few looks-to-love that are making their mark.

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Go for gold

Rose gold has been all the rage for the past year or so. This shade is less in-your-face then bold reds and has a more feminine feel that leans towards pinker hues. Rose gold can be worn as a solid colour or integrated nicely with both dark and blonde hair through dip-dyes, streaks or two-tone gradients. “Blorange is a spin-off of rose gold as it contains a hint of copper and is the hottest colour right now,” says Shelene Shaer, master stylist and owner of Tanaz. She explains that rose gold is still trending and is best suited to warmer skin tones, while blorange is best on cool skin tones.


Auburn highlights in dark hair is a great option for winter tresses. It’s subtle but effective, and depending on how it’s done can either be sophisticated or playful. Have blonde hair and still want to do the auburn thing? No stress; by adding some honey blonde – which blends harmoniously with auburn streaks – you can achieve an equally warm winter look for blonder shades.

50 shades of grey

Grey is no longer reserved for little old ladies, it’s now a gorgeous hue that can be worn by all age groups. Warning – you need to exude confidence to pull off this look! Choose your shade correctly to make sure you look hip-and-happening and not old-before-your-time. Grey works particularly well with darker skin tones, and blends nicely into brunette roots. Blondes should opt for a more silvery shade.

Colour correction

Nicole du Plessis explains how to choose the right colour based on your personality, budget and skin-tone.

Personality: Have a proper consultation with your hairstylist, as they will know best what shade will suit you, but you need to give them a reference point.

Budget: Depending on the technique used with your colour, you can expect maintenance costs. Some colour techniques are budget-friendly, like balayage and ombre, while others can be quite costly. Going blonde, for example, means constant maintenance as well as regular treatments to keep your hair in good condition.

Skin tone: Hold a gold or silver colour chart up to your skin – one will highlight your wrinkles and imperfections, while the other will soften these features.

Wedding Inspirations Winter 2017 CoverFor more great advice about the hottest wedding hair trends of 2017, pick up a copy of the Winter 2017 edition of South African Wedding Inspirations, on sale now nationwide at Pick ‘n Pay stores, CNA, Exclusive Books, PNA, Clicks and Dis-Chem, as well as selected SPAR supermarkets and independent retailers.

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