The Couture Runway Looks Redefining Cool-Girl Wedding Hair

The term “cool wedding hairstyles” seems so incongruous, almost wrong, like an oxymoron or a double negative. Do cool people even get married anymore? Fine, sure, of course they do, but where are they finding their wedding hair inspiration? You can’t get that messy texture how-to (perfect for a beachside elopement where not even a celebrity hairstylist is invited) or one-of-a-kind hair accessory from a quick Google image scan, that’s for sure.

But, while beauty nabbed from the runway may not necessarily be wearable in the traditional sense, neither is bridal beauty — and believe it or not, the couture shows happening right now in Paris are rife with inspiration for cool (yes, cool) hair ideas for a spring wedding. You’ll find fishnet, flowers of all shades, updated veils, and some more unlikely inspiration, ahead.

The flower crown is dead (and has been for some time) — long live the flower veil, as seen at Chanel. Styled with low, loose ponytails, and a face decked out in shades of glossy coral on the lips, cheeks, and eyes, each model was given a unique bouquet, with various types of flowers and color schemes… and the occasional feather.

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So many possibilities — one could even make it their something blue.

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The surrealistic fishnet veils at Dior seemed to float suspended in air, which doesn’t usually happen at weddings unless there’s a magician in the family. With the deep, sleek side part, a fishnet veil somehow becomes a minimalist statement.

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If this is more of a traditional white-wedding sort of affair, there’s always Dior’s sheer, feathery bridal hood.

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As far as we know, there’s no arbitrary rule against pairing a bright, fresh lip with a white netted veil and a ’90s supermodel-style blowout for your wedding — so let this look at Ralph & Russo serve as your unlikely inspiration.

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