Posted on November 03 2016
At Stylista & Co HQ, we often get asked our styling advice on how to create the perfect look for flowergirls. We caught up with Elizabeth Zovi - our 'go to' hairstylist to share her best flowergirl hair tips for the big day.
1. Keep It Classic
Choosing a timeless style is key for any bridal look. Elizabeth Zovi says ‘I always encourage my brides to use online resources like Pinterest and Instagram to help them find a style that best captures what they are hoping to achieve.
Liz’s Top Tip: A favourite classic look is a soft, textured upstyle with detail at the nape finished with pretty hair accessories.
2. Hair Up & Away
Keep that picture perfect look that can hold all day with a style that is pinned away from the face. Elizabeth Zovi says ‘Choosing an upstyle will ensure the style will last well into the night’.
Liz’s Top Tip: Choose a weather-proof hairstyle to keep hair looking neat all day long.
3. Keep It Real
Brides often ask if flowergirls need to match the bride or bridesmaids. Elizabeth Zovi says ‘It’s important that the hairstyle suits the flowergirl's age and is true to her style, you want her to feel like it is still her on the day, while keeping the look fun and fresh’.
Liz’s Top Tip: If your flowergirl has short hair, opt for a blow dry. If her hair is chin length, soft movement around the face gives a natural but textured look.
4. Trial It Out
Well in advance of the wedding day, it’s a good idea to speak to your hair stylist about what style will work best for your flowergirl’s hair type and length. Elizabeth Zovi says ‘I highly recommend having a hair trial for the little ones. Whether you get a professional hairstylist or do it yourself, a trial ensures you will be happy with the look and it allows your flowergirl a chance to trial the style so that she can love it too’.
Liz’s Top Tip: Have the trial early in the morning to see how the style lasts throughout the day.
5. Talk About It
For some flowergirls, the commotion of a wedding day can be exciting, and for others the attention may be overwhelming. Elizabeth Zovi says ‘To help keep it fun and lighthearted, encourage the parents of the flowergirl to talk about what will happen on the day, who's doing their hair and what they need to do as a flowergirl so that they know what to expect’.
Liz’s Top Tip: Toddlers and young children typically don’t have a long attention span, so choose a style that is easy to achieve in a small amount of time.
6. Make Sure Everyone Is Prepared
Ask your hairstylist if there are any specific instructions about having your flowergirl’s hair washed prior to the day and if she needs to have her hair wet or dry on the morning.
Liz’s Top Tip: Ask your flowergirl to wear loose clothing so that it can be easily removed and hairstyles won't get ruined. Tops or dresses that have zips and buttons are best!
7. Ask Parents To Get Involved
Having the parents/carers nearby on the day helps. Elizabeth Zovi says ‘It's always great to know how girls wear their hair best and parents are often the experts’.
Liz’s Top Tip: Chat with your flowergirl's family in advance of the wedding day to outline their role and how they can best help to keep things running smoothly on the day.
8. Have A Back Up
If using fresh flowers (especially with younger flower girls), consider packing a spare hair clip or accessory in case the fresh flowers do not withstand the activities of the day.
Liz’s Top Tip: Do your research to choose fresh flowers that aren’t too delicate and can withstand adverse weather conditions.
9. Size It Up
Flower crowns are beautiful, but make sure you work with your florist to get the perfect fit for your flowergirls. Elizabeth Zovi says ‘Choose flowers that are size appropriate and don’t overwhelm your flowergirl’.
Liz’s Top Tip: Flower crowns that are adjustable with extra length are great as they can be sized up and fixed perfectly into place on the day.
10. And Lastly, Don’t Forget….
Ensuring you maintain a perfect look all day means that you have to be prepared. Pack a ‘touch up’ kit including things like hair spray, extra bobby pins, a fine tooth comb, spare hair accessories and a small compact mirror in case of emergency!
Liz’s Top Tip: Ask a parent or bridesmaid to be in charge of a little touch up kit - you never know when an emergency will arise.