Wedding Hair Inspiration for Brides

February 4, 2022

Wedding Hair Tips & Inspiration with Mags from Upstyle Funk Hair

If you looking for some wedding hair inspiration for brides you have come to the right place. Every bride dreams of having an amazing, timeless, elegant hairstyle on their wedding day. The big question is how do you find the perfect hairstylist for you. If you are looking for an amazing hairstylist and someone who can bring fun and calm vibes on your wedding morning, let me introduce you to Mags from Upstyle Funk Hair. Let’s be honest, every bride gets a little nervous on their wedding morning and your hairstylist is probably the first person you will meet. Mags is a dream to work alongside. Her experience is second to none and her fun, calming personality is her super power.

Let’s hear from one of her brides :

” Not only was Mags outstanding on hair, she was also such a great personality to have on the morning of our wedding. She was so organised and kept everything running so smoothly and on time, she even had time to squeeze in my Mam. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Mags to anyone.” Heather

A big thanks to Mags for sharing her expertise and knowledge in this wedding blog.

Bride standing in a garden


Can you tell us a bit about yourself, your background and your business?

Ok so my background hasn’t always been hair.  I worked in administrative roles most of my life.  I decided I needed to change lanes during the last  recession.  I always had an interest in hair, so decided to get an ITEC qualification in Creative Hair.  From there I contacted different Bridal Hair Stylists and did some workshops with them in order to learn from the best!. I continue to train and always will.  I love what I do .


What do you love most about being a Hairstylist for brides?

I am very privileged to be a part of a very intimate moment in someone’s life.  The morning can be very emotional and have some very touching moments.  I love the positivity in the room and everyone is in great form.  The excitement is palpable.  I enjoy the bit of craic and try to bring a bit of fun in the morning.

bride and groom waling in Barberstown Castle


What should brides look for when selecting the right hairstylist? 

Firstly, do your homework.  I would always recommend a bridal specialist.  Read reviews from other brides ask friends or family for recommendations.  Don’t be afraid to pick up the phone and have a chat with a couple of stylists, so that you can get a feel for their personality.


 What is the most common mistake brides can make when it comes to their wedding hair style? 

Commonly, there are no mistakes.!!  At a trial we would discuss the brides overall style, the dress, the venue and their own personal style.  Weather can also be a factor ( Hollywood waves just won’t do on the cliffs of Moher! )


What’s the best way a bride can prep her hair the night before her wedding?

I always recommend a good Pro shampoo and conditioner, your regular hairstylist will recommend which is most suitable to a brides hair.  My favourites are Joico and Alfaparf.  Also, not cutting your hair for 7 months before the wedding is not necessarily good.  just like your skin, your hair should be healthy and shiny on your wedding day

bride and groom holding hands


Will you provide hair accessories?

I don’t stock hair accessories, however I do have recommendations for suppliers that i give to my brides.


Do you recommend a trial run before the wedding?

Absolutely. At a trial we discuss styling, hair condition and decide if extensions are needed.  We go through the timings of the day.  Although there are times when a trial is not workable, due to brides traveling from the US or Dubai etc,  so in that case we can do a zoom consultation instead.


What’s the most important tip you have for brides having their hair done on the wedding morning?

Wash your hair the night before 2 x Shampoos and condition the ends.  Blow dry smooth with a brush, ( unless you are washing your hair the morning of).  Then sit back and let the magic happen.

bride and groom at Barberstown Castle 


What are the new trends for 2022?

I feel like we are going to see a lot of smooth, sleek  bouncy waves.  Of  course boho trends are still hot for summer.


How far in advance of her wedding should a bride book her hairstylist?

As soon as your venue is booked.  Particularly if you have a favourite hairstylist and Make Up Artist in mind.  We normally book 2 years in advance.



Thanks again to Mags from Upstyle Funk Hair for sharing all her wedding hair knowledge. Wishing you the very best in planning your wedding. For more tips and inspiration about wedding makeup click here.