“I’m growing my hair for the wedding” – is something I often hear in the studio, but I have found through experience that very short hair, or long hair, can be great with a traditional hat, but hair that is in-between (covering the neck!) can be messy, so growing your hair from short to the in-between stage is not a good idea.

I always ask clients how they are going to wear their hair on the day, and offer suggestions, as especially with headpieces, you want your hair to compliment your headwear and not be fighting against it, or be too complicated – the simpler the better is always best.

by Michelle Macartney

Michelle Macartney has always had a passion for Hats. And in this On Your Head Be Its twentieth year that passion for hats has helped to curate a vast array of the latest in stunning hats and headwear. In 1995 she started her business On Your Head Be It after a stint at hat making in Liberty's of London. Her love of millinery was featured in an article by journalist Rachel Bridge for The Times called "A Passion for Hats". The Studio has been featured on BBC and ITV and national and international newspapers and magazines.