Every bride has their own way of planning their special day. Some brides have everything planned and lined up before their engagement, while other brides plan as they go. But no matter what type of bride you are, one fact holds true: wedding hairstyles constantly change!
If you don’t have a final hairstyle picked out, a million questions might be running through your head: Should I wear my hair up or down for the wedding? Curly or straight? Simple or extravagant? After all, just like wedding dresses, the options for wedding hairstyles are seemingly endless.
But, don’t worry! I’m sharing how to choose the best hairstyle for your wedding, including my tips and tricks.
The best tip I can give brides who are looking for the perfect bridal hairstyle is to go through Pinterest and start a wedding hairstyle board. You will find very quickly that the hairstyles that you pin are actually very similar if not the same style repeated.
Bring photos of your dress, earrings, and headpiece to your Hair Trial. Show pictures of the style inspiration you have for your big day, just because it’s your wedding day doesn’t mean that your partner wants a new version of you. They want you, so try not to go so opposite of your natural style tendencies. Go with what feels comfortable.
I always like to find out how my brides wear their hair regularly. This is a great jumping-off point in choosing your wedding hairstyle, If you usually wear it down, look for bridal blowouts. If you wear it up, look into updos or a formal ponytail. This way, when you look back at the photos from your wedding, you look like yourself, albeit a more formal version.
look at some of your favorite pictures of yourself. See what is the common denominator in all of those photos regarding your hair and start there.
Honestly, my advice is always to go with whatever feels most like ‘you.’ People look the best when they feel the best, and as long as we discuss the potential issues of certain elements and manage expectations, a client always feels happiest going with their gut.
Now that you’ve narrowed down a few hairstyle choices, make sure to take notes of the various types of wedding hairstyles. The most classic style is a romantic updo, or wearing the hair down.
“I have been doing bridal hair for over 10 years now, and I have found that the classic wavy blowout has stood the test of time as the top bridal hairstyle. In recent years though, I have noticed more softly waved ponytails or sleek editorial updos. There are also some amazing tousled and romantic updos that have been making a huge comeback.
Updos are one of the most popular hairstyles for brides due to the vast creations available. An updo can look very formal, with each hair intricately placed or undone for a more whimsical feel. You can also add bridal jewelry to enhance the hairstyle and to add more flair.