How to Choose a Wedding Hairstyle | Bridal Hairstyles

How to Choose Wedding Hair Style

Most brides make the mistake of loosing their personal identity when making hair and fashion choices for the wedding day. The most important thing to remember is to make sure you like what you choose for the wedding day.

{SCA} The first thing you have to do is discuss your wedding hairstyle with your stylist, perhaps some months prior to the big day. This is because some brides may need to grow their hair or to work towards a new hair color to achieve their perfect wedding hair style.

One of the most important elements of your wedding day is your hairstyle. And to ensure that you get the best results for your wedding hairstyle, all you have to do is follow a few simple tips.

Tips for Wedding Hairstyles

Do Your Research: This is the fun part. Take some time to explore your options before settling on one hairstyle. Browse wedding and other style magazines, and google the net for Wedding Hairstyles gallery to get inspired.

Complement Your Look: Your wedding hairstyle should flatter your dress and overall look – not complete with it. Use your dress style and the formality of the event as your guide. Dresses with halter necklines, ballgown silhouettes, or plunging backs practically scream for an updo.

Know Yourself: Your face greets you in the mirror every morning, and you and your hair go way back, so chances are you already know which hairstyles flatter your face and which fall flat. Even if you don’t, here are some pointers: A long, thin face will look more so with a long, straight ’do, and ears that stick out a tad too far will be accentuated by a pulled back ’do. Along those lines, don’t attempt a look that isn’t you just because it’s your wedding.

Remember: Your goal should be to look like your best version of you, not someone else.

Heed the Weather: Make sure your wedding hairstyle will work with the day’s weather conditions. This tip is especially crucial for weddings in humid climates.  Do yourself – and your hair – a favor: Don’t force a curly mane into a sleek, straight ’do for an outdoor wedding.

Get the Right Length: Remember that many of the wedding hairstyles shown in magazines require long hair. The good news is that longer tresses can be achieved both naturally and artificially. You can either start growing it early or use clip-on extensions for added volume and length on the big day.

Book Your Stylist: If you love your usual stylist and are getting married locally, make sure he or she is available on your date; otherwise, start auditioning stylists for the big day. Many hair stylists also offer makeup services and are willing to travel, while others do not.

Cut and Color: The best time to schedule your final cut and color is one to two weeks out – not the day before – to ensure enough time to fix any last minute color mishaps. And, of course, avoid doing anything too drastic. Again, you want to look like yourself, only better!

Shine On: The number one most important aspect of a bride’s hair is shine. Straight hair by nature tends to look glossier, but any flyaways will automatically ruin the effect. To combat this common dilemma – especially prevalent in the winter – rub a sheet of Bounce directly on your hair, or simply spraying it with an anti-static spray. For wavy and curly hair, which are prone to brittleness and dullness, slather on a moisturizing conditioner before you begin styling, and then use a shining serum to add gloss.

Use Your Head: Be sure to find an effective way to attach your headpiece – if you have one – to your hair. Wide-toothed combs just aren’t going to cut it with straight and fine hair; have the store replace them with finer combs. Wavy and curly hair are more suited for headpiece staying power – use bobby pins, barrettes, or combs, whatever works for you. Unless you have the budget to have your hair styled twice (and quickly, the second time!), make sure the ‘do you choose goes well both with your headdress and without.