It’s a bit of a cliché but your hairstyle really is your crowning glory, particularly on your wedding day. After choosing my (amazing 😉 wedding dress, finding a hairstyle that’s going to flatter me and make me look amazing was the next job on my list.
I had a clear idea of what I wanted (I’m a Bridezilla, remember?), but I know that It’s not an easy job!!! Using Pinterest with its amount of wedding photo could be a little intimidating!!! So, here are some tips on how to choose your hairstyle for your wedding day!
First, I recommend that you experiment with different styles. Even if you want something original than a look that has been pinned 1,000 times, nothing too drastic that you might regret, like having all your hair cut off or changing the colour dramatically.
To start with, go start online and start your own moodboard. When you’ve got a few ideas take them along to your hairdresser for a few trial sessions. Give yourself plenty of time, – you don’t want to be making decisions in the last couple of weeks before your wedding day, which would only add to the stress factor. The time of year you’re getting married will also affect your hair – you might want to go for sunkissed highlights if you’re having a summer wedding!
Of course, the style of the dress you’ve chosen is going to play a big part in the type of hairstyle you choose. Think about your neckline, whether you’re wearing sleeves and the length of the dress. If you’re wearing something with a high neckline your hair will look better in an updo. Or, for a boho style wedding day you might want to wear your locks long and flowing free. Something vintage might be better with a ‘messy’ updo or a period hairstyle, or how about a Great Gatsby-style bob?
And, what about hair accessories?
Tiaras are a classic wedding accessory and if you’re planning on wearing one you need to think about how your hairstyle is going to work with it. If you’ve got very curly hair you may need to calm it down a bit.“My hair is naturally curly and I could not see my tiara so I had it straightened,” says real bride Amanda.
If you’re not really a tiara sort of girl you have plenty of other options. There’s the birdcage veil look, which is great if you’re having a vintage wedding. If you’re going for a sort of boho, romantic look then keep your hair long and maybe just decorate it with a single floral detail. A classic look for a destination wedding is tucking an exotic local bloom behind your ear for a ‘just walked off the beach’ look.
My advice? Enjoy all the different wedding looks available and make sure you’re happy with the style you finally choose and that it really is you. Remember, your husband wants to recognise you as you walk down the aisle!