Weddings are a huge deal. If you’re planning one, then you know that your wedding hairstyle is probably one of the most important decisions you have to make. It doesn’t help that there are so many different styles out there. And while each one can look gorgeous, it’s easy to get overwhelmed when trying to choose with the help of a Bridal Hair Stylist what works best for you and your big day. So we’ve put together some tips on how to find the perfect wedding hairstyle for yourself:
Find Inspiration Everywhere
We highly recommend taking a look at magazines and other people’s weddings. Magazines often have photos of hairstyles that could work for you, as well as tips on how to achieve them. You can also look at Pinterest boards full of wedding hairstyles. If your hair is similar to someone else’s in the picture, it might be worth trying out their style—it may even work better than anything else you see!
Factor in your veil or headpiece.
It’s important to factor the weight of your veil or headpiece into your hair styling equation. If you are wearing a heavy piece, make sure that your hairstyle can comfortably support it without being damaged by the weight.
Also, consider whether or not the style of your hair will complement the look of your headpiece. For example, if you have really curly hair and want a simple updo for a low-key wedding with no fuss—but then decide to go ahead and add a veil over that simple updo—you might end up feeling slightly overwhelmed by all those different elements together.
Coordinate With Your Outfit and Overall Wedding Style
Once you’ve determined the overall look of your wedding, it’s time to choose a hairstyle that will complement those elements. Here are some things to consider when making this decision:
- The venue and theme of your wedding. If you’re getting married in a historic barn with vintage-style decor, chances are you’ll want a hairstyle that’s more retro or classic than edgy or modern. Also, take into account any particular elements of the venue—if it’s outdoors, for example, and you don’t want to worry about wind ruining your hair on such an important day (or having it blow in someone else’s face), then choosing one style over another might be wise.
- The weather forecast for when guests arrive at the ceremony site. If there’s a chance of rain or high humidity levels during your outdoor summer ceremony or reception, choosing something simple yet elegant could be easier than trying out something intricate with lots of layers!
- Your natural hair color and skin tone—or how much time has passed since coloring either one! For instance: if you have dark brown hair but prefer blonde highlights often enough that they appear natural now (and aren’t just bleached straight from their root), then maybe consider going back to being brunette again for this special occasion because there will be less risk involved when adding artificial color later if needed; conversely: if all these options sound like too much work right now then just stick with whatever makes YOU feel good!
Listen to your gut.
Beyond that, it’s all about listening to your gut.
Don’t be afraid to try something new. If you don’t know what you want or are feeling overwhelmed by the options, ask for help! Your Bridal Hair Stylist is there to guide you through all of the decisions so that you can feel confident with what hairstyle works best for your wedding day look. And if, at any point in time during this process, you realize that your thoughts on what would look best have changed—that’s totally normal!
You might think something looks perfect in the salon only to see photos later and realize it doesn’t work as well as expected (or vice versa). That’s why we recommend asking for one last chance before leaving for home: Have them quickly restyle your hair so that everything falls into place just right before heading out.
Wedding hairstyles can be so fun and creative. It’s easy to get caught up in the planning process, but it’s important not to forget that your wedding day is about you! If you have a vision of what you want your hair to look like, don’t be afraid to ask your Bridal Hair Stylist for it. They’ll know how best to help you execute it on your big day.