Choosing the perfect hairstyle for your wedding day can be daunting. After hours of looking for inspiration on social media, you can be left feeling overwhelmed and confused. Should I wear my hair up or down? Will my style hold all day and night? Does this look even suit me? Knowing which bridal hairstyle is best for your hair type will guide you in picking the perfect style for your wedding day.
KNOWING WHAT WORKS FOR YOU
When considering different styles, it’s important to be realistic about what your hair can do. This is definitely something to discuss with your Bridal Stylist as you may be pleasantly surprised. For example, a great set of extensions can transform short, fine hair, giving you the ability to wear a beautiful full bun. Or, with the right tools and products, your fizzy flyaway fluff can be turned into totally tamed tresses.
Once you have a good idea of your options, look for inspiration, specifically for those styles. It’s nice to start off with quite a few images to draw from, but don’t go crazy as this will lead to information overload and make it harder to choose.
And…beware of Insta Envy! Remember that photos can be deceiving. The model you’re looking at may be under professional lighting, quite often with a wind machine creating the perfect picture of free-flowing locks (which could be a wig anyway). Your hair won’t look like that at your bridal hair trial. It’s best to find images of real brides with hairstyles you like so you get a true representation. This will make it way easier to figure out what will suit you best.
Medium Length and Long Hair
Long hair is so versatile when it comes to wedding styles. Waves and braiding are the most popular looks right now. This relaxed, Bohemian vibe is an easy-to-wear option that you can really personalize and feel comfortable in all day.
You can choose a romantic half-up look, loose waves, or a side-swept style. And don’t think your hair has to be super long to achieve these looks. In fact, medium length hair with long layers is often the perfect hair type if you want to create movement and volume in your style.
Fine hair can do a lot more than you may think! There are techniques that will make your hair appear thicker and fuller, not to mention padding and extensions to add the volume you need. Your hair can still look very natural and not over-styled, depending on what you’re after. But if you’d prefer something with a little less effort required, you can opt for a loosely waved, light and airy updo. Accessories often play a big role in these styles, drawing attention to your overall look.
Curls and Texture
When they’re treated right, curls and texture make the most fabulous Bridal looks! Always aim to enhance the volume and natural texture of the hair by using the correct products and styling tools. Whether your hair is wavy, tightly curled, afro or twisted, emphasize your style and don’t be afraid to stand out.