These Tips Will Help You Pick Your Wedding Hairstyle

A bouncy blowout, loose waves, a sleek chignon, the list goes on. How does a bride pick a hairstyle when there are just so many choices? For this once in a lifetime moment, how do you know for sure if an updo or down do is the best for you? But why does this even matter anyway? Well, your hairstyle is important because it completes your whole bridal look. Apart from your dress, and accessories, the hairstyle will give you that lovely finishing touch. It should also be comfortable and wearable for hours.

Now back to the question, how do you choose the right wedding day hairstyle? Keep on reading for some useful tips!

These Tips Will Help You Pick Your Wedding Hairstyle

Think of How You Wear Your Hair Daily
Do you often tie your hair in a ponytail? Do you enjoy blow drying your hair for a touch of volume? It’s totally fine to mention this to your hairstylist. And it’s okay to choose a hairstyle that is close to your daily look. After all, you should still be yourself on your wedding day but just a tad bit more formal.

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Consider the Style of Your Outfit
Strapless or off-shoulder dresses usually call for down do’s with loose waves to give a glamorous feel. For dresses with intricate back details, you’ll want to keep your hair up so as not to cover it. Meanwhile, pantsuits would look great with a sleek bun or a slicked back ‘do. Ask your hairstylist for recommendations as well, because they know for sure which hairstyles and wedding outfits make a good match.

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Create a Hairstyle Mood Board
Do some research online, for example real weddings on Bride and Breakfast, and save the photos showing hairstyles that you really like. Once you have a mood board, try to see what the common factors are among these hairstyles. You can also try to describe them in three words such as modern, relaxed, updo.

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Factor in Your Accessories
If you’re planning to wear accessories like tiaras, headbands, or clips, you’ll need the appropriate hairstyle to hold them. Tiaras, for example, would usually require a hairstyle that makes it easy to sit atop the head. A veil that is clipped-on would need something to grip.

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You Can Have Short Hair
Having short hair on your wedding day is absolutely okay. It’s definitely chic, too. We’ve seen brides rock short hairstyles on the big day and they look amazing. If you feel at your best with a short bob, go for it.

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Try Different Looks for the Ceremony and Reception
If you just can’t decide on one look, who says you can’t have two? It’s common for brides to have different hairstyles for the ceremony and reception. Typically you’ll have an updo for the ceremony and a down do or something more relaxed for the reception. Changing your hairstyle is good to consider especially if you’re also switching to a second dress.

Photographer: FotoStory / Real Weddings: This Bride Looks Radiant in Her Embellished Modern Terno Gown!

Go with What Makes You Comfortable
Ultimately, you should pick a hairstyle that reflects who you are. The last thing you want is being bothered and uncomfortable because you don’t like having too many pins in your hair. This is why it’s important to do a hair trial so you can communicate to your hairstylist what you like and what you don’t like.

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And there you have it! We hope these tips help you in your bridal beauty journey. If you need more advice, just keep on browsing our beauty articles right here on Bride and Breakfast.

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