Choosing a hairstyle for your wedding can be as tricky as choosing the dress, but fortunately there are hundreds of bridal magazines and websites that offer detailed pictures and guides to creating that perfect look.
Because this is a special day it would be a good idea to book a professional wedding stylist, who will be able to advise you on styles that suit your hair and face shape. They will also be able to create some rehearsal styles for you before the wedding, so that you can get a good idea of how you hair will look on the day.
The main concern most women have when choosing a wedding hairstyles is whether to have their hair up or down. Basically ‘up dos’ suit more formal weddings, as they create a very elegant, classic look. Higher ‘up dos’, where the hair is piled on the top of the head compliment and balance round faces shapes, whereas those with longer faces will suit hair that is styled out to the sides more, with some width and volume. Think about whether you wear your hair up normally, as some ‘up dos’ can be quite tightly pulled away from your face and can be uncomfortable if you are not used to it. If you have a wide face consider having some tendrils of hair teased free of the main do, to soften and feminize your features. Another consideration is the type of dress you are wearing. If it is a low-cut or off-the-shoulder dress you may feel very exposed it all your hair is styled up and away. ‘Down dos’ can create a softer, romantic, and more youthful look. This suits more informal weddings and less glamorous dresses.
Another consideration is whether you have curly or straight hair. As this is a special day you may want to consider how you normally have your hair, straight or curly, and then choose the opposite to create a totally new look. It is very popular these days to have curly hair at weddings, and the variations are endless from soft, romantic loose curls, to tight, high volume spirals. If you would like straight hair, then it must be glossy and in good condition, so make sure you get a good basic cut first to get rid of dry, split ends, and then use straighteners to create that sleek, glossy look.