Start looking for a hairstyle you love as soon as you find your dream wedding dress. The style of your wedding gown sets the fashion tone for your bridal hair. It will decide whether your mane look is sleek,glamorous, romantic, sophisticated or vintage.
Wearing an informal wedding dress to a daytime wedding? Let your hair down in a loose style for a daytime wedding hair style. If you have long hair, let it flow in soft waves or leave it straight for a very natural look - perfect for an informal or destination wedding. For a beach wedding, stay simple with a headband decorated with seashells or flowers. And remember, it could be windy when you tie the knot.
Wearing a formal wedding gown to a late afternoon or evening wedding? Consider a bridal up do in curls and twists to give elegance to your wedding hair and frame your face with drama.
Make a bridal hair style more contemporary by softening an up do with a looser less fixed look - perfect for the bride who has curls! Or opt for the polished look of a neat bun or consider the classic French twist.
Long or short hair styles can be made special with hair jewelry and adding volume with waves and curls., Dress up any length bridal hair style instantly with a rhinestone hair accessory like a comb, clip or for the crowing touch top your hair with a tiara. Match your hair accessories to your style and details wedding dress.
Tips for hassle-free Wedding Day hair:
Schedule a consultation with your hair stylist. Bring pictures of bridal hair styles you love. Share pictures of your dress.
Now is the best time to talk about hair accessories and jewelry. Let your stylist know if you plan to wear a headpiece or veil during the ceremony. It is also important to plan for details like a tiara, comb (maybe a family heirloom), hair pins, hair bands, bows or flowers you envision being part of the mane event.
Some brides want to switch their hairstyle after the ceremony for a more fun look during the reception. This definitely requires planning to pull off without leaving your new husband and guests waiting.
Six to three months before: Plan your regiment for keeping your hair conditioned and healthy. Schedule regular trims. Avoid wild changes - you could easily regret if there's not enough time to correct before your wedding day.
Six weeks before: Do a test to make sure your bridal hair style works for you - and the stylist. Keep in mind outdoor ceremonies and receptions should take into account sun, heat, humidity and wind.
One month before: Time to get a permanent
Two weeks before : Get your hair treated with color.
Day before wedding: Shampoo and condition your hair
Your wedding day: Get your hair done at least four hours before you need to be in your wedding dress for photos or the ceremony.
Remember, wear clothes with a zipper or buttons so you don't mess up your wedding hairstyle getting dressed. Pack a hair emergency kit with hair spray and extra pins for fast fixes and touch ups. And don't forget an umbrella, just in case it rains.