We know it’s a bit of a cliché but your hair really is your crowning glory, particularly on your wedding day. After choosing your wedding dress, finding a hairstyle that’s going to flatter you and make you look amazing is almost certainly going to be the next job on your list.
During the wedding gown search, brides are able to try on sample after sample before saying yes to the dress. That’s what makes choosing a hairstyle difficult: It’s impossible to do a trial run of every style you’re interested in. No bride deserves a bad hair day on her wedding day, consider these tips.
1. Consider The Dress
Depending on your dress’ neckline, shape, fabric and/or special features, certain hairstyles will look better than others. You’ll also want to bring a photo of your dress and any accessories to the hair consultation. Talking about the options once you have it narrowed down to a few styles makes it easier to find the perfect match.
Remember that your hair has to tie your whole outfit together not compete with it. If your dress has a lot of detail from the waist up you might want to give your hair a slight lift. A dress that is elegant and simple deserves a style elegant and simple.
Look at factors such as an open back or even if you will be wearing a veil. Gowns tend to come together nicely if you wear your hair down, however, be careful of the jewelry you add to the ensemble which can make or break it.
2. Weather Condition
Consider the time of year you’re getting married when choosing whether or not to put it up. For a wedding planned for the dry season, it’s probably a good idea to go with an updo. It will stay and you won’t have to worry about it.
The one thing that many women tend to forget to take into consideration is the climate or environment you’ll be getting married in. Tropical, hot or humid – try to think comfortable, you don’t want to be sweating your way down the aisle.
Your stylist might also recommend some products and tips that might help hold everything together.
3. Don’t be dramatic with your hair
Your wedding day is not the time to try anything drastic that could create damaging effects. If you’ve never cut your hair short before, it’s probably not a good idea to do a trial run of that before the wedding. Also, don’t overdo it with products. Hairspray is a necessity, but you still want your hair to look natural, not completely frozen in place and this tip is the same for gel and volumizing mousse.
4. Let it complement You
Believe in being you. If others’ opinions get too loud, always bring it back to what your gut is telling you. Your hairstyle has the power to define your entire bridal look, so you want it to compliment your personality, not someone else’s.
Hairpieces and headbands can add extra glamour to your bridal look, but beware of anything that pokes or prods from the get-go. If a hair accessory bothers you from the start, you don’t want to risk being miserable for the entire ceremony and reception. Look for accessories that require fewer pins or have fewer teeth.
5. Consider the shape of your face
If you have a long face, wearing your hair long and down will only make your face look longer, consider taking your hair up but not too far up. Try to add fullness around your cheekbones and ears. Round faces look fabulous in high updos. Avoid too much body and curls around your face as this can make your face even rounder. Also, be cautious of too tight and slick styles.
On the other hand, if you have a square face, try and pull your hair away from your face to smooth out your features. Try a soft and wispy style, parting your hair at the side can help make your face less angular