The slicked back up-do is no longer the norm in weddings. Trade in the gel and curling iron for volumizing spray and hot rollers to get on board with the newest trend of soft, romantic locks for the big day.
Get a trim about a month away from the wedding date. This allows enough time for hair to grow back into its natural shape. If you’re dead set on a long hair look for the wedding, commit to growing out your hair early on. If a shorter length is more your style, it is simple enough to adapt some of the latest trends for your wedding look.
As one would suspect, curls continue to be a go-to style for weddings. But the curly prom style up-dos aren’t the way to go anymore. Stick with looser curls and waves instead of tight spirals.
Long hair opens the door for a variety of different styles. For a romantic look, stick with loose curls. Make curls look sexier by opting for a sleek, side swept style instead. Update the traditional up-do by incorporating braids. While a bun is a staple for a glamorous wedding, trade it in for either a low ponytail or a loose French braid. Another option is to braid the hair, then pin it into a bun for a new take on the classic look.
With medium hair, you can easily fake shorter hair styles. Go with a faux bob or a simple low up-do to go with any wedding dress. Use a headband to add some sparkle and keep flyaway strands in place all night long.
For short hair, it’s all about the accessories. Style short hair as you would any other normal day, and add a studded barrette or decorated hair pins that match your dress. Hairpieces are versatile and easy to use. Get a hairstylist to add extensions for some added length, or use a braided hairpiece or fake bun to complete your style.
If a veil is being used, that can dictate hairstyle options. The style should be able to hide the comb of the veil. Make sure accessories don’t clash with the look of the veil. For those with short hair, a birdcage veil adds an air of old Hollywood glamour to any look.
If a veil isn’t being used, take advantage of fresh flowers as accessories. Use a single large flower to accent a simple side ponytail or add several smaller flowers to the up-do for a splash of color. Added bonus – fresh flowers smell nice.
When deciding on a hair style for your wedding, ask for a test run. Keep the style in place for several hours to make sure it will hold up throughout the ceremony and reception. You don’t want to wait until the day-of to decide the style you wanted doesn’t look right with the dress or accessories. Find a stylist who’s willing to help you decide on a look. Be prepared with a few styles you like, and keep an open mind.