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How to Find Your Wedding Hairstyle

Don't know a chignon from a French twist? We'll help you find your dream wedding hairstyle.

If you've already started planning your wedding, you're probably aware of the sea of decisions you'll need to make along the way, including the predicament of how to choose your wedding hairstyle.

Should you wear your hair up or down? What about waves or a sleek bun? Maybe you've been coming across hair and makeup inspiration, and the possibilities are starting to become overwhelming. Wherever you stand in the decision-making process, we've got your covered with our top tips for choosing the perfect wedding day hairstyle.

Choosing Your Wedding Hairstyle

Choosing your wedding hairstylist is almost as important as selecting your wedding dress. Making sure you have the right style that matches your personality and wedding day aesthetic is key.

Create an inspiration board.

If you're looking for the perfect wedding hairstyle, go through Pinterest and start a bridal hair board. You will find very quickly that the hairstyles that you pin are actually very similar if not the same style repeated. Find that trend, and arm yourself with it before you visit the hairdresser.

Arrive prepared to your hair trial.

Meet with a stylist for your hair trial, and bring photos of your dress, earrings, and headpiece. Show pictures of your style inspiration for the big day, but don't forget, just because it’s your wedding day doesn’t mean that your partner wants a whole new version of you. They want you, so try not to go too far from your natural style tendencies. Go with what feels comfortable.

Look to your wedding dress.

Take inspiration from your dress and how the designer styled it, either on a model or through photography. It can help break you out of a bridal hair overload, and gift you a new perspective on how best to style your hair.

If you’re a bride wearing your hair down, and planning on having a dress with a detailed back, then it’s a good idea to have some hairstyles pulled together that allow you to show the back off.

Consider your everyday hairstyle.

Your everyday hairstyle is a great jumping-off point in choosing your wedding hairstyle. If you usually wear it down, look for bridal blowouts. If you wear it up, look into updos or a formal ponytail. This way, when you look back at the photos from your wedding, you look like yourself, albeit a more formal version.

Think About Your Headpiece

Will you be wearing a veil, a floral crown, or a dazzling tiara on your wedding day? If so, you'll need to find an effective way to attach it to your chosen wedding hairstyle. When at your wedding hair trial, make sure that your headpiece works with your look. While wavy and curly hair are better suited for headpiece-staying power, you can work with your stylist to figure out how to make it stay all night—no matter your hair texture. Don't forget to check and see if you like how your hairstyle looks without the accessory too, just in case you choose to remove it for the reception.


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