So many decisions rest around your wedding day – the dress, the shoes, the flowers, the cake, and of course, location, location, location. Let’s not forget your wedding hairstyle! Wedding hairstyles can be customized to your liking, or they can be copied identically from a photo within a magazine. With the going rate of photographers these days, you want to ensure that you look your absolute best on your big day, starting with your wedding hairstyle!
Trends in Wedding Hairstyles
So what is hot nowadays for wedding hairstyles? Many salon owners and hairstylists will offer the same bits of advice. Hairdos that pin hair half-up and half-down are the biggest styles for brides. Also, it seems that many brides choose to wear their hair half-up and half-down, while requesting that their bridesmaids get total up-dos.
Curls are a classic addition to every wedding hairstyle, whether you’ve got natural curls or simply added them with a curling iron or hot rollers. Hairstylists can often just look at you and know what style would look great, but they often want you to decide on a wedding hairstyle that suits you and your preferences.
Tips for Choosing the Perfect Wedding Hairstyle:
Task yourself with researching hairstyles online to see what strikes your fancy. View a few Web sites, especially wedding-centered sites, and print out your favorite styles.
Pick up a few bridal magazines and get an idea of what people are doing. Bridal hairstyles come in countless fashions and trends. Subscribe to a bridal magazine or pick one up every now and again to give yourself some ideas.
Go for a sample hairdo prior to the big day. First of all, getting a sample hairdo done will give you an idea of what to expect from your wedding day hairstyle. Secondly, meeting with your stylist prior to the date will give you both a chance to play around with your hair and the options available to you. You can try all different styles and see what you like best.
Take pictures at your sample hairstyle appointment. Even if you have an elephant’s memory, bring your camera along to the salon and ask your stylist to take some pictures of you with your hairstyle. Save these pictures so you can look back and decide if the style is absolutely positively what you want on your wedding day.
Try your hair several ways. Even if you think you know how you want to wear it, it can’t hurt to let your stylist play around a bit with your hair. Get a complete up-do, a completely down style, and a style that involves hair half-up and half-down.
Wear a shirt or outfit that is similar to the style of the dress. If your wedding gown is strapless, wear a tube top or a strapless dress to the salon so you can get an even better idea of what you will look like on your wedding day.
Don’t forget your headpiece! If you plan to wear a veil or a tiara on your wedding day, don’t forget to bring them along to your sample hairstyle appointment. Make sure you get pictures with this as well!
If you don’t like it, speak up! You shouldn’t worry about hurting your stylist’s feelings on or leading up to your wedding day. Politely tell her, or have your bridesmaids or mom tell her that you would like your hair to be done a bit differently. Usually you can nip this problem in the bud by going to a sample hairstyle appointment.
Make sure you enjoy your hairstyle because it will be visible in just about every photo of you. Best wishes to you on your wedding day!