Of all the decisions to make on your big day-the invites, the photographer, the canapes, and, oh yeah... the dress-worrying about how you are going to wear your hair shouldn't be one of them. We're here to help make your special moment as stress-free as possible. Not sure which is the perfect hairstyle for your wedding day? Keep reading.
Assess the Dress
First things first, take a look at your wedding wardrobe. Is your dress strapless? A sexy-yet-sophisticated backless number? Or are you channeling your inner princess and rocking sleeves? Depending on the style of your dress and your veil-or lack thereof-you'll be able to narrow down your choices for your hairstyle.
Strapless: Strapless dresses are the oval faces of wedding gowns-anything goes when it comes to your hairstyle. From an intricate updo, cascading curls, or a bohemian braid your options are endless.
Backless or Halter: When your dress is cut to make a statement as you're making an exit, you're going to want to make sure you don't cover it up with your hair. Look for side-swept styles that fall over one shoulder-vintage Hollywood waves are a great bet-or classic chignons.
Sleeves: If your dress has sleeves you'll want to keep your hair either flowing down your back off your shoulders or up in a chic-yet-minimalistic design. These wedding dresses tend to be works of art on their own so less is more when it comes to your hair.
Go for a Trial
When it comes to your wedding day, you're not going to want to have any last-minute surprises. Find up to three possible styles you'd like to try and bring them to the person who will be doing your hair on the big day for a trial run-don't forget your veil! This way you can tweak things ahead time and test the look before you commit to it.
TLC Starts Now
The fastest way to ruin a gorgeous wedding day hairstyle? Fried, frazzled ends. Go for a trim and keep your ends in tip-top shape using hydrating masks and hair oils. This will help to maintain the strength of your ends and also help to boost your hair's shine factor!
Have naturally curly hair? Don't feel the need to whip out the straightening irons for the big day. On your wedding day you want to look like the best version yourself, and often that means embracing your hair's natural texture. Find a style that works with your hair, not against it, this will help you if the weather doesn't cooperate the day of plus, you'll simply feel more comfortable when all eyes are on you!
The Day of Necessities
On your big day keep your hair looking fabulous from the start of the ceremony through to your grand exit! Make sure that your stylist is using a strong-hold hairspray and pack along a light-hold spray for touchups. Also, keep a few bobby pins handy for any stray hairs that may escape your updo!