How you wear your hair will have a huge impact on your wedding day look. It can be elegant and romantic, or it can be something you will regret in later years (’80s bang ball, anyone?). To make sure that your wedding day hairstyle is a “do”, check out the latest trends.
Romance is the key for all of today’s most popular hairstyles. Your hairdo should look fresh and easy, not overly styled or contrived. You definitely do not want your hair to look stiff or heavily sprayed. It should look as though you could remove a few pins and let it tumble over your shoulders in a sexy cascade (even if it is really held together by fifty pins and a whole can of hairspray!).
These soft styles are often gathered back away from the face. One thing that you do not see in the wedding magazines these days is bangs, especially the kind that are cut straight across the forehead. If your wedding is at least a few months away, that should be enough time to grow out your bangs long enough so that your stylist can sweep them off to one side for a fresh and current look.
Relaxed waves are the order of the day; pin straight hair is not what brides are wearing now. If you would like to wear your hair down for your wedding day, loose waves can be done in a few different ways. They can be beachy and a little messy, or they can be smooth and elegant, with just the right amount of movement. Picture Veronica Lake’s iconic hairstyle, only not so perfect. For cascading waves, a pretty pearl comb will be the ideal type of bridal jewelry for your hair.
Most of the trendiest wedding hairstyles involve pulling the hair back into some sort of knot or bun. It is from there that you see many variations. As with the natural waves, these are loose knots, not tight ballerina buns or pristine chignons. They should look a little like you just pulled the hair back yourself in a hurry (only in the hands of a good stylist, the knot will still look artfully done). Allow a few tendrils of hair to spring free around your face.
Braids are being used to create some very romantic hairstyles for brides with long hair. We are not talking about two perfect braids, nor the ubiquitous French braids of the 1980s. These braids are not prim or schoolgirlish; they are flirty, soft, and vintage inspired. One long loose braid in the back is one pretty option for wedding hair. Even more interesting are the intricate knots and buns that stylists are creating by twisting braids together at the nape of the neck. For your hair bridal jewelry, finish off the look with a scattering of beautiful crystal or pearl pins tucked into the knot.