How To Choose The Right Hairstyle For Your Wedding

October 7, 2015 by Linda DiProperzio
shefinds | Weddings

There’s never a good time for a bad hair day, but experiencing one on your wedding day is truly disastrous. But don’t panic—there are ways to make sure your hair looks perfect at your I Dos. The first step is choosing the right hairstyle that will not only have you looking beautiful, but also last the entire day.

Look at your gown.

You wedding day hairstyle should match your gown and complete your overall bridal look. While a chic chignon would look stunning with a sophisticated, A-line gown, it will probably look misplaced with a Grecian-goddess style dress.

Think about the weather.

You want a style that will last the entire event, so you ideally want to choose something that can handle all of the elements. If you’re getting married during a heat wave, you’ll probably want your hair pulled away from your neck. Or if it’s raining, you might not want to blow your naturally wavy hair straight and risk it getting ruined before the reception.

Go with your hair’s natural beauty.

Whether you have beautiful waves or full-blown curls, why fight against your hair’s natural texture? Instead, find a way to incorporate it into your hairstyle.

Consider the shape of your face.

Not every style fits every face shape. While round faces can rock a half-up, half-down do with style, a square face will look best with a center-parted low ponytail. Talk to your stylist about what looks will enhance your features.

What about hair accessories?

Are you planning on wearing something in your hair? Whether it's a veil, tiara or flower crown, your hairstyle needs to work with whatever accessories you're putting on your head.

Choose a style that makes you feel your best.

No matter how gorgeous your hair looks, if you don’t feel your best wearing it, you won’t look your best. So if you feel you’re most beautiful in loose beach waves, then that’s the style you should choose for the most important day of your life.

Try out different looks.

Cut out pages from bridal mags and bring them to your stylist. After narrowing down your selection together, have her actually implement the styles--using your hair accessories--then have her take photos from different angles so you can make your final decision.



Linda DiProperzio is a weddings expert and freelance writer based in New York.

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