How to choose a hair style for your wedding

Darling, wedding preparations can make even the most composed bride want to pull her hair out. Choosing a wedding hair style might seem like an impossible task, considering all the options available. It can be overwhelming — just look at Pinterest, Instagram and Google and you’ll see a huge number of options! 

But there’s no need to lose your head over the decision-making process — here are some tips that will help you to make a confident choice in no time.

Reflect your personality

Your wedding is a celebration of you and your love story, so why not let your hair reflect your unique personality? Whether you’re a romantic at heart, a boho babe, or a classic beauty, choose a style that captures the essence of who you are. If you adore soft, loose curls, go for it! If you’re a fan of sleek, elegant updos, own it!

Consider your dress

First step is to decide on your dress.  Your wedding dress will be the centerpiece of your look, so it’s important to choose a hairstyle that complements it. To make your hair harmonize with your gown, consider the neckline and overall style. If your dress has intricate details or a stunning back, an elegant updo can draw the eyes right where they should be. For a dress with a plunging neckline, why not opt for cascading waves or a chic half-up, half-down style? The possibilities are as endless as the number of tea flavours in my cupboard! I recommend booking your trial when you have bought your dress.

Seek inspiration

The world of hair is vast and plentiful, with countless ideas waiting to be discovered. Pinterest, Instagram, and even the humble  wedding magazines can inspire you with an abundance of hairstyle ideas.  Collect snapshots of jaw-dropping hairdos that make your heart flutter. When looking at hair styles look at images with a dress similar to yours. How does the model wear her hair with the dress. This will help determine what hair style to go for. Share them with your stylist. Together, you’ll create a masterpiece that’s uniquely yours.

Think about the venue

Consider the weather and venue. Picture-perfect hair can sometimes be a fleeting fantasy. If you’re tying the knot in a tropical paradise or a stately garden, you’ll want a hairstyle that can stand up to the elements. Opt for a style that’s more secure, like an elegant updo or a braided creation that weaves your hair together like the threads of a fairytale.  If you’re getting married indoors, you have more flexibility with your hairstyle. Do you want something that will be easy to style and re-style as the day goes on? 

Consider your hair type

Your hair type will play a big role in what hairstyle you choose. If you have thin hair, you may want to add extensions to create volume. If you have curly hair, you may want to embrace your natural texture and go for a curly style.

Schedule a trial

Once you’ve narrowed down your options, schedule a hair trial or what I prefer to call a preview, with your hairstylist. This will allow you to see how the hairstyle looks on you and make any necessary adjustments before the big day. Bring images of hair styles you want to try and photos of your dress. This can also be the opportunity to try your veil on with your hair style. Wearing a similar neckline and colour of your wedding dress is super helpful. Have several trials if needed. Your wedding day is not the day to try out the style.

Don’t be indecisive

Looking at too many images might make you indecisive - Once you have decided on a style stick with it.

Your wedding day is going to be one of the biggest events of your life. You will have many suggestions from friends and family. Suggestions are always welcome but remember to stay true to you. Seek advice from those close to you that have a similar stye to you.

 It’s completely normal to have a long list of options in mind, but once you’ve decided on a style, don’t keep changing your mind.

And remember…

The most crucial ingredient in this recipe is your happiness and comfort. Choose a hairstyle that makes you feel like the enchanting bridal goddess you truly are. Relax, take a sip of tea, Kombucha or whatever’s your jam  and trust that your hair will weave its own magical tale on your wedding day. Cheers to making memories, finding your perfect ‘do, and living happily ever after!

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