A bride's hairstyle on her wedding day is as important to her as her wedding dress. It represents the culmination of months of planning and visualizing and it has to be just right to make her dream come true.
When it comes to bridal hairstyles, very little changes from one season to another but with all things in fashion, it is the subtle changes that make each look hot for each new season. Basically all bridal hair styles stem from the same basics and branch out to suit the individual client.
The basic hairstyles most stylists work with when it comes to weddings are:
- The bun – a tightly pulled back look that leaves little or no loose locks around the face
- The up do – a variation of the bun. It becomes more ornate and its placement can be an arrangement of hair at the top of the head or the back. It can be tightly and neatly arranged or it can present itself as a messy up do where lots of loose locks around the face and neck are present.
- The half up do – is a variation of the up do where only the front part of the hair is lifted off the face and arranged at the top of the head. The back of the hair remains to fall loose along the shoulders.
- The French twist – a tightly pulled vertical or horizontal twist entire head of hair. It can be secured at the back of the head or along the sides extending back from the ears.
- The chignon – a tightly pulled variation of the bun that ends up in a collection of knots arranged at the nape of the neck
- The long wavy curls – here the hair is left to hang in loose curls in a soft, romantic yet sexy look.
Using this list as a launching pad for your particular style will help both you and your stylist come up with just the right look for you. Remember, just as no two heads are created equal, no two hairstyles are either. Just because something looks great on paper, it doesn't mean it will translate into a great style for you. Take some time to experiment and you won't be disappointed!