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5 Deciding Factors That Help Find the Perfect Bridal Hairstyle for Your Wedding Day

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How to Choose a Bridal Hairstyle for Your Wedding Day

It all started as a fantasy when you were a little girl. You imagine your prince charming asking you to marry them. You can picture the horse and carriage with tin cans that are dragging on the ground. The carriage has a big sign on the back that says “Just Married”. Being 9 years old, you wake up with a big smile on your face and hope to find the person of your dreams one day.  

Let’s fast forward to the present day. You have found your perfect person and you're ecstatic to marry them. Once you're engaged, you start planning… realizing you don’t just show up to your wedding day like you fantasized about when you were 9 years old. You actually have to bring your fantasy to life and you have so many questions on how to make that happen!

Let’s be honest, as a bride you want to look your absolute best on your special day. One of the biggest questions you ask yourself is “how am I going to wear my hair for my wedding?” 

If you’re asking yourself this question, then you're in luck. Today we are going to go over the many factors to consider when deciding what the perfect wedding hairstyle is for you!

5 Factors to Consider When Choosing Your Wedding Hairstyle

  1. Your wedding dress style

  2. How you wear your hair everyday

  3. The accessories that you are going to wear

  4. Your hair length and texture

  5. Scheduling a bridal trial

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Your Wedding Dress Style

Deciding how to wear your hair for the wedding can be easily determined by the wedding dress you have chosen. It’s very important that the two have a seamless flow

If you are wearing a high neckline it is safe to say that if you wear your hair down for your wedding, the dress’s detail on the neckline will be overlooked because of the hair covering it. With that being said, it is proven that strapless wedding dresses can go with any bridal hairstyle as they do not have any detail above the shoulders.[1] 

When deciding what bridal hairstyle matches your wedding dress, you can look up editorial pieces that the dress designer has done with your dress. This will help you see what the vision for the dress was. If you are mainly looking for inspiration, you can also head over to pinterest and see inspiration photos of wedding hairstyles with the type of dress you have chosen.

Overall, you should choose a wedding hairstyle that will compliment your wedding dress instead of competing with it.[2]

How Do You Wear Your Hair Everyday?

The most important part about your wedding day is that when you look back at your wedding photos, you look like yourself.

You want to feel secure and comfortable on your wedding day. So if you typically wear your hair up on a daily basis and you feel the most confident this way, consider looking for a wedding updo or braid. If you normally love to rock your hair down, consider a wedding blow out or romantic curls.

If you are a versatile person, you may be a bride who would love a half up/half down wedding hairstyle. These kinds of wedding looks are great for a bride who wants a bridal hairstyle that will stay out of her face, but will also show off the elegant length of her hair.

Factor in Your Wedding Accessories 

Like your wedding dress, the accessories you choose to wear on your wedding day can be a determining factor in how you wear your hair for the event.

The biggest accessory a bride can choose to wear is a veil. If you envision yourself with a veil, you will need to know how the veil attaches to your hair. A draped veil would require a flat surface to cascade over your head, meaning they will have a difficult time staying in place if you have an asymmetrical wedding hairstyle or updo. If you have a clip-in veil, it will probably require an updo that has somewhere for the veil to grip on to. Typically, that would mean an updo or a braided bridal hairstyle.[3]

As for other accessories like necklaces and earrings, you typically would want an updo or half up-half down bridal look if you're trying to show off a more intricate jewelry piece. If you plan on wearing your hair down, dainty jewelry is recommended because your hair will be the star of the show on your big day.

Consider Your Hair Length and Texture

When choosing how you’re going to wear your hair for your wedding day, definitely consider your natural texture and length. This is because it will give you a better idea of what is realistically possible to achieve for your wedding hairstyle.

If your hair is naturally dry, frizzy or curly…consider the month/location of where you're getting married. If humidity is a huge factor, a wedding updo or a secured style will be your best friend as a bride.[1]

Now if you're wanting more length or volume for your wedding, hair extensions are always an option to give you the look you want even if you don’t naturally have it. Whether you want to wear your hair down or up for your wedding, hair extensions will give the rapunzel length you're looking for when wearing your hair down, or the density that’s needed for an intricate bridal updo.

Scheduling a Bridal Trial

One of the best things you can do when deciding on your bridal hairstyle is to book a bridal trial a couple months before the actual wedding date. This will take a huge amount of stress off of your shoulders and help you feel prepared.

Your bridal hair stylist will have a thorough consultation with you in-regards of the expectations you have for your wedding day. They will want to know everything from the theme of your wedding, down to the wedding dress you are going to wear on the special day.

When you have a professional give you advice on your bridal hairstyle, it will ensure that your hair compliments every element of your wedding and will stay in place all day regardless of the weather.

Salon Noir Bridal Team

Here at Salon Noir we are proud to have amazing bridal professionals to help you with your hairstyle for your wedding day. We love all of our brides and will make sure your wedding look exceeds your expectations. 

If you are unsure of how to wear your hair for your wedding, we provide in-depth bridal trials to reassure you that you will receive the hair of your wedding dreams. Your 9 year old self will be smiling ear to ear knowing that you will have the dream wedding that you have always wanted.

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