Every bride-to-be wants to look beautiful on her wedding day. Part of preparing for your big day is choosing your gown, of course. You also need to decide on another very important detail — your hairstyle. The good news for brides in 2007 is that anything goes. You can find the perfect style, no matter what type of hair you have or what kind of gown you’ll be wearing. In this article, we’ll explore some of the most popular hairstyles for brides. Let’s start with a classic — the updo.
There are lots of options for the bride who wants to wear her hair up. Updos work for most every woman, except those with short hair. If you have medium length to long hair, you are a perfect candidate for a great updo! First, take your hair type into consideration. Straight hair looks gorgeous in a simple French twist. You can keep things sleek and smooth with a dramatic side part, or pull out a few wispy tendrils to frame your face.
For brides with wavy or curly hair, a loose upswept style is very flattering. Gather the hair at the nape of your neck, twist once, then pile it all on top of your head and secure with bobby pins that match the color of your hair.
Try experimenting with different parts to see what looks best with your face shape. Some women look best with a middle part where wavy tendrils frame the face, while others look best with a sideswept part. Sideswept bangs are perfect for a dazzling barrette or bejeweled clip.
Half Up, Half Down
There are several variations of this style that work for many different hair textures and face shapes. Pull the top and sides up and secure with a comb or clip, allowing the underneath and back to hang freely. For volume, tease the hair at the crown first then pull up and back, twist and clip.
If you’re seeking a sleeker style, pull hair back at cheekbone level and clip without twisting or teasing. Going with your wedding theme, add flowers or accessories. Bangs will help frame your face the way you like or simply keep it back-combed for a sleek look.
The half up, half down style is the best of both worlds. Your gorgeous face and neck are showcased and if you’re wearing earrings, they are visible. It’s perfect for the bride who is torn between wearing their hair up or down.
Long and Loose
One of the most romantic styles for brides is wearing the hair down, with plenty of volume and romance. If you’ve got straight hair, set on large hot rollers for long-lasting waves. Before rolling your hair, apply a volumizing mousse. Allow the rollers to cool, remove them, and shake out your curls. Gently comb your hair and fluff with fingers, then finish with hairspray. The look is one of fairytale romance.
If you’re length-challenged, try hair extensions. Today’s extensions are easy to put in and take out, plus they look and feel natural. One of the hottest brands in hair extensions is HairDo by Jessica Simpson and her hairstylist Ken Paves.
Before deciding on your wedding day hairstyle, try several different styles and be sure to try each style with your wedding veil to make sure it works. After a few experiments, you’ll know which style is best for you. If you’re planning on getting a cut or color, do so several weeks before your wedding day to give the new changes time to settle. Also, this gives you plenty of time to fix things just in case you don’t like the results.
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