Presumably you have started to feel nervous few months before your big day. From the selection of the host, the highlight of the wedding dress, the choice of the wedding hairstyle to the preparation of the wedding process, to leave no regrets, you want to be meticulous to plan every detail. Perhaps what troubles you most is the choice of your wedding hairstyle. We know you imminently desire to be gorgeous, but even you got inspiration about your hairstyle from Instagram or Pinterest, and you found you still got no practical thing to ensure nothing will go wrong on your hair during that day. Don’t worry, here are the tips:
1. Take your wedding dress, weather of the wedding day, length of your hair, volume of your hair, hair texture, hair color and even veil into consideration to choose the hairstyle right for you
What about half up-half down hairstyle on the big day? Or braids and buns if you got thick hair with hair extensions? Interested in elegant updo hairstyle which is simple but can be fancied up for a wedding? Argument about the choice of the wedding hairstyle never ends! Facing that many options, you might be confused or these may drive you crazy, just calm down and think about the following factors ahead:
Style of your wedding dress
Your wedding hairstyle shouldn’t steal the limelight of your wedding dress. In other words, your dress and wedding hairstyle should not be a competitive relationship. Given that your dress is plain, it is advisable for you to pick a fascinating hairstyle to make up for your dress. If your dress is gaudery, full of decorations, then try to find a simple but smart hairstyle. If your dress is a open-back design, you may choose to wear the ponytail or braid. Reasonably coordinate your dress and hairstyle to achieve a best look.
Weather on the wedding day
The weather will surely have effect on the choice of your wedding hairstyle if your wedding is held outdoors, whereas it won’t affect your hair when your wedding is held indoors and you can absolutely make your hairstyle whatever you want. However, when the weather of your wedding day is humid or hot, for example, it is best to steer clear of the cascading curls and to choose the updo hairstyle, because it can be really annoying when your curls adhere to your back. Compared with your natural hair, the hair extensions are less affected by the weather condition, which gives you possibilities to apply hair extensions on your hair to make your hair gorgeous curls even in that weather conditions.
eatures of your hair，short? Long? Voluminous?
A superb collection of beautiful hairstyles can be found everywhere online. Having viewed lots of hairstyles, you may be fascinated by a long hairstyle, whereas your hair length and hair volume don’t allow you to wear such a hairstyle which is only suitable for long hair, so you have no choice but to find short hairstyles. However, hair extensions can help you slip the leash to do long hairstyles, though your hair is short.
However, long hair opens up more possibilities for hairstyle choices, so if you got long hair, that’s better! From braids to curls, mermaid waves and bombshell blowout, your looks can never be limited. Long hair makes you younger, healthier and more feminine due to its features, such as soft, smooth as stunning look. Therefore, don’t be tied up, find your best long hairstyles.
Apart from your hair length and hair volume, when making a decision on the choice of your wedding hairstyle, your hair texture and hair accessories are also two main factors which can never be ignored. Flowers, hair pins, or even crown may after all be accepted as good choices to decorate your hairstyle.
What hair color? For this question, you have lots of options. You may choose to go lighter, darker or keep your natural hair color. What you should keep in mind is that your choice of hair color will live forever in your wedding photos.
If you are blonde, to keep it shiny, always use shampoos and conditioners and remember to book for a color glossing treatment one or two weeks before the wedding day. If you are brown hair, you can visit hairstyle one week before the wedding day for a professional, neutralizing hair mask treatment.
Wearing a veil or not can also affect your choices of wedding hairstyle. If you wish to wear a veil, then consider a strong and steady hairstyle instead of a loose, soft and wispy hairstyle, because not only would a veil not have any substantial help with this hairstyle, but it would ruin it.
2. Make sure you try your hairstyle few days before your wedding
Please make sure you have tried different hairstyles before you make decision on your favorite hairstyle. It is wise to always talk and ask for advice from your hairstylist to let him/her to know what you like and what you dislike, and accordingly your hairstylist can make the ideal hairstyle for you. Questions like ‘’Is my hair long or voluminous enough to make this hairstyle?’’, ‘’Which of those hairstyles are perfect for my face shape?’’, ‘’Is my hair texture good enough to make me try this stunning hairstyle?’’ or ‘’I am tired of this hairstyle, is there any better?’’ should be asked as early as possible, one week before the wedding at least. Never leave them unsolved until the last second.
3. Find the hairstylist best for you
Every industry, including hairstylist, has its own uniqueness. The reason why so many people choose to let the hairstylists do their hair is because the hairstylists know the texture of their hair better than themselves. Furthermore, hairstylists know what kind of hairstyle is best for each of them. The hairstylists are famous for creating gorgeous and stunning hairstyles. A hairstylist can give you a best result. Once your make a decision to try a hairstylist, be sure to carefully investigate and understand the characteristics of each hairstylist’s work and find their past work on Instagram or Pinterest for instance. After that, choose your favorite hairstylist.
4. Show photos rather than word description to your hairstylist
Sometimes the word description can be misleading, because everyone’s understanding about the certain thing can be different. Therefore, make sure you bring photos to your hairstylist, and visual sensations are much more intuitionistic, but too many photos may make your hairstylist confused, so it is best to bring 5 photos at most, because your hairstylist will feel lost and don’t know where the point is, if there are too many.
Your hairstylist will show you some images of the final look as the samples for you to decide. You can make sure where your hairstyle will go and how it will be like.
5. Consider DIY wedding hairstyle or consulting from hairstylist
If you catch the fancy of one special hairstyle only, it is best for you to consult from a professional hairstylist. If you are good at doing your hair and you have enough knowledge about hairstyle, definitely you can try DIY. However, we still recommend you to spend time searching materials about doing hairstyles online, videos preferably, and to learn and practice for many times in order to perfect your hairstyle. It should take you few months before the wedding day to master the skill of doing hair. Let your friends or family to help to practice and it really helps.
Generally, it is not necessary for you to consult from hairstylist, because it is not worthy of spending money doing such simple hairstyles which may look difficult. For instance, you can absolutely create soft and exquisite hair at home.
Once you decide to do a hairstyle at home, make sure you will practice over and over again. Besides, considering the occasions like dancing and games you may play on the wedding day, wear your hairstyle for the whole day under such circumstances to see whether it is applicable or not. Set aside some time to make some changes.
6. Keep your hair nourished and moisturized before the big day
Professional hairstylists usually recommend bride to have a haircut few weeks before the wedding day, which will help to care hair. But many brides won’t follow the advice to make their hair grow longer, which will make hair splits. Therefore, to keep hair nourished and moisturized, it is required to apply deep treating hair masks. To save your time spent on hair care, you can also choose to wear hair extensions.
7. Be real or wear durable hair extensions? It all depends
Keep it in mind that your wedding day will last up to 12 hours, so it will be a tough process to proceed the wedding if your hairstyle is hard to care, especially when you’re wearing hair extensions and you’ve never worn them before, because during the wedding you really need to spend time treating your hair very often, and it might not be a good idea to try new things on that day when you don’t have any experience. If you have ever tried hair extensions before, find durable ones to wear.
By contrast, if your hairstyle is simple and easy to care, then you don’t have to pay much efforts on it. Your wedding day is your day and you will be the one to choose what your big day will be like, relaxing or tiring. A happy day is the most important, so a simple hairstyle is not a bad idea.
8. Consider changing your look separately during reception and dancing party
Your wedding is naturally indispensable for reception and dancing, so it is a good idea to ask your hair stylist to change your hair for different occasions.
Reception and dancing are equally important as your wedding ceremony. However, for most brides, it might be a little difficult to choose the right hairstyles for reception and dancing that won’t cover the limelight of the wedding hairstyle, but meanwhile the hairstyles should also look beautiful. Check out the hairstyles for reception and for dancing here:
For reception, try romantic outward curls, smooth low side bun, twisted loop, tight braided bun or twisted updo.
As for dancing, make sure your dance hairstyle will be under control when you dance with movements. Try long curly hair, updo hairstyle with loose braid, half up half down hairstyle with braid as well as side updo with loose braid.
9. Always keep your hair in the best condition the day before you are ready to style hair
To make your hair styled, your hair should be kept in the best condition. It is advisable for you to blow your hair dry out the day before if your got curly or frizzy hair so that your hair is smooth and polished enough to have your hair styled. By contrast, if you got smooth hair, you can wash your hair, but do not iron your hair. No matter what kind of hairstyle you are going to wear, we suggest that you keep close contact with your hairstylist so as to avoid any problem which might be happened on your wedding day. For those brides who wish to wear hair extensions, we strongly recommend you to seek a hairstylist for yourself.
10. Prepare you a hair kit for unexpected needs
Sometimes there might be incidents happened to your hairstyle on the big day, and your hairstylist happens not to be with you on that day. What to do in this situation? Of course, you have to take this case into consideration ahead of your wedding day to solve the case as possible as you can. Therefore, you need to prepare yourself an emergency hair kit which contains the hair products which have been applied on your hair. If you don’t know what your hair products are, just ask your hairstylist about them. Besides, you can also put hair ties, hair brush, dry shampoo as well as hairspray in your kit. Though your hairstylist might be professional enough to style your hair, but it is always good to make a secondhand preparation.