Special occasions like weddings & proms are memorable but also extremely stressful at the same time.
Your wedding day will be one of the biggest days in your life. There is so much pressure on you to look your best, we can understand what you must be going through. Not only do you have to choose the perfect dress, hairstyle, jewelry and shoes for yourself, but you also need to make them all work well together.
I remember when I was in school, they would ask, ‘What are you going to be when you grow up?’ and then you’d have to draw a picture of it. I drew a picture of myself as a bride.-Gwen Stefani
You owe it to the person that matters the most:
Your look will also make a lasting impression on your to-be husband, so you probably want a hairstyle so beautiful that it blows his mind off the minute he lays his eyes on you and he will definitely remember how beautiful you looked on the wedding day, for years to come.
1. LOW HANGING BUNS ARE THE #1 HAIRSTYLE FOR SPECIAL OCCASIONS LIKE WEDDINGS
Low hanging buns are the go to choice of hairstyle for special occasions. And here’s the reason why…
|A beautiful long hanging bun hairstyle for wedding, accessorised with a lot of jewelry|
2. WEARING A LONG HAIRSTYLE WITH A VEIL HAS BEEN EVERY GIRLS DREAM SINCE CHILDHOOD
|Long wavy colored hairstyle with a short veil worn by the bride|
3. NATURAL BLACK HAIR IS A BLESSING IN DISGUISE. YOU JUST HAVEN’T REALIZED IT YET
While other hair types are trying hard to make their hair look different & special on their wedding day, you already have been gifted with a hair type that is naturally special & grand.
You do not need to ask for permission to wear a natural hairstyle on your wedding day, neither do you need to straighten it to “fit in”.
4. DON’T BE SCARED TO ACCESSORIZE YOUR LOOK
So wear those headbands, ear rings and fabulous clips but remember what we said right at the beginning:
5. BRAIDED UPDOS ARE ONE OF THE BEST HAIRSTYLES FOR BRIDES.
If you search for wedding hairstyles, the braided updo will outnumber all other styles out there.
6. BANGS ARE A SAVIOR FOR THOSE WHO CAN’T WEAR UPDOS OR LONG HAIRSTYLES.
People with long face shapes, should wear a hairstyle that contrasts their natural face shape and makes their face look less longer.
|Who says bangs are just for casual looks. Bangs can be a good choice for wedding hairstyle for those with long face shapes|
If they wear an updo or a bun, the hair is fulled back and the forehead is exposed completely, making their face appear even more longer. They can’t wear a long hairstyle which cuts the width of their face either because that again will make their face appear thinner and more longer.
So the best hairstyle for people with long faces is any hairstyle with bangs. The bangs will effectively hide the forehead and thus will provide the contrast needed. Bangs also work well for women with shorter hair.
We’ve already covered hairstyles with bangs on an another post on our blog, which you can check out for more inspiration & styles for bangs.
7. DON’T FEEL LOST AS A BLACK WOMAN WHEN IT COMES TO HAIRSTYLES
Thick black curly hair can be notorious to style.
I can see black women nodding their heads furiously to the fact that…
|Gorgeous wavy long hairstyle with a beautiful necklace|
…your hair will look wonderful when you are casually resting at home or on days where you have no important appointments. But as soon as you have to prepare for a special occasion like a party or a date, the hair looks completely messed up & horrible, as if it has a life of it’s own.
8. LONG BRAIDED HAIRSTYLES LOOK REALLY ELEGANT ON BRIDES
Long braided hairstyles look extremely feminine & elegant on most women.
There are different ways you can play around with the braids itself and the variety of braided hairstyles out there make it a great choice for your wedding day.
9. LONG WAVY & CURLY HAIR TYPES, THIS IS YOUR MOMENT TO SHINE
The magic of curly & wavy hair is:
|Simple wavy hair can look so beautiful too|
You can wear it simple & long and it will still look like a work of art.
|Simple long curled up hairstyle. Looks perfect on the bride|
If you have wavy or curly hair and you’re wondering how you should style it, then a great choice is to just wear it simple.
|Who says short haired women can’t wear wavy & curly hair well? Here’s a bride looking so fine with short wavy hair|
Of course, not as simple, that it looks like you’re headed to the grocery store…
…what we mean is, you can still look good without having to do updos or braids.
You can get inspiration from the posts we’ve written for your particular hair type, layered haircuts and the one for long hairstyles to come up with the right hairstyle for yourself.
And an added bonus is, curly & wavy hairstyles look as good for short hair as they look for long hair and can work for different types of curls out there, ranging from wavy curly, right to the dreaded kinky curly hair types. Check out our post on hairstyles for curly & wavy hair for more.
10. HAVE YOU EVER BEEN TO AN INDIAN WEDDING?
This look was so beautiful, we couldn’t stop ourselves from sharing it on here.
If you think American weddings are the benchmark of a fun wedding, you clearly haven’t been to an Indian one.
|Beautiful Indian hairstyle with a big updo|
Indian weddings are extremely joyful & colorful with some of the tastiest food and last over a week traditionally. You will get to see some of the most beautiful bridal wear and hairstyles as well.
If you’re an Indian bride or attending an Indian friend’s wedding, this is a great hairstyle for you to wear. That big updo with roses is one of the most beautiful Indian hairstyles we’ve seen in a while.
11. A VINTAGE 50s HAIRSTYLE IS PERFECT FOR WEDDINGS
|Big curls were an integral part of the 50’s look|
Big, fancy, elaborate, over-the-top hairstyles.
But these hairstyles are also extremely elegant at the same time, which makes them a perfect candidate for wedding hairstyles.
Check out our post on 50s hairstyles for more elegant vintage hairstyles.
14. HALF UP HALF DOWN HAIRSTYLES: THE BEST OF EVERYTHING
…half up half down hairstyles combine the best of updos & long hairstyles.
“But can you add braids to them as well?” You may ask..
…and yes you certainly can! Braided half up half down hairstyles offer the best of all three worlds and something you should definitely check out for more
- Make sure to try out the dress, shoes and hairstyle well before the day of the wedding. This gives you sufficient time for adjustments and alterations. Don’t be one of those brides who waits till the very last days and then carries a mountain of work on her head which results in a bad experience.
- Make sure to select a hairstyle which will stay in place for hours. You don’t want to keep brushing tresses off your face or asking for a touch-up every ten minutes.
- Take your wedding theme, dress and climate into consideration. The veil, neckline and dress pattern influence your look. You want your hairstyle to compliment it.
- If there is sufficient time to your wedding yet, make sure your hair stays healthy. We’ve seen those brides with frizzy and rough hair on their wedding days that destroy their look despite wearing a good hairstyle.
HOW TO PICK THE RIGHT BRIDESMAID HAIRSTYLES
Your bridesmaids play a big role in your wedding and are doing you a big favor by agreeing to be your bridesmaids.
Whether the bride gets to decide the hairstyle for the bridesmaid is something you should talk with them. If you have a certain theme designed for the wedding, you might want to tell them about your ideas beforehand.
1. FIND SOMETHING STYLISH BUT NOT TOO ELABORATE
…but they must not wear a hairstyle more elaborate and more grand than the bride.
Find styles that are cute and simple but which also look beautiful at the same time. Just downplay the regular hairstyles a notch to compliment the brides look & make her look more beautiful.
|Simple long side swept hairstyle with waves for the bridesmaid|
|While updo buns can be elaborate & grande, they can also be downplayed to look simple & stylish|
2. A BRIDE & HER BRIDESMAIDS CAN WEAR THE SAME HAIRSTYLE, BUT JUST NOT AT THE SAME TIME
A bride can wear long hairstyles and so can the bridesmaids.
And the same applies for all wedding hairstyles. But the only rule is:
The bride and bridesmaid shouldn’t wear the same type of hairstyle at the same time because it looks monotonous and boring.
|Beautiful side hanging bun hairstyle|
For example if the bride is wearing a big updo, the bridesmaids can wear a long wavy hairstyle. Or if the bride is wearing a half up half down hairstyle, the bridesmaids can wear a simple bun. Compliment each other, don’t clash your looks.
|A half up half down waterfall braid with wavy long hair|