Choosing Your Bridal Hairstyle
By Megan Woods
Are you confused over what would be the
perfect wedding hairstyle for you? Has thumbing
through numerous magazines left you dazed
and overloaded with ideas? Should you wear
it up, down, curled or straight? Relax -
the following information will help you
make an informed and inspired choice about
your bridal hairstyle.
A common mistake many brides make is to
completely loose their personal style identity
when it comes to making hair and fashion
choices for their wedding day. Of course
you will want to look and feel special on
your wedding day, but take care to ensure
that it is recognizably you who walks up
the aisle to exchange vows. When it comes
to your wedding hairdo, your number one
guiding factor should be whether you actually
like the style.
There are no wrong and right answers when
it comes to selecting the right bridal hairstyle
for you. Following are tips that will help
you in making the right decision for you.
Plan, Plan, Plan
Sometimes planning a wedding can feel like
an exercise in project management. There
are so many people and supplies to co-ordinate
and manage. No matter if yours is a wedding
to rival a celebrity wedding, or if it is
10 of your closest friends and family, you
still need a wedding plan. The most efficient
way to do this is to use a wedding planning
checklist. Make sure that you add discussing
your wedding hairstyle with your stylist
to your wedding checklist.
This is best done months from the big day
- in fact, the sooner the better. Many brides
may need grow their hair, or work toward
a new color to achieve the wedding hairstyle
of their dreams.
Allow Yourself to Shine
This needs to be carefully balanced against
the need to plan, plan, plan. Just because
nearly every bridal magazine you pick up
features brides with flowing tresses, do
not feel that you
must emulate those looks. If you normally
wear your hair short, do not feel that you
necessarily need to grow your hair for your
wedding. If you are still laboring under
the misconception that short hair does not
make for a good bridal hairstyle then think
Halle Berry and her halo of feminine curls.
If you do want to grow your hair, then grow
it, but don't do something just because
you think that's what brides should do.
Most cases of wedding stress can be traced
to poor communication. Friction between
a bride and others around her is not uncommon
as the big day draws nearer. As a bride,
avoid this by communicating from the outset
with those associated with the wedding plans.
Most importantly communicate with your bridal
party about their dresses, hair and make-up
as soon as you possibly can. Discuss styles,
and make sure that it is something they
are comfortable wearing. It is also important
to decide early on, who is paying for what.
If you are going to insist that your bridal
attendants all visit a hair stylist to have
their hair styled, then you need to consider
paying for them.
Consider the Whole Picture
Resist the urge to be a magpie bride who
grabs at anything that she finds appealing.
This approach will only result in a bizarre
medley of styles that do not necessarily
gel. Instead, take a minute and consider
what you what the theme or style of your
wedding to be.
Talk to your hairstylist as soon as you
have decided on your overall theme - she
or he can give you ideas of how to fit your
hairstyle into your chosen theme.
Bridal Hair and Bridal Gowns
Think about the line, density and texture
of your gown when choosing your wedding
hairstyle. The line of the dress should
match the line of the hair. For example,
a sleek bob tucked behind the ear or a bunch
of curls piled on top of the head will complement
a long slim gown. The density of the gown
should also be carried through to your hair
density. If you are wearing a flowing tulle
gown, then flowing hair with soft curls
will be great. The last factor to consider
is a wedding hairstyle that complements
the texture of your gown.
Apply these simple tips and choosing your
bridal hairstyle will be easy and fun, and
you'll create a look that's just perfect
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