A major decision a bride has to make for her wedding day is how to wear her hair, what hairstyle to choose. Will she wear it up or down?
With veil or no veil? Tiara or without jewellery? There are so many choices before her and she has to choose one that complements her style and liking, one that will enhance her appearance on her wedding day.
To make that choice she has to firstly, look at some existing styles shown in bridal magazines, catalogues of hairstylists, catalogues of websites, etc. She can consult friends and family while making a choice. She must choose a style that appeals to her and one that will compliment her face, complexion and figure, as well as the mood of the wedding.
Secondly, she must make an appointment with her hair stylist and arrange for a practice session of the hairstyle. Wear the formal hairstyle for a couple of hours to see how it holds up for the time of the wedding ceremony. If you are going to use fresh flowers, a practice session may be costly but practical. Thirdly, look around in antique stores for cute unusual accessories for your hair, like tiaras, hairpins, clips, clasps etc. Fourth, make allowance for the veil if you are using one in your hair design.
There are basically five popular hairstyles for brides:
1) Classic updo
Updo-updo is the mantra for most brides. The hair is arranged in a mass, sweeping upwards toward the crown of the head. Sophisticated up-do's are a popular choice with brides, with curls and twists added for more dramatic effect. This style is most suited for hair medium in length (chin length or longer) and is straight and medium to thick. For those with thin hair, a faux-updo can be created with a pin-on ponytail or add-on hair strands.
2) Modern updo
It alters the classic updo, adding a softer, more romantic look. It has a tousled look, which can be achieved with all hair lengths and textures, using tiaras, combs and hairpins.
3) Long style
Another style is to leave the hair long, in curly tresses or sleek and straight. A half up-do maybe attempted. A tiara or a veil may add to the look, some even combining both for an elegant look.