There are various hairstyles to choose from for weddings, depending on your locks’ length and texture. For long hair, a classic and beautiful look is thick curls or a pretty loose braid. Medium hair can look stunning in updos like a low bun or a half updo. Shorter locks can be pinned back on the side with a fancy clip or flower, or you can opt for a wrap-around braid.
When it comes to weddings, it’s only natural to want every detail to be perfect. After so many years of picturing what your wedding might look like, how could expectations be anything but high? From the location and the cake to the dress and the shoes, every element is a hard decision that will shape this magical occasion. Let us take some of the stress away with this guide on the best wedding hairstyles that will leave a lasting impression.
1. One Side Pinned Back.
Who said that your wedding hairstyle needed to be intricate? Sometimes, the simpler, the better. Add a touch of old Hollywood glamour to your special day by adding silky-smooth curls to your short hair and clipping or pinning back one side.
2. Low Bun.
For women with medium-length hair who fancy themselves a classically beautiful bride, a low bun is an excellent choice. The look is elegant and polished and works for both curly and straight hair. It’s also a fantastic option to better show off your wedding dress and any special jewellery.
3. Chic up-do.
Just because you have trouble tying your short hair into a ponytail, it doesn’t mean that your hairdresser can’t create a beautiful up-do with your hair. Hidden pins, decorative clips and the use of the right hair products, can create the hairstyle of your dreams.
4. Wrap-Around Braid.
Are you planning an outdoor wedding? Combat wind by choosing a simple hairstyle that stays out of your face. A wraparound braid for short and loose hair is the perfect option for this. The style also adds a gorgeous, bohemian touch that works perfectly in a natural setting.
5. Thick Curls.
Your wedding day is the perfect occasion for a classically beautiful and feminine hairstyle, meaning that curls are an ideal look. While beach waves can be perfectly lovely, nothing beats the polished look of large, bouncy curls. Perfect for thick hair, these full curls look divine on long lengths.
A half-up-half-down hairstyle is a perfect option for when you can’t decide between leaving your hair loose and styling it in an up-do. This look gives you the best of both worlds.
7. Loose Braid.
Long, loose braids aren’t just for models and celebrities heading to Coachella, the gorgeous and modern style can also be perfect for your wedding. Curled, and almost falling apart, the style, although not polished, is entirely elegant in its own right.
8. Relaxed Half-Up.
If you have medium-length hair and wish to wear it loose for your wedding day, consider a relaxed, half-up style. While medium hair can look perfectly beautiful left out, it doesn’t have the same impact as longer or shorter hair does.
9. Braided Bun.
If you’re looking for an extra special hairstyle for your special day, why not try a braided bun? This unique twist on a classic style turns traditional into non-traditional. Whether you choose a crown braid, a braid that wraps around a top knot, or one that wraps around the side of your head and turns into a bun, this modern style will undoubtedly draw compliments.
How do I choose my wedding hairstyle?
If you’re lucky enough to have long, luscious locks, you should show them off on your special day. While leaving your hair down may seem more casual at first, with a bit of effort a loose ‘do can look just as polished as any up-do.
Medium hair is the most versatile length when it comes to trying different wedding looks. It’s long enough to appear lovely when left out while still being easy and light-weight enough to pin up. Choose the style for you that best suits your personality and the theme of your wedding.
While it’s true that short hair can be more limited when it comes to style options, the length can still be transformed in several ways to create a beautiful ‘do. The trick is to add a polished elegance that goes beyond your typical day-to-day look. Short hair is super popular at the moment with most women choosing to wear their’s in a long bob (lob) with loose beach waves. If this sounds like you, mix things up for your special day by adding wrap-around braids, pinning back one side, or even wearing it in an up-do (just make sure, your hairdresser secures it firmly!).