Wedding planning is all fun and games but let’s not beat around the bush, it’s stressful! Especially when it comes to making preparations for the bride. From saying yes to a breathtaking wedding dress to booking your bridal hair stylist and makeup team, it takes a huge amount of contemplation and consideration.
After all, you want to be sure you’ve chosen the right bridal hair stylist for you. Every bride wants to look their best and have a look that lasts the entire day and night – that can only be executed with a professional bridal hair and makeup team.
Not only does the bride require a wedding hair stylist for herself but also for her bridal party. An experienced stylist helps elevate your wedding look, flattering your outfit and features with the right hairstyle. 99.9% of bridal hair stylists offer trial runs and ask you to bring inspirational photos to understand your vision for your wedding day hair.
Here is a list of hairstyle inspiration for you and your bridal party:
1. The Bun
Buns are one of the most versatile hairstyles. You can either keep it sleek or messy, add flowers, delicate silver beads, or a simple bun pin. This hairstyle suits all face types and looks sophisticated. It is the perfect hairstyle for brides with medium / long hair length and average density, if your hair is super thick the bun will be big! We can add hair but we can’t reduce the hair you have – keep this in mind when looking for your bridal hairstyle.
2. Loose Barrel Curls
If you are looking for a hairstyle that can be created on all kinds of hair lengths and textures, this is the one. Loose and glossy barrel curls with side or middle parting look extremely elegant and exquisite. Keeping the bridal hair loose may seem simple, but it is an effortless look and can go really well with the entire look and accessories.
3. Fishtail Braids
Fishtail braids are extremely comfortable to carry and give you a magical look. This Bohemian hairstyle is perfect for all the fun-loving brides and bridesmaids with long/thick hair, although if your heart is set on a fishtail plait extensions can be added to give added thickness!
4. Beach Waves and Volume
A classic bridal hairstyle, Beach waves are ideal for all wedding hair types – long or short. Waves can be accessorized as well for a unique hair-do, volume can be added at the crown to ensure your veil stays secure throughout the day.
5. High Ponytails
Sleek and chic, high ponytails are a popular choice for all the brides that do not want a style too that’s too ‘bridal’. Ponytails can be done divinely neat or soft and simple, whatever your preference the ponytail is extremely versatile and can be tailored to suit everyone.
6. A Timeless Chignon
For a perfectly poised look, sleek chignons are the way to go. Accompanied by sweeping bangs, chignons are a simple yet spectacular hairstyle.
7. Soft ‘undone’ hair up
One of our favourite bridal hair styles! Suitable for all hair lengths and texture this hairstyle is beautiful, soft and simply ‘undone’. This hairstyle can have a little or a lot of volume and can be done loose or slightly loose around your face and ears making it a great hairstyle for people who aren’t used to wearing their hair up.
7. Half Up, Half Down
When you can’t decide on wearing your hair up or down and non of the hairstyles seems to fit your vision, you can always flaunt a half-up – half-down hairstyle. The wedding hair stylist can tailor this hairstyle to you having as much hair as you’d like up and leaving the rest down. Finish this style with baby’s breath, daisies, or shiny hair accessories.
While choosing a hairstyle for your wedding, ensure you consider factors like your dress & veil, bridesmaids dresses, the wedding roles: will your MOH have a different style to your bridesmaids? Or will everyone choose their own hairstyle? Consider the weather and the location, will you be spending time outside? The hairstyle you choose should complement and work with all the elements of your wedding day, it should not restrict your movement – it’s all about having fun!
There’s a hairstyle for everyone and all of these can be tailored to suit brides and bridesmaids. When booking with your bridal hairstylist, communicate your likes and dislikes, style of dress and any accessories you plan on wearing. It is important that you feel comfortable in the look you choose, it’s a look you will be wearing the whole day. Trial appointments are a great way to make sure you and your stylist are on the same page and you’re confident with the chosen hairstyle. If you’re looking for your bridal hair stylists, contact The Bride Side to discuss your booking.