Why so much fuss about hairstyles?
Your hair is your crowning glory, and the frame for that gorgeous face of yours. Whether you opt for the simplest enhancement, such as a fresh flower tucked into a French twist, or a professionally sculpted curly updo, remember this: on your wedding day, you will be flushed with happiness, and surrounded by the people you love most in the world. It is virtually impossible to look bad under these circumstances. Your skin will glow, your eyes will sparkle, your hair will look divine, and of course, you will live happily ever after.
Here is what you need to keep in mind…
Hair accessories range from simple pearl headbands and tiny flower studs sprinkled throughout hair to jeweled hairpins, lace Juliet caps and glittering princess tiaras. When shopping for hair accessories, try to wear your hair in your bridal style to make sure the accessories will work. Tiaras look great on either short or long hair, and flowered or jeweled accessories are also quite versatile. Don’t forget to consider the style and color of your gown — as well as your veil — when selecting hair accessories.
Because you’ll probably want your hair to shine on your special day, be sure to use a good conditioner, not just the day of your wedding, but several weeks in advance. Not only will your hair be healthier, but you will know which products make your hair look shiny and full, and those which make it limp, frizzy or flat. On the day of your wedding, you may also want to use some type of laminate, or shine enhancer. In any event, always test new products well in advance. The last thing you want is a hair “surprise” on your wedding day.
When determining your wedding hairstyle, you might also consider the type of gown you will be wearing. For example, if your wedding gown has a medieval look, a sleek French twist and tiara may be out of place. Instead, you might wear your hair loose with some sort of floral wreath, or even an elegant braided style. On the other hand, if your dress is very streamlined or formal, wearing your hair in a sophisticated updo may be the way to go. Consider the neckline of your gown as well — if you plan to wear your hair down, will it clash with the neckline or cover any special jewelry?
Another element to take into consideration is how formal your wedding will be. A formal wedding calls for an elaborate updo; however, the same style would look out of place at a very informal ceremony.