Wedding Hairstyles – Your wedding planning is in full swing. You have made all the major decisions. Now it is time to decide on your hairstyle for the wedding! It is a big decision with so many styles to choose from that it can be confusing. However, a bride I know is taking a smart approach you might want to consider to help in that decision, so your wedding hair is a hairdo and not a hair DON’T! She has started a few months in advance visiting local cosmetology schools, “trying on” different hairstyles, all at a discount rate!
It is a little known fact that many cosmetology schools let students practice on paying customers that come to their schools for services. If this makes you nervous, do not be. Students are supervised by an experienced instructor every step of the way, so you will not come out looking like Bride of Frankenstein instead of a beautiful bride! In addition, the best part is, the fees are much lower than at regular salons. That way you can try on several different hairstyles until you find the right one for you. No bad wedding day surprises!
Many brides make the mistake of deciding they want to drastically change their hair in the six months before their wedding. Let me assure you, this is a terrible mistake! For my own wedding, my mother’s hairstylist said she would perm my near waist length locks for my wedding, “just to gypsy it up a bit”, she said. I was picturing big loose ringlets cascading in beautiful spirals down my back. Tragic error on my part. What I got was a whole lot of burned hair and what wasn’t burned stood up on the top of my head making me look suspiciously like I should have been named Fife. Take my advice…leave your hair alone! If you want to add a few subtle highlights, fine, but otherwise, no drastic changes. You do want him to recognize you, right?
Wedding Hairstyles Ideas
After the poodle perm fiasco, I then ended up cutting most of my hair off to get rid of all the burned places. Fortunately, my fiance loved the shorter look on me! Unfortunately, I had already had my picture for the newspaper and my bridal portrait made with LONG hair. My future mother-in-law, from the planet IDon’t Have a Clue, strongly suggested I have all those pictures re-shot. Obviously, she was not paying for the photography!
Just because you have, short hair does not mean you cannot make your hair look fabulously romantic for your wedding day. Try doing some finger waves, or pin curls, or add some volume with styling gel. Alternatively, you could just slick it all back and add a bun hairpiece. A change, but not a drastic one as long as you don’t go overboard on the size of the hairpiece. In addition, there are tons of beautiful hair accessories like combs or tiny jeweled clips, even sparkly bobby pins that would look awesome in short hair.