Content By Bernice Lam

Photography by Pavlo Melnyk


Choose Sophistication or Simplicity

Are you looking through wedding hairstyles for your wedding? Your hair is an important part of the wedding and will be discussed for years. When you begin your exploration into hairstyles, look at your dress and wedding style first. Are you having an elaborate, elegant event? Is your wedding a low-key, casual event? Is it going to be something in between? Match your hairstyle with the rest of the wedding. A sophisticated updo will look out of place in a beach wedding if you have a simple dress and bare feet. Just as a messy braid will look odd in an extravagant wedding with an ornate, beaded dress.

Decide Up, Down, or Half Updo

Now that you have chosen between a simple or sophisticated look, your next step in looking at wedding hairstyles is to decide if you want it up, down, or a half updo. Again, look at your dress first. You also need to take into account what you will be comfortable wearing and your face shape. There are many styles available for all three looks. If you wear it up, you can have braids running through it.  You can scrape it back into a ponytail and then pin it. You can twist it up into a knot. There are many ways you can wear your hair up for your wedding. If you choose to wear it down, you can have long, loose curls, blown straight, or a wavy look. If you want a half updo, you can use a small knot, wear a simple milk maid braid with the back of your hair flowing free, or pull the front back and pin it.  

Select Accessories

Your next step is deciding if you want anything ornamental in your hair for the big day. There are many choices for wedding hairstyles. You can use a tiara, a veil, a headband, a flower, or a hat. You can use any of these accessories for a simple wedding or a sophisticated one. What have you always dreamed of wearing for your wedding? Alter your hair ornaments according to your dress, face shape, and wedding style.  

Your wedding is one of the biggest events in your life. Your hair is a major part of that day that you will remember for the rest of your life. Choose something that reflects who you are and looks best with your face.