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Tips for Wedding Hairstyles

Wedding Hairstyles

Your wedding hairstyle is a big decision with many factors to consider. Whether you choose an elegant updo or blown out luscious locks will depend on your personality, the shape of your face, the length of your hair, the placement of your headpiece and the style of your wedding dress. We have a few tips for wedding hairstyles to make planning your perfect look easy.

Wedding Hairstyles and Your personality

Your hairstyles are usually a reflection of personality, but it is not recommended that you wear your everyday hairstyle on your wedding day. You should do something a little different that fits with your personality. You might consider a wedding hairstyle that allows you to quickly remove a hairpiece or pin and change up your look between the ceremony and the reception. Wearing your hair up can be sophisticated. Blowing out long flowing curls is dramatic and daring. A high ponytail is sporty and fun. Braids and buns can be intricate and create an elegant look. Ultimately, you must choose wedding hairstyles that express your personality.

Wedding Hairstyles

Shape of Your Face

Wedding hairstyles will accentuate features and create illusions. Those with a rectangular face should soften the sharp jaw and forehead while avoiding elongating the face. Layers can accentuate cheekbones and hide the sharp corners of the face. Rectangular shapes should avoid long wedding hairstyles, unless they add volume with blown out curls. A romantic chignon would be a better choice than a high bun that would emphasize the jawline. Oval shapes can pull off almost any wedding hairstyle. You might consider long locks or a short bob. It is recommended to add curls and volume. Square-shaped faces have broad foreheads, wide cheekbones and strong jawlines. A side part with layers avoids sharp angles. Heart-shaped faces have a broad forehead and cheekbones with a narrow chin. It is important to have balance between the brow and the lower half. A pixie cut with a side part and textured ends or a bob will make the jawline appear fuller. Round faces require definition. Let the long layers begin at the jawline. A short side fringe can add length to the shape of the face. Round faces should avoid bobs and a single layer cut.

Updo Wedding Hairstyles

An updo can take many shapes and create numerous looks. There are almost endless updo wedding hairstyles. If you want to highlight your face, neck and shoulders, an updo is the perfect way to go. Many brides choose an updo with a strapless dress. A bun and all its variations are probably the most popular. Not every bun is made the same. A chignon is a classy variation of the standard bun that is worn low. The hair is gathered into a ponytail at the base of the neck. Then it is twisted into a loose bun. Buns and chignons can be neat, messy, curled or braided to create a unique look. A French twist is a sophisticated look that gathers the hair at the nape and twists the hair as it is pulled upwards. The ends are tucked into the wrap to create a smooth vertical twist.

Wedding Hairstyles

Braided Wedding Hairstyles

Braided wedding hairstyles are versatile. They can be styled up as a wrapped bun or down as a long side braid. Braids can be neat, messy, stringed with ribbons or layered with flowers. Like the updo, braided wedding hairstyles complement a strapless dress. A French braid is an intricate hairstyle that gathers small sections of hair into a single braid, beginning at the crown and continuing downward. The braid can be tight and smooth or full and loose. The style of your braid and accessories are an opportunity to convey your theme and personality.

Wedding Hairstyles


Extensions can be added to all wedding hairstyles to create the illusion of volume and length. Regardless of whether you wear your hair up, down or in a braid, adding extensions will create a more dramatic look. If you have shorter hair but dream of long layers on your wedding day, adding extensions will help you achieve the desired look.

Crystal Ballroom at Sunset Harbor

Crystal Ballroom at Sunset Harbor

Bring your magical day to Crystal Ballroom at Sunset Harbor to experience a wedding from fantasy. Connect with the most talented and experienced artists in the industry to make every moment picture perfect. Crystal Ballroom at Sunset Harbor provides a private VIP bridal suite for your stylist to create your wedding hairstyle before your grand entrance. You'll walk the red carpet with confidence in a ballroom designed just for you.

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