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Planning how you will look when you walk down the aisle is always going to be an arduous task. It’s fair to say that any bride wants to feel the best she has ever felt on her big day, and the outfit is a large part of that. Most brides spend hours agonizing over their dress, deliberating over their shoes, and testing out makeup artists — but what about the hair?

It would be false to claim brides don’t think about their hair. Most weddings these days will involve the bride taking a trip to see a hairdresser, or being visited at home to have her style perfected by a pro. One thing that is true is that brides tend to have a firm idea of how they want their hair to be — almost to the exclusion of even considering other options.

You wouldn’t choose your dress without trying on a few others, so perhaps it’s worth thinking about hairstyles in the same way. Below are details on three of the most popular bridal styles; why not talk to your hair stylist about trying them? You never know, you might surprise yourself…

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1) The Fairytale Look

Wearing your hair loose on your wedding day helps to create a contemporary feel. We’ve all got so used to brides wearing their hair up that, even as loose styles become more popular, it’s still somewhat surprising to see bridal hair down over the shoulders. As a result, this is the perfect style if you want a modern and relaxed feel to your look.

If you don’t have the hair length required, then you can fake it for the day with tape in hair extensions, and add in a few clasps and jewels for an extra-special feel. Loose bridal hairstyles tend to work best with strapless dresses, as the hair is able to flow freely without detracting from the dress itself.

Bridal pearl headband

2) The Classic Updo

For most women, when they think of bridal hair, it’s a classic updo that tends to be the first thing that springs to mind. Carefully arranged curls, a clean neckline, and a few pieces of hair jewelry just to finish the entire look off. It’s simple, elegant, and sophisticated.

This type of hairstyle works particularly well if your gown has sleeves or an intricate neckline. Lifting the hair off the shoulders gives the dress a chance to shine, without competing for attention with loose tendrils of hair. The bridal updo is a classic for a reason, and you might find this style works incredibly well with the rest of your look.

Bridal Headpiece

3) The Artful Tangles

If you didn’t know better, you could think the way the bride’s hair is arranged in this photo is a complete accident. This kind of style is the perfect compromise between the conventional updo and just leaving your hair completely loose. It looks relaxed and simple, but clearly a lot of work has gone into creating it.

Often called princess hairstyles, this type of style can look wonderful when paired with dresses with lace, sleeves, or high necklines.

So — do you think you might have been tempted to a different hairstyle, or are you going to opt for the one you’d already chosen?

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There are so many things to think about when it comes to planning a wedding. You want the perfect venue, with the perfect number of guests. You have to find the perfect dress, one that complements your figure, and is in just the right shade of white for your skin tone. You can worry yourself about entertaining, writing your own vows – and the list does truly go on and on.

In the midst of all this, you have to make a decision about something you do every single day – something that, given this is meant to be the happiest day of your life, is going to take on a whole new level of importance. Making the choice for how you wear your hair for your wedding is not one of the biggest ones in the grand scheme of things – but what bride doesn’t want to look back on her photos and feel everything was perfect?

Stripped bare, this tends to come down to one of two options: up, or down?

Rhinestone Bridal Hair Comb

The Classic Bride: The Updo

There’s no doubt that if there is a ‘classic’ hairstyle for brides, then it’s the updo like the one featured at  www.youtube.com. Usually complete with a few braids and twists for interest, it’s a simple style that allows the gown you choose to take center stage.

While it looks effortless and chic, what goes into to making this style work is anything but effortless. For one thing, you’re going to have to be prepared to be on the receiving end of (what feels like) several liters of hairspray. What’s more, your hair might not play ball. Most of the photos you see of this style tend to be done on models with thick, long hair – which is fairly rare in the average populace. You may need to grab a brush for an arm-exercising session of backcombing or add in a few pieces from www.celebwigs.com to get the high, voluminous style that characterizes this look. A few pins can definitely add interest, but insert them incorrectly and they will pull on your scalp – so advance with care.

On the upside (pun not intended, but appreciated): it’s the classic for a reason. It looks great and, done correctly, will see you through to the end of the wedding.

Bridal Silk Flower Crown

The Fairy tale: Long, Loose, Flowing Curls

If you prefer a more ethereal look, then long curls flowing over your shoulders can give you a fairy tale effect with minimal effort. The problem with this style is that it relies a lot more on your own hair to create the effect. Extensions are an option, of course, but they’ll need to be good quality to give that flowing water feeling.
On the plus side, it’s relatively simple to maintain this style throughout the day – especially if you have curly hair to begin with. You can accessorize the look as you please, with sparkly hair slides or even flowers if you fancy a little 1960s flower-power inspiration. It’s worth considering a deep-conditioning treatment before the day itself; your hair is going to be on show, so it needs to look its best.

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