With the wedding season just around the corner, newly engaged couples are gearing up for their big day preparation- from wedding venues, catering to flowers and bouquets.
For a bride, the most important and the most time-consuming task would be finding that perfect dress. But once it is done, she still needs to decide on her bridal hairstyle.
Deciding on a hair style is not an easy task. Every wedding dress demands a matching hair style. Trust me; no bride would compromise on this.
Apart from your wedding dress, you also need to consider the shape of your face while choosing your bridal hairstyle.
Oval face Lucky you if you have an oval shaped face! Considered as the perfect face shape, any hairstyle will suit you. Go on and try different styles.
Square face Your face seems to have more width than the length and more pronounced jawline. To make it appear longer and slimmer, create high volumes on top of your head. To soften the corners, try natural waves and loose up-dos with stray sections on the side.
Round face Just like for a square face, go for loose up-dos with stray sections on the side. However, instead of waves, straight lines work best.
Long face If this is you, try bangs to make the face appear less long. Also, try low or lateral up-dos.
Popular wedding dress necklines and hairstyles:
Sabrina / Bateau (boat neck) neckline dress is a classic feminine dress that reaches or even covers your collar bones.This type of neckline is usually decorated with beads or sparkles and has lots of details in it.The ideal hairstyle to show off the details would be a cleanly sophisticated updo. If you want to give this traditional neckline a more modern twist, consider a high ponytail with some volume.
Illusion neckline creates the second neckline with a sheer panel of fabric (tulle or lace) reaching up to the collar. A half-updo is perfect because it can showcase any embellishment, while still giving off a romantic feel.
V-neck dress draws the eye vertically and elongates your body. To complement the long lean lines wear your hair down and loose. You could even have half up and half down if your choice is low V-neck. Your hairstyle also depends on the aesthetic of the gown. If it’s a simple, unembellished crepe or silk, go for a deep side part and wear it down with old-Hollywood waves.If the gown has more of a bohemian feel, go with a slightly off-center part and a polished version of beach waves.
Sweetheart/ strapless necklines are popular wedding dress necklines with numbers of hairstyles to flatter them. Loose curls always look soft and feminine. You may add in a hair slide for extra glamor. If you have booked a summer wedding and you want your hair off your shoulders, to keep you cool, the windswept chignon also works perfectly with the sweetheart/strapless gown.
High collar neckline dresses make a refined statement while adding traditional and regal feel to the bride’s looks. The hair can be worn in many ways for this look- down for a real regal feel and up for boho. Try adding plaited braids across the front and crown of the head to bring this look to modern day.
Like bateau, high neckline looks best when the bride wears her hair up or behind the shoulders. By keeping your hair away, you’ll keep all eyes on the fabric’s pretty details.
Asymmetrical / One shoulder wedding dress draws attention to your shoulders, you don’t want a flowing hairstyle that will obscure this flattering silhouette. A side swept updo on the opposite side to your shoulder detailing will balance out an asymmetrical neckline and won’t get in the way of shoulder details. For the boho bride, instead of an up-do, try a waterfall or fishtail braid.
Off the shoulder neckline exposes the skinny structure of your body – your shoulders. So, you should pair a smoothed low updo with soft curls or low chignon.