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How To Choose Your Wedding Hairstyle, According To A Professional

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It’s the biggest day of your life and you want your hair to be in the hands of a professional. You have two options to go about getting the ’do of your dreams: Heading to your hair salon or using the expertise of a professional hairstylist who specializes in weddings. No matter which way you go, it’s important to decide on a wedding hairstyle that reflects the aesthetic of your special day.

How To Choose Your Wedding Hairstyle

When choosing the perfect hairstyle for your special day, it is very important to take several factors into account. Firstly, all experts agree that it is important to show your hairstylist pictures of what you like, but also what you don’t like; this serves as an important guideline to set your stylist in the direction of what you want.

Match your wedding hairstyle with your dress.

Firstly, it is important to coordinate your hairstyle with your wedding dress. Sabine Costanzo, professional stylist, explains.

“The wedding dress is very important when you choose your hairdo,” she says. “For example, if your outfit has a low neck, opt for loose hair. If your dress has a high neck, then having an updo will look very elegant.”

Your face shape will play a role in choosing your wedding hairstyle.

“With regards to your face shape, it’s all a game of balancing your silhouette,” Costanzo explains. “For example, if your face is oval and long, you should fix a low hairstyle in order to balance out the shape. Conversely, if you have a round face, prioritize a higher updo in order to elongate your profile.”

Consider your hair color for your wedding.

It may sound odd, but it’s necessary to reflect on your hair color when deciding on your hairstyle. For example, if you have multiple tones in your hair, Costanzo advises an updo.

“This is because the style will stand out more, thanks to the varied shades. Blonde hair tends to have more contrast, for example,” she says. If you have dark hair, consider letting your hair loose and adding beautiful curls, or fixing an elegant chignon.

"Also, remember to freshen up your color up two weeks before your big day,” Sabine adds.

Three Hairstyles For The Big Day

Bohemian Braid

You can’t get much more effortless than boho hairstyles. Wearing your hair loose creates a natural and romantic look that is inherently feminine and elegant. From side braids to half ponytails, there are lots of variations of this style to you can choose from. It also goes perfectly with hair accessories such as a flower crown (if you want to jazz it up).

Classic Chignon

Wedding trends ccome and go, but the classic chignon is timeless, sophisticated, and always a winner! The best thing about this fairytale hairstyle lies in its versatility—there are so many versions, you are sure to find one that suits your taste.

Loose Hair, Don’t Care

Whether you were looking for high-volume waves or soft twists embellished with flowers, there are many ways to make your wedding hairstyle romantic and elegant simply by letting your beautiful tresses hang free.