Thinking of wedding hairstyles, these adjectives should come to mind: natural, refined, soft, elegant and fresh. Yet so many styles end up hard, tight, severe and most of all, COMPLICATED. Why so complicated, people? It’s like the minute a girl puts on a white dress, 17,000 pincurls and 8 cans of hairspray appear out of nowhere.
With that in mind, I’ve created some Hair Thursday Rules for Wedding Hair:
1. A bride’s hairstyle should never resemble a fried calamari appetizer, a peacock or a platter of curly fries. What’s that you say? You need examples? Well, have at it.
2. High and tight updos can result in a super severe look- many times making a bride appear older than she really is. (Quelle horreur!) Lower and looser is the best bet for a fresh and youthful look.
3. Hair adornments should be kept to a minimum. A couple of little flowers here and there or an elegant antique brooch can be positively lovely…however, a gigantic rhinestone tiara? NO. I love the adornments in the following photos.
photos courtesy of theknot.com
4. Most importantly, be yourself. Don’t let your stylist/mother/sister/friend tell you what you should do. Hell, don’t let me tell you what to do either. Remember, it’s YOUR day. Have fun! Just like in Singles, be the Super You. (Is it ridiculous that I quote that movie on a weekly basis? Do you realize it came out 17 YEARS AGO? Holy shit, I’m old.)
With these rules in mind, I’ve scoured the internet for some fun, fresh and lovely wedding styles. Maybe one will be right for you! (Click on a specific photo for info.)
We’re not quite finished with weddings yet. Our next Hair Thursday participant just happens to be a bride looking for her perfect hairstyle…will I get it right? THE PRESSURE. Check back on Monday to find out.