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Tips for Easy Bridal and Wedding Hairstyles for Long or Short Hair


After Mr. Right gets on his knee and proposes, family and friends are informed of the upcoming wedding news and the reality of wedding planning sets in, a bride-to-be can quickly feel overwhelmed with all of the details and choices for her big day. Many women dream of their perfect wedding day, are constantly tuned into the Wedding Channel or flipping through Brides Magazine and hope not one single thing goes wrong. Most importantly however, they want to look and feel beautiful. After all, wedding pictures usually stay on parents’ mantles for years. While makeup and the dress are important, it’s also vital for brides to give great thought to wedding hairstyles and updo options. If you’re planning the wedding of your dreams, use these wedding hairstyle tips to gather ideas for your big event.

Classic Wedding Hairstyles that Stand the Test of Time

For years brides have been wondering how to wear their hair on their special day. Some women dream of a traditional wedding look, complete with an elegant French Twist. Some of the most classic hairstyles include a high or low bun, ringlet curls, a curly updo twist and a bouffant. Classic wedding hairstyles often look very formal on any bride or bridesmaid in the bridal party. Most often, a classic wedding hairstyle will be completed and topped off with a beautiful traditional wedding veil.

Long Hair Wedding Hair Styling Options

When you have long hair, choosing a wedding hairstyle can be a challenge. After all, you can wear it up or down, with ease. If you’re trying to create a romantic and fairy-tale inspired wedding theme, you may want to choose to let your hair flow in curls. However, if you prefer to be able to stay cool during your reception party, you can always choose to have it swept off of your neck into a braid with flowers. The best way to think about your long hair choices is to think about your dress. If you have a dress with great back detailing, you’ll likely want to wear your hair in an updo. However, if the back of your dress is not your focus area wearing your hair down is perfectly appropriate.

Short Hair Brides: Elegant Wedding Hairstyles

Just because you’re hair is short doesn’t mean you don’t have options on your wedding day. Many brides with short hair are choosing to forgo veils and in exchange wearing beautiful tiaras on their wedding day. For a modern twist, messy curls can make a tiara look less formal and more chic. If a tiara isn’t your “thing” you can instead choose to use a sparkling hair clip, decorative bobby pins or even tuck a flower behind your ear for extra flair.

More Comtempory / Modern Wedding Hair Styles

Creating a modern look on your wedding day is all about the simple and easy wedding hairstyles and accessories. Today’s modern bride often chooses to wear her hair down and straightened. The modern wedding hairstyles are less focused on curls and ribbons and more focused on looking polished, sophisticated and elegant. Instead of going for the same French Twist a bride wore to her high school prom, a modern gal will choose to keep her hair simple and fuss-free. Often modern brides will choose to go without a veil and will tuck one single flower bud behind her ear to complete her wedding look.

Basic Updo Tips

  1. Always be sure to use a multitude of bobby pins when you want your updo to stay. It’s best to let a professional do your updo for your wedding. However, if you are wearing your hair down you may want to save money and construct the style yourself.

  2. If your hair doesn’t hold well, think about using spray freeze instead of everyday hairspray on your wedding hairstyle. Many spray freeze brands come with an added “shine” in them, which will make your hair sparkle on your wedding day.

  3. Think about your dress when choosing your hairstyle. You want your hair to work well with the design of your dress.

  4. Consider your wedding day accessories. If you have earrings you want to show off, an updo or a style which pulls your hair away from your face is likely the best option.



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