How to choose the perfect wedding hairstyles for your dress

Mitch | 07 November 2017
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Find out which wedding hairstyles will best complement the dress of your dreams!

Getting hitched soon? Then you probably already have the perfect dress you’ve always dreamed about. Or at least you’re set on a particular style you want to be walking down the aisle in. Now, if it’s just dawning on you how important it is to find the perfect wedding hairstyles that would complement your gown, don’t panic. You’ve got time and you’ve got us—we’ll figure this out together!

Your bridal gown and your hairstyle should go together. The dress is one of the most important elements of your special day and the way you would wear your hair should complement it, not compete with it. The quick rule of thumb is, if there’s a lot of fabric, there shouldn’t be a lot of hair, and vice versa. One of the first things to consider is the neckline. Then there’s also the style and the length. We’ll walk you through it in detail—just keep reading and find out what your options for wedding hairstyles are.

Wedding hairstyles: Choosing your dress’ perfect pair

Wedding hairstyles updo
Pair your high-neckline dress with an updo. Credit: iStock

Updo

Updos work well with dresses that have a high neckline. Your gown is already covering a lot of skin and the last thing you need is a hairstyle that overpowers everything else including your face. If you’re wearing a traditional or formal dress, or one with sleeves, a classy chignon might be the style for you. If your dress has a boat neckline, you’d also want to put your hair up because this style is meant to show off your collarbone and shoulders. Dresses with a dramatic back should also not have hair over the fabric so it doesn’t compete with the pretty details of the gown. Romantic and loose low buns or side buns styles that will work wonderfully with this dress.

TRESemmé Freeze Hold Hairspray

Editor’s tip: The perfect wedding updo requires hair products that won’t quit on you long after you say “I do.” Make sure your stylist set your hairstyle in place with a strong hold hairspray like TRESemmé Freeze Hold Hairspray.

wedding hairstyles downdo
You can opt to wear your hair down if you’re wearing a strapless or low-neckline dress. Credit: iStock

Downdo

If you’re getting married in a strapless or a low-neck dress, you have more freedom to leave your hair down because then there would be no danger of looking too “covered up.” Loose curls or straight hairstyles with pretty details and accents can be flattering choices.

TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shampoo

Editor’s tip: For a frizz-free ‘do that’s all things perfect, make sure you wash and condition your hair with products that are specifically formulated to relax and smoothen your tresses and rid them of frizz. We recommend TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shampoo and TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Conditioner. Consider this as part of your pre-wedding beauty preps.

wedding hairstyles braids
Be a boho bride in braids. Credit: Shutterstock

Braids

Braid hairstyles lend romance to any look but it’s especially a lovely hairstyle choice if you’re having a boho wedding and wearing a boho chic dress. Add a flower crown for full bohemian effect.

TONI&GUY Sea Salt Texturising Spray

Editor’s tip: For grip and texture, use a texturizing product on your tresses like TONI&GUY Sea Salt Texturising Spray. This will help make it easier to create those intricate braided wedding hairstyles and give your hair the texture it needs.

wedding hairstyles half-up half-down
A half-updo works well with a halter neckline and shoulder-baring dresses. Credit: iStock

Half-up half-down

Go for half-up half-down hairstyles for wedding if you’ll be wearing a dress with a halter neckline or anything that leaves your shoulders bare. If halter, the section of your hair that is down should rest on your back and not in the front. If strapless, you can play around with it a bit more and either sweep all of your hair to one side or let hair on both sides rest on your shoulders

Wedding hairstyles low side bun
A low side bun adds balance to your look if you’re wearing a one-shouldered dress. Credit: iStock

Side-bun

A pretty low side bun hairstyle will look absolutely perfect with a one-shoulder number. Place the bun on the side of the bare shoulder for balance.

Remember, the key to finding the perfect hairstyles for your wedding dress is making sure they don’t steal the spotlight but tie your entire look together.

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