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.
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.
Editor’s tip: A 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.
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.
Editor’s tip: For a frizz-free ‘do, 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.
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 a full bohemian effect.
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.
Go for half-up half-down hairstyles for the 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 the hair on both sides rest on your shoulders.
A pretty low side bun hairstyle will look beautiful 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.