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How To Choose Your Bridal Hairstyle

We all want to look a million dollars on our wedding day, and one of the most important factors in acheiving that is your hair. Deciding on the right hairstyle for you is a big and important decision, and with many different details to consider, how do you choose? Let me run you through a few tips that will assist you in making the best hairstyle choice for you...

Create a Mood Board

We all know that Pinterest is the Queen of wedding inspo, so to get those hairstyle juices flowing, have a look at images of bridal styles and pin the ones you love to a board. You'll likely start to see a pattern. Even if it's simply being drawn to up do's instead of down, you'll be one step closer. It's always so much easier to make aesthetic decisions when you can visualise them, so it really is a no brainer.

Another tip here, is to try and choose hairstyle images of women who have a similar hair type to you, so you can be sure it will turn out the way you envisioned.

What Can You Take From Your Wedding Dress?

I'd like to hope that you've already chosen your dress before worrying about your hair, so it's a good idea to bring this into consideration when planning your hairdo. Is your dress super simple, in which case you might want to go for something a little more elaborate? Has your dress got a low back that you want to show off? Then it's probably best you pin that hair up! Make sure whatever you choose compliments your attire.

How Do You Normally Like Your Hair?

It's important to make sure you choose a hairstyle that you're comfortable with. You don't want to go for something so far from the norm that you actually feel silly or out of your comfortzone. The aim isn't to transform you into a different person, but create the best version of your beautiful self. If you never normally where your hair up because your hate your ears, then I wouldn't recommend exposing them on your wedding day if it's going to make you feel conscious.

Trust your gut and don't make too bold a decision you might regret.

Arrive At Your Trial With All The Info

Assuming you're having a trial, which I HIGHLY recommend you do, ensure you come to your trial prepared. Bring your moodboard with you as a print out or on your phone, perhaps even send it to your hairstylist beforehand so he/she can have a think on the best approach.

Also bring images of your dress and bring your veil if you have one already. Your hairstylist will likely have seen hundreds of brides and will be able to advise you on what hairstyles work best with certain dresses.

Don't Forget The Extras

It's definitely worth noting that there are always extras to consider. Firstly - hair extensions. If you have shorter or thinner hair, then speak with your hairstylist about the possibility of hair extensions. These can be instaled prior to the day as tape wefts, bonds, weaves or nanos for example, and last anything from 4 weeks to 3 months. Alternatively, buy clip ins. Your hairstylist can put them in for you, and you get to keep them afterwards! This will open doors to many more styles you may not have thought possible.

Don't forget about accessories.. and I don't just mean a veil. There are so many beautiful pieces out there that can be sculpted, clipped and pinned into your hair to add so much more of an impact. Real or faux flowers are also worth considering for more of a whimsical look.


Your hairstylist is your guru. If you liked them enough to book them, then put your full trust into them and don't be afraid to ask for advice. They know all the tricks of the trade and are a walking inspo book, so do discuss your ideas with them before making a decision.

Make sure the style you choose aligns with your dress, and don't run too far from what you usually love on a day to day basis.

For advice on making decisions for your wedding day, or any other wedding related questions, my inbox is always open, so feel free to drop me an email at I'd love to hear from you!

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