Wedding Hairstyle Inspiration for Brides and Bridesmaids
While I have not been a bride before, I have been a bridesmaid in SEVERAL weddings (I am like the real-life version of that movie 27 Dresses. Never seen the movie, just pretty sure she was a bridesmaid 27 times, right?) Anyways, there are 100 million things you need to make decisions on when you are getting married. Not as many, if any at all, when you are a bridesmaid, but, there is one decision, aside from wedding makeup (duh!) that I think is super, super important. Like, almost as important as what your wedding gown looks like. And that is your wedding hairstyle.
Let me preface this blog post by saying that I am in no way, shape or form a hairstylist. However, I am constantly browsing Instagram and Pinterest for bridal and bridesmaid hairstyle inspiration because a) sometimes my makeup clients ask me what I think of certain styles, b) sometimes my friends who are getting married ask me for input, and c) I am a bridesmaid in three weddings this year alone, and finding the perfect hairstyle is something that can be tricky.
So for today’s post, instead of talking about makeup, let’s talk about pretty hairstyles!
One of my best friends just got married a couple of weeks ago, and I couldn’t decide what to do for my hairstyle, as a bridesmaid. After chatting with one of my friends who is a hairstylist herself, she helped me choose the style that I ended up going with that day. Here’s some advice from Stephanie Orsomarso of Tease and Makeup:
“My absolute best tip when getting your hair done is to prepare yourself as much as possible for the hairstylist. Bring your own sock bun and/or hair extensions if you want a lot of volume. Bring at least four photos of a similar style to what you want – two photos of the front and two photos of the back. Be sure to describe your hair texture to the hairstylist. Describe your hair’s ability to hold a style to the best of your ability.
Try to smooth out the hair around your face frame before the hairstylist does anything. So many hairdressers skip this step and it drives me insane, so I always tell people to be sure to do it themselves – especially those little curly pieces or super short pieces that tend to get frizzy.
Also, if other bridesmaids/clients are going before you, try to gauge how well the stylist hit (or didn’t hit) the nail on the head with what the client showed them for their inspiration photo versus what they actually did. Then, if it’s a major miss, you might want to adjust your hairstyle to something simpler.
Oh, and don’t forget to face a mirror. If you aren’t facing a mirror, ask for one when the hairstylist starts doing the front portion of your hair so that you can tell him or her how you would like the pieces placed.”
Now that we all have those awesome tips from Stephanie, let’s take a look at some of my favorite wedding hairstyle inspiration photos for brides and bridesmaids.
If you want to look part chic, part unbothered. Go for the loose bun. The best part is that all of your hair is up and out of your face, that way you don’t mess with it all day and night. Be sure to let your hairstylist know how much hair you would like to frame your face in the front as well.
Ahh, the glamorous, Old Hollywood waves. So beautiful and…glamorous. This was the hairstyle I chose for that wedding I was just in (mentioned above) and I really liked how it turned out. I did a slightly deeper part (instead of a middle part like the photo shown below) and added a couple of crystal bobby pins to pin my hair back, just for an added glam factor.
Last but not least, how about a fun ponytail?! I think this is the style I am going to opt for at the next wedding I’m a bridesmaid in, less than two weeks from now. I’ve never done a ponytail style for any other weddings I’ve been in, but I’ve been dying to try this. I feel like it could also be done on your own if you are looking to save some money and think you have some hair skills!
So, what is your wedding hairstyle inspiration at the moment? I would love to know!