Got straight hair and don’t know what to do about it on your wedding day?
Relax – We have gathered the BEST styles for all Brides who’s got straight or fine hair. The following 10 different ways to style your hair are all equally gorgeous, and whether you have short, medium or long straight hair, below you will find +50 amazing style options to fall in love with. We are also giving you practical wedding hair advice that you mustn’t miss. Read on!
Just as with dresses, there are so many hair styles to choose from and Brides might find that picking the best is a challenging decision. The hair you choose is just as important to your wedding day look as your dress, makeup and veil, so there’s no question that you would want to take your time to find your favorite ‘do for your I do’s.
Traditionally, Brides often choose to curl her hair in an updo for her special day. Curled hair is seen as glamourus, luxurious and marks a special occasion. But if your hair is naturally smooth and fine, it might not hold its shape very well. Instead of fighting with hairsprays, 100s of bobby pins and harsch heat styling, why not embrace the natural beauty of your hair and wear it perfectly straight?
A less complicated hairstyle is likely to be less time consuming to make, which means you’ll have more time in the morning to send time with family and bridesmaids. You might even be able to do the hair yourself, or ask a friend to assist.
These are some of the factors to consider when picking a hairstyle:
-What is your hair naturally like and how does is usually behave?
If you have long, straight and fine hair, you might have a harder time as your hair might not “like” being held up in curls, it might end up looking flopped later in the day. The amount of hair products you will have to use might leave your hair feeling crunchy and sticky, and teasing it hard can obviously be damaging.
-What is your face shape?
Some hairstyles may make a round face appear even rounder while other hairstyles may develop a slimming effect. Consult with your stylist to establish what part of your face to emphasize. A lot can be done with clever coloring as well.
-Which veil and head piece will you wear?
If you already have a fixed idea of what head accessory and veil you will wear, it is a great idea to factor those in when deciding on your hair style.
If you decide on hair first, you will possibly have to compromise on the head gear later.
Go to a hair salon and consult the stylist, and try a few different options. You might need to visit a couple of salons before picking a stylist – and a style. Be open minded in case you need to change game plan.
Don’t forget to bring along your head piece to the trial run to see how the hairstyle looks – likewise it can be good to wear makeup more or less the way you would like it on the day, in order to get a full visual on how the whole “Bridal package” will work together.
My own experience of hair trials was somewhat difficult. I had 3 trials with 3 different stylists, and none of them managed to achieve the look I wanted – my hair did just not agree with being curled! In the end, I ran out of patience and hair trial budget that I just booked a local hair salon and rocked up there on the morning of my wedding day and hoped for the best. Don’t do this! Although the salon had a good reputation, it was a long shot and thankfully it turned out absolutely perfect – with curls and all – but I was just lucky…
I highly recommend that you are SURE that the style you want can be achieved before your Big Day. If you can afford it, have your stylist and makeup artist come to your getting ready location – it will be so much less stressful (I also don’t recommend any Bride to drive on their wedding day)!
Here are some gorgeous hair-spiration for you!
Straight + down
You might not have thought of it, but wearing your hair straight down on your wedding is absolutely stunning. The ultimate style for a bohemian, rustic or any outdoor wedding, letting your hair down at more elegant and classic venues may be equally sophisticated.
The modern bride realizes that her beauty alone will make her shine, and with a dress, veil and bouquet of course you will look totally bridal no matter what goes on with your hair.
Add extensions for fullness and clip it to one side so your face is visible when you walk down the aisle. Effortless elegance that requires little maintenance to look right.
2. Sleek + Bun
A polished bun is equally glamorous and elegant, screams sophistication and is the epitome of understated luxe. Easy to achieve yourself or with some help, with a comb and a product to hold, this is a style which will give you an classic wedding day look.
3. Tousled + Braid
If you want to create more visual interest and texture in your hair, a beautiful braid will give you the effect of texture and shape. Depending on which part of your hair is braided, it can flatter every face shape. You can wear your hair either up or down, and there are a multitude of bridal braided styles to choose from, from french to waterfall and others. The messy braid is forgiving and easy to dance around with without worrying.
4. Half up- Half down
A half up – half down hairdo gives you the best of both worlds and leaves your face open and bright for photos, whilst you are still having the pleasure of romantic long hair. The up part can be created with braids, bouf, twists, bun or several braids Khaleesi- style, which means there are many looks you can explore.
Depending on what kind of half up style you go for, it might be easy to achieve without needing to go to the salon.
5. Side sweeps
Whether you wear your hair up, down or in a braid, side swept hair styles gives the illusion of more hair volume – perfect if you have thinner hair. It will also give you two hairstyles in one, as you will have photos taken from both sides – bonus!
6. Chignon + twist
The classic chignon is as bridal and elegant as any bridal hairstyle can be. If you have straight hair, extra interest can be created with a twisted bun accompanied with beautifully layered hair colour – perfect if you has naturally flat hair.
7. Ponytail + Adornment
A sleek ponytail is perfect if you got medium length or long hair. The ponytail means you can easily add hair extensions if you want extra thickness or length. Wear it sleek or tousled with statement earrings, or adorn with a beautiful hair piece with eye catching flowers and you are 100% aisle ready. If you want extra volume, try teasing your hair into a bouffant.
8. Short + Headband
Short straight hair can be truly bridal too – comb it neat or tease it for volume, and enhance with a striking head band or tiara.
9. Fringe + Benefits
Girls with bangs – don’t think you need to grow it out because you are getting married. Both cute and freakin’ cool, styles with bangs are the best if you ask me and if it is your thing, you can definitely get married with it too.
You have every hair style option when you are wearing bangs. Whether you let your fringe take center stage in your hair design or brush it to the sides, bangs gives so much character to your look and is a great way to enhance the face of your shape, too.
A word of caution: unless you already sport a fringe, don’t try it specifically for your wedding day. If you think you want a fringe and you don’t have one currently, cut it as far in advance of the wedding as possible so you have time to grow it should it turn out to not be your thing, after all. Don’t cut it just for the wedding!
10. Milk maid braid
Whether at the Oscars or at a Boho-inspired woodlands wedding, the milk maid braid is a strong favorite hair style amongst many women around the world. Braiding your hair into a beautiful crown on your head creates a strong yet feminine look.
Hungry for more Bridal Hair & Beauty? You might enjoy these articles:
No-Nonsense (non-sponsored) Guide to Bridal Beauty
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