It’s almost your wedding day and you might be wondering what you are going to do with your hair. The hairstyle you choose can be just as important as the flowers you pick or the shoes you wear. You want a style that will compliment your dress, facial features, and fashion choices, while still being absolutely gorgeous and not looking dated in photos. If you happen to have textured or ethnic hair, you might be feeling like some styles aren’t within your range of options, but this simply is not true. With the right styling tips, preparation, makeup and products, you can achieve the perfect hairstyle for your big day!
Find Accessories that Make a Statement
Integrating a beautiful clip or floral hair accessory is an easy way to enhance any hairstyle. A very traditional route is using the veil as part of your hairpiece. A curly up-do with flowers or a jeweled clip can take your hair to the next level as well. If you find a hairpiece that speaks to you, this is the perfect opportunity to narrow down a hairstyle that will work around it.
Consider a Complicated Braid or Crown Hairstyle
Intricate braids or a “halo” style updo is a great way to frame your face and add sophistication to your look. Twisting your hair into a beautiful arrangement will also save you from having to use hair relaxers or serums. This kind of hairstyle can also be great for brides who would rather showcase their wedding makeup and their whole face.
Remember to Focus on the Back
Framing your face is important, but keep in mind that people will be seeing you from the back as well while you walk down the aisle. Adding a multi-strand braid with an accenting accessory in will enhance your look from all angles. If you go natural with curls, this is a great opportunity to showcase how unique your hair is from all angles.
Invest in a Hair Relaxing Treatment
If you are set on wearing your hair down, it may be a good idea to spring for a salon relaxing treatment or smoothing serums in advance. This will not only smooth out your hair but add length and shine. It’s easy to achieve luscious locks with the right products and simple preparation. You can also find many different ethnic hair products online that help with everything from relaxer creams to hydrating hair conditioners.
Use a Weave or Extensions
If there ever was a time to make use of a weave or high-end extensions, this is probably it. On your wedding day, you can expect photos to be taken that will last a lifetime. Opting for a good weave or nice extensions is a great way to ensure your hair is looking its best. A professional salon can put in your weave or extensions and it may even cost less than you expect.
No matter what kind of hair you have, your wedding hairstyle can be everything you imagined. If you aren’t sure where to start, use these ideas to get your wedding dreams off the ground.