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Tips to Choose the Right Hairstyle for Your Wedding Dress

We know how you feel. You’ve probably been thinking about your wedding hairstyle since the day you got engaged! I know that although I’ve felt pretty set on what I want, all the pretty new hairstyles I’ve seen online have swayed me from time to time. If you aren’t sure where to begin on choosing your wedding hairstyle, think about it like any other hairstyle you would get and match it to your wedding dress! It’s a great cue on how you should do your hair for your big day.

The Backless Dress

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Backless wedding dresses are a huge trend this year, and we can’t resist them! If you’re showing off your back, make sure you show off your back. That means an updo or side hairstyle like a pretty chignon would work best. If you aren’t sure you want something with a formal feel but still want to show off your back, take a look at the side and updo hairstyles that incorporate braids. They lend an overall softer feel to the look.

The Boho or Beach Dress

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Long waves and braids are great hairstyles if your wedding dress is a little bit more on the boho side or if you’re having a beach wedding. You can also experiment with some pretty bridal hair accessories like flowers, headbands and even the new feather hair pieces. If you have shorter hair that can’t be braided or worn in a longer hairstyle, you can always try clip-in hair extensions or a short hairstyle with a soft look. No matter what you choose, the key is to make sure you hairdo isn’t too formal and fussy.

The Glamorous Dress

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When it comes to a glamorous wedding dress, the wedding hairstyle you choose is almost limitless. Whether you choose to embrace the glamour with a gorgeous updo and tiara or play the contrast game by going with a more natural hairstyle, almost anything goes. Sophisticated hairdos and natural looks are best, but you’ll want to stray away from trendy dos like braids, which are better left for boho and beachy brides.

The Understated Dress

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If your dress is simple, sophisticated and elegant, you can play up the drama with your hair. For down hairstyles, that means lots of volume and for updos, that means pretty bridal hair accessories and glamorous styles that incorporate lots of curls.

Believe it or not, your wedding venue can play a large role in your bridal hairstyle decisions too. Don’t fret! We have those tips for you here.