How will you wear your hair on your wedding day? We’ll let you in on a little secret: in addition to the hairstyles you’re finding on Pinterest and IG, you’re missing out on one very inspiring place to look: Etsy! When we were browsing (ok, obsessing over) these bridal hair combs on Hair Comes The Bride, we noticed two things:
1. These bridal hair combs are insanely gorgeous, and
2. There are so many wedding hairstyle examples in the shop!
Like this braided wedding hairstyle!
Today we’re helping you pick your wedding hairstyle AND the right accessory to accompany it thanks to Gina’s expertise. Go grab that coffee and let’s get started!
How to Pick a Wedding Hairstyle
Let’s start with three simple tips every bride should know before picking a bridal hairstyle.
How to Pick a Wedding Hairstyle: #1 – Choose a hairstyle based on your current hair length and color.
Unless your wedding is a year or more, you’re probably working with the hairstyle you currently have. We may all dream of growing it long for the big day, but in reality it may not grow that fast. You can always do extensions. Or chop off all your hair. Just kidding (don’t make any big decisions right now, kind of like “should I get bangs?”)
Case-in-point: your hair right now is what you’ve got, and it’s awesome. So, rock what you’ve got and be sure to get a small trim (to clean up those split ends), and maybe get some highlights or color if you’re in need of it.
How to Pick a Wedding Hairstyle: #2 – Always do a run-through of your bridal hairstyle first.
Before the big day, do a run-through with your hairstylist to see exactly what your up-do (or hair down style) will look like BEFORE your wedding. This can prevent any disappointment, encourage a different style if needed, and give you plenty of time to re-evaluate.
Or you’ll love the look and you’ll wear it out to your bachelorette party and look amazing! Either way, it’s a great way to work with your hairstylist ahead of time. This is a good time to do a makeup trial run, too.
How to Pick a Wedding Hairstyle: #3 – Choose what accessory you’ll wear in your hair.
Your hairstyle will look different depending on what kind of accessory you pair with it, i.e. a veil, no veil, a bridal hair comb, a hair vine, fascinator, flower, or other cool accessory you find.
Bring your accessory to wear in your hair for the run-through mentioned in #2 for an accurate depiction of the wedding hairstyle and so your hairstylist can figure out the best placement for the beautiful piece.
Now that you know the top tips for wedding hairstyles, let’s talk about what to wear in your hair and some bridal hairstyle inspiration — aka, the “fun part”. :)
Wedding Hairstyle Ideas
1. Intricate hand-beaded bridal comb
This hair comb is named “Danielle” for reference and features small rhinestone, pearl, and crystals. The hair comb is shown in silver but also available in gold or rose gold to match your wedding jewelry.
2. Bridal headpiece
Check out this gorgeous bridal headpiece, perfect for this stylish braided wedding hairstyle! I love this one… I wish I could braid my hair like this!
And here’s an up-close view of the headpiece:
3. Bridal hair comb
Named “Jessica”, this bridal hair comb features crystals, pearls, and rhinestones with silver, opal, gold, or rose gold. This stylish bridal hairstyle really emphasizes the sparkly crystals and shows off those pearls!
4. Hair pins
These stylish bridal hair pins can be added to any bridal updo of your choice. I love this style paired with “Lela” hair pins.
5. Hair vine
This “Brooklyn” hair vine is a beautiful choice. Wear it on the front of your head and position in place with pins on the back.
6. Sparkly bridal headband
This is a popular headband for the bride and can be worn a variety of ways. This braided hairstyle is my favorite way to show it off.
7. Pearl forehead vine in silver with crystals
This unique bridal hair vine can be worn on the top of your head or on the back. This is a great option for short hair brides!
8. Bridal tiara
Ah, a bridal tiara: always a classic choice! I love this style, handcrafted with delicate flowers, leaves, rhinestones and authentic freshwater pearls. Stunning!
So, did this help you pick a bridal hairstyle? I love the braided hairstyles right now… where were these when I got married?
If you need more ideas, bridal accessories, or want to buy these visit Hair Comes The Bride, Featured Artist at Emmaline Bride. Gina is amazing!
P.S. Looking for hair down styles? Read: How To Wear Your Hair Down At Your Wedding.