There are a couple of key things to focus on when figuring out your bridal hairstyle

  • Love the sleek, clean girl aesthetic bun, but hate the way your hair looks slicked back? Try adding some face-framing pieces to soften the look.

  • Love the Pamela Anderson-inspired updo, but not a fan of updos? Opt for a Brigitte Bardot-inspired half-up style.


  • How do you usually wear your hair on a daily basis? Do you prefer it up or down?

  • What hairstyles do you usually lean towards when you attend events?

  • What hairstyles do you dislike on yourself?

Remember: at the end of the day, you want to feel like yourself on your big day. You want to look like the best version of you, not a completely different person. So think about what you love and what you feel comfortable in. Use the questions below to guide your decision: 


It's easy to get swept up in the latest hair trends and try to replicate them for your big day. However, not every trend is going to suit you. Instead, focus on finding a hairstyle that compliments your features and makes you feel amazing. For example:

The key is to make the style work for you and your unique features, not try to be a carbon copy of Sophia Richie. 

In the vein of “same same but different,” remember that it’s okay to love a hairstyle that already had its trendy phase. While “tendrils” (aka beautiful face framing pieces) may have hit their prime a few years ago, they are still stunning today. The key is to modernize your style to accentuate your best features, and tune out the little voice in your head that says “this is outdated.” 

Don't forget to factor these factors into your hairstyle decision

Cut of the Dress



We said it before and we’ll say it again- the dress dictates everything. If you have a high neck or a low back that you want to show off, consider trying an updo or party pony! Think about the elements you want to accentuate in your look, and choose styles that do just that. 

If you’re getting married during the humid summer months, or saying “I Do” on a windy beach, an updo or ponytail might be your best bet. This will help keep your hair out of your face (and off your sweaty neck).

Wearing gorgeous statement earrings? You might want to wear your hair up or down with one side tucked back to really show them off. Planning to wear a veil? A super-high pony isn’t going to work.   

Double the 'Do'

Are you torn between romantic, glamorous waves and a fun pony? Well, you can have both. Is it a little extra? Absolutely. But it also lets you lean into the elegant vibe of a ceremony and the party vibe of a dance floor, and as the famed Hannah Montana once said, it’s the best of both worlds.   

When deciding between two hairstyles, focus on how you want to look in the majority of your photos. For most, the bulk of photos are taken before the ceremony, so make sure your original hair style is one that makes you feel comfortable and beautiful- you’ll see a lottttt of pictures of yourself with this hair! 


The most important thing about a double ‘do is efficiency. You don’t want to miss out on precious moments of your wedding day sitting in a back group for glam. Chat with your artists ahead of time to make sure you have realistic expectations of what can be achieved quickly. Same goes with a makeup switch- adding a bold lip or a sparkly liner can be a fun and fast way to give yourself a second look. 


Think about your nervous tendencies. If you’re someone who touches your hair a lot when the nerves act up, consider a style that tucks the front pieces away or keeps hair out of reach for pre-ceremony photos. This is typically when people feel the most butterflies, so having your hair out of the way can avoid style snafus. Then, let your hair down (literally) when it’s time to party!!