On the wedding day, every girl wants to look like the very best version of herself. During the months of the event planning, you strategically select your dream bridal look, considering every detail: beautiful wedding gown, shoes, jewelry, makeup, and hair, of course. Often, brides-to-be fall victims to common mistakes. We are here for you to prevent all possible regrets you may end up with.
So, the first thing to remember is that a girl’s wedding day is fantastic but also somewhat stressful. To handle all the pressure and worries of the big day, you need to feel comfortable and supremely confident.
That’s why it’s not the best time to experiment with the styles you’ve never tried before, break out your inner glam girl, or get any image-changing updates like the first short haircut in your life or new bold hair colour.
Also, it’s essential to check the modern trends and tendencies so that you don’t break the border between a perfect classic look and an outdated hair-do.
However, fashion tendencies are not the only thing to bear in mind: to avoid getting a nightmare bridal image, you should also hold your face shape and hair type in mind.
The main general tendency of wedding season is the accent on natural, lightweight shapes, airy textures, slightly messy, «alive» hairstyles. Most of them work magic with mid-length hair but can be easily adjusted for girls with short or long hair.
So, what hairstyles are no longer worn?
Should you wear your hair up or down?
Can you do it yourself?
When enough is enough?
We’ve got all the answers. Meet ten bridal hair anti-trends, which it’s time to say goodbye to:
Pompous Bouffant Hairstyles
Since fashion trends tend to simplicity and comfort more and more, super high pompous hairstyles with bouffants and volume keep fading away year by year. Lightweight and slightly careless low updos are a perfect alternative: they look elegant, more «durable» than a flowing locks style, suit girls with different face shapes. Pompous bouffant hairstyles can work for a vintage theme wedding but will look ridiculous at a traditional wedding ceremony in 2021.
Perfect Sleek & Smooth Updos
Sleeked-back tight buns and smooth French twists are another good old hair idea to avoid when preparing your 2021 wedding image. It’s almost impossible to make such a hairstyle look natural, and what’s more, they cause a lot of discomfort and sometimes even pain to the girls who choose to wear them for a long time.
Instead, opt for airy, textured, a bit messy updos with bangs or locks falling down the face. You don’t need to use a dozen of hairpins and litres of styling products to get a perfect wedding day hairstyle.
Complex Braid Hairstyles
You don’t have to say goodbye to braids, but you should go easy on them. Complex hairstyles with French and Dutch braids or braided crowns are going out of fashion. Today’s trends promote simplicity, comfort, and minimalism, so don’t try to impress all your guests with the complexity of your braided bridal style. A relaxed updo with a simple 3-strands braid or a fishtail will be one of the best options this wedding season.
Ideal Dolly Curls
Despite they are believed to be nice and festive, perfectly fixed dolly curls look too unnatural to fit into the modern wedding hairstyles tendencies. We don’t say you have to give up curly hairstyles – on the contrary, curls are a very popular bridal hair solution these days. But they should be a bit careless, natural, and messy. You can also consider different variations of wavy hairstyles. Lightweight unruly curls or waves will give volume and thickness to your hair without actually weighing it down.
Very Creative Wedding Hairstyles
Wedding day is the worst time for experiments, so you should better avoid creative hairstyles you saw in a fashion magazine. Instead, leave eccentric styles, bright hair colouring, image-changing cuts, and unusual (for you) hair-dos for another occasion.
To feel confident on this big day, stick to well-tested classic wedding hairstyles.
High ponytails fade away – this is what fashion critics say. Moreover, they announce that a medium-level ponytail, which used to be a no-no, is in trend now. As for the low ponytail, no changes: it stays up-to-date. Being a long-lasting favourite of brides, a low pony is also much more comfortable than a high ponytail that is also an important thing to bear in mind when choosing a wedding hairstyle.
Overuse of Hair Accessories
Minimalism is an underlying idea for bridal hairstyles this season, so the rule «the less, the better» also works when it comes to accessories. It’s not the point to put on all the accessories you like. The point is to pick the one, which is perfect.
Also, don’t overdo with hair extensions, rhinestones, and glitter.
Just like dolly curls, corrugated hairstyles are out of fashion. Wanna look stylish? Forget the corrugated curling iron.
Wanna extra volume? Your hairstylist knows how to get it without that old-fashioned styling technique.
Straight Edge Bangs
This year, you should avoid a straight edgy fringe not only on your wedding day but also in everyday life. Instead, layers and shaggy razor-cut bangs are what you need. This stylistic trick makes the whole hairstyle more playful and lightweight, as well as beautifully frames the face.
Smooth Hairstyles for Straight Hair
We’ve already mentioned that polished, glossy, shiny, super tight hairstyles are a terrible choice this season. And even if you don’t care about fashion trends, you should anyway be careful with smooth hairstyles since they often make girls look older. But, probably, that’s not the effect you wanna achieve on your big day, is it?
And here we go with a small bonus:
THE WORST ADVICE ON WEDDING HAIRSTYLE
Here are the things you SHOULDN’T do during the preparation and styling process:
- DON’T pick a style that doesn’t go well with your haircut, hair texture, or face shape
- DON’T show up to the hairstylist with wet hair on your wedding day
- DON’T change your hair color or cut dramatically just before the big day
- DON’T skip a trial session or schedule it too early (4 weeks before the wedding is the best term)
- DON’T choose a hairstyle you have never worn and probably wouldn’t wear for any other occasion
- DON’T try to be too trendy or creative
- DON’T forget to consider the weather (wind, heat, humidity can break your plans to have ideal curls, for instance)
- DON’T deep conditioning your hair the night before
- DON’T solicit either only one inspirational photo or too many options – better have several (3-4) photo-references
- DON’T forget bobby pins and a small hairspray on you to refresh the hair throughout the day if needed
- DON’T do crash dieting – it can lead to hair loss
- DON’T rush the hairstylist (take care of it in advance: always allow more time than less when planning your wedding day preparations)
- DON’T overlook the veil (not every hairstyle will match your veil, also, if you’re planning to remove the veil at the reception, take extra bobby pins and hair spray to fix the hairstyle after it)
Fashion trends keep changing every year, thus allowing brides to experiment with their image and style. However, don’t forget that you are unique: with your individual features and facial structure. With the right bridal hairstyle, you will highlight your best features favourably. While extraordinary, inappropriate, and not suitable hairstyles will create exactly the opposite effect.
Wanna shine on your big day?
Follow the tips we’ve shared in this article.
FAQ – Wedding Hairstyles
Which wedding hairstyle is the best?
Bridal Buns in the Traditional Style. A bun is an excellent hairdo for weddings. For the wedding ceremony, it’s a typical bridal hairdo.
On my wedding day, how should I style my hair?
The neckline of your wedding gown is one of the most essential variables in selecting whether your hair should be up or down. If you’re wearing a strapless dress, half up or down will look lovely and feminine while still allowing the neckline to be seen.
Is it necessary for me to wash my hair before having it done for a wedding?
It is suggested that you wash your hair the night before the wedding and apply some mousse to give it a better texture. On the wedding day, this will make your hair lovely and flexible for preening and coiffing. Also, if you’re wearing flowers, accessories, or a veil, your hair can’t be too slick.
When should I have my hair trimmed before my wedding?
If you need a trim, make an appointment one week before your wedding. If you need a haircut, schedule it 3-4 weeks ahead of time to give your hair time to acclimatise to the new length.