Hair up vs hair down: it’s the ultimate wedding battle and we’re here today to help you make your decision. Choosing your wedding hairstyle is often one of the trickiest parts of the bridal outfit and there’s a huge amount to consider. Do you want to go for something classic and romantic, or relaxed and bohemian? The bridal hairstyle options really are endless and it’s a dilemma for every bride-to-be. So, let’s find out a little more about how you can make your choice…

Let’s focus on the most important thing, which hairstyle do you feel most comfortable wearing? If you’re usually rocking an up-do, you may feel at your most confident doing the same for your big day. If you’re known for your long, loose waves you may want to showcase your locks by wearing them down. At the same time, your wedding day is the most important day of your life so why not go all out and try something completely different to your usual hairstyle? You need to feel completely and utterly beautiful whatever hairstyle you choose, so always take this into account. Ignore bridal trends and family member’s advice, and always wear your hair how feels best for you.

Consider your wedding dress, is it simple or extravagant? What is the neckline like? We recommend deciding on your final hairstyle after you’ve picked out your dress. For instance, if you have a high neckline an elegant up-do such as a chignon or ballerina bun will complement this look perfect. For brides who are donning a gown with a Bardot neckline, loose curls will look gorgeous.

Don’t forget to take into account whether or not you want to wear a veil. If you do, will your chosen bridal hairstyle work with one? Your bridal accessories will actually have a huge impact on your hairstyle. Have you been gifted a stunning pair of chandelier earrings? An up-do will show these off beautifully. Alternatively, you could take inspiration from the recent Royal Wedding and accessories an up-do with a tiara.

If you are lucky enough to be saying ‘I Do’ in a faraway destination surrounded by scorching sunshine, an up-do will be a fabulous choice as it will help to keep you cool, as well as ensuring those pesky fly-away hairs stay at bay. Hair down styles lend themselves to plenty of different looks – from vintage waves to bohemian braids. If you’re still undecided, why not opt for a half-up half-down hairstyle instead?

One way to find out which your favourite hairstyle may be is to have a bridal hair trial. They’re a fabulous way to get to know one another and we can take the time to try out various hairstyles that suit your dress, face shape and personality. Get in touch with Liz Patey MUA to find out more.

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