How to Choose the Best Bridal Hairstyle

More than two million couples get married in America every year but this doesn’t mean that your wedding day shouldn’t feel special. In fact, quite the opposite — most people describe their wedding day as the most important day of their lives. So you want to look and feel your best.

This is why people spend thousands of dollars perfecting their wedding wardrobe. This includes finding the dream dress, veil or headpiece, and accessories. But when it comes to looking gorgeous on your wedding day it’s important to pay attention to detail.

This is why finding the perfect bridal hairstyle for your outfit is vital. So, where do you start? Read on to find out our top tips for finding the best wedding hairdo for your big day.


Before you start planning your hairstyling, it’s important to have a good idea of your wedding’s aesthetic. That way you can choose a hairstyle that compliments the look of your wedding.

If you’re going for a bohemian look you might want to opt for a relaxed, wavy hairstyle, for example. Or if you’re going for something more traditional then an up-do may be the best hairstyle for your wedding.

This is one of the first things a stylist will ask about so the more information you can give them the better!


In your day-to-day life, you’ll probably have a couple of hairstyles that you use on a regular basis. When it comes to your big day, you might want to go for something a bit more special, and knowing where to start can feel overwhelming.

This is why it’s a good idea to do some research to find some bridal hairstyle ideas. There are loads of great Pinterest and social media pages full of wedding hairstyle inspiration. You can also find some in bridal magazines or by looking through your stylist’s portfolio.

Of course, you don’t have to copy an exact hairstyle you can just use this as a reference point. This can also be a handy way of ruling out certain styles.


Once you have some ideas about the type of hairstyle you’d like for your wedding, it’s a good idea to speak to a stylist. They will be able to look at your hair and figure out what would work best.

They’re also very experienced at making recommendations for an individual look. So they will be able to make suggestions as to what might suit you best if you are struggling to make a decision.

When it comes to your big day, getting help from a stylist is an absolute must. Not only will they be able to help you find a style that works but they will also make sure it lasts on the day. Often this requires specialist equipment and skills that only a stylist has.


Everyone’s hair is different although a skilled stylist can pull off a whole range of looks. However, it’s important to consider any limiting factors that your hair might have. Length, in particular, is important.

You should always work with your hair length and this means looking for inspiration from hairstyles of a similar length. What looks amazing on short hair, for example, might not suit someone with much longer hair.

Of course, if you have short or thinner hair, you might want to bulk it up using extensions. In that case, you should ask your stylist about this option well in advance.


If you are planning to use any hair accessories, it’s important that you speak to your stylist about these when planning your hairdo. This includes:

  • Veils

  • Tiaras

  • Flower garlands

  • Clips and slide in decorations

All of these will need to sit within your hairstyle itself so your stylist will need to plan around them. That way they can find a look that incorporates and supports all of your accessories.

If you are planning to take your accessories out during the day then you should also speak to your stylist about this. After all, the last thing you want is to ruin your whole hairstyle when you try to remove your veil!


The average length of an engagement in the United States is between 13 and 18 months. While you might not spend the whole of this time planning, you will make a lot of decisions about your wedding well in advance. This includes choosing an aesthetic, buying your dress, and picking a wedding hairstyle.

Of course, during this time a lot of things can change. This is why wedding planners and stylists have to be ready and willing to adapt to small changes. However, you should try your best not to make any drastic changes too close to your wedding day.

When it comes to your hair, this means getting any routine styling done at least four weeks before your wedding day. This includes getting it cut or colored.

This gives your stylist plenty of time to have a final run with your latest hairstyle before your wedding day.


As you can see, when it comes to deciding on a bridal hairstyle there are a lot of things to consider. Fortunately, with the help of an expert stylist, you should be able to achieve the look of your dreams without too much difficulty.

So what are you waiting for? Get in touch today to book an appointment with one of our expert stylists and find your perfect wedding hairstyle.