The winter wedding season is upon us, and when you’re at a wedding, you’re always going to try and look your best. Whether it’s to make sure all your bestie’s wedding pictures look as good as possible or just because you want to get a few cute pictures of yourself at the wedding as well, having the right hairstyle is an important part of the process. Here are a few winter wedding hairstyles to make you ready for your close-up.
Natural wavy hair is simple, for sure, but it’s also exceptionally beautiful. It’s also very easy to achieve, which means that if you’re a bridesmaid or the maid of honor, you can make sure you’re ready to go in the morning without a stylist’s input. The night before the wedding, get started with a styling mousse applied to washed hair, then dry it without a brush. This adds volume and helps the style hold.
Then, on the morning of the wedding, comb through the hair and section it out, then apply fat rollers. Add a curling spray and heat the rollers with a hairdryer. Apply your makeup while the hair cools completely, which will ensure the curls are set. Wind out the rollers, separate the curls, and add a finishing spray for some extra shine.
The Braided Updo
Braids have been making quite the comeback in bridal and wedding hairstyles recently. This may be due to TV shows like Game of Thrones or simply because they’re a versatile, effortlessly chic option for your hair. You can wear them loose to the side, twist them into buns, or even pin them up to create extremely elaborate updos.
This hair style allows you to start the morning of. Apply a smoothing serum to hair that’s been towel dried, then run a wide, flat brush through it as you blow dry. Add some shine spray or cream to each braid strand, smoothing it all the way through the strand. Twist or secure the braids into the style you want, then pin them into place with bobby pins or invisible hair clips. You can leave a few tendrils of hair loose to frame the face, then finish with a firm hold hairspray.
The Tousled Style
A slightly roughened wedding hairstyle is often completely acceptable for many more casual weddings. Plus, you don’t have to worry if a few hairs escape from the hairstyle. Start in the same way as the natural waves hairstyle: take a shower the night before, then comb a styling mousse through towel-dry hair and allow it to rough dry.
In the morning, spritz the hair with a texturizing spray or sea salt spray. Use a hairdryer with the diffuser attachment to add body, texture, and waves. To style, pull it back loosely from the face, leaving a few loose strands to frame the face, and pin it into place.
What About Hair Accessories?
Bold hair accessories are a great way to go, but it’s important to steer clear of a few hair accessories that only the bride should be wearing for a wedding. These accessories may include white flowers, tiaras, and anything else bedazzled with white crystals.
However, there are plenty of other hair accessories to consider. Feathered fascinators, floral headbands, headpieces, jeweled combs, ornate hairpins, and barrettes are all great hair accessories that can improve your look without making the bride feel like you’re trying to upstage her.
Fall and winter weddings can be a joyful and exciting experience, and you have a variety of options to consider if you’re trying to look your best at one. These styles are just as effective for the bride herself as they are for a guest, so consider trying one out at your next wedding.