The Elegance of Wedding Hairstyles Half Up Half Down

Every woman deserves to look her best on her wedding day. From the dress, to the makeup, to the hair style; it all has to work together to create a desired look. Choosing the dress can be one of the biggest decisions a woman makes before her wedding, therefore it is important to get the dress sorted early on in the wedding plans.

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Once the dress is chosen, all other elements of the bridal look can then come into place around the dress. How to wear your hair on your wedding day is a huge decision. Your decision will be influenced by your dress, your own personal style, your face shape and by the sort of hair you have naturally. Most women will have an idea of how they want to look on their big day and here are five great looks, each of which would be perfect for a bride on her wedding day. Lots of people associate bridal hair with a classic updo. It is sophisticated and elegant and is the perfect way of showing the shoulders and neck in a strapless gown. A sophisticated updo is always a popular choice amongst brides-to-be.

The bride and her stylist can experiment with curls and twists in order to create a desired bridal look. This is especially appropriate for a formal wedding. This classic style is best for hair that is medium in length and is straight and medium to thick. However, the look can be achieved on most hair types, even if you have fine hair you can create your desired style by making use of hair extensions or a clip-on hair piece. If you are looking for a more modern look then you could try a modern twist on the formal classic updo. You can do this by adding a softer and more romantic look with ringlets or experimenting with decorative hairpins, tiaras or combs.

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With this look the more tousled the better and the look can be achieved with hair of all lengths and textures. It is a common misconception that a bride should always wear her hair up. There has been a recent trend amongst brides and especially celebrity brides of wearing their hair long and loose. As long as your hair is in good condition you can either wear is sleek and straight or experiment with romantic, cascading curls. If you don’t want to go the whole way and wear all of your hair down you could try pulling half your hair back in a “half-updo” for a more formal look.

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You can also accessorize with a classic headband style tiara or a veil for a simple yet elegant look. If you are going for a traditional bride look then you can combine a graceful tiara or headband with an elegant veil. The veil can then easily be removed after the ceremony if need be. Don’t worry if your hair is short, you can still create a beautiful bridal look. Short haired brides should make the most of simple accessories for a fun, sophisticated and unique look. Tiaras, headbands or decorative hair pins can be used to create a beautiful and timeless look for short bridal hair. Even short haired brides can wear their hair curly if they want! Curly hair is great for creating a romantic, beautiful bridal look. Lots of brides will use heated appliances to create perfect curls but if you are lucky enough to have naturally curly hair then you should work with its natural texture to create a stunning look. With curly hair you can wear it up, down or even half-up and accessories will perfectly off-set your curls. However you decide to wear your hair on your special day you need to make sure that you are 100% happy with your look and make sure you practice your style with your stylist a few times before the big day. Inanch London won the award for Bridal Look of the Year at the recent Great Lengths Hair Extensions Awards held at the glitzy Mayfair Hotel in Central London on 12th September 2010.[via]

By Lydia Cooper

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