Thursday, February 28, 2008

How to Match Your Wedding Hairstyle with Your Dress

Being a bride means that you want everything to be just right. This usually takes a great deal of planning and special thought. In addition to all the other preparations, you must make sure that you are using the hairstyle that matches your wedding dress. You want your hairstyle, dress and makeup to be ideal and to all go well together.
One of the first steps you can do to find the right hairstyle for your wedding day is to look through numerous hairstyle books. You can take a number of bridal magazines and check out the fun hairstyles. Try to find the styles that will match your individuality and your dress type.
You should think about your hair type. You should select something that will work for the style and the length of your hair. Think about if you have thick or thin hair, long or short and curly or straight.
If you have straight hair and you would like to add some volume and height to it, you need to set it up in curlers the night before. If you want to have your hair straight, you need hair straightner and the right hair gels to help make it smooth and not frizzy.
Think about the weather as well. If it is a hot and humid day, you will need the right gel or hairspray that will make your hair look and feel better against the conditions. You can bring along a hair net or plastic hair bag if the weather is going to be a little wet.
You also need to match your hairstyle with your wedding dress. This is crucial and the two should compliment each other and not making the other look bad. For example, if you plan to wear an off the shoulder dress or any style of dress that has delicate beading on the top, you need to make sure that your dress is up off the material to ensure that everyone sees the great detail work on the dress.
Any low cut dress or strapless is better off with the hair pulled up with some hair falling in places. These places are around the ear or the back of the neck. You can use some soft and sweet curls around your face to soften the look up a little bit. This romantic and elegant look will look fantastic with just about any dress style.
You can always put your hair in the hands of a professional for your wedding day. Make an appointment with a hairstylist that you have confidence in. Spend a few days before the wedding and discover the hairstyle that will look best on your wedding day. The hairstylist will help you make a decision what will look better and you can try a few first before you make your final decision about the hairstyle that you want.
Keep in mind that your hairstyle needs to go great with your headpiece as well. You need something that will allow your headpiece or veil to fit comfortably on your head and still allow you to move and function in the way that you should. Make sure that your hair, headpiece and dress all coordinate and look great when they are all put together.
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Friday, February 15, 2008

Wedding Hairstyles

How you wear your hair at your wedding is important. Above all else you Wedding Hairstyle has to be comfortable. It should compliment not only your face but your dress as well.
It does no harm to have your regular hairdresser practise on you a few times. By doing this you may decide that the particular Wedding Hairstyle you have dreamt about having since you were a small child actually does nothing for the shape of your face!
If you want a wedding updo and you have relatively short hair then although with many grips and much hairspray it is possible, do remember that your hairdresser can do the impossible but miracles are outwith their reach!
Try to get a rough idea of what sort of style you are looking at for your wedding hairstyle as far in advance as possible. This gives your hair a chance to grow to a length that is more manageable for your hairdresser. After all long hair can easily be cut but it is harder and more expensive to add to your hair.
Always remember it is you that is getting married and not some fairytale image of you that you have held in your imagination since you were six! You dont want to walk down the aisle to your beloved and have him not recognize you because you wedding hairstyle is so different!
Try not to go for something very different. Chances are you will get fed up with it. If an updo requires a lot of help to stay up then as a wedding hairstyle it probably isn't right. Your wedding hairstyle has to stay in place for up to 10 hours, a lot to ask of any hairstyle but particularly difficult when a veil is shoved in, you are being swung around the dance floor and everyone wants to hug you!!
I would suggest go for elegance and comfort. Something that suits you and brings out your best features. If you can mange a wedding hairstyle that looks just as good down as up then you grab it with both hands, a comb and some grips!!
Lorna McLaren has an information and resources website at where you can gather everything for your Wedding Day!

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Choosing Wedding Hairstyles

Grooms certainly have it easy when it comes to weddings! They have very few decisions to make and the ones they do make are mostly mad be their partners anyway.
Brides, on the other hand, have a multitude of decisions to make and just one of them is the hairstyle for the wedding.
Every bride wants to look her best on her wedding day. There are so many things to consider. First, there's the dress and veil. Then, the bride must choose her accessories, makeup look and of course her hairstyle.
Often the type of hairstyle a bride chooses has a lot to do with her veil or headpiece. However, you may already have a preference as to whether or not you want to wear your hair up or down. Some bridal headwear can accommodate either style. The first thing you want to consider is the look you're going for.
Do you want to look like a delicate, refined lady on your wedding day? Go for a modest chignon or French twist with your bangs swept back off your forehead. This look puts your face in focus and accentuates a slender neck. Maybe you prefer a romantic fairy princess look on your wedding day. In that case, long, flowing locks are perfect.
Create gorgeous waves by setting your long hair on hot rollers, then gently combing out the curls to make them less defined. Another popular style for not only weddings but everyday is the half-up, half-down style. Pull the top and side portions of your hair back and secure with bobby pins that match your hair color. If you want some volume, tease the top portion of your hair before pulling it back.
Accessories are often used for bridal hairstyles. If you're not wearing a headpiece such a veil, you may want to add some sparkle by using sparkling rhinestone combs or clips in your hair. A rhinestone headband can look gorgeous and hold your bangs out of your face. For a classic yet beautiful look, use a bejeweled headband and tease the portion of hair behind the headband. You'll get some gorgeous height and your hair will fall beautifully down your back. For those with short hair, a sparkling barrette or even a silk flower behind the ear can give your look pizazz.
There are even shimmer powders and sprays that can be used to give your hair a romantic look. Umberto Gianni makes a great shimmer powder that is gently patted onto hair with a puff and adds a gorgeous glow to any style. These powders and sprays are not garish and glittery, but rather give the hair a beautiful sheen and shimmer that catches the light and accents the face.
If you need more ideas for your wedding day style, there are lots of pictures of wedding hairstyles in wedding magazines and even online that can help you find the style you like best.
All brides without exception look beautiful on their wedding day. Trust me. There is something magical happens on your wedding day and you will look beautiful. Whatever hairstyle you choose is going to be absolutely gorgeous!
Author Kelvyn Peters has been married to the same wife for 45 years so he knows about marriage from the inside. When you combine that with the fact that his wife, Vlady, is one of the leading Wedding Celebrants in Australia and Kelvyn has attended the many weddings she has performed you feel that he knows what he is talking about.