It’s your wedding day, something you have most likely been thinking about and looking forward to since you were a little girl.
Finally the big day is here; you’ve planned and perfected and invited all the future in-laws, and now it’s your turn to be pampered and relaxed. But as you sit down to begin your full day of hair and makeup, you overhear that one of the groomsmen forgot his tie, and your mom already seems to be giving advice to the makeup artist regarding your bridesmaids…
Close your eyes and take a deep breath…
Unfortunately, sometimes the stress of planning a wedding continues into the wedding day, and while you shouldn’t sweat the small things (it’s your big day after all!), making sure you’re prepared is the key to successful wedding day preparations.
The good news is that the one thing you don’t have to worry about is your wedding hairstyle. By the time your wedding day has arrived, you will have picked out your hairstylist and spent time deciding what wedding updo you are going to rock on your big day. Whether it’s a messy bun, mermaid waves, a plaited hairstyle, or a half up / half down look, nothing is going to come between you and your bridal hair.
Men - we haven’t forgotten about you either, if you’re looking for some wedding day hairstyle tips, we’ve got a special section for you towards the end of this blog post dedicated to making sure you’re looking refreshed and well-groomed on your big day!
Top Trending Hairstyles for Brides
1. The Sleek Up Do
This has quickly become a popular wedding updo for brides. Whether you style it high or low, this wedding hairstyle lets the focus remain on your face, ensuring that nothing will get in the way on your beautiful day. It’s also a great way to add flowers or other adornments to your hair, and give that extra pop in pictures that helps compliment your dress.
Since hair is pulled up and away from the face, your front hairline will be very visible. If you have any areas in the front that are thinner than other places, this is a great time to use Toppik Hair Building Fibers to help fill in those thinning areas. Since the Hair Fibers blend seamlessly with your existing hair, your hair will look thicker and fuller in pictures, and no one will be able to guess that it’s not your natural hair.
Wedding days really can be magical!
Quick tip: When using Hair Fibers for touch-ups along the front hairline, make sure to use the Hairline Optimizer so you can maintain your natural hairline and avoid getting Hair Fibers on your face.
2. Plaited Hairstyles
A fun braid is a great bridal hairstyle to try! This trend has been around for a while now, likely because of its feminine beauty and versatility. Whether you want a french plait, a braided crown, or a couple of braids woven into a hairstyle, there are endless possibilities for this wedding hairstyle.
Depending on your braided hairstyle, you may want to use Toppik Hair Building Fibers with a Spray Applicator to easily touch up your part or any areas in your braid that look thinner than other areas. If you are doing a braided hairstyle that requires a more volumized look in the front, applying a hair styling serum beforehand can help make sure your wedding hairstyle looks full all day long.
Quick tip: Using the Spray Applicator with the Hair Fibers will allow you to quickly touch up any areas that are hard to reach or hard to get to!
3. The Messy Bun
If a whimsical, fairy-tale wedding is your dream, a messy bun may be the perfect wedding updo for you. A messy bun looks effortless; as if it didn’t take you half the day to get the look and yet somehow you look perfectly put-together. This look is a great complement to a flowing wedding dress, and can make a wedding seem a little less uptight and formal.
To pump up hair and add more definition to the bun, try using a volumizing spray before you set your bun. This will give your hair some volume and thickness, while also holding the bun in place.
Quick tip: Wear the bun to the side if you want to make the hairstyle a little more elegant and sophisticated!
4. Easy Waves
Ideal for a summer or beach wedding, this wedding hairstyle is simple yet breathtaking. It’s best for women who have medium length hair, and is a great hairstyle for fine hair, as it can easily add volume and thickness. All you need is a curling iron and hairspray, and you’ll be ready to dance the night away, (without having to worry about your hair!).
To really add thickness to this wedding hairstyle, make sure you are using a hair care routine that will prep the hair and provide ample volume on your big day. Start using a hair building shampoo, conditioner, and hair styling serum a couple months before the wedding to plump hair up and make sure it is at its thickest.
Quick tip: To get beachy waves, wrap hair around a one-and-a-half-inch curling iron instead of inserting it into the clip, and start the wrap a few inches down from the root.
5. Half Up / Half Down
By far the most popular of wedding hairstyles, this look can be achieved a number of different ways. You can add in braiding or weaving, decorative pins, flowers, or hair accessories, or keep it simple and classy. This hairstyle also works well with straight or curly hair, and and can be left long in the back or pinned up in a half bun or braid, depending on the look you are going for.
You might find that when your hair is pulled back it looks like you have slightly thinning areas around the hairline, but don’t rule this hairstyle out just yet! Apply Hair Fibers anywhere you have thinning areas, and finish with a long-lasting spray to make sure the Hair Fibers stay in throughout the day and night. Now you’re ready for your wedding pictures!
Quick tip: This wedding hairstyle is also great if you plan to wear a veil, and can be easily changed to an up-do later on in the night!
Even though this day is all about the bride, we haven’t forgotten about her BFFs, and most importantly, the groom!
Bridesmaids, You’ve Got it Made
Being the maid of honor or a bridesmaid at a wedding means you are constantly looking out for #1, or in other words, your best friend and bride.
Although this can sometimes be stressful, seeing the bride happy and stress-free on her wedding day is enough to make it all worthwhile. Making sure you are one step ahead of the game on her wedding day will ensure everything goes according to schedule.
This means being overly prepared: Tissues. Check. Bottle of champagne. Check. Extra bobby pins and safety pins. Check. Padding for uncomfortable shoes. Check. Extra lipstick choices. Check. Toppik Hair Building Fibers for touch-ups. Check.
Adding Hair Fibers to the list of essential things you must be prepared with not only means perfect bridal hair for the bride, it will also make you the hero of the day for preventing any wedding hairstyle meltdowns.
Now that we’ve got the bridesmaids covered, it’s on to the groomsmen…
Gentlemen, We Didn’t Forget About You!
Even though everyone will be looking at the bride, (sorry men!), she will be looking at you, and that means you need to look and feel your best for the big day.
Follow these four grooming rules for your wedding day, and your bride will love you forever, (see what we did there?).
1. Avoid Trends
You’re going to be taking a lot of photos on your wedding day, so you don’t want to have a haircut that was only popular the year of your wedding. Remember that you’re going to be showing these pictures to everyone for years to come, so don’t spoil it with a trendy hairstyle. Go for something classy and timeless, and your older self will thank you.
Maybe this is obvious, but we thought we’d make a note of it just in case. If you always have a beard, just make sure to get it trimmed and shaped before the wedding. If you normally have a clean shaven look, treat yourself to a professional shave the day of the wedding. You’ll walk away feeling and looking fresh and well groomed!
3. Get a Haircut
Timing is the most important part of getting a haircut pre-wedding. The right time to go is a week before, unless you have very short hair, then it’s only necessary to go two or three days before. Again, get it done by a professional who really knows what he or she is doing. There are going to be a lot of photos seen by a lot of people, so making sure you have a great haircut at the right length will make all the difference.
4. Get Some Sleep
Waking up hungover or tired on your wedding day is a no-no. Keep the drinking to a minimum the night before, and make sure you go to bed early so you can wake up looking well-rested and refreshed.
These four tips will not only ensure you’re looking and feeling your best on your wedding day, but it will also mean a lot to your beautiful bride!
Must-Have Wedding Day Hair Products
We want to make your big day easier for you, so we’ve put together a great checklist of all the hair products you’ll want handy for your wedding day:
No matter what happens on your wedding day, rest assured your wedding hairstyle is going to be flawless!
What’s your favorite wedding hairstyle? Tell us in the comments section below if you’re going to use any of these hairstyle tips on the big day!
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