Choosing the Best Bridesmaid Hairstyles


Women who are planning their weddings want their bridesmaids too look good. But of course, not so good as to outshine them on their big day! The bride may put a lot of consideration into bridesmaid’s dresses, jewelry, shoes and so one; right on down to the bridesmaids’ hairstyles. After all, no bride wants to be preceded down the aisle by another woman with some completely out of place, ridiculous hairstyle!

So does a bride decide on an appropriate hairstyle for the bridesmaids at her wedding when the number of options are almost limitless? Keep reading for a few tips which can help you to decide.

Choosing the Best Bridesmaid Hairstyles

Look at the Dresses You’ve Chosen

The first thing to consider is the dresses which the bridesmaids will be wearing. Are these going to be very simple in their design or ornate in nature? What are the sleeves like? Will they be straight, puffy or dispensed with altogether? If your bridesmaids will be wearing simple dresses, then more elaborate hairstyles are called for; and of course, if the dresses will draw a lot of attention in and of themselves, then more understated hairstyles are in order.

The necklines of the dresses should also be taken into consideration. Dresses with high necklines should be accompanied by bridesmaid hairstyles which are pulled back or up so as not to compete with the neckline. Strapless dresses or ones with plunging necklines, one the other hand are well suited for more elaborate hairstyles or allowing the bridesmaids to wear their hair down.

Another way to determine the best bridesmaids hairstyles for the dresses they will be wearing is to have one (or all) of the bridesmaids pay a visit to your salon while wearing the dresses and have a look for yourself about which styles are best suited. Remember that even the smallest changes can make a big difference; so try out several different styles and decide which best compliments the dresses.

Keep Bridesmaid Hairstyles Unique

It was the style a few years back to have all of the bridesmaids dress exactly the same dress, jewelry and shoes. This gave wedding parties something of a regimented look. Now, brides are appreciating the aesthetic appeal of having their bridesmaids all look a little different.

They might all be wearing the same sort of dress, but in different colors, lengths and other small differences. Brides also understand that not everyone looks good with the same hairstyle. While the bride might like the idea of having all of her bridesmaids in curls, many of the bridesmaids may dislike this look and find it unflattering to them.

While you want your bridesmaids to look good, it would also be nice if they felt comfortable, wouldn’t it? It would also be a good idea to ha them all looking their best by letting them have hairstyles which fit their faces. Let your bridesmaids have some say over their hairstyles and take their individual preferences into account when trying to decide on bridesmaids hairstyles.

Dressing Up Bridesmaid Hairstyles

Twenty years ago, big hair was all the rage, with many women perming and teasing their hair to incredible size. Today, however, more natural styles are in fashion and women generally choose more simple hairstyles. When your bridesmaids have shorter hair, how can you work with this and dress up bridesmaids hairstyles for your wedding day?

You can in fact add just a few little touches to any hairstyle to make it a little fancier. For instance, a bob can be flipped at the ends and even a short, layered cut can be dressed up by spraying to add extra body at the roots. Decorative hair clips can also be used to add a little extra something.

Discuss bridesmaid hairstyles with your stylist. They may have some great ideas of their own. With a little work, patience (and maybe a little cajoling) you’ll find hairstyles to suit your entire wedding party.


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