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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Wedding Hair Styles

With our wedding just three days away (oh my—three days), I have been asked questions about my hair almost more than anything. "How are you going to wear your hair?" seems to come up every time the wedding does.

And guess what? I have no idea how I'm going to do my hair on the wedding day. NO IDEA.*

Recently, I had my hair curled for my bridal shower, and afterward, I went home to play around with some styles. I took some photos to help make a note about what I liked and didn't like. I have a little archive of wedding hair ideas on Bye Bye Beehive, so I adapted some of those styles to make new ones.
Here are a couple of my ideas for wedding hair styles.

THE TWISTED HALF-UP STYLE. This one is so easy. It's the base hairstyle for most of the other ones featured here. It's really similar to this style, but instead of just pinning it back, I twisted the hair as I pulled it back & before I pinned it, creating a pretty and soft design in the back. It would be great to add a little pearl or flower hair clip to hide the bobby pins or gap between the twists.

THE PINNED UPDO. I took the Twisted Half-Up pictured above and simply pinned my bottom half all up to make this easy updo. It took about 10-15 extra bobby pins. I would just grab a strand of hair, twist it and then pin it into place, creating a little "poof" (best word I could come up with) of hair with each pin. In the end, I had about 10 poofs that came together to create the definition in this updo. I pulled and tugged at each one to make this style look nice and full.

THE TWISTED PONYTAIL. You've seen this one before. This time, I didn't pin the last couple pieces up so high, so instead of creating a waterfall look, they simply cascaded down the ponytail. To create this look, all you do is just twist & pin (going under the curls to hide the pins). It's so simple and stays in place all day if you add a little hairspray.

THE TWISTED LOW CHIGNON. I started again with the Twisted Half-Up style, and instead of pinning smaller pieces of hair all over the place and higher up like the Pinned Updo, I took a couple large sections of hair, pinned them in a low bun, and then tugged on them to make the chignon just a bit bigger. I think this style would be really pretty with a couple loose curly strands falling down from the bun.

THE SIMPLE TWIST & PIN. As the name implies, this one is simple. You tease the hair at the crown of your head, twist back the front pieces & pin them under your hair, and you're set. This style is perfect for the easy-going-hair-all-down kind of bride.

And there are 5-easy wedding hair styles. Each of these took me less than 10-minutes, with some of them taking much, much less.

*FYI: in case you're wondering, I will not be wearing a veil, and my dress is not strapless.

Which is your favorite?


  1. I love #1 and #2!!! :)! Congrats on your big day!! <3

  2. I would say that since you won't have a veil, you'll need to create lots of interest up top. I like #1 and #2 as well :-) You are going to look lovely no matter what! Best Wishes!

  3. I also like 1 and 2. Depending which goes better with your dress

  4. My vote is for the THE TWISTED LOW CHIGNOn- very classy! But we all know whatever hairstyle you go with you will look phenomenal ;)

  5. Well since your not wearing a veil, I think that the twisted ponytail is the prettiest with it. In the end it will come down to what you want to wear. =]

  6. Hey! This is a good post.I like to make a nice and glamorous hair style in marriage.So I have visited some sites such as http://www.weddinghairstyles.org/ ,http://www.allure.com/hair-ideas/2012/17-new-wedding-hairstyles#slide=1 , http://www.brassscissors.com/

  7. I love your bangs in these pictures. Can I have them? ;)

  8. #1 and #3 are DIVINE. Goodness. Definitely need to try those out soon. :)

  9. Thank you for this post. My fiancee is busy looking for wedding venues in Bristol, so I'm guessing she forgot what hairstyle she should do.


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