Classic wedding hairstyles

August 22, 2014

Your hairstyle can transform your wedding day look. If you want a timeless, classically chic hairstyle, here are some ideas to get you started:

Braids are a great way to add texture and dimension to your hair while still keeping it casual. They can be distinctly bohemian, so if your wedding is going to take place outside or on the beach, a braided band to frame your face is a wonderful option.

Half-up, half-down hair is also casual while still being utterly sleek. Whether you feel like full-bodied, voluptuous curls or silky straight hair, this classic style will be comfortable and lustrous.

A French twist is a lovely soft look that is glamorous and elegant. It will suit your special day better than a simple bun but isn't too showy, instead completely chic and simple. If you want to give it a little something extra, add a hair accessory such as an embellished comb.

Side ponytails are feminine and flattering. If you want to make it especially lovely for your wedding day, conceal the hairtie with a piece of hair or add a braid band.

A chignon, French for bun, is a more intricate hair style that will have you feeling like a queen. There are a number of ways you can create a chignon, each with a slightly different effect. For a more romantic look, include lots of twists, maybe a braid or two, and leave some tendrils free. A more retro look can be created with volume in the front and your hair tucked under.

Sideswept buns are perfect for down to earth and relaxed weddings. With this hairstyle, you can choose to keep it structured or embrace a more loose look. A sideswept bun is utterly romantic, and can be finished off with a hair comb, tiara or headband.