Hairstyle ideas for winter weddings
Whether you're a guest, bridesmaid or the actual bride, winter wedding hairstyles are on the mind. Here are 10 looks so fresh this season, you'll feel like the belle of the ball.
Half-up half down
If you have medium to long hair and bangs, a half up half down style like this one Carrie Underwood wore is a very natural yet dressy look. A little more casual than an updo yet a little fancier than just wearing your hair down, this look is perfect for those seeking that in-between style. If your hair hits right around your shoulder, consider some clip-in hair extensions to add some extra length and thickness to your hair.
The ponytail is no longer for sweet, 12-year-old girls. Try a formal version of the pony. Use a curling iron to add some waves and fasten loosely with a formal accessory or flower.
Ever since Gossip Girl became a phenomenon, headbands have been all the rage. Try a simple band or one of the many big, floral headbands that are in style this season. Tease hair at the back to add some volume and you've got a sophisticated style in just a few minutes.
A low chignon like this one on Christina Applegate is a classic look. Her hairstylist infused waves into the look for a romantic feel. You can get a chignon pillow at your beauty supply store to create a DIY look.
A low ponytail has never looked so classy. To achieve this look, consider adding some clip-in hair extensions for volume and length. Set with hot rollers and then comb hair to reveal soft, loose large curls. Tease the crown and create a deep part. This look also works well if you have bangs. Secure loosely with a formal hair piece.
Long and simple
There's something inherently elegant about wearing your hair just the way it is. Jennifer Aniston opted for this at her wedding and added just a few subtle waves. Use a large barrel curling iron and soften the look with your fingers. Finish with some soft-hold hair spray.
Trends have shifted from the polished French Twist look of the past to more of a loose and relaxed look for evening. A semi-updo is elegant and classy.
A lot of women with short hair feel their options are limited but this is far from true. Often something simple like a different part, sweep or hair accessory adds just the right amount of elegance your hair needs. The pinned back style can be secured with a floral accessory but, if you prefer, a barrette or other piece could be used in its place.
Half up half down-middle part
For a twist on the classic half up half down look, Nicole Kidman opted for a middle part and some loose waves. Just like with the loose pony, these can be created with a large barrel curling iron and then brushing the curls out.
If the hairstyle you want is something more polished and refined, a low chignon sans waves is a classic pick. Add some elegance to the look with a floral or other hair accessory.