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Hairstyle options for your bridesmaids

Trying to decide on a hairstyle for your bridesmaids can be a touchy subject. But keeping a few tips in mind can help make this potentially sticky situation totally smooth sailing. With this hair advice, your bridesmaids will end up looking fabulous on your wedding day.


What’s your wedding style?

Are you getting married barefoot on the beach or having a formal affair? Considering your wedding style is the first step in picking a wedding day hairstyle for your bridesmaids. You want their hair to fit the theme of your wedding, and their dress. After all, a stiff French twist wouldn’t look right with a barefoot bride in the middle of the beach. Figure out if the feeling you want is a bit more formal or laid-back and it’ll help narrow down the styles you’re considering.

Talk to your bridesmaids

When it comes to hair and women, it’s definitely a touchy subject. Be sure to involve your bridesmaids in your thoughts and make sure they are comfortable with the look you want to achieve. You wouldn’t want to stick your friend who loves her short hair in long, thick hair extensions if she’ll feel uncomfortable in them all day. Plus, ensuring your bridesmaid loves her look will have her radiating confidence.

Involve the stylist

It’s a special occasion, so bring in an expert and talk to your hair stylist about what looks are best. She should be able to recommend different styles that are good for your bridesmaids’ different face shapes. Not every gal would look right in a tight updo so your stylist will be able to best assess what’s more flattering for each bridesmaid. Be sure to still take into account your bridesmaid’s personality and her feelings on what she’s most comfortable in too.

Stick to the classics

When it comes to weddings, we think it’s best to stick to the classics. Something too trendy will look dated when you look at the wedding pictures 30 years later. After all, how silly do those big puff-sleeve wedding dresses from the ’80s look now? Bridal magazines have a nice array of hairstyles to consider that are both on trend and classic too. Pick out the ones that call out to you most and share those with your bridesmaid and hairstylist.

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