Deciding on a wedding hairstyle is one of those things you think is going to be a total breeze, until it comes time for your hair trial you realize that the updo you were initially considering will never work with the veil you’re dead-set on wearing. So, how do you avoid this? The answer is simple: start test-driving hairstyles from the moment you decide on a wedding dress and accessories.
Our friends at Brides have put together a set of simple hair tutorial videos that will definitely help you decide on a wedding day look. However, before you invest an entire five minutes of your day watching them, let’s review.
First up: the jewelled chignon. This gorgeous updo is a sophisticated option that would work well for a variety of celebrations. We think it would be especially pretty paired with a flowy chiffon gown.
Next, a classic half-up look that pairs perfectly with a pretty veil. If you have longer hair, this is a great option that will showcase your lovely locks while still keeping them out of your face.
Not feeling either of the above looks? This braided bun is a youthful, modern option that’s designed to look flawless even after a night of dancing.
Lastly, there’s the fishtail braid. This popular style is ideal for a laidback summer celebration (and once you learn how to do it yourself, you’ll probably end up rocking this look on the regular).
Ready to test-drive one (or all) of these looks? Watch the video below for step-by-step instructions.