How to Choose Your Wedding Hairstyle

Your wedding day is going to be the happiest day of your life. And with so many things on the agenda to take care of, sometimes you can forget yourself and your needs in that mix. While a lot of brides book their makeup ahead of time, some can forget to consider their hair until they are scrambling at the last minute and have their Maid of Honor handling the curling iron.

Your hairstyle plays a big role in bringing your bridal look together. Which hairstyle you choose can make your face look dramatically different. With all that to consider, let’s look at how you can choose the perfect wedding day hair that will have you saying, “I do!”

Hairstyles by Face Shape

No two faces are the same and every unique face has certain hairstyles that suit it better than others. Let’s look at how your face can get you that perfect hairstyle for your big day.


Hair Up: Side-part with a sleek ponytail, with flowers or crystals flowing down it will give an elegant look and make your cheekbones appear higher.

Hair Down: Deep side part to create an angular look with voluminous waves gives a chic look that will turn heads.


Hair Up: A low bun with a few lightly curled strands coming down will soften the jawline. Try adding a jeweled hair comb to the back to add an elegant pop of sparkle too!

Hair Down: Straighten hair that parts at the center will also help to soften angles. Add a tiara or flower crown to make the most out of this style.


Hair Up: A classic topknot on the upper back part of the head instead of the top of the head will stop the face from looking longer and still give you that chic look you’ve been wanting to wear for your nuptials.

Hair Down: Side-swept curls help round out the face and tucking one side behind the ear will show off your gorgeous cheekbones.


Hair Up: For a stylish look, sweep all hair back and put into a styled pony or bun. Add a bejeweled comb or a few flowers that match your wedding colors clipped in back to wow your guests.

Hair Down: Try a wavy, center parted hairdo to show everyone your beaming face while you walk down the aisle.


Hair Up: A slightly off-center part with some braiding throughout will give you a pop of style and charm that will stay looking great until the last dance and beyond.

Hair Down: Adding texture to your hair will create the touch it needs to dazzle on the dance floor. A swept to the side look with waves with hair covering both ears will emphasize your eyes.

Popular Hairstyles

Now you’ve picked an up do or have chosen to keep it down, but what’s next? Here are some of the most popular hairstyles brides from around the world are emulating.


An updo that looks gorgeous from all angles and compliments almost every texture of hair there is. A versatile look that can be worn at a 5-star resort wedding or a chill beach-side ceremony.

Half-Up, Half-Down

Can’t make up your mind on an up or down hairdo? Not to worry, there’s a beautiful solution! You can have half your hair pinned up to give you the best of both worlds. Clip in some flowers or jewels and dance the night away! Looks great with strapless or sleeve lace dresses.

Short Hair

You may think short hairstyles may be hard to style, but in fact, there is so much you can do with them! You can add flowers, a tiara, a pill-box veil, or a gorgeous oversized vintage hair clip to really set the tone for your day. Add a little wave to your short hair to give it that 50s bride look.


Adding braids to medium length or longer hair adds elegance to your look. You can do a waterfall braid with waves, a sleek bun, woven in and clipped back braids, just to name a few!

Tips to Help Get That Perfect Wedding Hairdo

Find photos of styles you love for your stylist.

Bring all hair accessories to the hair trial for you to try out.

Be honest and upfront with your stylist about your expectations and don’t expect to love the first style you try. Don’t worry, you’ll find the perfect one!

Spend the day with the hair you choose to make sure it will hold up for the wedding.

Get the Wedding Look You’ve Always Dreamed Of

We know how overwhelming wedding planning can be, and that’s why we have a dedicated staff to help you with all your bridal beauty needs. At Salt Salon & Spa, we offer many services to help you get ready for your big day, such as bridal up-dos and veil placement, bridal makeup, bridesmaid styling, waxing and more!

We know that every bride is different, and we make sure your wedding day is as special and stress free as possible. Schedule an appointment for our customizable luxury bridal services today!