For many blushing brides, picking out the perfect wedding-day hairstyle is just as important as choosing a gown. And if you’ve got longer hair, you have many styling options to choose from for your big day. Many brides with long hair opt for an updo, which allows them to dance the night away without worry and keep their hair out of their face. If you’ve decided on an updo, however, you might be feeling a little overwhelmed by all the choices available to you. Not to worry! We’ve done some of the hard work for you and hand-picked out some of our favorite bridal updos for long hair; perhaps these will give you some inspiration for your own style.
Romantic and Polished
If elegant and polished is what you’re going for, consider this low updo that beautifully gathers long hair into curls just below the nape of the beck. The subtly incorporated braid adds a romantic touch, and you could easily wear this style with a crown and/or veil, if you so choose. We’d recommend inserting the veil comb directly above the bunched section of curls.
Elegant and Simple
Looking for something a little more simple and sleek? If so, then this simple bun updo could be an excellent choice for you. Sideswept hair is given an elegant twist along the side before being tied into a low bun in the back. This style is absolutely gorgeous if you’re thinking about wearing a a hair accessory but, it’s beautiful on its own as well. If this is too simple for you, consider asking your stylist to add a braid for more visual interest.
Speaking of braids, they’re super popular when it comes to wedding-day hairstyles this year. If you’re interested in rocking this trend on your big day, check out this elegant braided updo. With this style, long hair is braided loosely, brought into a side bun, and pinned into place. This is a truly unique style that is enough to make a statement on its own—no crown or veil needed (although, hairspray likely is needed to keep this style in place, so don’t forget to have your Maid of Honor pack a travel-sized bottle for touch-ups!). A proper foundation is also key which is one of our specialties!
No matter what kind of style you have in mind for your big day, be sure to hire an experienced and talented stylist who can help transform your idea into reality. At Beauty Entourage, we specialize in sending our experienced stylists directly to you on your special day, helping you feel and look your best as you walk down the aisle. Contact us today to book your event!
Did you know there is a difference between a curl and a wave? Sometime’s clients think waves was just larger curls brushed out. or really indented finger waves. Or, none of the above!
There are MANY types of curls and knowing the names, and the difference is huge. The reason being is, if you ask for one type of look or even show a picture, what you see and what your asking for might be two different things. Once your stylist does the prep work for one type of curl,it can be changed but, at the sacrifice of your style sometimes that may not last or curls that won’t behave. That is why, we do a trial, trying multiple looks in one sitting isn’t ideal. I’ll touch more on additional reasonings why on a later blog.
As professionals it’s our job to decode what you really want. That is all done at a consultation. I have been a stylist for 15 years and still to this day, sometimes my code words and my client’s can sometimes fall short. So, I’ve learned to ask key questions in my consultations. So, some things to consider:
- What do you like about the picture?
- What do you love, and what do you hate?
Then, let’s think about you. Although we love the look the model has or a bride from pinterest, do you have the hair for that?
- What do you like about your hair or your face?
- What do you NOT want? That one is always a huge one for me. Because if the look my client is showing me is a spiral curl but, she says she does not want her hair to look much shorter or the one we hear often,”my hair does not hold a curl.” She may in fact NOT want a spiral curl.
So, I bring you to the mermaid wave!
I don’t really know if this is the technical term for this style but, I started playing with my curling iron about 5 years ago with creating this look after a client said she wanted something beachy. Not saying I created this look or the name but, this is in fact the wave that is HOT this season and we like to still roll with the name we made up at the time. (We have a name for a lot of the styles we see on the road. Name a celebrity, I can picture this ONE red carpet look I’ve seen a million times lol.. That sometimes, is how an updo gets called The Jessica Alba or The Carrie Underwood.) We have since attempted to name them more fun names. Check out our lookbook
The biggest thing about the mermaid wave is you have two options:
1. A tighter option which gives a lot of detail and better if your hair doesn’t like to hold a curl.
2.Looser option for that softer sultry beach wave. This option is great for that tousled “undone” look if you have shorter hair. On Longer hair, it’s one of my favorites because it’s half of what you see on pinterest, photographs beautifully and when it settles, your hair won’t look like it just dropped out and no longer styled. Just tousle and go.
Another benefit to a mermaid wave is it will not take away from the length of your hair.
Check out this most recent wedding of one of our clients and her bridal party! Hair & Make Up by our team members Carly, Kyle, Ashley M, Ashley S, Catherine, and Kayla. Photos by Time Frozen Photography