Congratulations on your engagement! Planning a wedding is simultaneously one of the most exciting and stressful times of your life. While some arrangements might not be that fun (like picking out chairs and tables) designing the bridal party is typically one of the bride’s favorite activities. Check out these three hairstyle ideas that your bridesmaids will love, and everyone in attendance will be wowed by.

Test Different Braid Styles

Braids are easy to incorporate regardless of your wedding style and even your bridesmaid’s hair. If you’re having a more casual wedding, consider using small braids to tie the hair together as an alternative to an updo. If you have a more upscale wedding, fishtail braids can create a high-end and clean look without using dozens of pins and gallons of hairspray.

Braids also offer the flexibility of deciding how much hair you want people to see. A French braid down the back can serve as an alternative to a traditional updo, while a side braid still makes the hair present while keeping it out of the way.

Test Hair Accessories Like Flowers and Jewels

Hair accessories can be used along with braids to create a rustic or even playful feel to your wedding party. For example, your bridesmaids can weave wildflowers through their hair for a pop of color to complement their dresses. Instead of a veil, the bride can consider a flower crown that frames her face.

These accessories extend beyond flowers. More brides and bridal parties are adding clips to their hair or antique jewelry as a way to accessorize. This is an especially great option for brides who choose silver in their colors or those who want extra bling.

Make Your Hair Stand Out with a Side Bun

If you are planning updos for your hair and for your bridesmaids, hop on the hot fashion trend of side buns. You can either do a simple and clean bun for your bridesmaids or feather it out to draw more attention to their faces.

Side buns differ from traditional updos because they don’t hide the hair as much. Instead of pulling the hair back where no one can see it, or placing it on top of their heads, these buns rest elegantly behind the ear. The hair is still visible, but it isn’t as dramatic.

If you’re considering different hairstyles for your wedding, make an appointment today. We can discuss your options for styling the hair of your wedding party and even do a test run to make sure everything looks exactly how you want it.

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