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For many brides, finding the right hairstyle is right up there with finding the right dress and the perfect makeup look, and we completely understand why. Most brides dream of their wedding day their whole lives!
If you have short hair and feel limited for hairstyle looks, then you’ll need top picks for wedding hairstyles for short hair. If you have medium hair then you need the best-suited wedding hairstyles for medium length hair. For you ladies with long hair, there are so many wedding hairstyles for long hair to choose from. Lastly, if you have thin hair then you’ll need to get creative with wedding hairstyles that can give your naturally thin hair some oomph. Overall, you’ll need a hairstyle tailored for your specific hair type, so you can put your best hair forward on your wedding day.

1. Do a trial run ahead of time?

Once you've decided on a hairstyle that you like, we can't stress how important it is to do a trial run with your hairstylist. Only when recreating the style in real life do the little “oh no’s” come out. Is your hair long enough for it to be safely secured all day? Do you have enough hair to make the hairstyle look as voluminous and impressive as the photo you've seen? Does it even look good with your hair texture and face shape? It's always better to address these last-minute surprises ahead of time, instead of stressing out the week—or even worse—the day before your wedding!

2. Bring visual references to your hairstylist... but not too many!

Providing your hairstylist with photos of exactly what you're looking for will help avoid any miscommunications and misunderstandings. After all, everyone's idea of the perfect soft waves or updo is completely different. Be sure, however, to narrow the visuals down to 3-5 images, as too many inspiration photos may complicate the process and cause confusion. 

"The decision can be overwhelming for some! Your hairstylist can talk it out with you and usually show you an idea of what a few different styles will look like. By the end of your trial, you’re usually certain on which direction you want to go," Brittany says.

Time to whip out that Pinterest board you've spent countless hours creating! 

3. Should you do your own hair for your wedding?

If the only hairstyle you’ve perfected is a ponytail, then perhaps it's a good idea to consider a professional hairstylist for your wedding hair. If you like playing with hair and have mastered a few techniques, you can certainly create the most beautiful weeding hairstyle all by yourself. Consult online tutorials and take some time to practice and perfect the hairstyle in the months leading up to your wedding, so you can style your hair with ease the day of. It’s also a good idea to have a close friend or family member (perhaps your maid of honor?) practice your wedding hairstyle with you, so she can lend a helping hand if needed on the big day.

4. Be true to the real you

Remember that your wedding is your day. You decide what will make you feel happy, beautiful, and comfortable. If that means wearing your hair natural or rocking the simplest hairdo, so be it. After all, beauty radiates from within. Weddings are a happy and momentous celebration, however, they can last upwards of 12 hours.If you have never worn hair extensions before, rarely wear your hair up, or find elaborate hairstyles uncomfortable or difficult to manage, your wedding day may not be the right time to try something new.

5. Change up your look for a reception

Most brides have a second, less elaborate dress for the reception, to accommodate a night of dancing and merriment. Why not do the same with your wedding hairstyle? “A second look for the reception is so fab!” Heather says. Consider having your hairstylist on site for a quick hair change or touch up in between the ceremony and reception.

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