Low-key, natural hairstyles are currently in vogue – but when it comes to wedding hair, feel free to go a little more elaborate. On her wedding day, no bride wants to shine with a low-key look! Take a wedding hairdo to the next level by embellishing it with jewelry. A stylish hair accessory can round off a look perfectly, turning a simple hairstyle into an eye-catcher.
Tip: Match your hair accessory to both your hairstyle and your dress. If the latter is glamorous and opulent, try a delicate tiara. If you’re more of a boho-type bride, a flower-adorned headband or a simple hair slide might suit.
No matter which look you’re going for, do a complete hair dress rehearsal at least once before the big day. Then you can assess whether everything looks right and if you like the result. Want to know which accessories are going to be hot this wedding season? Read on below to find out and get inspired!
1) Rhinestone-adorned wedding hairstyle
Romantic brides in lace or high-glamor dresses will suit sparkling rhinestone hair jewelry. Especially pretty: A diadem with gemstones affixed just on the hairline or on the forehead.
This looks gorgeous with a simple updo which has a slightly undone finish – as seen here on the Charlotte Balbier runway. The result: modern, and not “too much.”
2) Bridal hair crowned with a tiara
On their wedding day, many brides want to feel like a princess. The perfect accessory for a princess bride? A tiara! For an extra cool look, mix a very simple wedding dress with a very extravagant tiara, as seen here at Cristina Tamborero. Tip: Wear your tiara with a center part and a low bun.
3) Chic wedding hair with a hat
This is a great look, especially for a low-key city hall wedding: Add a hat (as seen at Alan Hannah) or fascinator to your wedding hairstyle. The style looks great in combination with loose, undone hair. Tip: So that your hair shines beautifully and looks healthy, get your ends trimmed ahead of the big day. Use a shine spray throughout the day to refresh your style.
4) Wedding hairstyle topped off with a bow
Want a playful look? Decorate your wedding hair with a bow. Wear it in a loose updo, such as a French twist, as seen here at Blumarine. Tip: Loosen a few individual tendrils around your face for an even more filigree look.
5) Wedding hairstyle fixed with a barrette
Hair clips are currently cool again – why not wear one on your wedding day? Achieve a girlish style, like this one at Inmaculada Garcia, with a hair barrette, a deep side parting and loose, straight hair. Keep the ends of your hair looking well-groomed with treatment fluid or a few drops of hair oil. Tip: choose something special, like a family heirloom or a hair clip adorned with gemstones or flowers.
6) Bridal hair crowned with an embellished headband
Going for an extravagant bridal look? Crown your hairstyle with a sumptuously decorated headband – like this look at Matilde Cano. A fancy headband looks stylish in loose hair with light beach waves. These can easily be created with a special styling spray or mousse. Alternatively: Create several braids in your hair the night before. Undo them and shake out natural waves on the morning of your big day. Before you add your headband, give the waves extra hold with hair spray.
7) Wedding hair with a delicate headband
Like the tiara, this is a classic among bridal hair accessories but a little more subtle: a delicate, decorated headband. Try an elegant look with straight, long bangs, as seen here at Nicole Spose. It also works beautifully with a deep ponytail.
8) Wedding hairstyle topped with a veil
Perhaps most important of all accessories and adornments for wedding hair: the veil! Make it look modern, as seen at Alan Hannah, by styling it with sleek, loose hair with a center part. Tip: No matter which hairstyle you choose, include your veil in your styling practice runs right from the start, to ensure it fits perfectly with your overall bridal look.
9) Flower-adorned wedding hair
Flowers have become one of the most popular wedding hair adornments in recent years. Boho brides in particular love to wear this look. Think modern and stylish as seen at Marchesa Notte: Hair adorned with a naturally bound, oversized floral wreath. This look works well with a side ponytail, or loose, undone hair with soft waves. Tip: Order your crown of blooms from a florist. These professionals can bind a floral wreath so that it’s durable as well as beautiful.