How to Select The Perfect Wedding Hairstyle

Love is in the air and even the pandemic can’t stop two people from tying the knot.

Since a gathering of large groups of people are not allowed, engaged couples are now forced to think creatively in order to still make their dream wedding come alive. Most have postponed their wedding plans for the meantime while others opted for micro weddings and virtual ceremonies to celebrate their union with their respective families in a safe way.

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Ms. Patricia’s backyard wedding was beautiful (Source: Instagram)

Despite this smaller-scale celebration, a bride still has to prepare and make herself look good on her special day and not look too stressed from the wedding planning. Not all of us can pull it off like Ms. Patricia Santos, who planned and coordinated her small backyard wedding herself and still looks absolutely stunning!

Previously, we discussed different ideas on bridal manicures that match your ring. This time, we will help you plan the best hair arrangement you can do for your wedding before heading to the salon!

What are the most popular bridal hair arrangements for different hair lengths?

Chignon, Updos or Low Buns

This is the classic hair arrangement used for weddings. It gives off an elegant bride look which will surely take people’s breath away as you walk down the aisle. Add a unique twist to it by putting hair ornaments or flowers!

This classy hair updo is created by talented hairstylists at KIYOSA salon!

Half Up, Half Down

If you want to keep your hair away from your face but don’t want to get an updo, a good compromise is a half up, half down hairstyle leveled up with braids!

One of KIYOSA salon’s clients hair arrangement made by Filipino hairstylist Joanne.

Hair Down or Loose Curls

Whether your hair is long or short, leaving your hair down is the way to go if you want to give off a very natural bride style. It looks very effortless and feminine too!

Ms. Patricia Santos DIY’ed her hair on her wedding day. It is a very good idea if you want to save money! (Source: Instagram)

What is the perfect hair arrangement for your wedding gown?

Unless you are one of those who wear fancy updos or carry beautiful curls every day, choosing a perfect wedding hairstyle still feels like you are going to enter unfamiliar style territory.

Here is a guide on how to choose a perfect wedding hairstyle

Generally, there are multiple factors that come into play when you have to decide a perfect wedding hairstyle for you ranging from your wedding day’s attire to venue and much more. Here we will discuss the most important things to consider for your wedding hairstyle. Hopefully, this will help you to decide which look you will rock on your big day.

1. Check out hair inspirations from your favorite celebrities and hairstylists

Before heading to a salon, making a little research is important. Scope out your favorite celebs that you are having serious hair envy for or give a check to the portfolios of famous hairstylists to get a better idea about it.

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Intricate braided updo for a KIYOSA client. See more on our IG page! (Source: Instagram)

There are plenty of resources ranging from Instagram, Pinterest boards, professional blogs, and many others from where you can seek help.

2. Don’t forget to think about your wedding dress style

A wedding dress is something a bride invests a lot of time, effort, and money on. Since your wedding hair can either make or break your gorgeous wedding attire, it is highly important to have a look at its overall style.
A rule of thumb is that your bridal hair must compliment the neckline of your gown.

Strapless gowns are the most flexible when it comes to what hairstyles work with it. You can either have your hair down, get loose braids, loose curls, or buns. This is also true with off-the-shoulder type!

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Ms. Toni Gonzaga wore a half updo to match her strapless white gown (Source: Bride and Breakfast)

Gowns with boat neck or bateau necklines are best complemented by chic or intricate updos. This type of neckline shows off your neck, collarbone and shoulder points so you won’t want to distract from it with your hair.

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Ms. Rachel Ann Go’s chic updo shows off the detail on her boat neckline dress (Source: Instagram)

For v-necks, a half-up half-down hair can be worn if you are not fond of updos. Braids can also give it a more romantic look to your wedding gown!

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Ms. Coleen Garcia opted for a simple bun but accessorized it with a gorgeous headband (Source: Instagram)

Wedding dresses that feature an open back call for romantic updos, but if you want to wear your hair down be sure to pull it on one side so you won’t cover the exquisite detailing of the dress.

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Ms. Camille Co showed off her open back wedding dress with a side swept ponytail (Source: Iloilo Wedding Network)

3. Know your face cut

It is a vital fact that no two faces look similar. Due to which hairstyle that suits someone else might not look perfect on you. Therefore, it is highly important for you to keep in mind that you are going to decide a perfect hairstyle for your wedding as per your face shape.


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What is your face shape? (Source: Hungry Wardrobe)

Talk at your trusted hairstylists at a salon near you to understand your face shape and some amazing hairstyle ideas accordingly. We also have a previous blog post discussing trendy haircut styles based on your face shape you can go check out to get started.

4. A trial appointment can help you decide on a final hair arrangement!

You certainly don’t want to regret your big day’s look. For this, booking a trial appointment at a salon is key. The trial appointment can be the best time to experiment with your updos or other flowing or wavy options to find out your perfect wedding day hairstyle with ease.

Hairstylists at KIYOSA Japanese Total Beauty salon in Makati and BGC offer free hair consultation! To set an appointment, contact 8805-8888 or 0939-9158888. You can also click the “web reservation” button here!

5. Make sure your hair could last for a whole day!

Have a look at the weather forecast for that day and take into consideration the location of your ceremony. These are important to choose a bridal hairstyle that can last for the entire day. No one wants to have messy hair by the end of the night!

Final thoughts:

Undoubtedly, from polished updos to tousled curls, there are various things to choose from. However, with the above guide, it will become easier for you to choose a perfect bridal hairstyle for you without any stress. The most important thing to note is to keep it simple and most of all, the bride must be happy about it!

If you are looking for perfect wedding hairstyles you can visit our salon branches in Metro Manila, Philippines. We will make sure to provide quality results.

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