Long or short, straight, curly, or wavy, there’s an up-do for everyone. Nothing makes you feel “dressed up” like putting up your hair, and there are so many gorgeous ways to do it! Bride.com has an amazing gallery of hairstyles to choose from, with over 100 up-do’s. Do check them out and find a few favorites that you can try yourself! Here are some of my favorites… you can click on any image to take you to the style source.
Sleek and Sculpted
The ultimate in sophistication is beautiful, sleek, shining hair, pulled back into a coiled bun or teased into a modern beehive. These timeless styles will have you ready to walk down the isle… or the red carpet… in no time!
Loose and Lovely
This look of effortless elegance will do for the most casual of beach weddings or the most extravagant event of the year. Starting with an extreme side part, sweep your hair back in sections and pin the ends under. Anchor straggling ends with jeweled hair combs. Or try a low ponytail that’s teased before being styled into a loose chignon.
If you’ve spent a lifetime dreaming of your prince, a loose up-do with soft, wispy tendrils or sensual, sweeping curls would suit your fairy tale style.Two long plaits are wrapped around the head for an earthy-but-angelic look. A classic French twist is just right for starry-eyed brides seeking a sweet yet simple up-do.
Want to achieve the dramatic look of a silver screen star, like this Audrey Hepburn coiffure? Pile your hair up… It’s all about height and sculpted curls… and don’t forget the red lipstick!
Hair Accents and Accessories
Put the finishing touch on your up-do with earls and rhinestones, ribbons and feathers…A tiara is always classic, or a crown of crystal flowers. Not a tiara type of girl? Try feathers, sparkling clips or a headband. You can achieve the glamor of an up-do even if your hair barely grazes your earlobes. Here, curls are caught up in a headband by Jennifer Behr, jenniferbehr.com.
For just a few dollars, you can purchase nature’s perfect adornment, and they come in every size, shape, and color. A couple fresh blooms tucked among your curls, a big, exotic blossom, or an entire crown of mulit-color flowers will transform you into a fairy princess or the Queen of May.