Bridal Hairstyles & Trends

As the year comes to a close, we look back at some of the most stylish and popular hairstyles for brides.  From braids, to birdcage veils, to organic hair wreaths, we have seen many bridal trends hitting the runway this past year.

 

This year has been full of organic flowers and nothing speaks to the testament of the beauty of nature better than a bridal hair wreath. Perfect for a spring garden wedding, bridal hair wreaths offer a natural beauty while also conveying elements of royalty. In the photo below, Audrey Mirabella Botti is glowing as she walks down the aisle adorned with a natural hair wreath.

Jeremy Roloff & Audrey Mirabella Botti, 2014 (Little People, Big World)

Jeremy Roloff & Audrey Mirabella Botti, 2014 (Little People, Big World)

 

Another trend we have seen the past couple of years is the braid. All types of braids have been used in wedding hairstyles, and Blake Lively below shows an example of a side braid. Other popular hair styles with braids are braid-wrapped buns and braid crowns. Many brides also choose to embellish the braids with jewels, flowers or feathers.

 

Blake Lively

Blake Lively

 

Soft curls and twists have always been in style for brides and this year was no exception! Simple, yet playful hairdos incorporating twists and curls look good on almost anyone. If you have long beautiful locks like Jessa Duggar, from the reality series 19 Kids and Counting, flaunt them!

Jill Duggar and Derrick Dillard (19 Kids and Counting)

Jill Duggar and Derrick Dillard (19 Kids and Counting)

 

Hair brooches and accents seem to be a very common choice among modern brides. Stacy Stas (below) flaunts a beautiful hair piece that gives that extra special glam. If you aren’t into something so big and flashy, try smaller wedding hair flowers or accent pieces to add a touch of sparkle.

Stacy Stas & Jackson Hurst

Stacy Stas & Jackson Hurst

 

It is most important to find a hairstyle and hair accessories that you will feel comfortable with and that complement you on your wedding day. It is advisable to wait until you have your dress picked out, so you can build your look around your dress. If your dress has very little sparkle, you may want to add a nice hair piece that will draw the eye upward. On the contrary, too much sparkle can be overwhelming and take away from what should be the center of attention – the bride!