Whether you want a classic bridal hairstyle or something less traditional, when you’re getting married in the summer, Mother Nature’s elements must be taken into consideration. Here are 5 bridal hairstyles for your summer wedding and products that will help you achieve them.
A low chignon is classic, timeless, and shows off your pretty face. By the very nature of the hairstyle, which is low and pulled off the face, it draws attention to your decolletage, so it’s the perfect opportunity to show off a necklace or ornate neckline on your gown. This style also doesn’t compete with a long veil, as you can pin the veil just above the knot. You can also add real blooms or greenery to this style (a trend real brides are adapting), as models in the Anne Barge show did on the runway recently. With the right hair spray, this elegant style will last all night long. Shu Uemura’s Sheer Lacquer Hair Spray resists humidity and maintains shape, making it the perfect spray to ensure a long-lasting chignon.
Modern Braids with a Low Pony
Take advantage of really long hair with a style that starts with tight braids on the scalp, and then at the back of the neck turns into a low ponytail. This modern and sexy style looks great on brides wearing gowns with a low or illusion back. Again, hairspray is your friend here, but also embrace texture sprays as they add loft and help styles come together better. (Beauty experts love Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray for its ability to last all day and night and for its awesome smell!)
One of the most modern hairstyles seen everywhere from red carpets to the bridal runways, to your very own local streets is the age-old high ponytail. For brides concerned about sweating, the high pony will let you, your gown, and your accessories be the stars of the show.
This isn’t the same style you wore running around the soccer field as a kid. It looks effortless but actually requires plenty of styling and product because it has a bit of bounce. Starting with a blowout and the use of a curling iron, the hair is then put in a ponytail. Garnier Fructis De-Constructed Texture Tease is great to hold those curls at the end of the pony, and we give it bonus points for being a beauty product that won’t break the bank.
Sleek Top Knot
Everyone from Kendall Jenner to J. Lo has sported the sleek top knot and we just love this modern take on the classic old ballerina style. It is fun and shows off the face, and for a wedding in the summer, no other style is better for keeping locks away from the face and sweat non-existent. This is not for the traditional bride, but for the modern one who’s probably wearing a contemporary gown (or even a bridal jumpsuit!) For this style, you’ll need bobby pins, and a hair elastic, once again, some texture spray, and a strong hairspray such as Lock It Bold Control.
Tousled waves are always a popular style no matter what time of year it is, you just need to know how to pull it off in the summer if you want it to last. You can have a loose, romantic updo with tousled waves framing the face, or choose to wear your hair down with waves all over, for a beachy look that is carefree and whimsical. It’s important to avoid oils and use a dry shampoo at the roots to absorb sweat and we love Amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo because it’s great for all hair types and has no talc or aluminum. Once again, a texturing spray is key to adding depth, and Joico Beach Shake Texturizing Finisher uses beeswax and coconut oil to make hair sexy not stiff and crunchy.