Here comes the…volume!
It’s your wedding day, the day you’ve waited for all your life. Whether you’ve been planning your wedding since you were a little girl or you’re just starting the planning process, one thing is for certain, your hair is an important detail that cannot be overlooked!
Hair is everything when it comes to how you feel on your wedding day, because after all, the pictures will last a lifetime. It’s important that you feel and look your best, so if you have fine, thin hair or areas of scalp show through that are making you self-conscious, it may be time to look for ways to give yourself the fuller, thicker-looking hair that you desire.
In this blog we’ve put together some hair tips leading up to your special day, along with examples of wedding hair that work best for women with long hair, medium-length hair, short hair and curly hair.
Don’t worry gentlemen, we haven’t forgotten about you either!
Continue reading for helpful tips on cuts, styles, and more, whether you’re a bride or groom this wedding season…
Healthy Hair Tips for the Big Day
Before we begin to look at wedding styles, the best way to prepare for your wedding day hair is by getting your hair to its healthiest state. If you currently have hair that is thin, dry or prone to breakage, here are some helpful tips to nurse your hair back to health prior to the big day:
Keep it Trimmed In order to grow fuller and healthier hair it’s essential that you keep your hair trimmed. Frayed and split ends will make your hair short and dull so be sure to routinely trim every 4 weeks leading up to the big day.
Heat Training Cut back on using heat tools like blow dryers, flat irons and curling irons. A quick way to grow shiny, thicker hair is by not using heat on your strands. As often as possible style your hair in heatless looks leading up to your wedding, that way your hair will be in optimum condition for the actual date.
Healthy Habits Lean protein and fruits and nuts like almonds and sunflower seeds are great for giving your hair shine and promoting hair growth. Be more conscious about the types of food you are eating and incorporate vitamins and supplements into your diet.
Try to fit all of these healthy hair tips into your routine the months leading up to your big day to ensure that your hair is at its healthiest state when it’s time to style and say “I do.”
Now let’s look at examples of some of the best hairstyles for different hair types and how to add volume and body to thin or fine hair.
Wedding Hairstyles for Long Hair
With long hair there are many styles to choose from. Here are some of our favorite wedding hairstyles for women with longer hair.
Long Ponytail Roll
Long Ponytail Twist
Long Side Ponytail
Styling Tips for Volume Long hair tends to lay flatter on the head, especially when there are no layers cut into the hairstyle. Have your hairstylist prep your long hair with volume by spraying Toppik Root Volumizing Spray into the roots for texture, hold and grip.
Wedding Hairstyles for Medium-Length Hair
Medium-length hair is extremely versatile for styling. Here are some of the best looks when styling your hair at this length on your wedding day.
Medium Bouffant Updo/Pinterest
Medium-Length Woven Curls
Medium-Length Braided Headband/Pinterest
Styling Tips for Volume For areas of fine, thin hair on the front or side, use the Toppik Spray Applicator with Toppik Hair Building Fibers to give your hair added fullness. When creating updos with medium-length hair, instead of having your stylist use elastics, have them use a Hair Bungee to minimize breakage and stay better hidden in your style.
Wedding Hairstyles for Short Hair
Short hair can look either sweet or sexy, especially on your wedding day! Here are some looks that work best with shorter hair no matter what style you’re going for.
Short Side Braid
Short Crown Braid
Short Pin Curls
Styling Tips for Volume When hair is short and fine, you can add volume by shaking Toppik Hair Building Fibers into areas of fine hair or where you’re experiencing scalp show-through. Before styling, make sure that your stylist blows out your hair with a round brush to create fullness even before any product is added to the hair.
Wedding Hairstyles for Curly Hair
Curls add a touch of elegance to any hairstyle. If you have naturally curly hair or want waves on your wedding day, this can be the perfect time to create a sophisticated and fun look.
Medium Curly with Headpiece/Pinterest
Long Curly with Headpiece/Pinterest
Curly Hair Twist Headband
Styling Tips for Volume Curly hair typically has volume but if you are experiencing areas of thinness, especially around the hairline or part line, have your stylist use a colored hair spray to fill in the gaps and create a fuller look.
Wedding Hairstyles for the Groom
We couldn’t forget about the men! Here are some wedding day certified hairstyles that work best for the groom on his big day.
Shaven with Light Beard/Pinterest
Taper Cut with Light Beard/Pinterest
Taper Cut with Shaven Face/Pinterest
If you are a man who has thin hair or is experiencing thinning hair that you want to hide for the big day, Toppik Hair Building Fibers can easily cover-up these areas for an extremely natural look.
Take a look at this video to see how they work:
No Bad Hair Days on the Big Day
The key to looking back on your wedding photos and loving the hair you had is by not making any hair mistakes. On your wedding day, steer clear of unnatural hair colors or trends that may make you cringe when looking back on what some say is the most important day of your life!
What’s your favorite wedding hair this season? Tell us in the comments section below!