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Even with everything going on in our world right now, it is still the wedding season and there will be plenty of weddings happening this summer of 2020, in a variety of sizes and styles. If you’re getting married this summer, now is the time to start planning the overall look of your bridal party (and your own hairstyle if you haven’t already!)
Below we share tips on how to plan your bridal party style along with the latest trends in bridesmaid hairstyles.
When deciding on the perfect hairstyles for your bridal party, don’t forget about hair extensions to create beautiful, effortless styles that couldn’t be achieved otherwise. Extensions work well with braided styles to updos and come in ready-to-wear options that don’t require any commitment.
Tip #1: Choose Your Own Hairstyle First
Before deciding on the overall hairstyle for your bridesmaids, it is best to choose your own bridal style first. Doing so will help you to visualize the hairstyles for your bridesmaids that will be complimentary and not overwhelm yours.
Tip #2: Stay True to Your Wedding Theme
When browsing styles for your bridesmaids’ hair, keep your wedding theme and the season in mind to choose complimentary looks for their dresses and the overall feel of your wedding.
Tip #3: Consider Hair Accessories
Fresh blooms and other types of accessories elevate simple hairstyles and help to differentiate a maid/matron-of-honor from the rest of the bridal party.
Choosing Styles for Your Unique Bridesmaids
Each of your bridesmaids is special with unique face shape, hair type, and hair length. The key to choosing the best hairstyle for your bridesmaids is honoring their uniqueness to find a style that will be flattering for them. Your hairstylists should be able to adapt each hairstyle to suit each of your bridesmaids perfectly.
If you’re questioning whether or not you should choose the hairstyle for your bridesmaids or let them choose, one way to navigate this concern is to choose one overall hairstyle or decide on a selection of styles to choose from. This way, you won’t have one wildcard completely different from the rest and your maids will be able to tweak a style to best suit them.
For example, if your bridal hairstyle will be an updo, you may ask that each of your bridesmaids choose a down style and vice versa.
Top Hairstyles for Bridesmaids Summer 2020
Big, bold accessories are very much “in” and work well for down and up styles alike. For big accessories, picture super-sized flower crowns and greenery, huge single blooms, and large bobby pins.
Whether one large braid or multiple small braids, cascading plaits that are swept into an updo create a look that is incredibly feminine and romantic.
A low ponytail is modern and chic, and perfect when paired with a simple, sleek dress or an elaborately embellished gown for contrast.
The French twist is a classic hairstyle that never goes out of style. The elegantly swept up look is formal and works very well with black tie events.
When in doubt, loose large barrel curls are always a good idea. They work well with both mid to long hair lengths, offering a more casual and modern look.
The waterfall braid on a down style is a fun way to get creative with bridesmaids’ hairstyles. It works well with a variety of hair types and looks lovely worn plain or embellished with flowers.
A single French braid that is brought into a bun is an updated take on the low bun style. It makes the look more interesting and offers a more youthful appearance.
Twisting sections of hair on either side of the face and bringing them together in the back creates a twisted half-up half-down style that reflects a summery, bohemian vibe. Halo hair extensions work effortlessly well with half-up half-down styles and offer extra length and volume to shorter, thinner hair.
Touchable waves with a hint of shine are both stunning and modern, offering an alternative to more rigid and outdated styles. Shiny soft waves look beautiful on a variety of hair lengths and colors, giving off a natural feel. If it’s your dream to have a bridal party with long, luscious waves, you can encourage your bridesmaids to adopt a temporary hair extension for your event. They’ll be amazed at how fun and easy they are to put in and wear!
Pairing an eclectic fishtail braid with fresh blooms or baby’s breath is a lovely way to combine two top bridesmaid styles. The look is ethereal and romantic. For maids with short to medium length hair, hair extensions can help achieve this special look, with added length and thickness.
Are you going to try any of these styles with your bridesmaids this summer? Let us know in the comments below!
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If you have any questions about choosing the right hair extension for you and your event, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team!