Next to finding the dress, your wedding hairstyle might be the most important styling decision you make for the big day. The style should complement your dress, show off your personality and withstand each and every celebratory dance.
Narrowing down the endless options you’ve uncovered on Pinterest can seem daunting, but we vow to help. We teamed up with Bangs & Blush to talk bobby pins, hair spray and how to make the most out of that beautiful Vow’d hair accessory that’s been in your cart for the past few days or weeks…
Wendy from Bangs & Blush says she recommends “playing until you feel inspired,” so don’t be afraid to think creatively here!
Hair Pin Turn
Once you have determined your placement, it’s time to secure the accessory. Have a couple of bobby pins on hand for this part—a good tip here is to secure them perpendicular to the direction of the accessory pin.
Comb-ing at You
Instead of twisting your hair and securing in place, give yourself a side part and pin your hair behind the ear closest to your part line. Adding an extra, hidden bobby pin before accessorizing will keep the comb in place all night long! Just be sure to slide the teeth in first, letting them rest on the pins you’ve already added to secure the hair.
A classic option for the bride who prefers her hair down, but wants the drama that comes with adding accessories. Like our fan favorite veils.
Always start with the veil and add your hair accessories after it’s securely in place! When inserting your veil, be sure to rock it back and forth, rather than sticking it in straight. This technique helps the veil stay in place. Next, grab your comb, securing it with bobby pins perpendicular to the direction of the teeth of the comb.
Be careful—pulling out the clip can often pull loose hairs out of the twist, so be sure you’re 100% happy with the placement before you clip in place! Not a great option if you’re hoping to change up your hair or hair accessories between ceremony and reception.
Vine of the Times
Looking for a boho and ethereal look? Hook bobby pins through the ends of your hair vine and secure them on the sides of your head. Apply hairspray, and you’re golden (literally)!
The most impactful of all bridal hairstyles has to be the romantic updo. We prefer ours a little more lived-in with loose tendrils and an added braid, but you can use many of these tips when creating a more polished version too!
Pin Me Baby, One-More Time
Secure a bridal hair pin to the non-braided side of your hair; this look adds simple, elegant sparkle.
There are a few great options when adding a veil to this look. The veil can sit at the top of the bun or the crown of the head. Whether it’s a pearl encrusted fingertip veil or a luxe cathedral veil, this accessory adds a sophisticated air to any wedding updo.
You’re so Vine
If you love the look of a hair vine without the ribbon, trade it out for bobby pins and use them to secure the accessory in place. This allows more freedom to bend and play.
You’ve got this.
With a little creativity and an awesome accessory, there are hundreds of ways to style your hair for the big day. We can’t wait to see what you come up with!