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Wedding Hair: Classic Bridal Hairstyles

Posted At : April 1, 2009 5:16 PM   |  Posted By : Bridal Network   |  Views: 361,293
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"If you have short or fine hair, you might (even) consider getting hair extensions to create one of these beautiful looks"..

The Classic Bridal UpDo
Updo
The Bun
Bun
The Chignon
Chignon
The French Twist
French Twist
The Messy Bridal UpDo
"Messy" Updo
Half-Up / Half-Down
Half-Up
The Long Curls
Long Curls
The Beehive
Beehive

The classic bridal hairstyles haven't changed for decades. They are still beautiful choices no matter when or where you are getting married. These styles are generally best for medium length hair that is medium to thick in texture. If you have short or fine hair, you might consider getting hair extensions to create one of these beautiful looks.

Classic Updo

Classic Bridal Updo

photo: Hamid Attie Photography, Vancouver

This is probably the hairstyle that you most often associate with brides. It's relatively easy to achieve. The hair is pulled up into a ponytail high on the head. It is then curled (often with hot rollers). The curls are then pinned into place. This look is sophisticated and classy. Instead of curls, wider strips of hair can also be pinned in place in the back of the head, as you can see in the bottom photos.

Classic Bridal Updo 3

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Traditional Bun

Classic Bridal Bun 1

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With a bun, the hair is slicked back and pulled up. The hair at the top is then rounded over and pinned into place to create the "bun" effect. A bun can be high or low on the back of the head. Its size will depend on how much hair you have. In this first case, this beautiful bun is accented with a braid around it.

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Chignon

Chignnon hairstyle with feather!

Total Image by Susan, Vancouver

With a chignon, a knot of hair is worn at the nape of the neck or low on the back of your head. The rest of the hair is normally sleek. This is a very sophisticated look.

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French Twist

Classic Bridal French Twist 2

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As you can see from both the side and rear views, this is a very simple and sleek style. The hair needs to be straightened if it is curly or wavy. It is then pulled up and tucks into itself. Bangs (if you have them) are sideswept. This is a classic hairstyle that works well for formal weddings.

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Messy Updo

A messy updo bridal hairstyle

Total Image by Susan, Vancouver

The messy updo has become a classic, particularly for less formal or outdoor weddings. Instead of everything tucked and pinned in its place, the style is left messy. It looks absolutely stunning and is a nice contrast to some of the other coifed hairstyles.

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Half-up, Half-Down

Beautiful example of Half-up, half-down bridal hairstyle

photo: Hamid Attie Photography, Vancouver

Don't overlook the possiblity of wearing your hair down (or at least partially down) on your wedding day. This bridal hairstyle pulls the front portion of your hair up, revealing the beauty of your face, but leaves the back long. It's perfect for curly or wavy hair. This is a romantic, classic bridal hairstyle that is especially beautiful with a strapless or off-the-shoulder gown.

Classic Bridal Half-Up/Half-Down 1

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Long, Spiral Curls

Classic Bridal Spiral Curls 1

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Don't be afraid to wear your hair long, if that's what you prefer. Updos aren't the end all for everyone. A classic wedding hairstyle is to leave your hair long with loose, spiral curls. This hairstyle would work well for anyone, but looks best for a less formal affair.

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Beehive

Classic Bridal Beehive Updo

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Believe it or not, the beehive hairstyle from the 60s is still a classic for weddings. Many celebrities have been wearing this hairstyle to movie premieres, awards shows, parties and other events in the last year and it remains a fixture for brides.

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