Get extensions for the wedding hair style of your dreams!
Every bride wants to look her absolute best on her wedding day. You will want to look at your wedding photos in years to come and be proud of how you looked. So getting it right is very important. A bride's main worries are her dress and hair – both need to be beautiful and to compliment each other. With hair extensions, you can have the hairstyle you've always longed for! Let's see how...
Consider your dress
The first thing to do is to choose how you want to wear your hair. When you're making this decision, your dress should be taken into consideration. For example, if you have a very simple, elegant dress, you may wish to keep your hair simply styled too. Or, you could go for a very elaborate hairstyle, which would emphasize the simplicity of the dress!
Try your dress on and note where the neckline is, front and back. You don't want your hairstyle 'fighting' with your dress. If you have a pretty back to your dress it would be a shame if it's covered with long, flowing hair and an up-do may be more appropriate.
You need to be relaxed!
Choose a style that you will be comfortable with. If you normally have short or mid-length hair, suddenly getting long extensions will feel very strange. Get them early so that you can get used to them!
Many brides choose extensions in order to have an up-do for their big day. Again, leave enough time to be able to practice and get used to creating the hairstyle and wearing it!
Choosing a veil
Another important thing to consider is your veil. If you're going to have one, how will it work with the hairstyle that you want? If your veil is long and worn from the crown of your head, it'll cover up a lot of your hair. Many brides wear a light, narrow veil that fixes just underneath their up-do. This can look very pretty and draws attention to the hair rather than hiding it!
You don't have to go for a veil. Up-do's look lovely decorated with small tiaras, decorative pins or side combs with fresh or silk flowers.
If you want to wear your hair down, decorative hair bands keep the informal look but add a touch of glamour.
Simply decorating your hair can be a stunning option. If you're doing your own hair for your wedding, start browsing the shops and search online to see what's available. You can get so many beautiful ideas - silk flowers on clips, ribbons or decorative barrettes, hair combs, ribbons...
Keep your stylist in the loop!
Keep your stylist in the loop! If you have a stylist in mind, book an appointment for at least a month before the wedding and discuss options. Keep clippings of styles that you like. It's easy to find pictures online and print them out. There are some gorgeous up-do's with flowers (fresh or silk) and pearls woven through the hair. Just enjoy choosing!
What sort of extensions should I go for?
The main consideration is your budget. This will determine what type of extensions you can go for.
These last up to three months and are sewn into tiny cornrows in your own hair. The advantage is that once they're in, it's just like having long hair! Getting them done at least a month before the wedding will give you time to get used to them and time to practice a variety of up-do's.
The main disadvantage is the price. They can range from around $300 to 2,500! Another fairly major downside of having these attached is the damage that they inevitably cause to your own hair.
Just like your own hair!
The best ones to go for are human hair, which are the most expensive. With these, you can treat them like you would your own hair – blow drying, straightening
are all possible. You can book into a salon for them but do shop around and try and get a personal recommendation from someone who has had a good experience!
The other option is to buy wefts and then find someone to put them in for you – but make sure that they have the necessary training as it's a skilled job and easy to make a mess of if the person doesn't know what they're doing!
Synthetic hair has come a long way and can look good if you invest in a decent brand but you won't be able to style it like human hair. It's much more affordable, but again, having it woven in can damage your own hair.
Many brides are choosing to have real hair extensions
or synthetic clip-in extensions. As you would imagine, they simply clip in –
- to create length for a wedding up-do
- for instant highlights
- to give you more volume
- to clip on an instant up-do
They are much more affordable and won't damage your hair. There are a lot available and they vary in price, color ranges, style and ease of clipping in. So be prepared to spend some time browsing online and bookmark the ones that appeal before finally choosing.
Your crowning glory!
It really is easier than ever to create the hairstyle that you've always wanted! Whether you choose a simple up-do, a complicated coif or a cascade of pre-Raphaelite curls, you're going to look beautiful! Smile for the camera!