Hair Up or Down – Which Is for You?

An elegant up-do with cascading tendrils to add romantic appeal or thick, lush, sexy hair left long and down…which is the right style for your wedding day? The way a bride looks is one of the most important decisions of her wedding day, so what will it be?

It really depends on you! You may decide that you want your wedding photos to reflect the real you, which may mean that you prefer to wear your hair down, the way you normally do. Or, since this will be one of the most important days of your life, you may want to dress things up, opting for an extravagant up-do.

Regardless, one thing you want to ensure is that your wedding day hairstyle will stand the test of time, looking beautiful throughout the ceremony as well as the reception…and here in Florida, that can be challenging. We have heat, humidity and, if it is a beach wedding, there will likely be a breeze. That doesn’t even account for all of those tight hugs you will receive from your most treasured friends and family on that receiving line!

So is it better for you to leave your hair down to blow in the breeze? It may be if your style of choice is beachy waves or if your hair tends to hold its shape well. Or maybe, if it is a formal affair, you might choose a more contemporary, slick up-do as opposed to an up-do that may come undone.

A combination of the two – which might be straight down with your hair pinned back under the veil at the sides; a low, dressy bun; or a braid weaved into soft sweeps held in place with a gorgeous hair accessory – all can be breathtaking.

What it really comes down to is your preference, the type of wedding you’re having (casual vs. formal) and what type of magic your professional hair stylist can work for you. 

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