How to be happy with your wedding hair

Getting your curls styled for any occasion can be quite a challenge, but on your wedding day you definitely shouldn’t need to worry about your hairstyle. This is the reason why I’m talking about how to get a stress-free curly hairstyle on your wedding day. Plus, I’ll show you some pictures of my wedding hairstyle.

What hairstyle should you go for?

For me, that questions wasn’t easy to answer. Even though I love wearing my curls open, I knew for certain that I didn’t want that look on my wedding day for several reasons. One of them being that I knew, that I would fuss over even the tiniest lack of root volume! So I knew it needed to be some kind of updo, but I wasn’t yet sure whether I wanted to go for an updo or for a side-updo. I therefore searched the internet and went to different hairstylists to get a better idea of what I like and then finally decided on a side-updo:

Wedding Hair

At first, I didn’t know whether I wanted to go for an updo or not and then decided to get a side-updo.

 Get some inspiration

Figuring out which hairstyle I wanted to go for took me quite a while. I strongly suggest you to search for different hairstyles online, which has really helped me to know what I liked and what I didn’t. Even though most wedding hairstyles are shown on women with straight hair, there is some great inspiration out there (you just might need to search a little longer..).

Wedding Hair

The most important is that you like your hairstyle

I like these two articles for curly wedding hairstyles:

Once you’ve found some inspiration online, be sure to bring these with you for your appointment at the hairstylist to see if you like the way they look on you.

How to find a good stylist

Usually, I just really like creating all of the hairstyles myself and I rarely trust a stylist to handle my curls. However, I didn’t want to style my hair on my wedding day (I already felt stressed enough), which is why I decided it was time to find a good stylist. The only way to find out whether or not you can trust a hairstylist is by actually going there for a trial. I’m sure you’re not looking to see more than a few different hairstylists before choosing one, which is why you need to question them a bit before going there and paying for a trial hairstyle.

I asked all of them the following question: Do you also do hairstyles with curly hair that isn’t straightened? I then only went for a trial at two different hairstylists. All of the others couldn’t really answer the question or immediately started explaining that a hairstyle just looks better with straight hair.

But remember…

You need to be happy with your wedding hair, not your stylist. So don’t be too shy to ask them to do something differently if you’re not yet completely happy with the results!

7 Comments
  • Kaylee
    September 26, 2016

    You put the same link on the two articles 🙂 They both lead you to Buzzfeed! I hope you had a nice wedding!

    • Sandra
      September 27, 2016

      Thanks for letting me know, I’ve just adjusted it!

  • Sasha
    September 29, 2016

    Aww! you look wonderful! congratulations on your big day! Hope you had an amazing time!!! ♥♥♥ the hairstyles looks fabulous!

    • Sandra
      September 29, 2016

      Thank you! It was wonderful 🙂

  • Sarah
    September 30, 2016

    Looking so beautiful and congratulations Sandra. yup! i totally agree on being happy on your wedding and not worry anything. You’re one of those beautiful and happy bride for sure. 🙂

  • Judith A. Fremy
    May 30, 2017

    Noticed that ll of your curly styles seem to be geared to LONG curls, How about some style suggestions for short/shoulder length curls?

  • Mrs. Sarah Painter
    December 6, 2018

    You looked really beautiful on your wedding day. When my husband and I married, I had two different hair textures: new curl growth coming from the roots and the relaxed/damaged hair. Thank God my veil was quite long and covered most of it. Before my wedding, I cut off between 1.5 – 2 inches of damaged hair, over time, allowing the relaxed hair to grow out.

    A long, tedious process was well worth it, since now (Dec. 2018) my curls have grown down my back. After having relaxed hair for over 20 years, I would strongly urge all women everywhere to avoid straight hair at all costs. Especially when using relaxers. The chemical ingredients are the same ones used in depilatories and can unclog drains (go figure!).

    Having learned the hard way, I will never enter into a salon again. The majority of them do not know how to deal with natural curly hair (whether tightly curly or loose curls). I learned to NEVER BRUSH my hair when it’s dry (a recipe for disaster) but to brush my curls while detangling with LOTS OF CONDITIONER IN EACH SECTION, AND GENTLY GLIDING THE DENMAN THROUGH MY HAIR.

    Our natural curls should be treated as delicate gossamer threads which need special care. Natural curly hair requires special attention and care which is completely different from the way straight hair is treated. Thanks once again and I look forward to more posts from you.

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