The wedding is the showcase for the updo, and although it is true that
bridal hairstyles should reflect the bride's personality and style, the
question is 'Who is to make that judgement?' The art of the hairstylist
is in itself vast, subjective and unique. Who you choose and what
his/her reputation can make the determination. You can still pick
something out of a magazine, but make certain that your hairstylist is
as much a partner as any good health practitioner should be. Gone are
the days of the medieval professional who makes the choice for you.
Brides want a balance between fun and beauty, too much of the former
achieves silliness, to much of the latter can appear unnatural. Of
course, long hair is
more suitable to varying elegant styles and creativity. But, even if
you are stuck with a short hair style, make certain that you incorporate
at least one wedding gown detail into your hair, such as braiding,
fabric twists, or curled designs. Also study the texture of the gown.
The quality of the hairstyle will often complement the shape of the
dress. If the gown is a heavy-weighted fabric, then you may experiment
with a hairstyle of knots and curls.