Most women who get are getting married want their bridesmaids to look good, but not too good! They should be presentable and beautiful, but of course they shouldn't upstage the bride herself. She may be concerned about their dresses, their jewelry and other accessories, and of course the right bridesmaid hairstyles. The last thing any bride wants is another woman walking down the aisle ahead of her that looks silly or completely out of place! So how can you sift through the many hairstyles that are in magazines and elsewhere and choose the right ones for your wedding party? Here are a few tips to remember.
Your first clue is the style of the dresses you've chosen (we say "dresses" plural because some brides have a slightly different style for their maid or matron of honor). Are they simple and chic, or very fancy and somewhat over the top? How are the sleeves - long and straight, or big and puffy? If the dresses are simple then you can get away with bridesmaid hairstyles that are fancier and more involved. Also, look at the necklines. If they have a very high neckline, then the bridesmaid hairstyles should be pulled up or pulled back, so that the hair doesn't seem to be competing with the neckline. If the neckline is a V or scoop, or a strapless design, then the hair can be a bit fancier or worn down.
A good way to make a decision about the right bridesmaid hairstyles that will work for the dresses you've chosen is to have one of your bridesmaids or all of them try on the dress at your stylist's salon and see what different options work. You would be surprised at how just a few minor changes in the style pulled up and back, or worn over one shoulder, etc. can make a huge difference, depending on the dress. The necklines of the dresses should also be taken into consideration. Dresses with high necklines should be accompanied by bridesmaid hairstyles which are pulled back or up so as not to compete with the neckline. Strapless dresses or ones with plunging necklines, one the other hand are well suited for more elaborate hairstyles or allowing the bridesmaids to wear their hair down.
Another way to determine the best bridesmaids hairstyles for the dresses they will be wearing is to have one (or all) of the bridesmaids pay a visit to your salon while wearing the dresses and have a look for yourself about which styles are best suited. Remember that even the smallest changes can make a big difference; so try out several different styles and decide which best compliments the dresses. Some years ago, it was all the rage to have bridesmaids look exactly alike - the dress, the shoes, the jewelry, and even the bridesmaid hairstyles were all absolutely identical. The wedding party seemed to look like a little army sometimes! But today brides are appreciating the beauty of having their bridesmaids all look a bit unique in some ways. They may have the same style of dress but in different shades of the same color, or with varying skirt lengths, or other slight differences.