When it comes to bridal styling on your wedding day, brides often want to stick with the trends while also maintaining a timeless look they can happily look back on for generations to come.

This goes for accessorizing, makeup, and hair. The wedding dress that the bride chooses may also depend on trends, but wedding dresses in general are timeless and classic.

But selecting hairstyles for the bride can be tricky due to many different factors. The wedding and dress aesthetic, how to accessorize the hair, whether the bride is wearing a veil or not, if you want to wear your hair up or down, and your inspiration.

At the end of the day, it’s most important that a bride feels beautiful and comfortable with her wedding hairstyle. She will be dancing, chatting, taking photos, and enjoying one of the most important days of her life; so, it’s crucial that the hairstyle is well thought out and loved by the bride.

According to Brides.com, popular wedding hairstyles constantly change. But there are a few popular hairstyles that remain top runners every wedding season.

1. Loose curls

Many brides enjoy the beautiful, timeless look of big, loose curls on their wedding day. This look never goes out of style. It looks great with a veil or other dainty hair accessories, and it doesn’t take away from dress detail or intricacy. While there are many different types of curls to test during trial runs with your bridal hair stylist, you can’t go wrong with this simple, lovely look. This hairstyle looks great with fitted gowns, slips, and A-line styles.

2. Delicate bun

A delicate bun hairstyle is a great way to incorporate any hair pieces such as flowers, a small tiara, a tiara veil, intricate clips, butterflies, or anything else that would help tie in a wedding aesthetic with the bridal look. This hairstyle looks amazing with dramatic wedding gowns such as ball gowns or lace styles. A few curled pieces of hair escaping the bun makes for an elegant, face-framing moment.

3. Braided updo

A braided updo is a beloved option for the brides who really want their hair to shine. Like the delicate bun, it looks great with added hair accessories, and photographs beautifully. This is more of a traditional bridal look, and the “in-style” versions of the braided updo shift to keep up with the trends. Braided updos look great with wedding gowns that have long trains and less detail (let the braids shine).

4. Extensions

Extensions can accentuate any of the above hairstyles and adding extra hair strands to the wedding day look is a popular trend right now. Extensions add volume and length to hair, which can make a bride feel more confident and excited about her hairstyle and the way it will photograph. There are multiple types of extensions to choose from. Some can be temporary and worn the day of the wedding only, and some can stay in your hair for months at a time if you wish. Make sure to consult with a few different salons and stylists if you’re interested in having extensions on your wedding day.

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