Wedding Hairstyles – Don’t think about it anymore
Getting married is most definitely one of the biggest decisions of one’s life, if not the biggest. It is one such decision that defines the rest of your life. Almost everyone marries with intent of commitment for life. It is no surprise then that a wedding is the biggest event in most people’s lives. Well, most women surely. This is one celebration that transcends borders, cultures and lifestyles.
Most girls start planning their weddings much before they meet their potential beau’s. For that’s one day, she has to look her best. So much effort goes into planning every little detail of a bride’s look. One of the most important details of the “Look” is the hairstyles that a bride will sport across the ceremonies. Wedding hairstyles have to compliment the overall make up of the bride, it is therefore important to be careful while selecting the hairstyle for the bridegroom or for yourself.
Indian Wedding Hairstyles
In any Indian wedding, honestly there is no such thing as an Indian wedding, for the traditions and customs change every 100 kilometres of the country. But one thing remains constant, all Indian wedding are are very bright events and much emphasis placed on traditions. It is coming together of two families’ more than two individuals. Many parents plan their daughters’ weddings from the time they are born. Bigger and better is the theme of most weddings.
Indian weddings happen across at least of three to four days with various ceremonies. Traditional Indian brides have long hair as it is considered a sign of beauty. Elaborate is the norm of wedding hairstyles in India. It may come as a surprise but many cultures have specific hairstyles that a bride sports during the wedding. Bridal headpieces normally go with the culture and tradition. Some customs have a “crown” like tiara as the bride symbolizes a goddess on her wedding day. If no such constraint is present, the regular ones mostly used are like a elaborate chain that is used across the circumference of the head to be hooked behind the two ears and one at the end of the parting.
In South India, for the pre-wedding events, like welcoming the groom and other events that happen on the day or days preceding the wedding, the bride sports a braid. A south Indian bride does not wear a veil and hence the wedding hairstyle is not concealed. This gives her a vast variety of adornments and floral decorations to choose from.
The hair is pulled back from the face, parted in the middle and plaited from the next to the waist down. Length and width of the braid is important and hence sometimes, extensions are used to achieve it. Strange as it may sound to other parts of the world, hair extensions have been in use in Indian hairstyles for almost a hundred years now. Flowers are used to decorate the complete braid and faux jewellery is clipped on to accentuate the braid. This can be made from simple to very elaborate.
For the actual wedding ceremony some brides opt for the braid again, but with more elaborate floral decoration. The floral decoration sometime is made separately and then pinned and interwoven with the braid. This makes the braid very heavy but the look is gorgeous. Jasmine s and Roses are preferred flowers for bridal braids. Most cultures have a set norm of what colour the bride should wear for the wedding ceremony. Though younger and modern brides try to tweak it to incorporate personal preferences and fashion trends, many keep it close to the traditional colours and use
personal preferences for the pre-wedding ceremonies, receptions and other related events.
While some cultures require the brides to wear their hair into buns, some brides opt for buns as they may feel it would be less heavy to handle than a decorated braid. Hair extensions are used in buns as well. Hair is gathered, twisted and knotted into a bun, mostly at the nape of the neck and sometimes at the crown. This is again, adorned with flowers, strings of jasmines are mostly used, with roses and flowers of other colours to match the wedding saree. Jewellery is pinned on the top and the center to highlight the bride.
In North India, the pre-wedding ceremonies are more fun and filled with song and dance.
The bride also participates in the song and dance and hence for these ceremonies, the bride sports a semi-formal hairstyle with flowers and adornments. Some brides may also opt for a very contemporary style with hair pinned up on the top and left flowing and open. This helps in the mood of the event and accentuates the song and dance that the bride participates in.
In recent times, the Sangeet or the song and dance ritual has taken a lot of themes. Retro, Bollywood, disco etc. , mainly themes symbolic to song and dance have been in vogue. This again lends itself to many period hairstyles.
As it is a much less formal do than the wedding, the brides are also seen sporting bouffant which were popularised by movie leading ladies in the 1970’s. A very high beehive bun, which was also made famous in the 1970s, is also sported if the theme is retro. This is a fun or the party evening and hence generally a deviation from the tradition is not taken very seriously.
The outfit of a north Indian bride is generally very heavy. In most cultures in the north of India, the bride is required to wear a veil as a mark of respect during the actual wedding ceremony and to hold the veil in place many brides opt for a bun at the nape of the neck or at the crown. A tiara may be used to further enhance and stabilize the veil. The hair is also parted in the middle to incorporate a very important ritual of application of Sindoor or vermilion in the parting by the groom. This ritual holds a large significance and hence this parting is important. This parting is then adorned with a specific piece of jewellery called the “maang teeka”. Flowers are wrapped across the circumference of the hair bun and sometimes allowed to fall over the shoulders at the front to frame the face.
Red and shades of red are the preferred colours for most North Indian bride. Younger and modern brides are experimenting with purple, pink and pastel shades but most stick to shades of red as it symbolizes prosperity. Hence, the flowers and the adornments that are used for wedding hairstyles are mostly in corresponding colours.
In eastern India, like Bengal and Assam, weddings are again very colourful and red is the flavour of the event. A tiara in the front of the head is almost a mandatory adornment for a bride at the ceremony and hence most brides opt for a bun to hold it. As the bride is also required to wear a veil during the ceremony, the wedding hairstyle is almost completely hidden but the common norm is bright red flowers.
A reception is a not a traditional Indian wedding custom as unlike most western weddings, most relatives and friends participate in the actual wedding. However, in the past 50 years, a wedding reception has become a staple. This is more for friends and work colleagues. Also, if the bride and groom are from different cities, the norm is to hold the wedding in the bride’s home town and the reception one the bride arrives, in the groom’s hometown to introduce the bride to his social circle who may have not travelled for the wedding.
As this is more of a semi-formal setting, in all parts of India, brides experiment with their look with less pressure for their receptions. Contemporary and more modern hairstyles, Knots, Side buns, Retro looks with large lilies or roses are all used for wedding receptions. A newly wed Indian bride has a lot of adornments that she wears, her mangalsutra, a string of black beads, and vermilion in her parting, in some customs red and white bangles, and toe-rings. Due to all this, the preferred dress is a mostly an outfit with an Indian twist. Wedding hairstyles for receptions have to maintain a newlywed look, with all these adornments in tow. Hence, most brides stick to a modern twist on the bun or a chignon with flowing sides. Flowers are used to minimal to make it less traditional. Jewellery or less heavy adornments are preferred.
Till about ten to fifteen years back, aunts, close friends of the bride would assume the responsibility of the bride’s grooming on the day of the wedding. Hair styles would be picked from movies made famous by leading women or fashion magazines. However, with the influx of hair stylists, and hairs styling becoming a niche career, the bridal grooming is a now an industry of its own. Many hair stylists have wedding hair styling as a part of their offerings while some exclusively offer wedding hair styling. http://www.brides.com/ has a bridal collection that specializes in wedding hairstyles.
Western Wedding Hairstyles
The practice of wearing white color wedding dress actually began after Queen Victoria. It is she who broke the convention and experimented by wearing a white wedding dress during her royal wedding. English Weddings, though look similar to American weddings to the outsider are in reality different in customs and traditions.
Most Western weddings are more private than their eastern counter parts. The traditional Christian weddings are conducted in churches with immediate family and close friends are present. Sometimes, people opt to have the wedding in gardens, parks, beaches. This could be a place the bride or groom has personal significance towards or could be a place that has excellent artistic or historical attributes. There have also been instances of weddings conducted while skydiving or scuba diving.
The wedding reception is the grand affair where the bride and groom are first introduced to the public as husband and wife; this is the lavish part of the wedding with the largesse
American women have varied hair colour in contrast to Indian woman where most women have black as their natural hair colour. American women also sport short hair more commonly. These give way to a lot of varied wedding hairstyle.
White, is the traditional colour to get married in for most Christian women. Modern brides try to sometimes tweak it to their personal preferences by using pastel shades of blue, peach etc. With no restrictions on style, brides have a lot of room to experiment for their wedding hairstyles.
There is a wide spread misconception that it is hard to create wedding hair styles for bride with short hair. While there are limitations, there are in fact many options available. Brides with short hair, if do not prefer using extensions can accentuate hair with either a large piece or a white floral adornment. Alternatively some brides prefer to use lots of small decorative pins to accentuate and give it a glamorous look. If the bride will be using a veil, the veil in itself can be used as a decorative hair accessory. Hair pulled back or to a side and pinned with flowers or a simple pulled back style with a tiara are some all-time favourite s for brides with short hair. If the bride has curly hair, strappy accessories with floral designs can be used as hair bands to gather the hair and pin it beautifully.
If a bride sports very short hair, very tiny tight ringlets can be created using a barel curling iron. To make these tiny ringlets, hair must be sectioned off with hair clips so as to work only with little bits of hair at one time. This requries a lot of patience and time but the result has proven to be worth the effort. Curls are loosed with fingers. A large flower or a flower clip can accentuate the curls. This stule also creates a retro look.
Brides with a bob or similar hairstyles can certainly opt for a short retro hairstyle. This hairstyle is set in gentle waves and makes the bride look like retro movie star portion of hair is heated by wrapping then around large rollers. This can be accessorised with some decorative hair pins
For brides who want to be edgy, a short faux updo is suggested. This wedding hairstyle for brides with short hair is in vogue. Hair is braided in an upward direction by holding the head down from the neck to the back of the crown. The end of the brain is then secured to the top of the head. Pins are discretely used to create a fanned effect. This gives the hair a messy look and creates a wild edgy and attractive look
Brides with medium to long hair have a lot of options for experimenting with their hair styles. Most prefer to wear their hair up in a bun. Some brides opt for veils that can be interwoven with the bun. Updos are classic and are always in style no matter the season or theme of the wedding. One such hair do is curls up hair do. This is a very glamorous hairstyle and creates a very Greek goddess like of look. Hair is sectioned out and either curled with a curling iron, or pinned up with hot rollers. The curled hair is then gently pulled up into a high pony tail using a pony tail holder without disturbing the curls too much. Then the strands of curls are carefully situated properly and pinned to the head using hair pins, this helps in covering the ponytails.
The more traditional bun is the classy up do bun that is made at the crown of the head. This suits almost all hair colours, face structures and hair types. This style looks the best on long hair, however by using hair extensions it is possible to achieve the long hair look on almost all hair length. A tiara across the circumference of the bun and a veil pinned to the bun gives a bride a classic beautiful look. A Crystal Comb would also make a very beautiful adornment for a classy up do.
The more modern take on the bun is the low bun which is made at the nape of the neck. Hair is gathered at the nape of the neck and made into a pony tail and bound into a chignon. The front is either neatly gathered with a parting on the side and pinned or left to fall to the sides. The bun is decorated with roses in light colours or one large hair adornment. This bun achieves a very soft beautiful look.
A low bun hairstyle is an elegant hairdo for a wedding. Hair is washed, conditioned and blow dried. Then it is combed again and taken to one side of the neck. Hair is then rolled slowly and neatly and secured with a band or a clip. It is then decorated with sparling pin.
Most would be brides with good hair hesitate from an updo with the impression that the style might not look good on them. Nevertheless a half updo looks romantic and soft can be fashioned in a way that it makes even thin hair appear voluminous. The first step therefore is to get a good haircut that creates volume and then the updo can be done. A tiara can be used on the top of the bun. The loose curls and wrapped bangs look stylish and draws the attention to the tiara straight away.
Another hair style made popular by the stylists is the side swept updo. It is a glamorous hairstyle and creates a very romantic impression. Hair is gathered to the side and then twisted and held together with a large clip.
If the bride has long straight hair, the long Hair Twist is another option. Adorned with large flowers like oriental lilies and a bird cage veil, this hairstyle is beautiful blend between a traditional bun and a modern touch.
For a classic wedding hairstyle, a sleek chignon can be opted. This style can be worn with both veiled and unveiled option. For a more modern twist, a half chignon can be made. Hair is separated into a front and back sections. The front section is smoothed and a low chignon is created and secured with bobby pins. The back section is made into soft curls using a curling iron down the back.
A French knot with a one large ornament is also a preferred look for a modern bride. The bridal jewellery can be coordinated in such a manner that the hair ornaments match the rest. The hair is bound into a French knot a little over the nape and in between the crown and pinned with the ornament. This gives it a very experimental look.
If the brides have very curly hair or specifically prefer a messy look, a portion of the hair can be gathered to create an illusion of a bun on the top of the head to support the veil and adornments can be used to create a festive look. The bottom can be curled or fringed to fall over the shoulders. Also for brides with curly hair, a crown of tumbling curls looks traditional and works for hairstyles with veils. This style is created by pulling the hair into a high pony tail. The curls are shaped into ringlets and a few curls are pulled out of the pony tails to frame the face. Even straight haired brides who like curls can opt for this hairstyle by curling the hair into riglets.
Half Up Half Down hair style is a good option too for it prevents the pinned hair from on the face, the loose lengths on the other makes it look pretty and relaxed. Younger brides who feel that buns are to be worn over a certain age prefer this hair styles for their special day. This creates a “princess” kind of look. If a princess look is what the bride is going for, along with the bun on the top, braids using portions of the hair can be wrapped around the bun creating a “Rapunzel” look.
A French braid with curls –This is also a good style for young brides and it is not too complicated but looks fancy. Front hair is sectioned into right and left. The left section is French braided along the crown halfway back and secured with a decorative clip. The process is repeated with the right section. Then all the hair is gathered together at the back and twisted upwards to the top of the head. The hair ends that are sticking out are then shaped into curls.
For a more dramatic hairstyle, a retro musical kind of bun with bright make up can also be done. Hair is gathered into a bun at the nape of the neck and sharp curls are made to give the dramatic effect. Hair is gelled and sprayed to hold its place and feathers, beads etc. are used to accentuate the style. Less conservative brides opt for such styling.
African American brides mostly have flawless skin and strong frizzy hair. Hairstyles that soften the strong features to achieve a romantic look is opted by the brides. The cinnamon bun, named as it looks like that, mostly on the crown of the head is also a preferred wedding hairstyle by African American brides. Younger brides who have beautiful curls prefer to leave their hair open to fall over their shoulders to accentuate the curls.
Many women are blessed with wild curl. There is a misconception that wild curls do not support a romantic wedding hairstyle. However this is far from the truth. If the bride wants to accentuate her curls with no veil, then the curls can be enhanced and accentuated with curling irons or rollers. Once the rollers are removed, the hair is shaken out and a sculpting gel is used to frame the curls beautifully as desired. The curls can then either be gathered at the crown completely or stray strand can be used to frame the face.
Braids are also an African tradition and hence brides sometimes opt for this hairstyle to pay homage to their native style. Hair is braided close to the scalp at the front and leaves the back open to be called or pinned into a bun. The decorative braids in the front lend itself well to a tiara. Another braided option is to braid the hair till the end and piled on top of the head.
Braids can be decorated with pearls and ribbons to accentuate them.
Bridal Headpieces – A creative bride or hairdresser can make a gorgeous head adornment and incorporate it into a contemporary hair style. Headpieces can be made of large flowers, necklaces, feathers. The less traditional a bride is the more experimental the head pieces can be made.
Irish wedding Hairstyles
Irish women naturally have beautiful flame coloured tresses. So braids, curls all look
Braids- Like their Indian counterparts, Irish brides also wear braids for weddings as a custom. For an Irish bride, braids symbolise feminine power and luck. Traditionally fine braids are woven into a neat up do. The front hair is pulled back and then fine separate sections are braided. The braids are wrapped into a large rounded bun crisscrossing and winding the braids to create a decorative updo. These braids are decorated with flowers and adornments. The veil can be attached under or over the bun.
The younger and modern brides may opt for a more dramatic style braid. In this style hair is separated into many sections and braided. Then the remained hair is curled with tongs to create ringlets. The braids are sculpted into a desired shape by securing with grips. The front section is back combed to create a small poof. A tiara can be used over the backcombed section to pin the veil.
Another non-traditional hairstyle option is to experiment with modern braid styles like French braid, fish tail plait or a single side braid.
An Irish bride wears lavender flowers in her hair on her wedding day as it symbolizes good luck. Braids make it easy to wear lavender flowers. Lavender flowers are also fragrant and hence the bride has a romantic air around her. Sometimes a lavender hair perfume is sprayed on the hair to provide a waft as the bride walks by.
Irish wedding hairstyles are best suited for long hair. However if the bride sports short hair, certain changes can be done to provide a long haired perception. Fresh Irish wildflowers and lavender flowers can be woven to create a wire mesh with a clip which can be used to pin down the short hair on one side. This creates a perception of a low bun.
Spanish wedding Hairstyles
Spanish weddings are huge, lavish and expensive with a lot of music and dance. Spanish brides generally go for styles that are romantic and classic.
Traditional Spanish brides wear orange blossoms in their hair. As thee orange tree bears fruit and blossoms at the same time, the orange blooms represent happiness and fulfilment.
The traditional Spanish bride wears her hair tidy at the front to be decorated by a tiara. The hair is clipped at the back. Barrel curls are created using heated tongs which are then clipped at the crown. Orange blooms are then used to decorate it through the circumference of the pinned curls. This lends itself very well to the mantilla veil which is a famous Spanish wedding hairstyle accessory.
Mantilla Veils is a famous Spanish hair accessory sported by brides on their special day. This is a heavy veil and the main character of this veil is a lace edging and a tumbling water fall effect. Many brides decide their hairstyle keeping in mind to complement the mantilla veil.
A tidy and smooth bun or a chignon complements the mantilla veil. If the bride has very fine hair, it is suggested that it is set on large rollers before using a radial brush to give some smooth volume . The hair can then be pinned into place as a chignon. It may also e backcombed to create volume and create a formal up-do which will lend itself to support a heavy veil.
Young and modern brides may opt to create soft waves with a flat iron and then pin the waves loosely on the crown. A few curls may be used to frame the face and shoulders. If a bride opts not to wear a veil, then pearls and lace may be used to decorate the hairstyle. This is a more contemporary style.
Period wedding Hairstyles
Themed weddings are quite a common thing these days, one such theme is the period wedding. The reason for us discussing this separately is because period weddings mean period dressing and the hairstyles of every period in history has held significance.
Bouffant – The bouffant, was considered the pinnacle of glamour in 60s and 70s before the flower power set in. Also sported by actors like Audrey Hepburn, this is considered very chic. If the bride wants to look movie style glamorous, the bouffant is a good option. This stylish and high hair look is suited for brides with long hair; however hair extensions can be used. Hair is made damp and combed upwards and held is place with clips until the hair dries. The bouffant is then sprayed with hairspray. A bejewelled headband matching the dress can be used to enhance the style. This also helps in keeping stray hair out of the face.
Beehive -A beehive is a step more dramatic than the bouffant and is the ultimate big hair style. This style is apt for a really edgy and experimental bride. Hair is parted and rolled up into a beehive very high on the crown of the head. To make this look softer, some free strands can be left to frame the face. This gives it a little playful and romantic look. This is decorated by vintage bobby pins, bejewelled hair-combs, and scarves. Alternatively flowers can be used to wrap the bun.
Victory rolls – This is a very elaborate wedding hairstyle made popular in the 40s. Hair needs to be at least shoulder length for this style. Wet hair is set in rollers and dried with a fan and then brushed in the direction desired. This style takes a lot of time to be achieved. A patient bride is surely a pre-requisite for this hairstyle. Hair need to be in curlers for a long time and blast drying does not work. However, once the rollers come off, the final result is very dramatic and complements many face structures.
Finger weaves – This is another appropriate wedding hairstyle for shoulder length hair brides. However, it works for long haired brides as well. As the name suggests, hair is sectioned and twirled around the fingertips and then secured with pins, almost woven with fingers. Hair is completely made wet before styling to hold the whirls. Hair is also gelled heavily with a strong hold gel so the whirls do not fall. Hairspray is used finally to hold the style in place.
A top reverse roll – this is another style from the 40s that is made by using rollers and requires a lot of patience and time. The complete head of hair is set in rollers that turn away from the face. After they are set, gather a top section of hair away from the forehead to the top of the head, and gently brushed not to trouble the rolls and pinned at the sides. Care should be taken so that the ends stay inside the roll. The size of the roll can be determined as desired. The remaining hair is left to fall in waves and frame the face.
Waves with bangs – Hair are parted to one side and sections of hair are curled with a curling iron. The curls are then held in place with pins. The complete head of hair is thus curled and cooled. Once cooled, the pins are removed and loosened with fingers only. Due to the parting, the curls stay on one side and hang over one eye. This creates a very “dramatic mystery movie” effect.
The Pompadour – This hairstyle is made by teasing the hair which was very popular in the 50s. A section of hair is gathered on the side closer to the front and teased till a nice cushion forms at the roots. Go through with the teasing in sections on the top to the other side. Then all the teased hair is combed over the cushion and pinned in place behind the cushion. The hair in the front is neatly combed and pinned. This is a very retro style and needs time to be set.
Victorian Themed hairstyle – This is achieved by making a loose bun midway down the head but not too low. Then the front hair is poofed around the bang area. The front section is pulled up towards the crown, held tight and a poof is created. This is secured with pins or a baratte. The rest of the hair is pulled together and twisted into a loose bun and secured with pins. A few strands are left to fall over to frame the shoulders or face as per the length. Flowers are used to decorate this style and a veil goes well with this hairstyle.
Oriental Wedding Hairstyles
Chinese wedding Hairstyles
As is with most Asian countries, the Chinese are also extremely rich in customs and give a lot of significance to follow them. The Chinese weddings are filled with rituals and almost take up the whole day.
It is interesting to note that traditional Chinese belief stated that a young lady’s hair was a holy gift from her parents and was not to be cut before her wedding. While many young moved away from this belief, it is not surprising that long hair is still preferred in China. In China like in India, Red and Gold are preferred colours for a wedding. The traditional outfit is called cheongsam which is a long fitted dress made of rich silk, which often features embroidered symbols.
Instead of a customary tulle veil, a red silk cloth is attached to the headpiece. Due to the large size and considerable weight of the crown, modern brides are seen wearing it only for the customary photo – ops.
Chinese weddings actually have a hair dressing ceremony. On the wedding day, a hair dressing ceremony is conducted in the morning or the would-be bride. A woman whose has her children parents and spouse by her side, who is considered a good luck woman will help in making the bride’s hair. This woman speaks auspicious words while making her hair into a bun. A bun is the traditional wedding hairstyle as it is considered the hairstyle of a married woman.
However, modern brides while sticking to the tradition try to tweak this a little by trying the low bun or a half-up and half down style.
Chinese women are blessed with hair that is very soft and lends itself easily to a soft and romantic style. However, if the hair is extremely straight, a volumizing product can be added to make the hair look bouncy and textured. The hair in the front can be bumped up and rhinestone clips can be placed in the hair to give it a sparkly yet formal look.
If a Chinese bride wants to have a white wedding, which is also common and accepted in these days, she can go for a high ceremonial bun. The hair is gathered at the crown into a bun. And then curled softly, that way the bun looks like a large curl. This can be neatly done or some bangs can be left to frame the shoulders. Flowers or ribbons or a tiara can be used to pin the veil and complete the look.
As Chinese women are blessed with really soft hair naturally, they can make a neat pony tail and instead of flowers and ribbons, small sections of hair can be made into braids and then used to bind the ponytail. Hair on the sides and front can be sectioned and made into two braids each and these can be pinned at the back. These are then used to hold the ponytail in place. This lends to a simple but a very elegant hairstyle for young brides.
As Chinese women naturally have straight hair, some brides experiment with curls on their special day. Curls can be added to the hair in chinks from the front to the back of. Hair is curled beneath the bangs and decorated with white flowers mostly roses or lilies to one side.
If a Chinese bride has short hair and wants a minimal fuss hairstyle and is willing to go non-traditional, the bob is a perfect option. A sleek well cut bob complements a well fitted dress. A bob also looks good with a veil. To make it more elaborate, a decorative hairband with Chinese Jades can be used. This is perfect for brides who want a workable hairstyle and not worry about keeping her hair in place, if she wants a non-traditional wedding especially outdoors.
Japanese Wedding Hairstyles
Japan, as its oriental cousin is steeped with rituals and they place a lot of importance on their rituals. A traditional Japanese wedding finds its roots to the Shinto traditions. A traditional Japanese bride dresses up as per these traditions.
Japanese brides, as per tradition wear elaborate headpieces with ornaments which are believed to bring good luck to the newlyweds.
Japanese traditional wedding hairstyles are very hard to achieve and it is almost an art. This requires a lot of skill and long flowing hair to accomplish. Many brides these days who want to achieve this style prefer to have wigs made or purchased to acquire this look. The important characteristic of this style is the partition of the front. This is done to bring attention to the face and the eyes.
Japanese brides do not normally sport veils and hence the elaborate style shows beautifully.
Even if a bride does not opt to pick the elaborate traditional hairstyle, they will mostly stick to pilling their hair into a bun or chignon as that complements a kimono which most Japanese brides will wear on their wedding day.
Japanese hair pins are also very famous head adornments and can be used to decorate wedding hairstyles beautifully to create an elaborate look
If a Japanese bride opts to have a white wedding, she may opt to have a classic chignon which is best suited for soft flowing hair which the Japanese women normally are blessed with. This can then be decorated with Japanese hair pins for a traditional touch.
If a Japanese bride sports short hair, the hair can be pulled back of to the side and then they can use ornamental clips to hold the hair in place which creates an impression of a low bun
All across the globe, from the Far east to the West, no matter what the lifestyle , culture or age, it is a known fact that the wedding day look e is of utmost important to any woman. Very few women take their wedding day lightly and why should they. It is also an accepted fact that a wedding mostly belongs to the bride; the groom mostly follows instructions and shows up at the appointed time.
While each geographical region has its own look for a bride, borders are getting closer and more integrated. Many weddings are happening across brides and grooms of different cultures and regions; it is not surprising to see a cocktail of customs in the same wedding. What is important is to have a ravishing bride, no matter what style she opts for. And yes, a happy and a beautiful smile is the best accessory for any bride.