Bridal Hairstyles for Thick Hair
And then pin it all up and get it out of my face because it’s driving me NUTS.
Seriously—I have long, thick, heavy hair that doesn’t like to hold a curl, or do much of anything for that matter. So when it comes to wedding-day hair, I’m using my everyday approach: get it the hell out of my face.
Even when I wear it down, I find a way to keep it out of my face. | Me in red, MOH K in white
But that doesn’t mean I want to resort to my go-to ponytail on my wedding day. I want it to feel special.
Now, I’m pretty good with updos, so part of me wants to do my own hair, but a bigger part of me thinks that’s nutty. I mean, everyone’s trying to discourage me from doing too much myself.
So I’ll probably get it done—I’m actually considering hitting up Drybar with my girls, or hiring in a hair and makeup person to come to wherever we’re getting ready. I’m choosing between my parents’ house and a hotel.
But whatever we do, I’m trying to pull together some inspiration for something not too big, not too unnatural, elegant, and with a little sparkle (from a hairpiece). The biggest trick is finding a hairstyle that works with my long, thick hair. Seriously, the last updo I had took 70 bobby pins, four elastics, and basically a bottle of hairspray to keep things comfortable.
What am I thinking? Here are a few of my favorites. Side note…what would I do without Pinterest?
Love the simplicity of this one—it’s TOTALLY something I could do myself. | Via BHLDN
Another one I could do myself—and that hairpiece is EVERYTHING. | Via BHLDN
I’d need some help with this but love the way it’s both complex and casual. Plus, braids keep my hair in place well. | Via BHLDN
Casual and a little off center—looks like a good way to hide a lot of hair. | Via Missy Sue
Another crazy cool braid—love the scale of this. | Via Missy Sue
I love the bun on this—not so sure about the hairpiece placement. | Via Lottie-da
I just need to keep that drop veil in mind—it’s got a comb that needs to be worked into the hairdo. But I STILL want some sparkle.
So question…anyone out there know what style would look best on on a thick-haired woman with side-swept bangs and very thick, heavy hair? Am I on the right track here? Will these work with drop veils? Clearly, I have a lot of ideas, but that doesn’t mean I have a clue.