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6 Bridal Hairstyles – Why Extensions Are a Bride’s Best Friend


May 30, 2019

Your wedding day is undoubtedly one of the most special days of your life.

You said "yes" to the dress, found the perfect venue, and scored your favorite photographer.  Now, all you need to achieve the wedding of your dreams is your quintessential wedding hairstyle.

Brides can spend a millennium scrolling for the perfect 'do on Pinterest and Instagram. We've all thought to ourselves, "How do these women get such long, flowing locks?" The truth is, besides the hairspray, curling irons, and embellishments, hair extensions are flawlessly placed to achieve that fairytale wedding hairstyle.

Whether it's a glamorous up-do you're interested in, or long, tousled tresses, bridal hairstyles are intricate. Most bridal hairstyles need thick, voluminous hair.

Nothing should stand in the way of the day you've been dreaming of since you were a little girl. Not even your not-so-thick hair. 

Wedding days are the time to exude femininity. Therefore, women are looking to hair extensions for that extra length and volume. Along with accentuating length and volume, extensions hold a curl well too.  This means your hairstyle will stay intact longer.

 

3 Reasons Why You Should Wear Extensions on Your Wedding Day

 

1. Fullness

Flat hair is the last thing a woman wants on her wedding day. Hair extensions are a beautiful enhancement. They add thickness and bring your locks to life, giving them a much fuller appearance. Adding extensions will give your otherwise limp hair the boost of thickness that it needs.

2. Length

If you want longer hair, extensions are most definitely the way to go. There's something about having instantly long hair that makes you feel like a princess. It could take ages to grow your hair to your desired length. The good news is, with extensions, you won't have to wait years to achieve that length.

3. Versatility

Short, thin hair can be challenging to work with when aiming for certain styles. With hair extensions, your options are limitless. You can style your hair in several different ways. No bride should have to compromise her hairstyle because her natural hair doesn't behave a certain way. Extensions will have your Pinterest board ready in no time.

6 Bridal Hairstyles with Extensions


Messy Up-do


This look works well with a hairpiece. The hairpiece blends in so well that it appears to be part of your natural hair. Make sure to add some hairspray in at the roots to enhance volume and texture.

Classic, Chic Bun


This simple, yet classic style allows your wedding gown and makeup to say it all. This style is comfortable and keeps your hair out of your face on the big day.
Wedding Chic Bun Hairstyle

Bridal Braids


Bridal braids are sweeping the wedding nation. The simplicity of this hairstyle is the primary cause of its popularity.
Wedding Braids

Waterfall Braid


If you're going for a sweet, romantic look, a waterfall braid is perfect. This style compliments a traditional wedding gown beautifully!
Waterfall Braids

Soft Curls


Soft curls work well with extensions. The extensions ignite extra body and bounce to this gorgeous look. The ringlets hold better by extensions than your natural hair. That means this style may even hold till your last dance.

Soft Curls

Side-swept Ponytail


This curly, side-swept romantic style is perfect for brides who tend to wear their hair down often. It's still down around their face but in a more formal way. This style would work fabulously with a lace gown.
Side-swept ponytail

3 Tips for Wearing Hair Extensions on Your Wedding Day


1. Refrain from using synthetic hair extensions as they can melt with the heat of a curling iron or flat iron. It is essential that your hair extensions are made with real human hair.

2. At your final hair appointment before your wedding, have your stylist color your extensions to match your hair color.

3. Test out your hair extensions with your stylist before your wedding day. This will ensure you're pleased with your final look.