10 Ways to Style Your Crowning Glory

It’s amazing what a change in hairstyle can do. Having chosen such a beautiful bridal gown, it is a must for your hair to be perfectly styled to complete the whole look. Gain some inspiration from these 10 ways to style your hair, and you might just be an absolute stunner!

 

1. Chignon

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The thing about chignons is that it is incredibly simple, yet so glamorous. Whether you decide to have it just brushing the nape of your neck, or swept in an updo, a chignon works with every outfit. The best thing about the chignon hairstyle is that it keeps your hair away from your face as you busy yourself with greeting all your guests, and doesn’t need much touching up throughout the day. For something sleek and sophisticated, get your hairstylist to simply tuck your hair into a ponytail. If you’re more adventurous, experiment with twisted or braided chignons. Nobody would believe that your gorgeous hairdo took less than ten minutes!

 

2. Milkmaid Braids

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The milkmaid braid dates way back in history but don’t worry about looking like you just stepped out of a ranch in an old film. In fact, this easy to do hairstyle is not only becoming more and more popular as an everyday hairstyle, brides all over the world are rocking this hairstyle on their big day and celebrities are bringing this look with them onto the red carpet. You can literally use any sort of braids for this hairstyle and it’ll still end up making you look so youthful and elegant. The trick is to pull out random bits of hair to give it a slightly tousled look.

 

3. Fishtail Braid

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If you have luxuriously long hair and you don’t want to just have it wavy and curled, put it into a simple fishtail braid! Leave everyone in awe with the intricate braiding of this hairstyle, and if you want to add that x-factor to your bridal hairstyle, pair your fishtail braid with another type of braid of your choice. Simply tug at the braid slightly after it’s done to create more volume. What’s more wonderful is that not only does a fishtail braid work with your entire hair, you can use it to create a ‘half up half down’ hairstyle.

 

4. Bouffant

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There are many good things that the ‘60s and ‘70s left us and this retro hairstyle is definitely one of them. By simply teasing the hair at the crown of your head, you get this voluminous and chic hairstyle. You don’t have to go all out with the bangs and beehive hair (hello Hairspray!), but you can definitely add get your hairstylist to incorporate a bouffant for a timeless and elegant look.

 

5. Ballerina Bun

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Exude the charm and grace of a ballerina with this top knot bun. It’s simple to create and effortlessly elegant, and it keeps you from having to sweep the hair out of your face every 10 seconds as you celebrate on your big day. For a climate like Singapore, it’d be a blessing to have a ballerina bun on your wedding day, especially if you’re having an outdoor wedding. The classic and simple tight bun will give you a clean and sophisticated look, while a slightly mussed up bun is fun and stylish. Amp up the glam points by adding a touch of floral or trying out a braid bun!

 

6. Flower Crown

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Whoever said flowers are not one of the most essential things at a wedding is completely wrong. A whimsical flower crown would suit an outdoor wedding, a garden themed wedding or a reception held at a chic café, or anything that would channel those rustic feelings. No matter how glamorous these flower crowns look, it’s best to get a florist or stylist to get one done for you because you definitely don’t want to overdo the flowers on your big day!

 

7. Birdcage Veil

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This vintage look is back again for good. This netted veil is an easy way to glam up your bridal look and is versatile enough to rock any hairdo. It’s easy to distinguish yourself from all other brides with this sophisticated hairpiece, and it never fails to add a sense of mystery. Flowers and feathers are popular and feminine choices to go with the birdcage veil, though pearls and rhinestones are well-loved embellishments too.

 

8. Reverse Hair Comb

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Imagine the gasp of surprise when you walk past your guests to reveal a fancy hairpiece! Keep things simple at the front, yet totally stunning at the back by adorning your mane with an intricate hairpiece. Whether it’s just a simple and delicate floral comb, or a glorious and eye-catching decoration for your hair, this style of accessorizing is both delightful and amazing!

 

9. Forehead Band

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If you’re going for that bohemian goddess look or the Gatsby theme, you can’t leave out the forehead band. Giving you the gentleness and beauty like a halo crown, you just have to coif your hair simply because this headpiece is more than sufficient to make you stand out from the crowd. It’s so easy to make a statement with this darling hair accessory.

 

10. Ribbons

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Ribbons aren’t just a young girl’s best friend. They are so frequently used in decorations, but what about weaving them into your hair? Because of its soft material and beautiful details, they make a graceful hair accessory by breathing life into your crowning glory. Don’t limit yourself to just ribbons though; other types of fabric like a scarf, a floral chain, or even a tiny braid of your hair are great alternatives too!

These hairstyles and hair accessories are truly timeless and classic. Get your hairstylist, run through a few Vogue-worthy hairstyle ideas, and get ready to look splendid on your wedding day!

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