Meanwhile, despite the many inspirations that can be found on the internet, choosing the right wedding hairstyle can be a challenge.
On the one hand, because in the photos we see wedding hairstyles made on someone else.
And what looks good on me may not necessarily look good on you.
Besides, the photos of the hairstyle are usually taken from one perspective, so we don’t see it in its entirety. Therefore, we do not know what it looks like from the front, for example.
Secondly, a wedding hairstyle must also fulfill its functions – apart from the fact that it is supposed to look good, it must also withstand the entire wedding!
Therefore, some hairstyles are not suitable for an all-night party. Sometimes they are only prepared for a moment to take a photo and then fall apart after 10 minutes.
However, it is a completely different matter to find the right hairdresser who will be able to meet our expectations and create our dream hairstyle.
Therefore, in this article, we will help you find a hairstyle for your wedding and we will focus on how to choose it due to:
The nature of the wedding and
Type of dress.
Moreover, we will look at accessories for wedding hairstyles and check what are the latest trends in wedding hairstyles!
Wedding hairstyles 2021 – types
First, let’s look at what types of wedding hairstyles we can meet most often.
5. Loose waves
Wedding hairstyles 2021 – how to choose?
Now let’s focus on how to choose a wedding hairstyle. First of all, choose what you feel good and beautiful in. Simple!
There is no point in choosing, for example, a braid, just because someone will tell you that it will match your dress, if you don’t feel comfortable wearing such a hairstyle yourself.
This does not mean that you have to choose what you already know well. Try and test. That’s what trial hairstyles are for.
So if you would like to check out a new hairstyle and you do not know what will suit your face, below you will find a few ways to choose the perfect hairstyle for the shape of your face, but also the cut of the wedding dress or the style of your wedding!
Wedding hairstyles 2021 and the shape of the face
When considering which wedding hairstyle to choose for your face shape, the first fundamental question is – what is my face shape?
There are ways to define it. First, you can take a picture of yourself and then look at it and evaluate it from a broader perspective by comparing it with sample photos of faces in each shape.
To do this, pin up your hair, expose your entire face and take a picture of yourself perfectly straight ahead.
The second method is more accurate and consists of measuring individual sections of the face and then checking the proportions between them.
We measure the face both along and across. We start by measuring the face lengthwise.
The first episode starts at the hairline and ends at the eye line. The second section is measured from the eye to the end of the nose, and the third from the end of the nose to the end of the chin.
Then we measure the face across.
Here, too, we are dealing with three episodes. First, measure the width of the forehead, then the width at the cheekbones, and finally at the lower jaw.
Write down how much each of the measures and see what their proportions are – which is the widest and which is the narrowest.
What face shapes do we distinguish?
1. Oval face
The oval face is longer than it is wider. Therefore, when measuring, if you have an oval face, you should find that the length of your face is about 1.5 times the width.
In people with oval faces, the points on the cheeks are the farthest from each other. On the other hand, the points on the forehead and on the lower jaw are almost equal.
An oval face is considered to be perfect in proportion. Therefore, if you have an oval face, you can choose any hairstyle for yourself, because you will look good in any of them.
Celebrities with an oval face include Beyonce, Charlize Theron, Julia Roberts, Eva Mendes, Jessica Alba, and Eva Longoria.
2. Round face
In the case of a round face, its height and width are basically the same, which should also be measured. In addition, the face is full, rounded, with no pronounced angles.
In the case of a round face, the aim of the hairstyle is to lengthen the face, so hairstyles that are freely overlapping the face will work well. This will make the face appear narrower.
What to Avoid? Smoothly combed hairstyles exposing the temples or focusing on the temples.
Celebrities with a round face include: Drew Barrymore, Selena Gomez, Mila Kunis, Ginnifer Goodwin, and Kirsten Dunst.
3. Square face
In the case of a square face, similar to a round face, both the length and width of the face will be almost equal. What is characteristic of a square face, however, are the protruding cheekbones.
The line of the lower jaw is strongly marked, angular. People with square faces also usually have a low and relatively wide forehead.
If you have a square face, you should choose your hairstyle to soften your facial features a bit.
What will come true then? Hairstyles with a soft line, gently overlapping the sides of the face and slightly covering it.
But what to avoid? Hairstyles ending at the chin line.
Celebrities with a square face include Keira Knightley, Olivia Wilde, Angelina Jolie and Demi Moore.
4. Oblong/rectangular face
In the case of an oblong face, I will probably not surprise you by saying that it is clearly longer than wider.
Here, as in the case of the oval face, the distances between the points on the line of the forehead and the lower jaw are the same.
What distinguishes an oblong face from an oval one, however, is that the exact same distance also appears on the line of the cheekbones (in the case of an oval face, the width between the cheekbones was longer than on the forehead or the jaw).
With this face shape, the forehead is often very high, and the hairline and chin are angular, clearly defined.
What will work for an oblong face? Curls!
First of all, because they give volume and even out the proportions, widening the face.
So what to avoid? Hairstyles covering the face ( narrowing it).
Celebrities with an oblong face are: Sarah Jessica Parker, Liv Tyler, Gisele Bündchen and Anna Dereszowska.
5. Triangular/heart-shaped face
If you have a triangular face, you should measure when measuring that the narrowest part is near the chin, and the widest is at the forehead line.
The cheekbones are usually high, the chin is pronounced, protruding, and the forehead – high and quite wide.
In the case of a triangular face, you need to choose a hairstyle that optically improves its proportions. Hairstyles with large volumes, such as curls, will work best here.
What to Avoid? High updo will make the face even longer.
Celebrities with a heart-shaped face include Cheryl Cole, Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, and Scarlett Johansson.
The diamond-shaped face is essentially oval. However, here the points along the forehead and lower jaw are much closer to each other. The forehead and chin are narrower than that of an oval face, making the “diamond” appear more “angular”.
So how do you choose a hairstyle for this face shape? Here, the goal is primarily to emphasize the cheekbones and draw attention away from the forehead.
So what to avoid? Lush hairstyles on the tip, revealing the lower jaw and smoothly combed back.
Celebrities with a diamond-shaped face include Victoria Beckham, Rihanna, Madonna, Halle Berry and Jennifer Lopez.
7. The face in the shape of a trapezoid/pear
A trapezoidal face is similar to a square face in that it is similarly angular with a wide lower jaw. However, it is narrower around the forehead and wider around the cheeks.
With this face shape, the goal of the hairstyle is to pull out the face and make it longer. In addition , waves, curls, and a high bun on top of the head will work great.
What to Avoid? Straight hair falling in the face and hairstyles without bangs.