Up Do or Down Do?
Up Do or Down Do? That is a great question!
There are so many wedding hair style choices and you have to choose one! Sometimes! We have brides that can’t decide, so they will do both! We’ll do one style for the ceremony and meet them in a few hours and do another style for the reception!
If you need to choose just one style here are some thoughts we’ve discovered along the way.
Generally, Up Hair styles will stay where they are pinned. Down Styles can change depending on your hair. We can’t do much about gravity, although we try!
The style you choose should make you feel beautiful and comfortable! If you normally never wear your hair up and it feels strange, then it’s ok to wear it down. Bridal hair doesn’t always need to be up to be elegant. This is why it’s important to do a trial and try both styles!
There are 3 main factors to consider when trying to decide on up or down. Hair length and texture, dress style, wedding theme and the crazy weather are a few things to think about to help you make your decision.
Hair length and texture is a big one! If you have hair that doesn’t curl well, it’s a lot to ask of your hair to stay down and curly for such a long and maybe hot day. You need to be ok with the fact that it might fall a little bit. There are lots of tricks that we can do to make long, straight hair stay curled if that’s what you would really prefer. This is also good to try before the big day! If you have long hair, it’s nice to show it off, so wear it down! Short hair can look like an Up Do once we pin up the sides and add your hair accessories and veil. Hair extensions can help thin, fine hair look thicker for Up and Down Dos.
Dress style and theme of your wedding is important. If you have a dress that has beautiful detailing in the back, it might be nice to pin your hair up to show that off! If you have a gorgeous back and want to show that off, pin your hair up! Strapless dresses can be less bare if you wear your hair down. Bohemian style wedding are great for long loose curls and braids. Vintage style weddings are perfect for low buns with finger-waves or long, loose curls swept to one side.
The weather is always hard to predict, especially in Pittsburgh. If it’s going to be a super hot summer day, Up hair may be the best choice. If it’s a perfect hair weather day down is a great option. You can always decide that day if you want up or down depending on the sunshine or raindrops. This is another good reason to practice both styles before the wedding.
There is no rule set in stone but, Up is great for hot weather, unruly hair and it’s shows off your dress!
Down is great for cooler weather, hair that holds curl well and for strapless dresses to cover your shoulders.
These are all suggestions and there are exceptions to everything! It’s so nice because you can really do whatever you want! There are no rules! Plan your hair trial with an Up Do and Down Do and then the decision won’t be so hard to make.