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Wedding Hairstyles For Your Hair Type

Wedding Hairstyles For Your Hair Type

Once you’ve chosen your wedding attire, the next step is to choose your wedding hairstyle. The endless bridal hair inspiration photos on the internet can make choosing your wedding hairstyle difficult. That being said, it’s important to keep in mind your specific hair type as you choose your wedding hairstyle. To help you decide, we put together some great advice on which are the best wedding hairstyles for your hair type.

Half-Up/Half-Down Hairstyle

A more modern option for wedding hairstyles, the half-up/half-down hairstyle, can be done in many ways. It is important to think about whether or not your hair holds curls if you want to have a curled half-up/half-down hairstyle. Even with heavy-duty hairspray some women’s hair simply will not hold a curl. Your wedding day is not a good day to try to defy the odds, so maybe choose a sleek updo instead. You want to be sure your wedding hairstyle will hold all day long. Do you have long hair or thick hair that holds a curl well? A half-up/half-down hairstyle is a great option for you.

Half-Up/Half Down Hairstyle

Hair: Hair By Hannah Taylor
Flowers: Deer Pearl Flowers

Sleek Updo

Speaking of hair not holding curls well, a sleek updo is a great option if that sounds like your hair type. A sleek updo is also a great timeless option, perfect for a formal or semi-formal wedding. There are many different options from a French twist, to a top knot, to a low bun. For thinner hair it’s important to talk with a hairstylist to ensure you can make this style work. Hair extensions are an easy option for your wedding day if you’ve fallen in love with an updo but do not have enough hair.

Ponytail Hairstyle

This hairstyle has become more popular recently. It is a great option for multiple hair types as there are so many ways to do a ponytail. For thin hair that doesn’t hold a curl, you can do a mid or low ponytail with some extra volume from teasing on top. A mid or high ponytail is a great way to keep your hair out of your face, but also to show off long, thick hair. A ponytail is also a great option if you have curly hair, or like to keep your hair au naturel. Ponytails are no longer just for playing sports! However, they are a great way to have modern, sleek formality with a stress-free hairstyle.

Short and Sleek Bridal Hair

There is something so beautiful about simply highlighting a bride’s beautiful face with a short haircut. If you aren’t a fan of growing your hair long, never fear! The options are endless from a cute bob, to a pixie cut, to a sleek, shaved look. A short and sleek hairstyle is definitely one of the most stress-free and low-maintenance of options. These hairstyles will definitely pull the eye to your face. Similarly, a large statement earring can achieve the same to compliment your hair’s face framing beauty.



We hope these tips will help you easily choose your wedding hairstyle! There are certainly many options. However, if you remember to keep your hair type in mind; your choice will be much easier. For more wedding planning inspiration and advice check out more Chicago Wedding Blog posts below! Happy Planning!

Bridal Beauty Vendor

One Salon & Bridal Co.

One Salon & Bridal Co.

One of the fun parts of planning your wedding day is planning your bridal beauty! Your wedding day is a special day! This occasion warrants special treatment and a more formal look. As many brides are beginning to look for bridal beauty vendors, we interviewed Ami Christianson, owner of One Salon & Bridal Co. in St. Charles, Illinois. Read below to learn more about One Salon & Bridal Co., as well as tips on bridal beauty!

How would you describe One Salon and Bridal Company?

One Salon and Bridal Co. is a full service Boutique Hair Salon located in a two-story Brown Stone near historic downtown St Charles. Specializing in Bridal Hair styling and Airbrush Bridal Makeup. We welcome brides to our cozy salon on their wedding day, or we will be happy to travel to their home, venue, or hotel. We love making our brides look and feel beautiful. It’s your day, you’re the “ONE.”

Wedding Hair

One Salon & Bridal Co.
Photo by: Preservation Photography

What advice do you have for brides planning their wedding day beauty?

I advise brides to bring photos of inspiration for their hair and makeup goals along with a photo of their bridal gown and hair accessories or veil with them to their bridal trial. It’s important that the hair and makeup photos match their skin tone and hair color. Be very clear with your stylist regarding your expectations. “Communication is the key to meeting those expectations. “Another great tip is to schedule your trial prior to a dress fitting, your bridal shower, or Bachelorette celebration.

Bridal Veil

One Salon & Bridal Co.
Photo By: Preservation Photography

What trends do you see coming for the 2021/2022 bridal seasons?

The bridal hair trends this season are more sleek and sophisticated. Think classic, elegant, and romantic. Hair and makeup trends also follow the bridal dress trends where we are seeing more lace, long sleeves, and more traditional, elegant styles.

What is your favorite part of working with brides and their families?

Our favorite part of being a part of our brides’ wedding day are the special relationships we build with them. It is an honor to be a part of this monumental day in their lives. We are not just there to do our beautiful work, we build relationships that last decades. “We are a part of their families and they are a part of ours.”

Bride and Flower Girl

One Salon & Bridal Co.
Photo By: Preservation Photography

How should brides contact you if they would like to book One Salon and Bridal Company for their wedding day beauty? How far in advance should they book you? What aspects of wedding planning should brides do before contacting you?

Brides typically contact us through our website. They fill out our intake form and our bridal Coordinator walks them through the process, scheduling their bridal trial and setting up their time line for their wedding day hair and makeup.
We suggest setting up their contact with us no less than 6 months prior to their wedding day. Due to the pandemic the next few years are going to be our busiest bridal seasons ever, so the sooner the better.

We recommend setting up your bridal contract with us once you have your wedding venue reserved and have chosen your wedding gown. We will also need to know how many are in your wedding party and what services they will be having done from our salon. That way we can reserve the number of stylists, and makeup artists we need to accommodate your bridal party and timeline.
We absolutely adore our Brides!


Now you have all the information you need to book your bridal beauty! If you would like to learn more about One Salon and Bridal Co. you can reach out to them via their website (https://www.theonesalon.com/). For more wedding planning tips and inspiration, check out more Chicago Wedding Blog Posts below! Happy Planning! Thank you so much to Ami Christianson, owner of One Salon & Bridal Co. for participating in our Vendor Feature and for answering our questions!