There’s nothing more traditional than a low and elegant bridal updo. For as long as I can remember, some sort of updo was almost required before any type of wedding contract could even be signed. Even today, wedding updos are as popular as ever.
But why are bridal updos so popular? We spoke to seasoned stylist Mary Collins, who has been doing hair for over 40 years, and while she initially shrugged her shoulders in bewilderment when asked about the popularity of bridal updos, she eventually came up with three very compelling reasons:
It’s all about the dress. Many things go into a successful wedding but few are as scrutinized and as important as the dress. It’s usually the first thing people see, and, well, it’s your wedding dress! God forbid should your hair take any attention away from, or even worse obscure the view of your dress.
The ability to add decoration. Updos form the perfect base for floral pins and the like. These items are often selected to add a more decorative element to bridal hairstyles.
Photographs. Wedding photographs are usually the most important photograph of your life. They’re what you show people and what you refer to 50 years later to show everyone how pretty you were. Flowing hairstyles can take attention away from the face and be a nightmare during any sort outdoor shoot with a breeze.
Luxurious feminine low updo.
Vintage inspired updo.
Headband knotty bun.
Braid wrap around bun.
Romantic low bun.
Low chignon and headband braid.
Sleek and voluminous.
Rope side crown braid.
French braided updo.
Sleek tucked chignon.