Awesome tips from a wedding hair professional about wearing a headband or hair piece for your wedding day style!
Jen Causey-Kidder
Jen Causey-Kidder March 21, 2016

Wedding Hair Tips // Bridal Headbands

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In case you didn’t know, I spent 12 years as a traveling wedding hair dresser before “retiring” to be a full time blogger, funny right? At the time, being a hair stylist was the most creative career option and it was wonderful to me while it lasted. I love wedding hair and it was my favorite to work on behind the chair. So today I’m sharing my professional hair stylist tips with you on wearing gorgeous headbands as part of your wedding day hair style. I love talking wedding hair almost as much as I love crafting, so let me know if you have any wedding hair questions in the comments!

Awesome tips from a wedding hair professional about wearing a headband or hair piece for your wedding day style!

Hair Style + Image Credits

1 LEFT: Image: Photo by Betsy, Hair: Lauren Cochran, Headband: David’s Bridal, Found on: Something Turquoise // 1 RIGHT: Image: Nectarine Photography, Hair: Unknown, Headband: Unknown, Found on: Ruffled // 2 LEFT: Image: Erich McVey, Hair: Jenna Levert Kelly, Dress + Accessories: Emily Riggs, Found on: Weddings Unveiled // 2 RIGHT: Image: Jonathan Gibson Studios, Hair: Jill Salyers, Headband: Unknown, Found on: Junebug Weddings // 3 LEFT: Image: Belathée, Hair: Unknown, Headband: Jennifer Behr, Found on: Snippet & Ink // 3 RIGHT: Image: Jasmine Star, Hair: Hair and Makeup Girl , Headband: Olivia Nelson, Found on: Green Wedding Shoes // 4 LEFT: Image: David Long Photography, Hair: Unknown, Headband: Victoria Allinson Couture, Found on: Rock My Wedding // 4 RIGHT: Image: Tamara Lockwood Photography, Hair: Shealyn Angus Events, Headband: Unknown, Found on: Style Me Pretty

What Type Of Hair Works Best

All hair types will look fabulous with the addition of a headband, hair piece, hair comb or hair pin! Whether fine or thick, long or short… the addition of something ultra stylish to your wedding day hair is always a great idea. If you aren’t wearing a veil these elements can be a fantastic substitute and if you are wearing a veil you can easily replace it with a stunning headband for a fresh reception look. Avoid hairspray on all hair pieces (if you can) as it can dull the sparkle of certain designs. Make sure that when your stylist has secured it into your style, that you are 100% comfortable. If any part is uncomfortable it will only get worse as the day progresses.

What Hair Color Looks Best

In this scenario it isn’t what hair color looks best, it’s what color headband will look best on your shade of hair color! And that isn’t a question for me to answer. Off the cuff I can say that lighter colored headbands will pop on any brunette and something ultra sparkly and/or gold will accentuate blondes the best. However, as you can see from the images I’ve selected to share – all these ladies looks stunning no matter what color the hair and band.

Getting The Look

  • Try it on!
  • Take it to your stylist for a trial!
  • Wear it all day!

Finding the perfect hair accessory is like finding a dress, it’s best to try them on before you buy. That is unless you wear that certain style often or you are dead set on a specific look. My next two tips are the biggest to pay attention to: 1: Bring your hair piece along with you to your wedding hair style trial. This will help not only you get a real sense of your wedding day look but it will help your hair dresser in creating your unique style. Who knows you might want to change your hair style or your headband after the experience, or you’ll be so happy and excited that you can cross that element off your to-do list. 2: Either after your trial hair style is complete or on a random day, WEAR your headband for as long as you will wear it on your wedding day. Do it all. Laundry, watching tv, making dinner, etc. Why? So that you know if it will irritate you or hurt your head by the end of the day! I feel like I’m always talking about “being comfortable” but there is a reason, you truly want to be comfortable on your wedding day. I’m all for suffering for fashion, but if you don’t have to, it’s better.

Fun Idea: After your wedding, think about refashioning your hair piece! There are jewelers and designers that will take your item and transform it into a beautiful new necklace, bracelet or even earrings. Because let’s be honest, unless you plan to save it for your daughter, when are you going to wear it again?

Gorgeous Headband Finds From Etsy

Gorgeous wedding headband finds from Etsy!

Top left: Percy Handmade // Top right: Romantic ART Life // Bottom left: Be Something New // Bottom right: Abigail Grace Bridal

If you have a specific wedding hair style that you want Jen to discuss, please leave it here in the comments and maybe you’ll see it next month!

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