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by Sarah Zlotnick
10 fresh hairstyle ideas for the 2014 bride.
The Half-Up Twist
Want to wear braids at your wedding? Think about that long and hard—and then consider going with this more sophisticated alternative instead.
The Undone Bun
Top knots are a strong trend on almost every fashion blog these days, but here's the thing about using a "trendy" look on your wedding day: at some point in the future, it will look dated. If you want to go the classic route, the bun is still our number one choice. For a 2014 twist that won't go out of style, place it at the name of your neck, and let a few strands fall out of the shape.
The Sideswept Updo
Visually interesting from both the front and back, we think this hairstyle is only going to become more commonplace in 2014.
The Sculptural Updo
When it comes to wedding day hair, you can almost never go wrong with a tasteful updo. Elevate the interest level on yours by asking your stylist for large, interconnected curls at the base of your neck—this will keep the 'do from looking too cookie-cutter.
The Ultra-Delicate Half-Down
Instead of pulling back all the hair around your face, pick two slim pieces from the very front and loosely tie them at the top back of your head. The effect should be almost as if you're wearing a headband.
A big pile of curls should never look too perfect. Update this classic updo style by running your fingers through the ringlets a few times before pinning them up.
Beaded Bobby Pins
Ah, the lowly bobby pin. What was once only used as an invisible updo holder has now become a full-on hair accessory thanks to the pretty beaded and bedazzled designs currently on the market. Wearing your hair down on your wedding day? The 2014 bride should definitely consider pinning back a loose front curl with a few similarly styled designs.
Related: 15 Glitzy Wedding Day Extras
The Surprise Style
While we don't recommend something this Pinterest-y for the bride, hairstyles in the shape of bows would be a fun option for the flower girl!