Savvy October 2019

Bridesmaids hair up or down?

Nicole, on July 18, 2019 at 8:53 AM Posted in Hair and Makeup 1 21
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My wedding is in October, so it won’t be too hot. Was wondering what you all thought looked better? I was never a huge fan of groups wearing their hair up for a photo because the blonde women tend to look bald! But I’m not sure which would be most flattering on them and also go best with my hair. Is a contrast between the bride and bridesmaids better? My hair is the first photo, their dress is the second photo. Should my bridesmaids wear their hair in an up-loose style, or half-up-half-down style?

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  • Catherine
    Dedicated September 2019
    Catherine ·

    I think Half up Half down with that dress! You may want to check with your BMs (or maybe just your MOH), they may have a preference.

    Personally, I don't like wearing HUHD, because the hair at the nape of my neck get super tangled, even though I really love the way it looks. But that's my cross to bear, I guess.

  • Future Mrs. H
    Rockstar September 2019
    Future Mrs. H ·

    I honestly would just let your BMs decide how they'd prefer to wear their hair, as they know what looks best on them. Also, bear in mind that if you're requiring them to wear a certain hairstyle, you need to pay for all of them.

  • Kelly
    Super October 2019
    Kelly ·
    I’m paying for my BM/MOH H&MU & am still letting them decide on how they want to do their hair. They know what looks best on them & how they feel most comfortable.
  • Dita
    Expert August 2019
    Dita ·
    I’m paying for my bridal party’s HMU as a gift and letting them decide what they’re comfortable with and their preference. They each have different style dresses as well so another reason for them to choose their own hairstyle too. As Future Mrs. H said, typically if you’re requiring them to dress/look a certain way then you should be paying for it.
  • Nicole
    Savvy October 2019
    Nicole ·

    They all have said whatever I think looks best They are a wonderful set of girls, so I'm trying to give them as much "say" as they'll allow me to! I am paying for their hair and makeup. I do have the preference that whichever style is chosen, it would be all bridesmaids up or all bridesmaids HUHD. They can pick whichever variation they like or bring their own picture for whichever is chosen!

  • Mizznesha
    Dedicated August 2019
    Mizznesha ·
    My bridesmaids are wearing a sleek pull back ponytail ...They chose this style as I also agreed with it... it looks great on all of them and they all feel confident wearing it!!!!
  • Melle
    Rockstar June 2019
    Melle ·
    I would do half up half down
  • B
    Super July 2018
    Brittany ·

    Half up have down is best. A lot of women don't like the way they look with their hair up so if any of your bridesmaids feel that way they'd probably be pretty upset that they won't get to feel like they look their best. Keep in mind, with half-up half-down styles. not everyone's hair will be able to do the exact same thing - thin vs thick hair, layered hair vs not layered, etc won't be capable of the exact same style so if you want to dictate that hair must be half up, half down let your bridesmaids or the stylist decide which half up half down style will work and look best

  • Nemo
    VIP August 2018
    Nemo ·

    Let them choose what they want. My hair is really thin, so I would look like a bald baby with half up half down, my hair is still "see through" when it is all down. Also, some girls have hair that doesn't hold curl very well, so an up-do would be better for them too. Some girls don't feel comfortable with their hair all up or they may feel it is too heavy.

  • Cyndy
    VIP May 2019
    Cyndy ·
    I agree that your BM’s should be able to choose their hair style. Everyone has different textures and ways their hair will look nice.
  • Jessica
    Savvy May 2021
    Jessica ·

    I am letting my bridesmaids pick there hair styles. But if you would like to pick what type they do. I would say the half up half down would look great with that dress, and then let them decided how to have it done that way.

  • Caytlyn
    Champion November 2019
    Caytlyn ·
    I think you should let them wear it however they want. Different styles look good on different people.
  • Iva
    Super September 2019
    Iva ·
    I always vote for letting them choose, because each woman knows what looks the best on her & what hairstyle they feel most comfortable with (especially when you have BMs with different hair types & lengths). I think all matchy look where everybody has the same dress, hair, makeup, is unnecessary & boring lol. But that’s me. If your BMs told you to pick hairstyle, I’d still pick what I know they usually like to wear.

    Btw your hair inspo photo is my inspo photo as well! Love that look ❤️
  • Martika
    Expert September 2019
    Martika ·

    I let the bridesmaid decide what they wanted to do with their hair. I am doing an up do. I am paying for hair and makeup for all of them, but I figured I would let them decide. Most of them pick half up half down style. Some wanted updos. I am not being to strict about it

  • Allie
    Expert April 2019
    Allie ·
    Let them decide. I’m a very warm person and my long hair has a hard time holding a curl when it’s left down. It would be a waste of time/money for me to have my hair down.

    Heres my bald head in a group photo.

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  • A
    Dedicated October 2019
    Aleks Online ·

    I would definitely say let them decide. That way, you know everyone is comfortable and happy.

  • Lady Online ·

    You should let the BM's pick how they want to do their hair. Hair is super personal. I hate updos and very rarely think they look good on anyone. But I would never tell my BM's that they couldn't have one if that's what they prefer. I would let it go and just let them decide.

  • Cassi
    Super October 2019
    Cassi ·

    I think HUHD is more versatile for different hair types so that would be my vote. I think you will have a better reaction from the group with this as well. I let me girls all choose their hair and makeup and I only have 1 girl choosing an updo and one that has super short hair that nothing will be done to it besides her basic everyday styling and the rest all went with a variation of half up half down.

  • Sherry
    VIP September 2019
    Sherry ·

    With those dresses, I think half up and half down. I would ask the girls if they have a preference though, assuming you are not requiring them to wear their hair a certain way / are paying for it.

  • Shilo
    Dedicated October 2020
    Shilo ·

    My wedding will be in October of next year. I'm putting my hair up & my MOH keeps telling me that the "traditional" way of doing it is to have all the bridesmaids wear their hair down if the bride is going to wear it up & vise-versa. I don't really like that idea so I'm letting them choose the style. They all have different lengths & textures so they know what looks good on them.

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