When considering bridal hairstyles for your big day, you shouldn’t just ensure your hair matches your dress but also that it works with the jewellery you’re going to wear. Not only does this perfect your bridal look but it helps to make your jewellery choices even more striking.
Match Your Metals
If you’re wearing a bridal hair accessory, such as a tiara or sparkly hair pins, you need to be sure that it doesn’t clash with the metals in the rest of your jewellery. Try to match metals that you are wearing so that your overall look is sophisticated and polished. If you are wearing silver or platinum rings that work wonderfully with your ivory bridal gown, you might put your gorgeous look in jeopardy by flashing a bright gold hair accessory.
However, there is still room for creativity. Silver and platinum work together, and both look dazzling with diamonds, while the various types of gold look great together. Rose gold is often a safe choice as it can be a complimentary color to all the other metals, looking especially striking when teamed up with yellow gold and bringing warmth to platinum. If you have pearls in your jewellery, matching pearls in your hair accessory looks exquisite.
Choose Flowers According to Your Jewellery
Wearing flowers in your hair is a bridal fashion trend this year. Large white flowers can be elegant while smaller colorful flowers add romance and whimsy to bridal hairstyles. Some great ideas include clipping small flowers or baby’s breath into braids and plaits, or clasping a larger flower on the side of your head and wearing your hair in a sophisticated bun. Consider your jewellery before picking out flowers for maximum effect.
White flowers look opulent when set against diamonds and silver, while yellow tones complement gold. Gemstones come to life if you’re wearing colorful flowers. Try to stick to the same shades of color, though. If the gemstones on your ring are rubies or sapphires, for instance, wear the same colors of flowers in your hair.
Show off Your Jewels
You don’t want your hairstyle to get in the way of your beautiful jewellery making a statement, so consider wearing your hair over a shoulder in a side-swept style if you want to show off earrings and necklace statement pieces.
If you want to have your hair down instead of up, opt for having sections of your hair in front pulled away from your face to display your jewellery while still enjoying a long style at the back. You could create plaits in front that are then pulled back around your hair or have pieces in front volumized and back-combed a la Penelope Cruz.
Consider Your Hair Color
It’s not just how you wear your hair but also your hair color that makes an impact. This should be matched to your jewellery so that it all works beautifully and makes you look radiant.
- Gemstones and Hair Color
Brunettes look great in gemstones that contain earthy tones, such as orange, brown, and forest green. If your hair is black, choose brighter gemstone colors to create beautiful contrast. Warm-toned stones also look good on people with red hair, but colors that have a bit of a grey undertone, such as black and purple, will also complement them. Blonde comes alive with marine-colored stones, such as blue and emerald.
- Metals and Hair Color
When choosing metals to match your hair color perfectly, you should first consider if your skin tone is warm or cool. Do this by looking at the veins on your wrist. If they are green, you have a warm skin tone; if they are blue, you have a cool tone. This will help you choose the right metals for your skin tone, which in turn will better match your hair because your hair is linked to your skin tone. People with a warm skin tone tend to have blonde, orange, or red undertones in their hair. People with a cool skin tone usually have hair with an ash, silver, blue, or violet undertone. Warm tones generally look good in gold, while cool tones look good in silver or platinum.
What’s Your Style?
Bridal hairstyles must complement the style of jewellery worn otherwise the overall look is awkward. If your hair is a bit messy, such as with a voluminous side ponytail that puts a trendy spin on the sleek ponytail, you don’t want jewellery that is too demure or classic. Rather choose a jewellery piece or two to bring in that modern flavour. Examples include decorative pendants or bohemian-inspired jewellery. On the other hand, a Grace Kelly hairstyle will look great when teamed with a vintage ring or hair accessory. Consider the style and era of your jewellery and then find hairstyles to create a stunning match with it.
By making sure your hair complements your jewellery, all the elements of your appearance will come together to make you a stunning bride.