Choosing bridesmaid hairstyles for weddings can be a bit of a challenge.
One reason for this is that not all bridesmaids are likely to have the same length or type of hair. Another reason is that most women are pretty picky about how they like to wear their hair, and getting them to step outside of their comfort zone in this area can prove to be difficult. The hairstyle that will work best for your wedding depends on many factors such as formality of the wedding, style of the dresses and time of year. Unless all of your bridesmaids happen to have similar length hair, you are probably not going to be able to have the exact same style on all of them.
Keep in mind that bridesmaid hairstyles for weddings do not have to be all exactly the same. If uniformity is very important to you, consider finding another way to tie in the hairstyles, such as having all of them wear the same flower or barrette in their hair. That is a great option that allows each woman to choose her own hairstyle while still tying all of the bridesmaid's looks together.
Some brides prefer that all of the bridesmaids with long hair wear their hair in an updo. While it is your wedding and, of course, the bridesmaids should try to accommodate your wishes, keep in mind that some women are very sensitive about their hair. If a bridesmaid seems particularly opposed to a certain style, it might be because she is self-conscious about it. Unless it is extremely important to you, this is a good time to practice the art of choosing your battles wisely. Bridesmaid hairstyles for weddings need not be as elaborate as the brides but, especially for a formal wedding, every effort should be made to achieve a polished look.
Some brides choose to have a stylist work on her hair as well as that of her bridesmaids. If you choose to do this, there should be practice runs with all of the bridesmaids prior to the wedding. If you are going to have each bridesmaid do their own hair, and you are not dictating the style, you should get together with all of your bridesmaids before the wedding and have a hair party. This will allow you to see what each of them have in mind and will also allow an opportunity for brainstorming and trying out accessories, such as headbands or barrettes.
Remember that bridesmaid hairstyles for weddings are not the main event. While the looks should be coordinated, they do not have to be identical. There are no hard fast rules, such as updos must be worn at a formal wedding. Instead, the looks can be based on the preferences of both the bride and the bridesmaids.With a practice session or two and some coordinating accessories, your bridesmaids will look polished and a uniform look achieved, even if all of bridesmaids happen to sport different hair lengths.