Granted the bells rang nearly two months ago, I just have to say Lauren Conrad looked absolutely flawless when she tied the knot to William Tell on September 3, 2014. The more I look over the wedding photos, the more I fall in love! I've always admired LC's style but I was extremely thrilled to see how simple, yet elegant her long locks looked on the big day. Many brides think they need a complicated, extravagant updo, and where this is sometimes the perfect look to compliment your wedding day style, a simple understated 'do can also be absolutely perfect to complete the look. Example A:
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Whether it's your wedding day or other special event, the perfect style will always take into consideration the following:
- Hair length. No matter how great your stylist is, a short haircut (such as a pixie) will never be able to hold an updo. Know your options and tailor each look to your specific needs.
- Dress style. It's important to take into consideration the style of your dress. If you have a unique neckline or fun back to the dress, wearing your hair swept up can help accentuate the style. If you want the attention to be on the dress itself, keep the hair simple. Conversely, if your dress is simple and you want the focus to be on your hair, try a style more extravagant. Whichever you choose keep in mind less is more. You don't want your look to be too busy. Direct the focus where you want it by balancing the look.
- Adornments (i.e. veil, hair clips, fancy hair pins, etc.) Adornments should accent the style not BE the style. Work them into your look as a compliment to or as a focal point but don't rely on the adornment to make the look.
- Personal comfort. This is by far the most important consideration. If you are self-conscious about a particular feature, find a style that helps camouflage what you see as a trouble area. When I was younger, I was very self-conscious about my long neck. I had a hard time wearing my hair up because I felt too exposed. A nice half-up hairstyle was my go-to look to keep the hair out of my face while covering my neck and giving me comfort.
No matter the occasion or the style-rules, if you love the style and you feel comfortable and confident, you my friend have found your perfect look!
To get Lauren Conrad's look at home, here's a quick tutorial from LC herself!
Video from laurenconrad.com
Have questions? Don't hesitate to ask! Never be afraid to educate yourself. After all, knowledge is (potential) power and that my friends is a beautiful truth.