Loose & Down
A soft ponytail showcases an elaborate neckline without looking like an afterthought if there's some fullness and texture. It's ideal for those with hair affected by humidity since the body created by any dampness in the air adds volume. For staying power back-comb the crown and set with hairspray.
Loose & Up
Make an elegant, Victorian style dress more modern by pairing it with a subtly deconstructed chignon like this one. The key to updating a classic wedding hairdo, stylist David Cruz says, is to break down the style so the hair appears less "perfect."
Smooth & Up
If you opt for a more classic wedding do, keep it simple. "The fussier the style, the more dated it can look," says Cruz. The sleekness of this bun makes it ideal for evening affair — not to mention windy venues like the beach — and the right backdrop for an ornate hair accessory such as the jeweled headpiece shown here.
Smooth & Down
There's no rule that says a bride must wear an updo – simply dress up a wavy look like this one with a hair accessory. Cruz suggests shampooing and conditioning a day or two before the wedding. "'Dirty' hair holds a style longer," he says.