Summer Up-Dos – Lashes and Lace Charleston, SC

When it comes to hairstyles, the options can feel overwhelming. The Charleston summer heat is no joke, so if you’re getting married in the dog days, consider the up-do option to keep your cool throughout the ceremony and beyond.

Pre-wedding Hair Care

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Be sure to use clarifying shampoo and good quality conditioner in the months leading up to the wedding. Regular trims allow your hair to grow out thick and healthy. Avoid silicone or other –cone based products, as they tend to seal hair and keep vital moisture from reaching the hair shaft. Instead, seek out high quality, deep moisturizing products that bring out the natural shine without suffocating the hair shaft.

Braiding

From traditional braids to fish tails, to braided buns, to a combination of styles, the classic braid is one that never goes out of style. A slightly messy chignon knot pairs well with a braid from the side, creating a romantic look. For a more traditional look, try a braid interspersed with flowers. A fishtail- a smooth form of braid, is another more casual option that allows for a variety of forms.

Styles with a Twist

The classic ballerina bun doesn’t have to be boring. Consider adding a braid for interest and texture, leading in to the bun. Remember that your bun doesn’t have to sit daintily at the base of the neck. It can perch atop your head, framed in a flower circlet, or anchor a tiara. A side-bun can be quite elegant if styled correctly.

The Classic Ponytail

While you may not want to rock pigtails walking down the aisle, don’t overlook the humble pony tail. Especially appropriate for straight hair, a pony accessorized with a braid wrapped around its base can give your look a little extra whimsical swing while keeping your hair well off your neck.

Whatever updo look you prefer, simple or extravagant, elegant or romantic, casual or formal, talk to your stylist about your dress style, your personal preference, and your hair type, and we’ll find the perfect do for your special day.