When it comes to bridal hairstyles, the queen of them all may just be the high updo. Not just a mere arrangement of tresses, this particularly dramatic version of an updo is a majestic blend of tradition, modernity, and elegance.
As one of the most regal bridal hairstyles around, the high updo is a favorite among women who want to feel royally gorgeous on their wedding day!
High Updos vs. Other Bridal Updos
At a glance, all updos might seem similar in that a woman's hair is pulled up and piled beautifully somewhere on her head! However, as you'll see in all the pictures of our gorgeous real brides, the high updo sets itself apart in a few ways.
Positioning: The high updo typically sits at the crown of your head or slightly back, making it an instant eye-catcher. In contrast, low updos, such as a chignon, are nestled at the nape of the neck or just above. Mid-level updos, on the other hand, reside somewhere in between, balancing drama and subtlety.
Volume & drama: Whether braided or in a classic bun, high updos add volume and height like no other. They're especially flattering for brides looking to elongate the appearance of their face or those wishing for an exceptionally bold hairstyle.
Accessory placement: High updos provide a raised platform for showcasing accessories. They're particularly well suited for statement pieces meant to be seen from the front or those that encircle a hairdo, like tiaras, large hair combs, and lavish hair vines.
Veil placement: Brides who plan to wear a veil adore a high updo. The veil can be positioned right beneath the updo, allowing the hairstyle to be fully visible while the veil cascades down.
Crystal Bridal Hair Accessories for High Updos
When adorned with the right hair accessory, a high bridal updo is transformed from lovely to extraordinary. Here's how to make your high updo sparkle:
Bridal hair combs: Slide a glittering crystal hair comb at the base or side of your updo—if you'd like to make a style statement, opt for a large, face-framing hair comb. It'll accentuate the intricacies of the updo and your radiant glow!
Crystal tiaras: Nothing captures the essence of bridal royalty quite like an elegant crystal tiara or crown. Placed at the base of your high updo, you'll have your own major Princess Diaries moment.
Crystal headbands: Introduce a dazzling halo with a crystal-encrusted headband. This bridal accessory pairs beautifully with the high drama of this updo.
Crystal hair vines: For a touch of romantic luxury, wrap a flexible crystal hair vine around your updo. It'll highlight your hairstyle's depth and allure.
When you're ready to shop for the right accessory for your wedding day hairstyle, we'd love for you to consider Bridal Styles Boutique! Shop our wide variety of beautiful hair combs, stunning crystal crowns, and divine bridal hair vines in our online bridal accessory shop. If you'd like to try all the options in person, we'd love for you to visit us at our NYC bridal accessory boutique.