A blend of contemporary charm and timeless elegance, voluminous curls are a top wedding hairstyle choice for modern brides. In fact, they're a close second in popularity to Hollywood waves for Bridal Styles brides!
While these two bridal hairstyle options are similar, there are differences. To help brides-to-be decide which is right for their personal style, we're taking a deep dive into this bewitching down-do. Along for the ride are lots of pictures of our beautiful brides to illustrate the versatility and romance soft curls deliver.
Voluminous curls versus Hollywood waves
Loose waves are neither too tight nor too loose. Their flattering, free-flowing appearance embodies romance, and the styling options are endless. From beachy waves and soft curls to soft waves, it's the perfect wedding hairstyle for women who want to wear their long hair down. In contrast, Hollywood glam waves are more structured with a glossy finish that often begins at ear level, providing vintage-inspired glamour.
Although sharing a wavy appearance, these two wedding hairstyles cater to different aesthetics. The Hollywood's defined waves evoke a glamorous, retro vibe popular on red carpets, while voluminous, loose curls convey a softer, more natural beauty. If you'd like to compare the soft curls pictured in this post to Hollywood glam waves, visit our previous article The Modern Bride's Guide to Old Hollywood Waves.
Matching your wedding day style with voluminous curls
Classic elegance: For brides seeking an alternative to the classic updo, voluminous waves are easily styled to create a timeless, sophisticated look. Try a sparkling bridal tiara or pearl headband with your loose waves. Worn in tandem with a classic wedding dress, the finished look will harmoniously blend the past and present.
Bohemian chic: If a relaxed, free-spirited vibe is what you're after, soft waves complement breezy, flowing wedding dresses beautifully, especially when you add a flower-inspired crystal hair vine or bridal hair comb and chandelier earrings into the mix.
Glamorous extravaganza: For those looking to make a statement, dress up loose curls with a bevy of glittering accessories. For a bold wedding day look, you can never go wrong with face-framing hair accessories, CZ stud earrings, and a cuff bracelet. Plus, they'll look amazing with a richly detailed bridal gown.
Hair accessories ideal for voluminous curls
Hair vines: Whether your big day day is taking place in a garden, ballroom, at the beach, or at a five-star hotel, hair vines are a fit! Available in all kinds of styles, from opulant to delicate and understated, they're a popular choice among our brides.
Hair combs: Add a lot or a little sparkle on one side with a bridal hair comb. The added sparkle enhances the romance and matches the refinement of a sophisticated soiree.
Bridal crowns and tiaras: Fairytale splendor is yours when you top loose waves with a glittering tiara or crown. These headpieces embody regal elegance and are the finishing touch to a royal wedding look.
Headbands: These classic bridal headpieces lend themselves to any style. From highly ornate to delicate pieces spun of crystals and crafted of modern pearls, you won't have trouble finding one that complements your vibe.
When shopping for the finishing touch to your wedding style, visit us at Bridal Styles Boutique! We've got a wide variety of beautiful hair combs, stunning crystal crowns, and divine bridal hair vines in our online bridal accessory shop. You can also try all the options in person at our NYC bridal accessory boutique.