The theme of your wedding will determine the type of hairdo that you should be wearing. The same goes for your attire. A simple yet surprisingly elegant theme is one that is along the lines of Ancient Greek Art. This is characterized by long graceful outlines and gentle undulating folds. You should research on classical Greek hairstyles to get a better idea. Their hairstyles will be simple to execute since nothing, except the natural beauty of hair will be involved.
The predilection of the ancient Greeks for harmony is very well depicted in their fashion as in their art. Greek art and fashion never overwhelms the personality with abundant and distracting details. They rarely wore jewelry and would presumably never have made use of our glitters. The typical hair style was a completely natural to look at. The hair was brushed back and sometimes ended in a bun at the back of the head.
Apparently, fixing their hair up was mostly done for convenience by the Greeks. Rarely do we see images with embellished hair cuts. The ultimate embellishment for them was the bun which can be seen in all sizes and shapes on images of ancient Greek women. The Venus of Milo wears a bun on the back of her head. Of course, the way her hair was fixed is suited to the shape of her face.
Because not all women can carry a bun successfully, hair style experts have devised variants of the classic Greek style.
A wedding Greek-style hairdo is easily done by yourself. First of all you will need to add some loose curls to the hair below the crown of your head. Then you pull them up gently diagonally upwards towards the back of your head. Fasten them well there and let the rest of the hairs drape down the shoulders and the back.
You can do it yourself by winding the hair in wide rollers. The hair has to be wet to make it easier to shape. Also, after everything has been set into rollers, you can spray some setting lotion on it. Remember that the sections to be rolled need to be thin enough for thee curls to be visible.
With your hair blower in low-heat mode, make a few passes on your hair until they are dry on the outside. The insides may still be wet so let them stay on the rollers for a time before unwinding and fixing them up.
Remember to set the hair backwards with the rollers more or less vertically oriented. Hair that is curled backwards horizontally will look slightly different from hair that was set diagonally down or up. While you are deciding which direction to take, don’t apply setting lotion.
For people with wide faces, the hair may not need to be pulled backwards. Letting them cascade down the sides of the face will give it a narrower look. This is because vertical lines give a suggestion of slimness wherever they are found.
Hang-down wedding hairdos need to have layered cuts along the side of the face.. The layers should be cut long to make them blend with the longer strands. The effect of curling layered hair will be to have gently waved hairs framing the face.
Bennetta Elliott is a writer for Personalized Gift Express, which offers personalized groomsmen gifts, personalized bridesmaids gifts and wedding favors.