An African-American bride-to-be has to face a different sort of problem in terms of bridal hair styles. The hair is always an important issue, but when it comes to the wedding day this issue gains immeasurable proportion.
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Obviously, your natural hair is extremely curly and working with it will be a hard task to accomplish. Therefore, straightening your hair (permanently) will offer you a wider range of options for your bridal hairdo. This does not mean that you have to give up the curls, though, if you are a big fan of them.
Being African-American does not prevent you from getting a princess-like look. You could have your hair straightened for the bangs up to the tiara level (for no princess look is complete without a tiara) and then have it arranged in loose curls and maybe a half updo if the hair is too long. Do not forget to use professional solutions or else your hairstyle will be a complete failure by midday.
You could also opt for curling permanent solution, for a more natural look. The process is quite complicated, though and it damages your hair greatly so, you must do everything required in order to maintain its healthy aspect. We believe it is needless to add that these kinds of arrangements are done a couple of months before the big day, and on the wedding day you will only decide whether to tie it in a ponytail or have it loose. A flower will be enough of an adornment for your already rich hair.
Of course, there is always the updo option that is very appealing to many brides. For it, you must get your hair straightened and hire a hair stylist to create a bun that will not only compliment, but flatter your entire bridal appearance. Use some hair pins for embellishing or an imposing tiara and you are good to dance throughout the entire night. You could also wear a veil, if you are more on the traditional side, as this will not affect your hair arrangement in any way.
The hair styling of an African-American bride might be more time consuming and more costly, but the results are just as ravishing. It does not really matter what kind of hair you have, but it only matters how you decide to arrange it as to put you to an advantage and make you feel like a goddess on your big day.