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Beauty & Fashion | Finding the Perfect Hairstyle for Your Neckline

Perfecting your bridal style for the big day is ideal, and nothing complements your look more than pairing your wedding hairstyle with your bridal gown’s neckline! We asked four North Texas beauty experts which of their favorite bridal hairstyles looked best with the the trendiest necklines. Plus, we chose to match those looks with gowns from local bridal shops, so you know exactly where to search to make your dream wedding look come true! Keep reading to see all the different takes on bridal style these North Texas wedding vendors have put together!

plunging neckline modern southern belle

Modern Southern Belle

Hair & Makeup by Grand Slam Glam

What hairstyle do you recommend pairing with a plunging neckline?

We love the ‘modern southern belle.’ Like many proper southern ladies would agree, volume at the roots of any style is key.

What products did you use to achieve this hairstyle?

Before using heat on the hair, we applied Fave 4’s Vertical Volume spray at the roots and Texture Takeover throughout. We created the volume in the roots by using hot rollers and letting them cool as we completed her makeup look. Thats right… old school hot rollers! However, a complete set of pin curls using a curling iron would work just fine. After pulling the curls down, we created a straight middle part and smoothed the flyaways down with a comb and Kenra Professional Platinum Texturizing Taffy 13. We then took the desired front section of the hair and separated it from the rest. Using an alligator clip, we clipped the rest of the hair up and tied the two smooth front sections together at the nape of the neck with a clear rubber band, making sure the ears were covered. Then letting the rest of the curls down, we teased the remaining section of the hair at the roots, ran fingers through the bottom of the curls, and sprayed all over with Kenra Professional Super Hold Volume Spray 25 for the perfectly sleek and tousled down-do.”

What makeup products were used?

For this makeup look, we wanted to combine soft and dramatic elements to create a new take on two classic bridal looks in one. We kept the face makeup soft and dewy by prepping the skin with rose water and a shimmering primer. Next, a light and even coat of hydrating hand-applied foundation and concealer were buffed into the skin using a damp beauty blender. We set this with a setting spray and a light dusting of translucent powder all over. We kept the contour soft and dispersed by using a larger powder brush, rosey blush and a warm bronzer. Using the Jaclyn Hill Morphe palette, we created a dusty pink eyeshadow base and gradually pulled different tones of browns into the crease of the eye, focusing the darkest hues toward the outside corners. To keep the eye bright and open, we used a rose-gold shimmer in the inner corners. The eyeliner in this look is what truly sets it apart. After applying false lashes, tight line the eyes with a dark charcoal liner. Follow the lash line with a liquid liner on the top of the eye and gradually thinker the line towards the outer corner. We went in with a thin angled brush and a mixture of matte black and dark brown shadows to smoke out the line and create the soft winged cat-eye effect.


Neckline Style: Plunging

Berta gown from Bridal Boutique

What do you love about this trending neckline?

  1. The Clean Plunge 

Ask for: Lea-Ann Belter’s “Mona” style –This plunging neckline combines the clean and effortless look of Lea-Ann Belter, with a deep V in the front and the back.

  1. The Sexy Plunge

Ask for: Berta Bridal’s “20-16” style – This plunging neckline is daring and sexy. Coupled with long sleeves, lace and incredibly detailed beading, this dress has all of the wow factors.

  1. The Classic Plunge

Ask for: Watters’ “Ambra” style – We love this plunging neckline because it combines the classic lace, A-line silhouette with a daring V-neck in the front and back.

  1. The Strapless Plunge

Ask for: Justin Alexander Signature’s “Julie” style – Who says you have to have a strap to rock a plunging neckline? We love this dress because it combines the sophisticated strapless neckline, with a modern plunge.

What other trends are you loving right now?

Other trends that we are seeing and loving are various designs that incorporate clean and simple fabrics.  There are so many gowns this next season that have combined timeless, classic silhouettes with minimalist styles and texture.


Neckline Style: Off-the-Shoulder 

Matty by Matthew Christopher gown from LeAnn’s Bridal

What do you love about this trending neckline?

I am obsessed with the off-the-shoulder trend. This look is so feminine, fun, flirty and elegant. There are so many different ways that you can wear this look. I love that you can always add a detachable off-the-shoulder strap to a dress. Walk down the aisle with one look and take the straps off for another look during the reception.”

What other trends are you loving right now?

I am loving all of the clean dresses right now, like Boady by Wtoo. I am an accessories girl and you can do so much with a clean dress. You can add a gorgeous sash, wear fabulous chandelier earrings, an amazing statement necklace, or my fave – some over the top heels. Let’s not forget about the veil. When you have a classic clean dress, you have so many options on a veil – beaded, lace, ribbon, cut edge… options are endless!


illusion neckline updo

Softly Swept

Hair & Makeup by Brite Beauty

Why is this the perfect hairstyle for this neckline?

An updo complements an illusion style most beautifully to show off the delicate details of the dress. If you are most comfortable having your hair down, opt for a style that works best with the neckline of the dress, and likely you will want to keep it swept to the back, depending on hair length.

What products did you use to achieve this look?

Kenra Root Lifting Powder for volume.

Kenra Heat Block Spray to curl.

Kenra Working Spray – 14 to work with. 

Kenra 25 Holding Spray to set.


Neckline Style: Illusion

Lillian West gown from WED Bridal Boutique

What do you love about this trending neckline?

We absolutely love illusion necklines! Whether it’s with floral appliqués or with subtle beading, an illusion neckline is a stunning way to add intricate detailing. We also love when illusion detailing is combined with low and open backs. We’ve also been seeing more full lace illusion detailing which gives a more vintage vibe.

What other trends are you loving right now?

We still love the illusion necklines, but we’ve also seen some beautiful illusion trains as well. Some other trends we’ve seen that we absolutely love are puffy sleeves and light and airy gowns. These gowns, especially when combined, give such a romantic aesthetic. We still love minimalistic looks and have seen these gowns with new and different necklines from plunging necklines to square and even off the shoulder.


bridal style

Romantic Texture

Hair & Makeup by Tease to Please Hair & Makeup

What look pairs well with a straight/square style?

A side-swept pony is the perfect hairstyle for a square neckline and a timeless hairstyle for any bride, hair type or hair color. We can add extensions or use your own hair, but either way, we can add tease, texture and the perfect romantic pieces to frame your face and hairstyle.

Why is this the perfect hairstyle for this neckline?

This stunning hairstyle is perfect for the junior bridesmaid, moms, but especially the bride… This hairstyle is one of my favorites, you can add a braid, twists or just go soft and romantic. I love how it shows off your hair without it covering the back of the dress, draws more attention to the front of your dress, and shows off your hair without it being in an updo or all the way down. Either way, it’s timeless and stunning!”

What products did you use to achieve this look?

Products: Kenra 25 volume spray, Big Sexy- Texture Powder, Aquage Shine Spray, Morrocanoil Dry Shampoo, and Amika Texture Spray


Neckline Style: Straight/Square

Pronovias gown from Patsy’s, A Bridal Boutique

What do you love about this trending neckline?

When I was 16, I fell in love with bridal, and I fell in love with this neckline. I love how it has been re-imagined and looks so effortlessly chic and clean, and it doesn’t have to be a straight-across strapless ball gown!

What other trends are you loving right now?

I am loving the use of negative space in gowns right now, from a clean dress with an illusion in the front plunge on a gown like Pronovias’ Estrella which creates an architectural detail to the front, or on the beautiful cutout lace trains of so many Martina Liana gowns!

Find even more talented North Texas wedding makeup experts here or browse more local bridal boutiques here. Happy planning!