5 of the best hairstyles for summer weddings

Last month kicked off the 'wedding season' as bridal and wedding professionals know it. With continuous heat waves and humidity-ridden temperatures in Dayton, it's the perfect time to talk about summer wedding hair styles. Are these really all that different from wedding hair styles in the winter or spring? You betcha.

Jenny Haas Photography

Jenny Haas Photography

Summer hairstyles need to be able to withstand heat and humidity - on top of dancing the night away.  If you are having a summer wedding and wish to wear your hair down, there are a few factors to consider.

Prepping the hair is crucial, especially in the summer to ensure a long-lasting curl. 


The night before: We suggest using a volumizing shampoo and conditioner. Run hair mousse through your locks to build texture.

The morning of: If you must wash, use less conditioner and no hair softening products. Have all of the hair curled and pinned up, setting for a few hours. 


Your bridal stylist will usually leave early afternoon, while you are still in an air conditioned room. The hair may be holding really well, looking great. But you have to factor stepping outside, traveling and getting pictures taken out in the heat. If you have a natural light photographer, keep in mind fly-aways may be more obvious in photos. 


Our team will provide our best insight based on the wedding scenario and how thick your hair is. Your bridal hair trial gives us the chance to see what we're working with in a way photographs simply won't tell. It also allows us to learn more about your big day.

I recently had a bride with tons of hair, she ideally wanted to wear it down, but the forecast wasn’t in her favor. The wedding was a June barn wedding with no AC and big fans. After learning more about her wedding, we discussed her options and ultimately, she chose to wear it up. To keep the flowy look she wanted, she opted for a loose bun. I incorporated loose cascading curls (they only appeared loose, they were actually very secured) for a bit of a carefree look. I was so happy to see her style withheld through the night in all of her wedding photos.

Jenny Haas Photography

Jenny Haas Photography


  • For a classy, modern wedding to go for a low Chignon.
  • For an outdoor, casual wedding, try a side braid or low messy bun.
  • For a whimsical wedding, especially outdoors, opt for a pull-through fluffy braid.
  • For outdoor or barn weddings, a textured up-do is your best bet. It's not to low on neck, and will withstand more heat.
  • For bohemian styles, wooded ceremonies or elopements, a lose braided crown is ideal.

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