Why You May Want To Try A Mid-Wedding Hair Chop Instead Of A Dress Change

After the dress, hairstyling is one of the biggest considerations for a bride’s wedding day aesthetic. Many classic styles emphasize long curls or elegant updos, while more edgy or modern brides may want to go non-traditional with a sleek bob or pixie cut. But some sassy brides want the best of both worlds and have found a way to make it work by implementing a mid-celebration haircut — a.k.a., a wedding chop.

“More than half my brides cut off their hair immediately after their wedding,” hairstylist AJ Palace tells Refinery29. “If you’re planning on cutting your hair after the wedding — why not just do it at the wedding, and make it the coolest second-look reveal?”

It seems like a lot of brides-to-be like the sound of this surprise, as the hashtag #weddinghaircut has racked up 33 million views and counting on TikTok. But getting your hair done is a much bigger ask than changing clothes. So if you want to embrace an adventurous wedding chop, what’s the best way to go about it?