Bridal Hairstyles

For brides with long, straight hair, the perfect bridal look is a sleek chignon or low bun styled with decorative hair clips or flowers to accentuate the floral elements in their dress.

Romantic updos like the one this bride sported are all about feminine details and flattering your features. Her soft, romantic finish was achieved by leaving out just a few face-framing curls, which left an undone finish.


Half-up hairstyles are an ideal way to add volume and height for brides with long locks, such as this one styled by Yene Damtew. She gathered this bride’s voluminous curls into a classic middle part before pinning them and sweeping her remaining strands over to frame her face.

Try a romantic half updo with layers if you’re going for the vintage wedding look. This style works exceptionally well if your locks have curly ends, and it makes an excellent foundation for floral headpieces such as those offered by Rock Me Makeup (they added succulent pieces in this bride’s chignon). But feel free to experiment and find something suitable that complements your venue and theme!

If you want a half-up style without the hassle of tying all your hair back, ask your stylist to create a low bun with loose, face-framing strands that fall around your forehead. This look works beautifully for beach weddings, as demonstrated by Melina Ruiz-styled bride.


The half-up, half-down bridal hairstyle is an adorable choice for long and medium-length locks, keeping the kinks out of photo opportunities while showcasing them beautifully. This style works wonderfully when worn with flower crowns or other decorative embellishments.

Consider switching up the half up/half down wedding hairstyle by simply pinning back a few thin strands and leaving the rest of your locks loose – this simple approach showcases this beauty’s gorgeous curled locks while providing an effortless style.

Even a bob cut can work with the half up, half down bridal hairstyle if worn with soft waves and finished with an elegant floral accent, such as this bride’s glamorous earrings and mang tikka. This charming look makes an intelligent choice if a bride plans on wearing a veil, as it pairs nicely.


Many brides-to-be feel pressured to drastically change their appearance before their weddings, such as cutting their hair short or giving them a vibrant shade. However, it would be wiser to hold off from drastic experiments until after your big day and let your natural beauty take center stage on that particular day.

Add an elegant finishing touch to your bridal updo by pinning flowers onto it. A classic formal gown or minimalist aesthetic would benefit from having small blooms pinned into an updo, but beachy cropped styles and boho styles could look equally stunning with some floral accents added.

Natural blooms are ideal for brides with long and thick locks, naturally wavy or curly. But for brides with shorter or medium-length locks, silk or faux flowers on a hair slide are an elegant solution that will complement those in their bouquet while adding an eye-catching pop against the veil.

Soft Wave

No matter who you are – bride, maid of honor, or guest – every woman deserves a stunning hairstyle on her big day. This quick and easy do is suitable for bridesmaids and guests, looking beautiful whether or not wearing a veil. Furthermore, it makes an excellent option for black women with naturally curly or wavy locks and those wearing wigs.

Teased topknot and bold hair accessories create a dramatic yet romantic bridal look. If your locks are extra long, consider asking your stylist for volume extensions before pulling back your strands into an effortless yet glamorous chignon with tendrils bursting out for added glam effect.

This big, voluminous bridal updo exudes glamorous vintage vibes, making it the ideal complement to vintage-inspired dresses. To ensure its longevity, ask your stylist for high-hold hairspray and opt for metal combs instead of plastic ones to complete this style – you want it to stay intact by the end of the evening!