Many women dream of their wedding day from the time they are young girls. They have their dress design in mind, the venue and color theme pinned down. Perhaps they even have a hairstyle in mind, but trends change.
A hairstyle should complement the bride’s face and wedding dress. Before you drastically cut your hair before your wedding, consider hairstyles for long hair or the classic updo. If you do choose to cut your hair or wear your hair short normally, there are wedding hairstyles for you, too.
A wedding should be everything you always hoped, but the stress of choosing a hairstyle along with all the other decisions can put a damper on your wedding day. Enjoy the wedding of your dreams with these wedding hairstyles for any hair length and texture. They can look perfect on the bride, mother-of-the-bride or members of the bridal party.
Trends come and go like the tide. These hairstyles are some of the trendiest wedding looks for 2019:
Messy French Twist
The messy French twist is a relaxed take on the classic version. The updated hairstyle is structured while allowing movement.
How to do a messy French twist:
Spray damp hair with your favorite volume booster, such as Verb Sea Spray – Windswept Waves + Light Dry Texture
Blow dry while scrunching your hair in bunches with your fingers
Use a teasing comb to tease the hair at the crown of your head. Lightly tease the ends of your hair as well
Comb your hair back into a middle ponytail with your fingers
Roll the ponytail to the left
Use bobby pins to secure the shaped french twist to your head
Lightly spray with your favorite hair spray, such as Bumble and Bumble Strong Finish Firm Hold Hair Spray
Pull wisps out at the sides and neck for a messy look
If your wedding theme is whimsical and casual, consider topping your updo or long, flowing lock with a flower crown. The flowers can be real or artificial, depending on your budget.
Decorative combs or hairpins can add an Old Hollywood glamour to your appearance. They can be used to secure an updo or accentuate your curls. Check vintage shops or your female relatives for your something borrowed. Rhinestone or pearl are classic types of hairpins that are fancy enough for weddings but won’t take away from your natural beauty.
If your dress is simple, a beaded headband could give you the glamorous look of the 1920s. Beaded headbands were a popular accessory with flapper dresses and they’ve never gone out of style. It can be used to sweep under an updo or placed straight across the forehead.
If you’re really going for the wedding of your childhood dreams, a tiara will complete your wish to be a princess. If you choose to go the tiara route, choose a subtle crown. You want to dazzle your guests, not blind them with bling.
Like French twists, the chignon is one of the most classic wedding hairstyles. An undone chignon is a playful and trendy take on the severe hairstyle.
How to do an undone chignon:
Massage a root boosting mousse into damp hair. Try SEXYHAIR Big Root Pump Plus Humidity Resistant Volumizing Spray Mousse
Use a 1 1/4;” barrel curling iron to loosely curl your hair in 2 ½ inch sections
Once your hair is curled, lightly tease the curls at the root
Gather your hair into a small bun at the nape of your neck
Secure the flyaway strands with a bobby pin
Spray with your preferred hairspray
Braids may get more complex and elaborate, but a simple braid never goes out of style. Try these braids for an elegant wedding hairstyle:
Fishtail braids are named after their mermaid-like appearance. The chunky braids are super trendy for weddings right now.
Instead of a flower crown, complete your hairstyle with a bohemian braided crown. This goes perfect with a casual, ethereal-themed wedding.
The French braid is a classic. It works with the entire bridal party, right down to the flower girl. You can weave in flowers or string to individualize your look.
Natural Curls or Glamorous Waves
After years of straight hair being the hot style, curls are making a comeback in a huge way. If you have naturally curly hair, you can use hair pins to pin your curls in place or let them loose.
For those without curly hair, you can create wavy curls using a half-inch curling iron before pinning the curls to set the wave. Remove the curls and finger-comb them smooth.
Updo wedding hairstyles
Medium-to-long hair can be swept up into a gorgeous, classic updo. If your wedding is more on the fancy side than the relaxed side, an updo is probably your preferred hairstyle. Many of these can be done in varying degrees on the entire bridal party, from bridesmaids to flower girls.
Top Knot Bun
The top knot bun uses your own hair to wrap around the bun at the crown of your head. A crown of hair, you might say. Pull chunky wisps to frame your face in a flirty way.
Braids are soft and romantic. The hair is curled using a 2-inch barrel curling iron. Then braided in a weaving pattern for the look of a glamorous goddess.
The traditional chignon is a simple and concise hairstyle that dates back to ancient Greece. It’s perfect for a minimalistic, regal wedding.
Pulling your hair into a ponytail might not seem extravagant enough for a bride. However, teasing the crown of your hair into a pouf can kick this everyday hairstyle up a notch.
Wedding hairstyles with your hair down
Many women opt for longer hair at their wedding simply because there are more choices for hairstyles. Long, flowing locks can be worn in the following styles:
Use clear, invisible elastics to braid the top half of your hair into a heart. Let the rest of your hair flow loose down your back. This luxurious hairstyle will wow your guests. If your hair isn’t quite long enough, use hair extensions to get the proper length.
Finger curl your hair into loose waves. Tease the hair at the crown into a bouffant for a unique, charming hairstyle.
Half-up half-down hairstyles are a wedding staple. You can make the style your own by braiding part of your hair or adding the decorative hairpins.
Casual Curls (Ringlets)
If you want curls, ringlets are a classic look that offers a youthful, carefree appearance. Ringlets can be curled tightly or loosely cascade across your shoulders.
Speaking of shoulders, hair swept over one shoulder is an increasingly popular choice. It has a beachy, sand-in-your-toes feel, while still looking elegant and beautiful.
Wedding hairstyles for short hair
Short hair gets a bad reputation as being unwomanly and unstylish. Prove the haters wrong with these gorgeous short hair wedding hairstyles:
Short Bob with Middle Part
Accentuate your jawline with a short, A-line bob. Part your hair in the middle for a more sleek, royal look.
Pixie Cut with Flower Crown
Pixie cuts are adorable. Add a bit of punch with a crown made from daisies or your favorite flower.
Messy Bob with Braided Crown
For a backyard wedding, a messy bob will put your guests at ease. They’ll be ready to let their hair down and party when you walk down the aisle with a boho braided crown.
Choppy Bob with Bangs
Have your stylist cut your hair in uneven pieces for this chic style. Add bangs and a veil to complete the look.
Half-up Half-down Lob
Short hair can still pull off the beloved half-up half-down hairstyle. The lob is a long bob that reaches the shoulders.
Bouffant with Short Sides
If you opt for super short hair, leave some length on top. Tease it into a sky-high bouffant for a fashionable style.
Wedding hairstyles with veil
Veils are optional wedding accessories these days. Some women dream of their groom lifting the veil at the altar. Others find it makes their dress look heavy or old-school. If you choose a veil, these are some great hairstyle ideas:
Braided top knot
Bridal headbands and bridal scarfs are too accessories that can be used in place of a veil.
Wedding hairstyles are usually chosen to accentuate the dress and the match the theme of the wedding. If you’re having a hard time deciding on a hairstyle, this list could help you find the style of your dream wedding.