The best wedding hairstyles for every bride
We’ve found ‘The One’ for you
Beauty Crew Contributing Editor / August 18 2019
After finding ‘The One’ (you know, your wedding dress) and all those months of planning, as your big day draws nearer it’s time to think about your bridal hairstyle. It may not seem like a major decision in the grand scheme of things (from choosing a reception venue to finessing the guest list), but it is an important one: it’s the finishing touch that will complete your wedding day look.
When choosing the best wedding hairstyle, think about how you normally wear your hair, and simply take it to the next level. You want to feel comfortable, and above all, still look like you!
Wear one of these wedding hairstyles down the aisle - we’ve pulled together some of our favourite celebrity hairstyles for every bride.
The Cinderella bride
A high bun is one of the most timeless updo hairstyles for brides, and does a beautiful job of showing off any kind of wedding gown neckline. We love Em Rata’s textured volume and the soft tendrils for that romantic feel.
Celebrity inspiration: Emily Ratajkowski
The beach bride
Loose tousled waves and a half-upstyle delivers the perfect laidback-meets-chic vibe for seaside nuptials (hint: we love this look for a boho wedding, too). Special mention must go to the centre part, which frames the face, and that glossy, healthy shine to match your newlywed glow.
Celebrity inspiration: Kate Grigorieva
The modern bride
Sleek and adorned with gilded accessories describes the perfect wedding updo for the millennial bride.
Celebrity inspiration: Zendaya
The romantic bride
No hairstyle says romance more than one with a braided detail along with flowers in your hair. This hairstyle is also proof that you can still style a short hair length in an intricate way on your wedding day.
Celebrity inspiration: Lucy Hale
The classic bride
Half up, half down hairstyles are a failsafe wedding day look - they keep the hair away from your face (and can weather a little wind) but still have the softness that a down style offers. This hairstyle works for long hair and short hair and we can totally imagine a tiara being worn with this look.
Celebrity inspiration: Jessica Alba
The low-key bride
If you’re after something simple yet elegant, we recommend a ponytail. Now hear us out - because they *do* belong down the aisle (just ask Anna Heinrich!). They’re fun, effortless and all you have to do is step it up from your everyday style with a smooth finish and a piece wrapped around the hair tie.
Celebrity inspiration: Julianne Hough
The glamorous bride
You can’t go wrong with a chignon. It’s royal wedding-approved and always looks sophisticated. As a versatile hairstyle, you can make it suit your wedding style and personality, from a small, tight bun that’s understated to a bold woven pattern with plenty of volume.
Celebrity inspiration: Emma Stone
The natural bride
Hey, why mess with what works for you every day? We are big believers in looking like you on your wedding day. If you’re going for a natural wedding look, focus your attention on getting your hair into a healthy, shiny state (psst, try this repairing hair treatment) and then show off your beautiful mane in all its natural glory. For a curly wedding hair look, we are loving how Shay’s tight, voluminous ringlets have taken centre stage.
The City Hall bride
A low bun is a wedding hair look you can easily do yourself, if you don’t want to fuss with hairdressers.
Celebrity inspiration: Anne Hathaway
Does your fiancé need some wedding day hair inspiration too? These four celebrity hairstyles have every type of groom covered.
What wedding hairstyle are you going to wear for your big day? We’d love to hear about your wedding day hairstyle below!
Image credits: Getty
Chelsea is BEAUTYcrew’s Contributing Editor. She has a sweet spot for anything that claims to make skin glow and won’t leave the house without a slick of mascara. Chelsea has 10 years of experience as a beauty editor and her words can be found on BEAUTYcrew, Women’s Health, Daily Addict, The Joye and Primped.