60+ Wedding Hairstyles and Tips for your Big Day

A breakdown of different styles, the latest trends, plus 3 easy tips for choosing a do you'll feel confident wearing on your big day.

Wedding Hairstyles

As your wedding day approaches, we know you want everything to be perfect. We understand the importance of making sure every detail is just right and how the perfect hairstyle will add that special finishing touch to your bridal ensemble. There seems to be an endless selection of options and choosing the perfect do may seem overwhelming. However, with a few basic tips and a little creativity, finding a bridal hairstyle you love is pretty simple. To help you out, we collected a variety of the latest looks that'll inspire you to create the perfect style for you. 

1. Don't Crimp My Style

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2. Easy Press

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3. Rod Set Extensions

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4. Tousled Tendrils

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Natural curls that are touchable and bouncy are ideal for daytime, informal, or semi-formal ceremonies. Their easy-going vibe fits right in with beach or boho themes and is easy to do. All you need are a curling iron and a couple of styling products to keep your coiffe under control. Make the look your own by adding fresh flowers in complementing colors or a simple headband.

5. Glam Rollerset 

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6. Natural Curly Updo

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7. Long Layered Curls

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8. Curly Coronet of Flowers

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9. Pearl Headband with Long Curls

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10. Curly Pixie

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11. Billowing Curls

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12. Elegant Barrel Curls

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13. Kissable Length

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14. Natural Organza

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A step up from natural curls, glamorous waves are more deliberate and uniform. They're touchable and bouncy, yet many times are designed to stay in place. Glamorous waves are ideal for formal or semi-formal events and their vintage vibe is sure to capture attention. The curls on this bridal hairstyle can range from cascading on longer hair to sculpted finger waves on shorter hair. Add a deep side part, hair comb, or touch of flowers for a complete look.  

15. Balayage Beach Waves

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16. Great Gatsby Finger Waves

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17. Mini Waves

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18. Ocean Waves

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19. Deep Part Waves

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20. Romantic Wavy Ponytail

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21. Simple Elegant Waves

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22. Soft Waves

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From long locks to short and sweet, a hairstyle with a deep side part adds sultry glamour to your wedding look. What we love about this style is its versatility. For longer hair try adding volume and big waves with a large barrel curling iron. For a sleek and smooth look sculpted curls or a finger wave adds a formal look reminiscent of the '50s, The deep side part is ideal for formal weddings, Hollywood glam themes, and evenings. 

Adding to this year's wedding hair trends is the center part. Whether you opt for a straight and sleek look or zigzagged the center part is a popular choice for brides of any age. Its versatility allows it to complement any style of wedding dress and occasion. It can be worn with loose and flowing curls, with half of the hair pinned back, with an updo, or even a low chignon. Try out different styles and see which hairstyle looks best with your center part. 

23. Gold Headband with Center Part

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Braids, specifically fishtail or mermaid braids, are right on trend in 2021. Feathery and ethereal, this style of braids brings an elegant feel to your wedding ensemble. It's perfect for showing off backless or off-shoulder dresses and adds that extra wow factor from behind as well as the front. Even with their detail, they're surprisingly simple to create, and the variety of styles allow you to tailor your braid to you.  If your hair isn't long enough to make a mermaid braid, simply add a few hair extensions to get the desire fullness and length. Detail with flowers, rhinestones, or ribbons. 

24. Flourishing Fishtail

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25. Fluttering Fishtail

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26. Side Swept Braid and Curls

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27. Elegant Mohawk

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28. Over The Shoulder

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For even more style inspiration crown braids lend an ethereal blend of classic braids and soft face framing. They're crafted around the head like a crown and can be designed with all the hair up or with it cascading down. Crown braids can even be worked on shoulder-length hair. This style is ideal for keeping cool in hot and humid weather, making it suitable for outdoor ceremonies and receptions. 

Give your bridal hairstyle a beautiful boho vibe by adding a blend of twists and braids. These relaxed and romantic hairstyles are often worn down and may have some hair pulled back. It is a carefree do that's relaxed. It might include simple hair accessories like simple flowers, a headband, or a hair comb. The key to the perfect boho style is to keep it bouncy and full of movement. This means taking it easy on the styling products. Not only is this style perfect for the afternoon or informal ceremonies, but it's suitable for every day too.

29. Tie a Bow

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30. Up and down - The Best of Both Worlds

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The wedding updo is by far the most desired bridal hairstyle and for good reason. Its versatility complements any kind of dress and it's suitable for both informal and formal ceremonies alike. This style works with nearly any texture and mid-to-long hair. For shorter hair, or if you need more volume, add extensions before styling to achieve the desired look. With updo styles, the hair is pulled to the back or crown of the head. They can be structured or messy and can range from boho chic to elegant depending on how intricate the design is.

31. Elegant Pin Up

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32. Fancy Defined Updo

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33. Glammed Up

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34. Ribbon Updo

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Nothing says luxurious sophistication like the low chignon. Its polished appearance is ideal for veils that attach to the nape of the neck or onto the chignon itself. The low chignon tends to be smooth and controlled. However, like the updo, it can be styled a bit loose for a softer and more romantic appearance. The main difference between the updo and low chignon is the placement of the bun. With the low chignon, the hair is pulled to the nape of the neck. It's a timeless hairstyle that looks beautiful with formal gowns or even simple and chic suits.

35. Effortless Bun

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Handy tips for the perfect bridal hairstyle:

Hairpieces - They're a must if the style you prefer has a lot of volume or length. They add romance and glamour and have come a long way. Hairpieces are available at most beauty supply stores and are offered in a wide selection of different colors, lengths, and textures. Many are even made from natural hair that can be colored. They're virtually undetectable and will allow you to achieve the hairstyle you want.

36. Sweet Textured Embrace

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37. A Halo of Greenery

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38. Bouquet Halo

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39. Bubbles and Roses

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40. Boho Floral Headpiece

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41. Crystal Headband with Long Locks

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42. Fancy Fascinator Hat

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43. Feathered

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44. Laced Crown

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45. Modern Flapper

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46. Sparkling Tiara

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47. Succulent Wreath Crown

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48. Vintage Lace Hat

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49. A Hint of Class Chignon

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50. Beaded Bangs

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Practice make perfect - Eliminate unwanted surprises on your big day by trying out the hairstyle while wearing your wedding dress at least a month ahead of time. This will allow you to select a secondary style just in case the first one doesn't work out. Do the cascading curls get caught on the buttons on the back? Will the style hold up to humidity or wind? Will it be easy to wear with your veil? If you tuck flowers into a braid, for instance, will they wilt before the reception? A trial run before can prevent issues on your wedding day.

51. Alluring Boycut

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52. Side Swept Bang and Ponytail

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53. Diamond Ring Chignon

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54. Dignified Chignon

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55. Voluminous Crop

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Be prepared - Ensure an all-day do by taking precautions against the weather. Humidity will ruin even the best style. Anti-humidity styling products keep your coiffe in place, whether the nuptials are in a tropical climate or if it's raining. When the forecast calls for high winds, consider an updo or braided style that's finished with a maximum hold gel or hair spray. No one wants to constantly be pulling loose strands of hair out of the way when you're saying your vows. Being prepared enables you to minimize unwanted surprises on your wedding day.

56. Colorful Pastels

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57. Face Framing Highlights

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58. Golden Locks

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59. Vintage Bob

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60. Pressed & Curly

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61. Sultry Crop

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62. Blowing in the Wind

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