Weddings can be stressful! There is so much to do. From planning the food, the guest list, and venue to choosing your wedding dress – things can get overwhelming. Feeling beautiful and special on your big day should be at the top of your list of priorities. There are plenty of low-maintenance styles on this list if you want something simple, or, if you’re into full glam, there are some styles to match that too! Take a browse through this collection of the best wedding hairstyles to pick one that matches your wedding dress perfectly and makes you excited for your special day.
Low Maintenance Loose Waves
A sweet hair accessory can be the perfect touch to a simple half-up half-down hairstyle and requires very little effort. Use a curling iron to add some loose waves and then pin a section of your hair up–it’s that easy! This style is also great if you’re someone who likes to keep your hair out of your face.
Messy Low Bun
If you are a bride who is into more loose hair styles, the messy low bun is for you! This look can be achieved by curling your hair, combing the curls through to loosen them, and then hair spraying all over to ensure the curl holds. The hairspray will also guarantee your hair has grip and will help achieve the “piecey” look. Next, start to pin back sections of hair in bobby pins until you have achieved the desired messy look!
Whether you have naturally long hair or you’re planning to add in some extensions on the big day, long hair styles are beautiful on every bride. Extensions are easy to blend with either a loose or tight curl. From there you could do a half-up hairstyle, a braid crown, or just leave your hair flowy and natural. Long hair styles are also very flattering when worn with an open-back wedding dress.
Beachy Center Part
If you have a center part in your hair, you could definitely pull off a more casual, beachy look like this one! With a center part and some natural layers to help with face framing, you can’t go wrong with either a straight or curly style. This look is also great for the beautiful brides doing their own hair on their wedding day because it’s quick and easy.
Some brides like to keep it simple on their wedding day and some like to go all out! If you want more of a “wow” factor when you walk down the aisle, a beautiful, bouncy look with voluminous curls will be perfect for you. As long as you have a curling iron or rollers, a teasing comb, and some hairspray, this look is totally achievable! The key with this look is to get as much volume as possible (this is where the teasing comb and hairspray come in). Make sure to spray your hair after curling to lock in your look.
Classic Side Sweep
This side-swept look is super classy and easy to achieve. Simply part your hair to the side and curl your hair (yes, there’s a pattern in this list!). Comb through to loosen the curls and clip one side back to create this sleek and sultry hairstyle. You could also use a hair accessory instead of a clip if you want a bit more sparkle.
Fishtail braids are a great way to spice up a wedding hairstyle. Whether you want to add them to a half-up hairdo, or if you’re creating an updo with a fishtail swept in, this elevated braid is sure to impress. For a beachy, boho wedding, you can loosen the fishtail braid (as pictured) to give a more carefree look. Lastly, add in some flowers or small hair pins for even more of a hippie vibe.
Flower Crown Updo
A floral crown can easily create one of the best wedding hairstyles out of a simple hairdo. Start with a low bun or curled hair and add in a flower crown to match the feel of your wedding dress. If you’re having an outdoor wedding, you may gravitate towards a larger, more colorful flower crown. On the other hand, if you are having a more formal indoor wedding, you may opt for a crown as pictured with smaller flowers and fewer colors.
A low ponytail with loose curls is one of the best wedding hairstyles because it is elegant and easy. This look can work for the bride of an outdoor wedding or even for a wedding guest! It is easy to style and will last through a night of dancing after the wedding ceremony. This look would also be super cute for a wedding guest to wear with a formal pantsuit!
Short hair can be an adorable look with just a few dainty pins on your wedding day! Simply clip the top half of your hair back in a criss-cross fashion and you’re good to go. Depending on what you prefer, you could straighten or curl your hair before. A flower crown or tiara is a great accessory for short hair too.
One of the best wedding hairstyles is to keep it sleek and simple with a straight hair look. Some people are more comfortable with their hair straight than curly and there are a ton of fun ways to make straight hair into a beautiful bridal style. Add a normal or fishtail braid as seen in the picture with a tiara to elevate the look.
Simple Low Knot
A trendy new way to wear your hair and one of the best wedding hairstyles is the low knotted bun. It’s so chic and will still look like you’ve put a lot of effort into your hair (even though it’s super easy!). There are a ton of tutorials online of how to achieve this look if you’re doing your own hair on your wedding day as well. This style looks beautiful under a veil.
Floral braids were everywhere a couple years ago, but for boho weddings who wouldn’t want to look like a fairy? Try this look out for an ethereal look on your magical day. This hairstyle would be gorgeous with a lacey wedding dress or could even be the perfect style for your flower girl. Add a dusting of sparkles to your braid and you’ll be glowing just right!
This list of the best wedding hairstyles has something for every desire and style of beautiful bride. If you already have your hairstyle picked out, you could use this list as inspiration for your bridesmaids, flower girls, or wedding guests! Every bride should feel spectacular on their big day and this list will help you get one step closer to that.