Find inspiration for your bridal hair with these perfect bridal hairstyles
So you’ve got the dress, shoes and accessories, now all you need is that perfect bridal hairstyle to complete your look. Easier said than done with Google showing you thousands at a time- after a while they all start to look the same. But worry not as we have compiled 15 beautiful and elegant bridal hairstyles to help make that decision a whole lot easier and an added bonus- you can even do them yourself.
The classically beautiful bun
You can never go wrong with the always-on-trend classic bun; whether you want a simple look, a sophisticated chignon, or maybe you just want to show off those gorgeous cheekbones? No matter what the reason, a classic bun can be vamped up or down with some elegance and the right accessories!
Watch this video on how to create the perfect chignon
The Messy Bun
If going slightly more freestyle and messy is more for you, then a messy bun style is perfect. It also can compliment slightly more unruly or naturally curly and frizzy hair. This style actually works better with big, frizzy and unruly hair as this hair type comes already packaged with tonnes of volume!
The Ballerina Bun
This is a slight twist on the classic bun and it finishes with a very youthful look. It is perfect if you have a fringe you want to showcase and its also great for allowing your makeup to do the talking. Jazz it up also with a braid headband too!
To learn how to do braid headbands, click here
Elegant classic curls
Curls and waves are definitely the go-to for beautiful bridal hairstyles that last for the whole day (and night). Curls add extra volume and bounce to naturally thin hair which gives great texture and body- just don't forget the hairspray! It's great for a simple, gorgeous sun-kissed beach-goddess vibe- perfect for a summer wedding. Again your curls can be adorned with all kinds of amazing accessories so it's something to bear in mind if you have a more flamboyant theme.
Click here if you want to try a curly style for yourself
Simple and stylish
No matter your hair length, you can still achieve the effortlessly beautiful bride look with minimal fuss. Simple bridal hairstyles such as a ponytail are easily chic and classy without too much work and the addition of a bridal headpiece can add that extra glam touch. Something that will give you peace of mind when you and your wedding guests are dancing the night away at your reception.
Plaits are the pinnacle of what is traditional in terms of hairstyles and they scream classic and chic. They are so easy to dress up too from flowers if you're having a summer wedding, to some autumnal leaf designs if you're having an autumn wedding, so if a traditional wedding is something you're for then a plait may be the way to go. If you're not sure about having all your hair up, plaits are easy to incorporate into a half up- half down style as well!
Discover how to create the perfect plait look here
This is another style of braid but it makes for a bolder statement than the traditional plait looks. It is an amazing style if you're having a spring or summer wedding as it is easy to involve lots of flowers and other accessories in the hair and if you're into Disney, it is also the closest you can get to Elsa in terms of hairstyle. It is also an easy look to achieve on your own after some practice.
Learn about how to perfect the fishtail here
The Plait Crown
With a plait crown you can really be the queen of your special day- as well as incorporating a classic plait. It's an updo that once complete, can offer effortless style as well as peace of mind as you know it'll all stay in place and be out of your face for the whole day meaning you can really party hard. Accessories also work really well with this style.
Big and bold embodies this style and is also effortlessly smooth and chic in terms of it's finish. Perfect for encapsulating that big day vibe.
For tips of how you can achieve this look yourself, click here
Forget holding the bouquet, how about wearing it? Another summer or spring wedding idea, you can really get creative with this as your hairstyle can be anything you want. You can really let the flowers speak for you here. Whether its a full flowery hairband or some leaves and branches adorning your hair, it makes for a unique look.
A Classic Updo
Of all the bridal hairstyles, this particular style is most popular for a classic, almost vintage, look. Add shape and definition with loose curls and volume as well as height for a more balanced look. There are many ways of wearing this classic to suit your face shape so it can help to find out what face shape you have so you can chose the perfect style for you.
Click here to find out what your face shape is.
The half up, half down do
If you're still baffled by the hard decision to wear your hair up or down, how about incorporating both? Have half your hair in a bun, plait or ponytail and the other half down? Maybe even have that half curled. There are so many ways to wear this style and you can get some decor involved too!
The Classic Ponytail
The simplest of styles to pull off, it is easy to quickly vamp up this do with accessories or even do some interesting curls with extra strands to make it look more fancy!
For tips on spicing up your ponytail, check out this video
The Retro Look
If your theme is slightly less 21st Century, then how about trying a retro hairstyle with accessories to match? Go back to the roaring 20's with finger waves or maybe even some pin curls or maybe celebrate your big day with victory rolls? It's a great way to inject some old style glam with some chic historical hairstyles.
Watch this video to get practicing your retro hairdo
If you rather an understated look for your day, how about going au naturale wearing your hair down with just a few accessories? This gives you maximum opportunity to play around with your look and add just as much character is you like- a truly DIY hairstyle.
Once you have your perfect style, then is the perfect time to accessorise your look. With do-it-yourself weddings being all the range, how about making your own accessories or get creative and incorporate your theme with your hair too? Don't be afraid to add a twist to your style, after all, it's your day and there is no more perfect day for idiosyncrasy than your wedding day!
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