Wedding hairstyles for medium hair that look elegant

Got a bob or lob? Dress it up for your big day. Choose from these pretty wedding hairstyles for medium hair.

Almost every bride wants to have long hair on her wedding day. This way, she can have a lot of hairstyle possibilities—from simple down ‘dos and curls to buns and elegant updos. If your wedding is fast approaching and you only have shoulder-length hair, you don’t need to get stressed and pray for a miracle for it to grow long. You can still style your hair in many different ways. Check out these wedding hairstyles for medium hair and be a gorgeous bride on your big day.

Try these pretty wedding hairstyles for medium hair

1. Big waves

Wedding hairstyles for medium hair: Closeup shot of a bride with shoulder-length wavy brown hair with floral hair piece holding a white bouquet standing against a light gray background
Use rollers or a big barrel curler to create gorgeous big waves. Credit: Shutterstock

Add flair to your bob or lob by making big waves. Use a curling iron with a big barrel to create this hairstyle. You can also use hair rollers to make waves. If you have straight, sleek hair, add grip by spraying sea salt spray before curling your hair. Then, adorn your hair with a flowers or an elegant hair piece.

Editor’s tip: Help waves and other hairstyles last longer by spritzing TONI&GUY Sea Salt Texturising Spray on your hair when prepping it for styling. 

2. Beach waves

Wedding hairstyles for medium hair. Woman in a wedding dress with black shoulder-length wavy hair with bangs against a white background of cut out leaves and flowers
Let your hair down but add a bit drama by creating beach waves. Credit:

Make shoulder-length hair a bit more dramatic by creating beach waves. This hairstyle is perfect for boho-chic weddings and garden or beach weddings. You can also sport this hairstyle as your second look on your wedding day. Let your beach waves sway and bounce as you dance the night away with your hubby.

Editor’s tip: Define waves and curls and boost volume by applying a dollop of TONI&GUY Volume Plumping Mousse on your hair before blow-drying and curling. 

3. Side bun hairstyle

Wedding hairstyles for medium hair: Woman in a wedding dress with medium-length hair in side bun with a floral hair accesspry against a white lattice backgrouund
Complete your side bun hairstyle with a lovely hair piece. Credit:

Take a break from the usual bun hairstyles and try a side bun. Gather your hair in a side ponytail and twist your hair. Create your bun by wrapping your hair around the base of your ponytail and securing it with bobby pins. You can also roll your hair inwards until it reaches the base of your ponytail. Again, secure with bobby pins. Want a bun with a twist…literally? You can try putting your hair in a polished twisted side bun hairstyle.

Editor’s tip: Spritz TRESemmé Salon Finish Extra Hold Hairspray to get rid of frizz and without weighing down your hair. 

4. French twist

Wedding hairstyles for medium hair: Closeup shot of Asian woman in white dress with hair in French twist against a champagne-colored background
The classic French twist suits any occasions. Learning how to create it is worth it.

Good news, brides! Your medium-length hair can be put in a French twist. This classic hairstyle is ideal for brides with oval faces, as it helps showcase an elongated but proportioned face shape. You can also add side bangs or curtain bangs to add oomph to your elegant ‘do.

Editor’s tip: Add body to your hair especially if you have thin tresses by spraying your roots with TONI&GUY Sky High Volume Dry Shampoo before styling. 

5. Braided updo

Wedding hairstyles for medium hair: Asian woman wearing light pink dress with dark brown hair in braided updo against a white background
Put your hair in a lovely braided updo if you want to veer away from conventional bun hairstyles.

With a braided updo, you get to combine different hairstyling techniques. Don’t worry, though. The braided updo is fairly easy to create. You only need 15 minutes to finish their hairstyle, and you can spend the rest of your time shooting pre-ceremony photos. Don’t forget to spritz hairspray when you’re done styling your hair to make sure it’s frizz-free.

Tresemme Detox & Nourish Conditioner

Editor’s tip: Even the most gorgeous hairstyles will be useless if you don’t have healthy hair. Wash your hair with TRESemmé Detox & Nourish Shampoo and TRESemmé Detox & Nourish Conditioner to help replenish lost nutrients, so each hair strand remains nourished. 

6. Wavy lob with hair piece

Woman with wavy lob with a sparkly hair piece on one side
A simple and elegant accessory can make an impact on your wedding hairstyle. Credit: Shutterstock

If you want to keep your hair low-key beautiful, some waves and a sparkly hair piece can do the trick. A one-sided hair piece can make your wedding hairstyle for medium hair look chic and romantic.

7. Headband braid

Asian woman with black hair in a headband braid hairstyle wearing a pink dress
Show off both your bridal makeup and soft, bouncy hair with a headband braid. Credit: Hariono Halim

The headband braid can be your second look on your wedding day. It’s sweet and dainty and can make you look more relaxed as you mingle with your guests and toast to newly married life.

These wedding hairstyles for medium hair that you can have stunning ‘dos no matter the length of your hair. Just keep your locks healthy and moisturized so you’ll always look great.