Looking for beautiful black wedding hairstyles to wear on your big day? Good news: we’ve pulled together 8 utterly stunning ‘dos to make sure your hair looks picture-perfect when you say “I do”, as well as when you’re busting out your best moves for that first dance.
Whether your hair is short or long, relaxed or natural, click through our gallery, above, or scroll down to discover which black wedding hairstyles made our list. Then we suggest you get practising, pronto!
8 Black wedding hairstyles to inspire
Chignons and weddings are a match made in heaven, especially if you’re looking for a protective hairstyle for your big day. Don’t be put off by its deceivingly delicate appearance; it’s actually really easy to achieve and can even be done on shorter length hair. Just make sure you have lots of bobby pins to hand and don’t forget to finish your look with a generous spritz of VO5 Smoothly Does It Tame & Shine Spray (£3.99*) to help eliminate any pesky flyaways and add a glamorous sheen.
Psst! For a more detailed guide, why not check out our step-by-step chignon bun tutorial?
We don’t care what anyone says, we think teeny weenie afros are perfect for any occasion! Just remember to keep your TWA looking on point for your big day by keeping it well-moisturised with a leave-in conditioner, like the TRESemmé Oleo Radiance Bi-Phase Conditioning Mist (£6.99*) and topping up with a lightweight hair oil, like the Dove Advanced Hair Series Pure Care Dry Oil Nourishing Treatment (£6.99*). Not only will this will help keep your ‘fro feeling soft and supple, but it’ll also help to make your curl definition pop!
Romantic and ethereal, this look ticks all the boxes when it comes to our favourite black wedding hairstyles. And the best part? Even if you’re not the most confident of self-stylists, this ‘do is almost foolproof!
First, create a middle parting using the tip of your comb. Then take 1-2 inches of hair from each side of your parting, slowly twist each – one by one – and then, simply pin the twisted hair towards the back of your crown.
Finish the look by curling the rest of your hair using a curling wand, then lightly spritz with the VO5 Sublime Sleek Creation Hairspray (£3.99*), which will help hold the curls in for longer, while retaining some natural-looking movement throughout.
The classic bun
A beautiful, classic bun is another great black wedding hairstyle that also doubles up as a protective ‘do. Simple and chic, this secure style will easily last from the vows all the way through to the after party.
Want to learn how to create the perfect ballerina bun? Read our step-by-step guide, here!
Opting for a low-key dress, or a destination wedding on a sandy beach? Then casual, wavy locks might be more up your street. Simply create beachy waves on relaxed hair with the help of your favourite straighteners or rollers, then just gently comb them out using your fingers. And if you want to avoid using heat, why not check out Nikki Phillippi’s heatless methods?
Simple updo with accessories
For the ladies that don’t feel too comfortable styling their own hair, fear not: we haven’t forgot about you! This ‘do is practically foolproof because the statement hair accessory will is the main attraction here.
Just pick a pretty, ornate hair accessory and pair it with a simple ballerina bun, et voilà: a head-turning, wedding-perfect hairstyle is yours in an instant!
Glamorous side-swept ‘do
For something a little more after-dark-worthy, why not create soft, vintage-style curls and sweep them to one side for a touch of old Hollywood glamour. Just remember to discreetly pin your hair to one side and finish with Catwalk by TIGI Firm Hold Hairspray (£14.95*) for a long-lasting, red carpet-ready finish!
Want to let your ‘fro shine in all its glory for your big day? Just make sure your curls are looking on top form by doing a twist-out. Prep your hair the night before, then release the twists in the morning, and that’s it! Easy-peasy!
Want some tips? Natural-haired brides can learn how to do the perfect twist-out with the help of vlogger Mini Marley!
So, which one of these gorgeous black wedding hairstyles will you go for?
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