Chic updos, glamorous curls and vintage styles; treat your bridesmaids to one of these glorious hairstyles for your big day!
You’ve picked your wedding theme, your venue, your dress and have chosen which bridal hairstyle you’ll be wearing as you walk down the aisle. Now, though, it’s time to turn your attention to your support team, AKA your bridesmaid hairstyles.
We know weddings are all about the bride, but that’s not to say your bridesmaids shouldn’t look picture perfect on your big day, too. And although picking hairstyles for your bridesmaids can be a tricky task, we’ve got you fully covered with our list of 27 dazzling hairstyles to please everyone.
1. Croissant chignon
No list of bridesmaid hairstyles would be complete without a classic chignon. This is perfect for both bride and bridesmaid, and although it appears complex, this hairstyle is super easy to achieve. Just see our step-by-step guide for creating a croissant chignon, to learn how to master the look.
2. Twisted bun
Undone and carefree: the ideal look for a whimsical Springtime wedding! Keep your updo soft, but leave loose strands to fall around the face for a delicate finish, and add extra height around the crown to bring volume to your twisted bun hairstyle. Credit: @emmachenartistry
Editor’s tip: Textured bridesmaid hairstyles, like this one, can easily be set with a flexible hold hairspray. We suggest you try the VO5 Flexible Hold Hairspray, as it’ll keep your look natural and undone and also make sure it stays in place, all without leaving it sticky or stiff.
3. Pinned back braids
Keep your hair away from your face by creating a braid on either side of your head and securing them together at the back. Gently tug at the braids for an undone look and decorate them with some dazzling hair jewellery. Easy-peasy! Credit: @kristin_ess
4. Half-up fishtail braids
Fishtail braids are a great alternative to traditional 3-strand braided hairstyles and will earn you tonnes of extra styling points on the big day. Choose from a full fishtail braid hairstyle, or for a slight twist, give this half-up, half-down hairstyle a go.
5. Side chignon
Want to give your bridesmaid hair a unique touch? Then opt for a modern take on chignon hairstyles by simply wearing your updo to the side, like the image above. This red-carpet favourite will look stunning on bridesmaids and is super easy to achieve.
6. Messy updo
Have your bridesmaids all got different types of hair? Then say hello to this messy updo, which works a treat for all hair types and lengths.
Simply secure the bulk of the hair with pins and allow any loose strands to fall free. Then just add a floral headband to take this look from every day to wedding day perfect. Et voila!
7. Wrapped ponytail
If it’s good enough for bridal Marchesa then who are we to complain! This hairstyle may seem too simple for your bridesmaids but paired with their stunning dresses, this carefree ponytail hairstyle will look gorgeous. Credit: @kristen_ess
8. Tucked chignon bun
This tucked chignon bun hairstyle looks really sophisticated and is sure to be a hit with the bridesmaids. No matter if you have fine, straight hair or a thick and curly mane, you can still make this hairstyle work by following these simple chignon steps, here.
Editor’s tip: The key to this look is keeping the hair as smooth as possible. To do this, we suggest using the TRESemmé Colour Shineplex Serum to leave your locks sleek, silky and enviably polished – what more could you want?
9. Half-up bow
Make your hair your best accessory! Twisting your strands into a cute bow isn’t just great for making an accessory of your mane, but it also creates a half-up hairstyle that’ll tame some of your tresses, too.
10. Braided high chignon
This classic look never fails to disappoint. It’s perfectly poised and elegant, has a timeless appeal and will suit those having a traditional wedding fit for a queen! Just remember to weave a neat braid and wrap it around your bun for a touch of interest.
Next read: More braided updos inspiration!
11. Half-up, half-down
Chanel not only dominates the fashion world but also the hair world, providing us with tonnes of stylish inspiration every season. And for their 2017 Cruise Collection, the iconic brand didn’t disappoint, delivering this gorgeous half-up, half-down hairstyle.
So, to ensure that your bridesmaids are looking runway-ready, make like Chanel and work some elegant hair accessories. Credit: @sammcknight1
12. Floral braids
Wondering how to jazz up a braided hairstyle suitable for a wedding? Then look no further than this floral braid hairstyle, which won’t leave a dry eye in the house.
Just work some loose waves to the ends of the look for added bounce and you’re ready to go! Credit: @yourbraids
13. Vintage hairstyle
If you love vintage hairstyles as much as we do, then you’re sure to fall head over heels for this retro ‘do.
The key is to start with a side-part and sweep the hair over for a side bangs effect, securing with a jewelled hair grip. Don’t believe us? Take a look at our simple hair tutorial, here.
14. Loose waves
All the updos got your head spinning? Then why not break the mould by choosing a loose, beach waves hairstyle? Give your guests serious hair envy by creating romantic, tumbling waves for all of your bridesmaids. Credit: @hairbykeltie
15. Pancake braids
Braided hairstyles have become a wedding day staple and this faux braid is one of our favourite styles yet. Although it looks like a neatly woven plait, it is, in fact, a series of pull-through ponytails! Don’t worry, your secret is safe with us.
16. Curly updo with florals
Finding a hairstyle to suit all your bridesmaid’s hair types can be tricky, so for those with curly manes, we say it embrace it! Let down those curls and simply add a hair accessory, like this floral headband, for the easiest and most dazzling bridesmaid hair.
Editor’s tip: Keep curly hair looking tip-top with the Toni&Guy Curl Lock Oil – perfect for taming dry and rebellious curls. The non-greasy formula will help to enhance shine, while giving definition and frizz control, too.
17. Bouncy blowout
When in doubt, get a blowout! Having long been rocked for all manner of occasions, voluminous, bouncy curls are ideal for weddings, allowing your strands to flow free and show off your hard-earned length. Credit: @ulyana.aster
18. Baby afro
From brides and bridesmaids to other wedding guests, we say put down that wig and go au naturel! Weddings shouldn’t be a one-size-fits-all occasion, so work with your natural tresses and pick a hairstyle which will make you most comfortable, like this baby afro hairstyle.
19. Slick back
20. Sleek hair with centre parting
Go for a high-fashion finish with this sleek centre part hairstyle, worthy of all your bridesmaids. And by simply adding hair cuffs along the hairline, this hairstyle goes from ordinary to extraordinary in a matter of seconds!
21. Bardot ponytail
22. Side braids on curly hair
If you’re looking for eye-catching bridesmaid hairstyles to show off your natural hair, look no further than this super easy hairstyle. All you have to do to get it is weave two simple cornrows on one side of your head and leave the rest of your coils out, to create a cool contrast.
Editor’s tip: Want to make your curls pop? Try evenly applying the TRESemmé Botanique Curl Conditioning Mousse through damp hair and scrunch it in to encourage curl definition.
23. Natural low twist
This dreamy, protective low twist is a lovely choice for natural locks. Don’t forget the pearl baby’s breaths and drop pearl earrings, will you?
24. Classic curls
No matter the wedding theme, you can’t go wrong cute classic curls. And, if you don’t have the luxury of time on your side, our pin curls tutorial is all you need.
25. Boho ponytail
26. Ballerina bun
Calling all you minimalist ladies, this the bun to rock when you want your makeup and outfit to do the talking.
27. Bridesmaid waves
For some serious off-duty vibes, these side-swept, lush beachy waves will do the trick. It’s the perfect style for all hair lengths, so it’s no wonder it always makes an appearance in bridesmaid hairstyles articles. Credit: @jennyoonyc
If you’re in need of further hair inspiration for a big event or special occasion, head on over to our Formal Hairstyles page, where we’ve got tonnes of looks to try, from date night hair to graduation styles.