101 Wedding Hairstyle Ideas For Brides & Bridesmaids

All Things Hair | 01 August 2019
Close up three different wedding hairstyles

Still searching for the perfect wedding hairstyle? We’ve got ideas and inspiration for all hair lengths.

Who can forget Kate Middleton’s half-up wedding hairstyle? Or Meghan Markle’s low chignon? We certainly can’t!

However, selecting a wedding hairstyle can be a stressful affair, particularly because for most people the big day is such a prominent event and there’s a huge emphasis on the bride, bridesmaids and everyone else to look their best and have ‘perfect’ hair.

Whether you searching for styling inspiration or trying to be economical and do your own hair, our favourite wedding hairstyle ideas for 2019 is full of stunning hairstyles for all lengths and textures that don’t require a degree hairdressing.

From tousled curls to dreamy updos, they really are so many romantic hairstyles you can go for.

Classic Chignon

Woman with blonde hair in low chignon
Credit: Rupert Laycock

This elegant chignon is perfect for those looking for a classic bridal hairstyle. If you want to make your look that extra bit special try pairing your chignon with an embellished slide.

Curly Chignon

Two woman with hair in chignon
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This curly chignon is all about working with your natural texture.

Low chignon

Brunette with low chignon updo
Credit: Verity Jane Smith

If you’re looking for a Pinterest worthy updo you’ll love this low chignon.

Twisted Chignon

Woman wit ginger hair in lwo chignon updo
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Soften your chignon by adding a twist around the side of your head and wrapping it around the base of your updo.

Sleek Chignon

Rosie Huntington-Whitely blonde hair in low chignon bun
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This sleek chignon means business. The twisted design is sophisticated and will be ideal for brides looking for a formal but modern chignon updo to pair with a tailored dress or even a jumpsuit!

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Ballerina Bun

Lady Gaga bleach blonde high bun
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We love how Lady Gaga added a little va-va-voom to her high bun updo, Her baby quiff helps to give this ballerina bun a more retro finish.

Ballerina Bun for Fine Hair

Josephine Skriver with dark blonde hair in a tight bun
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If you have fine hair don’t let the idea of wearing a ballerina bun put you off. Keep your hair smooth and sleek and secure your hair in a tight bun in the middle of your head like Josephine Skriver.

Statement Ballerina Bun

Woman with brown hair in high bun
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A ballerina bun to give a J-Lo a run for her money. To acheive the desired volume, this statement bun will look best on those with long and thick hair.

Style tip: Consider adding a clip on bun to give oomph to fine strands.

Classic Ballerina Bun

Woman with brown straight hair in ballerina bun
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You can’t go wrong with a classic ballerina bun for your wedding day.

Low Ballerina Bun

Woman with blonde hair in low bun
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Get the hair of your dreams with this low twisted bunCredit: @ejwhair

Professional Sock Bun

Kirsten Bell with blonde hair in sock bun
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Cheat your way to the perfect bun with, you guessed it, a sock rolled up as a hair donut.

Low Bun

Low sock bun on brown hair
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Keep things simple and elegant with this chic low sock bun.

Undone Ballerina Bun

Undone sock bun on blone hair
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We love this undone sock bun because who said picture-perfect hair needs to be neat?

Party Ballerina Bun

Blonde woman with sock bun updio with clip
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Add some sparkle to your updo with the use of hair clips.

Classic High Bun

Sock bun on brown hair
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Just imagine how gorgeous this high bun would look tucked under your veil.

Tousled Short Hair

Wavy bob brown hair
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Give your short hair bedhead texture by adding loose waves and sweeping your hair to one side.

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Short Pixie

Short blond epixie cut
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Pixie cuts offer more versatility than you might expect and this swept-back straight cut is just one of the many ways you can wear your hair at a wedding.

’60s Bangs and Wavy Bob

Blonde wavy bob with Bardot bangs
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Update a short wavy bob by adding stylish Bardot bangs.

Twisted Half-Up Bob

Blonde wavy bob with pinned back twists
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Twists are a great alternative to braids so why not try this floral adorned twisted half-up, half-down for the big day.

Glass bob

Woman with straight dark brown bob with pearl accessory
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You may have heard of glass skin but what about glass hair? Use a serum to achieve this high-shine finish on your locks.

Sleek Half-Up, Half-Down

Cara Delevingne with straight blonde half-up, half-down
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Sleek strands are a much-loved hairstyle for weddings and this half-up, half-down gives you the best of both worlds.

Floral Twisted Half-up

Woman with long wavy hair and pinned back twists
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Make your hair your best accessory with this floral wavy half-up, half-up down hairstyle.

Mini Bouffant Half-Up

Lucy Hsle with half-up wavy bob
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Give your tresses an extra boost of volume by backcombing your crown to achieve this mini bouffant double half-up. Credit: @kristin_ess

Style tip: Dress up your hairstyle by adding satin bows.

Flowing Half-Up

Long brown wavy half-up with flowers
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With hair like this, you’ll be the main attraction. Credit: @oksana_sergeeva_stilist

Half-Up with Pearl Hair Clip

Blonde curly hair in half-up with pearl clip
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Hair accessories are huge this year and leading the pack is pearl adorned clips. So complete your half-up, half-down with this statement accessory.

Loose Waves with Headband

Woman with wavy brown hair wearing a pink headband
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If hair clips aren’t really your style, you’ll be pleased to know headbands have had a revival and can be worn to your next wedding.

Soft Loose Waves

Woman with blonde hair and loose waves
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Loose waves are such a crowd pleaser and can be worn for any occasion on any hair length.

Boho Loose Waves

Woman with long bronde loose wedding waves with a flower crown
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Nothing quite screams boho than tousled loose waves and a flower crown. Credit: @weddinghairandmakeupartists

Retro Loose Waves

Olivia Culpo with side parted wavy brown bob
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Olivia Culpo paired her short loose waves with a deep side parting for a flawless ’50s-inspired retro finish.

Side-Swept Loose Waves

Annabelle Wallis with side parted blonde loose waves on the red carpet
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You might think that wedding hairstyles need to be perfectly coiffed, but, carefree and casual styles like these side-swept waves are hugely popular with brides and guests alike.

Elegant Ponytail

Woman with long blonde hair in ponytail withwavy ends
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We’ve made finding a classic wedding ponytail easy with this elegant updo with loose curly ends and a statement embellished accessory.

Side Braided Ponytail

Woman with long brown balayage hair in braided ponytail
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This voluminous ponytail with side braids oozes chic appeal. Will this be the one?

Volumised Ponytail

Woman with brown wavy hair in wrapped ponytail
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A little volume never hurt anyone. So take your hair from basic to beautiful with this volumised ponytail.

Twisted Ponytail

Woman with blonde hair in twisted wrapped ponytail
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All you need is a rope braid to take a ponytail up a notch. Make it even more eye-catching by wrapping the lengths of your braid around your ponytail.

Braided Ponytail

Brunette with unicorn braid ponytail
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From the front, this ponytail will look just like any other, but from the back, you’ll really be showing off your individuality with the addition of a braid down the centre.

Air-Dried Curls

Curly blonde hair
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If your natural curls are your best feature, simply air dry and wear them loose with an off-centre parting for an easy, breezy hairstyle.

Style tip: Ahead of the wedding treat your tresses to regular mask treatments so they look in tip-top shape for the big day.

Big Curls

Half-up blonde curly hair
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Embrace your inner diva with big and bouncy curls. Pin the top section back to add an extra emphasis on your curly ends.

Curly Updo

Rochelle Humes naturally curly brown hair in updo
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With curls this beautiful you don’t want to hide them. So wear your hair in a loose French twist and leave tendrils to fall around the face. Credit: @patrickwilson

TONI&GUY Sea Salt Texturising Spray

Style tip: Enhance your curls with the help of a sea salt spray like TONI&GUY Sea Salt Texturising Spray. Spray evenly over damp or dry hair to create a rough texture and tousled waves.

Mermaid Curls

Curly blonde hair in loose pinned braid
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Get maximum impact with this mermaid braid. This hairstyle is a little tricky to do alone so you may need a helping hand. Credit: @oksana_sergeeva_stilist

Dropped Curls

Woman with curly brown hair wearing wedding outfit
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We love the juxtaposition of the straight and sleek top and fluffy curly ends.

Side Braid

Cara Delevingne with blonde side braid
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Braid lovers rejoice as this Dutch meets side braid is relaxed but elegant.

Accent Twist

Brunette with wavy bob and twisted braid
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Who said wedding hairstyles should take hours? Add a playful touch to wavy hair with an accent twist.

Crown Braid

Crown braid on blonde hair
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Dreamy crown braids are bound to make you the best-tressed guest.

Braided Half-Up

Brown hair in braided ponytail
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The simplicity of this braided half-up, half-down ponytail makes us love it even more. And remember this hairstyle doesn’t need to look perfect so embrace the undone look.

Milkmaid Braid

Halo milkmaid braid on brown hair
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We know you shouldn’t upstage the bride but it’ll be hard not too with this milkmaid braid.

Halo Braid on Natural Hair

Woman with natural hair in halo braid
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For an angelic wedding hairstyle, look no further than this halo braid on natural hair.

Halo Braid on Short Hair

Woman with brown hair in halo braid
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If you have short hair and want to get in on the halo braid love, great news, you can! Because even short strands look amazing in a halo braid.

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Editor’s tip: The TONI&GUY Flexible Hold Braid Balm gives flexible hold and adds structure to your hair making braiding easier than ever.

Floral Halo Braid

Blonde woman wit halo braid and flowers
Credit: Rupert Laycock

But don’t forget to add some floral accessories as a final touch.

Halo Braid with Veil

Woman with blonde hihlighted hair in halo braid with wedding veil
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If you’re the bride, tuck your veil under your braid. Credit: @onefabday

Fishtail Halo Braid

Brunette woman with fishtail halo braid
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As if a halo braid wasn’t dreamy enough, this Intagrammer went one step further by combining a fishtail and Dutch braid together. Credit: @kristin_ess

Hollywood Waves

woman with long golden blonde waves into Hollywood waves
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If you’ve always wanted to channel your inner Hollywood siren, these waves are all you need.

Glam Waves

woman with long dark blonde hollywood waves with hair pins
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Give your vintage waves a modern revamp with a cute hair accessory, like this. Credit: @caraclyne.bridal

VO5 Tame & Shine Spray

Editor’s tip: To finish off your wedding hairstyle and make it look ultra-glossy, set your look with the VO5 Tame & Shine Spray.

Flirty Finger Waves

woman with short 1920s style finger waves wedding hairstyle
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Finger waves are an enchanting retro hairstyle that’ll work wonders on short tresses.

Floral Tuck Hairstyle

woman with dirty blonde hair styled into a floral tuck wedding hairstyle
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This is what happens when you team a Gibson tuck hairstyle with fresh flowers — dreamy, right? Credit: @ejwhair

‘40s Swept-Back Updo

woman with retro wedding hairstyle on relaxed hair
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Give your go-to bun a ‘40s twist by wearing it with a swept-back quiff.

Floral Afro

woman with natural defined curls with white roses in it
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Defined curls and fresh flowers make for a picture-perfect combo. Credit: @curlygallal

Sleek Ponytail

Bride with natural low sleek ponytail hairstyle
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This bride’s sleek, low ponytail is undeniably elegant and totally perfect for any season. Credit: @blackbride1998

Cute Bun Updo

woman with natural bun updo
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Nothing beats a curly bun, especially if you’re DIY’ing your wedding look.

Side Braid Bun

woman with natural low braided bun
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If you want to make natural hair look more eye-catching, try adding a few side braids into the mix.

Natural Blow Out

Woman with natural dark afro hair blown out with hair clips
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Want a style that’ll show off your length? We’ve got just the thing: a natural blow out with some fun bobby pins.
Credit: @ab.k_

Side-Swept Waves

woman side parted wedding waves with floral hair accessory on the runway
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This vintage-obsessed bride completes her side parting hairstyle with a floral barrette.

Side-Swept Straight Hair

woman with side parted sleek wedding hairstyle with viel
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If you naturally part your straight hair down the middle, mix things up on the big day by trying this elegant side-swept look.

Side-Swept Bun

Woman with side parted bouffant bun hairstyle
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Looking for a way to add a fresh touch to your updos? Make like this beauty and team a side part with a bouffant updo.

Side-Swept Bob

Charlize Theron with wavy side parted dark bob hairstyle
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Here’s proof that a side-parted bob can be both sleek and romantic.

Deep Side Part

Nicky Hilton with sleek side part golden blonde hair
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It doesn’t get more classic than this bride’s super shiny deep side part and gorgeous veil.

Smooth Side Bun

Woman with golden blonde sleek side bun
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Glow getters will adore this high-shine side bun.

Sleek Side Knotted Bun

Sofia Carson with dark brown low side bun knot with floral hair pins
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Knotted buns aren’t just for the red carpet — you can easily make them wedding-worthy by moving them to the side.

Messy Side Bun

Woman with dark brown hair styled into a messy side bun
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Make your tousled strands work for your big day by styling them like this. Credit: @tonyastylist

Braided Side Bun

woman with blonde and brown hair styled into a braided side bun
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Looking for a side bun hairstyle that’ll outlast your big day? This budge-proof plaited bun has got your back. Credit: @amyelliothair

Floral Side Bun

Woman with dark brown hair styled into a low textured side bun with flowers
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A side bun with flowers will give your overall look that extra romantic touch. Credit: @joyceyeomakeup

Classic Ponytail

Amanda Seyfried with long golden blonde messy ponytail
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This wavy ponytail looks great from all angles, so it’s no wonder it is one of the most popular wedding hairstyles.

Floral Wedding Bun

Jennifer Lawrence with dirty blonde hair styled into a messy updo with flowers
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A messy bun featuring your favourite flowers makes a simple hairstyle more stunning.

Low Chignon

Woman with bronde low chignon
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No matter the wedding theme or dress, you can’t go wrong with a low messy chignon.

Double Milkmaid Braids

Lily Collins with her dark hair styled into a double halo braid hairstyle
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Double the braids mean double the fun.

Fancy French Twist

Sienna Miller with her blonde hair styled into a French Twist
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French girl hair can work for a wedding, too. When you need an elegant hairstyle, just try this French Twist.

Big Curls

Thandie Newton with big, voluminous dark brown curls
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Not only is this wedding hair look super on-trend, but it is also a great way to show off voluminous long curls.

Swept-Back Curls

Tessa Thompson with dark swept back curls
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If you like the thought of wearing your curls but don’t want them to take away from your makeup, this look is for you.

Undone Curly Updo

Amber Heard with her ash blonde hair styled into swept back curly updo
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Pinned up and undone, you’ll feel exactly like Belle from Beauty and the Beast with this curled updo.

Curly Ponytail

Woman with long dark roots and golden blonde curls styled into a low ponytail
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Another way you can show off your curls on your big day? With this cute curly ponytail, of course.

Brushed Out Curls

Woman with brushed out dark brown with blonde highlights curls
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Bride or supermodel? Keep them guessing with this charming brushed out hairstyle.

Natural Flower Crown

Woman with medium natural afro with flower crown
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Make your natural curls look extra special with an eye-catching mix of blooms. Credit: @brimcdee

Boho Flower Crown

Model on the bridal runway with flower crown on her chestnut brown wavy hair with fringe
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If you’re looking for a floral hairstyle that is both boho and trendy, this laid-back ‘do is perfect for you.

Flower Headband

Model with flower headband crown and medium length blonde wavy hair
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Headbands aren’t going anywhere anytime soon, so make the most out of the trend by opting for a floral one for your special day.

Flower Crown Updo

Anne Hathaway with loose updo with flower crown headband
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The quickest way to take a messy updo from simple to stunning? With a flower crown, of course.

Flower Braids

Fan Bing Bing with a fishtail milkmaid braid with flowers in it and wispy bangs hairstyle
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Planning on wearing your hair in a halo or milkmaid braid? You can fake a flower crown by weaving some flowers through your braids, like this.

Barrette Hair Pin

Woman with long dark brown wavy hair with a barrette hair pin
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For maximum style points, team tousled waves with a single barrette.

Embellished Braid

Woman with dark brown hair styled into a low braid with pins
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Prefer braids? You’ll be happy to know they look just as good with hairpins too.

Embellished Chignon

Woman with messy bronde hair styled into a low chignon with hair pin
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This is how you give a classic chignon a cool-girl feel!

Accessorised Waves

Amanda Seyfried with long and loose dark blonde curls with hair pins
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Complete your retro waves with a dazzling hair accessory to match.

Shell Hair Pins

Woman with long straight golden blonde hair styled with pearl and seashell hair pins
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Beach wedding? You can’t go wrong with a mix of pearl and shell hair slides.

Bride with messy French braid with pearl pins and white hair bow
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You have long hair, so why not show it off? Weave a French braid, then add pearls into it to make your mane look like a work of art. Credit: @amynevfashiondiaries

Pearls In Side Updo

Bride with golden blonde hair styled into a low bun with pearls in it
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This pearl side bun updo is sure to impress.

Low Braids with Pearls

Woman with natural low braided hair with hair pins in it
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For a swoon-worthy look, top off a low braided hairstyle with some statement pearls.

Short Hair With Pearl Pins

Woman with sleek bleach blonde pixie with pearl pins
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Proof that less is sometimes more, this gorgeous pixie haircut is made wedding-worthy with some pearl hair slides.

Low Chignon With Pearls

Woman with blonde hair styled into a romantic low wavy bun with pearl pins
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This stunning hairstyle is exactly what you need to complete your wedding look. Credit: @yaronova_hairstylist

Half-up Hair With Pearls

Woman with half-up, half-down wavy brown hair with pearl hair pin
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Add a pearl barrette to your favourite half-up hairstyle for a modern goddess effect. Credit: @manesbymia

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