Straight Hairstyles

4 Straight Hair Ideas For Weddings

Curated By
Courtney Leiva

Who says straight is boring?

While some brides opt for bouncy curls and dramatic updos, straight hair types can create simple styles that look elegant and nothing short of gorgeous. Whether your tresses are long or short, here are four straight hair ideas for weddings.

4 Straight Hair Ideas For Weddings

Straight Hair Ideas For Weddings include chic half up, half down styles.
A half up, half down style looks gorgeous on straight-ish hair. Photo: Verity Jane Smith

1. Half Up, Half Down Plait

Updos are a signature wedding style, but some looks require too many steps that can be totally confusing. If you are looking for an updo that isn’t too complicated, wearing straight hair in a half up, half down plait looks beautiful on the elegant and classic bride. But while this look shows off your straight and smooth strands, you may want to add a little volume to give your hair a light windswept wave. To add a little oomph to the bottom part of your style, use Catwalk by TIGI Strong Hold Mousse on clean hair to tease your tresses into a soft beachy wave.

Straight Hair Ideas For Weddings include simple and elegant buns.
A simple bun keeps your wedding look polished and elegant. Photo credit: Verity Jane Smith

2. Simple Sophisticated Bun

Buns are another style straighter types can wear easily, as they are a beginner-friendly look that can be created in a matter of minutes. The best part of creating this look is that it isn’t too difficult, as you simply start by creating a low ponytail at the nape of the neck. To create your bun, use a donut sponge, and wrap your ponytail into place. Then, use bobby pins and a strong-hold hairspray to help create that flawless bun look. However, if you want to take your look to the next level, weave in a side braid (and some flowers!) before you start creating your bun and finish off with a hairspray, like TRESemmé TRES Two Extra Hold Hairspray.

Straight Hair Ideas For Weddings include gorgeous and romantic wives.
Use hot rollers to get soft body and movement. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

3. Simple Waves

Even if your hair doesn’t have much curl to it, opting for some light body and movement keeps all eyes on your dress. To get that light and romantic wave, know that hot rollers are a key element to achieving this look. But before you actually proceed to use your rollers, you’ll want to use some styling mousse to create some extra volume. For a mousse that provides long-lasting hold, apply Dove Style + Care Amplifier Mousse onto clean hair before you use your rollers. Once your rollers are heated to the appropriate temperature, divide your hair into three sections, and start to roll and clip your curlers into place. Leave your curlers in your hair for approximately 20 minutes, remove your curlers from your head and finish with some strong-hold styling spray.

Straight Hair Ideas For Weddings include chic accessories
Dress up your straight strands with a graceful headband.

4. Gorgeous Accessories

But if you want to show off your long straight tresses, using accessories to jazz up these straight hair ideas for weddings is suitable for those who want minimal styling. Great for brides, wedding guests and bridesmaids alike, accessories like a graceful headband can really give your strands some major bohemian vibes. But if you aren’t into headbands, try adorning your updos and braids with clips or barrettes. More of a free-spirited kind of bride? Flower crowns definitely give straighter strands a festival-chic look!

Want even more curly, wavy and straight hair ideas for weddings? Here are 8 stunning hair ideas for the beach bride to consider.

Courtney Leiva
23 February 2017

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