Oftentimes we find that the bulk of wedding planning and styling revolves around the couple’s style choices for the big day. It makes sense, doesn’t it? They’re the stars of the show and it’s their union that we’re celebrating. It goes without saying then that the importance of the bride’s look—from head to toe—can’t be underestimated. And of course, that includes her hair. We’ve created a collection of 23 of the best wedding hair looks to inspire your bridal style. From classic to bohemian, braids to curls and short to long, there’s something for everyone here. Don’t forget: The best wedding hair is a style that makes you feel beautiful, but without too much fuss.
23 of the Best Wedding Hair Looks
1. Beach Waves
Whether you have a destination wedding planned or are just looking for a more laid-back style for your big day, beach waves are always a good idea. Start by adding a messy wave to your natural texture by spraying your strands with Suave Professionals Sea Mineral Infusion Texturizing Sea Salt Spray, let it air dry, and use a 1-inch curling iron to define the waves.
2. Volumized Bun
Add instant glam to your wedding day look by choosing a style with volume at the front. You’ll feel beautiful and special for your big day with such a fancy style.
3. Styled Curls
Opt for a somewhat retro style by choosing an updo with styled curls. They’ll frame your face beautifully and add an extra touch of intricate detail to your look.
One way to make sure that you still feel like you even when you’re all dressed up is to leave your hair with its natural texture. Add a sparkly accessory for a touch of glamour and shine.
5. Simple Braid
It doesn’t get easier than a three-strand braid. Pull the braid apart for a little extra drama and wear this beautifully simple style for your big day.
6. Retro Curls
Add a touch of Old Hollywood glam to your look with a deep side part and jaw-dropping retro curls.
7. Simple Low Bun
Pull your hair back into a simple low bun and show off your beautiful smile on your big day.
8. Loose Updo
This is the ideal choice for the laid-back bride. A loose updo meets all the classic “wedding requirements” without feeling too overdone.
9. Fishtail Bun
Add an unexpected touch of dimension to an otherwise classic style by creating a fishtail braid that feeds into a low tight bun.
10. Natural Curls
Take advantage of your beautiful natural curls and enhance them by applying Dove Style+Care Curls Defining Mousse to damp strands. Let them air dry and create a deep part for a touch of glam.
11. Brushed-Through Curls
The brushed-through curl look is easily one of the biggest trends we’ve seen this season. This popular style is super simple to achieve. Create tight curls with a 1 1/2-inch curling iron, then use your hair brush to comb through them.
12. Take It Back to the ’90s
Pull two pieces out of a low updo to frame your face in a flattering style as you give a subtle nod to the ’90s.
13. Volumized Updo
Feel like a princess on your big day by going for a super voluminous updo. And what would a princess be without a touch of sparkle too?
14. Wear a Headband
Another great option for the low-key bride, a beautiful headband results in a look that’s both simple and sweet.
15. Half Up
This one is a classic for a reason: Pull your hair back in a half up style that’s universally flattering and totally wedding appropriate.
16. Simple Curls
Practice this style well before your big day and perfect loose and simple curls for an easy DIY option.
17. Red Carpet Curls
Alternatively, take those simple curls to the next level by teasing them to create a red carpet glam style. This will add major volume for a slightly upgraded look. Add a flower crown for even more gorgeous detail.
18. Color Play
If you’re feeling extremely bold, consider playing with color for your wedding day. A pink ombré style like this is soft and romantic while still being a little dramatic.
19. Sparkly Low Bun
Personally, we never say no to a touch of sparkle. Upgrade a simple low bun by adding a thin sparkly headband.
20. Floral Details
If you’re not quite ready to rock a full floral crown then leave the roses to your bouquet and try a leaf-inspired headband instead.
21. High Bun
You can’t go wrong with a classy ballerina bun. Make sure this style stays put all night long by spraying the finished look with TRESemmé TRES Two Extra Hold Hairspray.
22. Twisted Half Updo
This style is ideal for women with beautiful highlights to show off but will look incredible on hair that’s all one color too. Romantic twists make this half updo the perfect wedding style.
23. Oversized Braid
This thick and intricate braid photographs beautifully and will give you a fairytale-worthy look for your big day.
Looking for more wedding inspiration? Check out 12 vintage wedding hairstyles to inspire your look.