Best Wedding Hair: 23 Looks to Inspire Your Bridal Style

Let us inspire you with 23 bridal styles that will make you feel beautiful on your big day.

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

best wedding hair beach waves brunette
This is one of those easy to D.I.Y. wedding styles.

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.

best wedding hair volumized bun
A little bit of volume adds instant glam.

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.

best wedding hair styled curls black hair
We can’t get enough of this beautiful 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.

best wedding hair sparkly accessory
Keep your hair natural.

4. Accessorize

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.

best wedding hair simple brunette braid
Another beautiful D.I.Y. option.

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.

best wedding hair retro curls
Go for Old Hollywood glam.

6. Retro Curls

Add a touch of Old Hollywood glam to your look with a deep side part and jaw-dropping retro curls.

best wedding hair low bun black hair
Pull your hair back and let your smile shine.

7. Simple Low Bun

Pull your hair back into a simple low bun and show off your beautiful smile on your big day.

best wedding hair loose updo
Some weddings and venues call for a loose and relaxed style.

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.

best wedding hair fishtail bun
Let a thick fishtail braid lead into a low bun.

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.

best wedding hair deep part natural curls
Draw attention to your natural curls with a deep part.

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.

best wedding hair brushed through curls crown
Do away with classic stiff styles.

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.

best wedding hair 90s updo
Pull two pieces out of a low updo in a throwback style.

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.

best wedding hair volumized updo
Princess-worthy wedding hair.

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?

best wedding hair straight brunette headband
Incorporate a beautiful headband into simple style.

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.

best wedding hair simple half up
Pull half your hair back into a simple style.

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.

best wedding hair simple blonde curls
Practice makes perfect – learn to DIY this style before your big day.

16. Simple Curls

Practice this style well before your big day and perfect loose and simple curls for an easy DIY option.

best wedding hair red carpet curls flower crown
Take your curls to the next level.

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.

best wedding hair pink ombre flower crown
Try something bold for your big day.

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.

best wedding hair low brunette bun sparkly headband
Understated and chic.

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.

best wedding hair leaf headband low updo
Opt for a leaf headband instead of flower crown.

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.

best wedding hair high brunette bun
Classy and beautiful.

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.

best wedding hair half up twist blonde
Consider romantic twists.

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.

best wedding hair chunky braid
A fairytale-worthy braid.

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.

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