20 Elegant Black Wedding Hairstyles for 2021

These wedding styles for black women are serving some major white-hot looks.

Wedding season is not-so-slowly approaching us, ladies! We know that whether you’re the bride, maid of honor or even just a guest, you’ve already had your wedding outfits picked out for the special occasion months in advance. But one major thing that many women leave behind until the last minute is their hairstyles: Looking up formal black wedding hairstyles can seem a bit daunting, but luckily for you we found some of the hottest styles to rock all wedding season long.

Don’t let your hair fall flat to your wedding style and check out these fabulous wedding hairstyles that let your personality shine:

1. Box Braids

black wedding hairstyles box braids
You can rock these braids at any time.

One of the greatest things about box braids is that they’re a totally versatile look and can easily be styled for any event. They’re one of our favorite hairstyles due to this exact reason.

2. Black Wedding Hairstyle: Classic Curls

black wedding hairstyles classic curls
Time to grab your curling wand and get to work on your locks!

When in doubt, you can always curl it out. These classic curls are one of our biggest go-to styles for just about any major event. Make sure you give them an extra voluminous boost by using TRESemmé Pro Pure Volume Invisible Styler when styling your locks.

3. Afro

black wedding hairstyles afro
Wear your natural texture out.

Whether you want to rock your afro on its own or add a headband detail like the one above, we guarantee that you’ll get heads turning in this beautiful hairstyle.

4. Black Wedding Hairstyle: Side-Swept Bangs

black wedding hairstyles bangs
A side-swept fringe is such a sweet bridal look.

One of our top Black wedding hairstyles is the romantic side-swept bang look. Bangs are so fun to play around with and give your hair a fuller feel, like in this style above.

5. Sleek Updo

black wedding hairstyles sleek updo
Sleek and sexy is great for off-the-shoulder or strapless gowns too.

This updo is picture-perfect for tying together any wedding look. Give your updo a sleek and healthy sheen like above by simply using Emerge Glow Off Oil Serum.

6. Soft Curls

black wedding hairstyles soft curls
Create a simple and elegant look with these soft curls.

Soft, flowing curls are always an excellent choice to give your wedding looks a more old Hollywood approach.

7. Textured Curls

black wedding hairstyles textured curls
Give your wedding look a relaxed vibe with these natural tousled curls. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Not into super-done wedding hairstyles? Then let your texture flow free with this soft, naturally tousled style. Just put some Suave Dry Texture Finishing Spray into your curls, tousle them and you have a perfect boho look for your wedding.

8. Short Curls

black wedding hairstyles short curls
Short, sweet, and to the point.

Pin your curled locks for this retro feel.

9. Curly Side Bangs

black wedding hairstyles curly side bangs
Rock your natural locks with these side bangs.

Whether your hair is naturally coiled or you’re sculpting those curls yourself, these small ringlets are excellent for giving your bangs some body and fullness. They’re the perfect addition to any of these updos!

10. Bun

black wedding hairstyles beehive
Be THE queen bee for your big day and create a buzz with this regal bun.

Go above and beyond with your wedding hairstyles for Black hair by creating this sleek and photo-ready queen-worthy bun.

11. Matte Pony

black wedding hairstyles matte updo
Reach new levels of style with this updo.

Give your updos a matte, brushed-up finish. A little bit of TRESemmé TRES Two Mega Firm Control Gel will give your hair this soft matte appearance while keeping every hair in place all day long.

12. Large Box Braid Half Top Knot

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A half-updo is perfect when you can’t decide if you want your hair up or down. Photo credit: Gustavo Lanes

We get it, sometimes you can’t decide if you want to wear your hair up or down for your big day. If you’re feeling indecisive, opt for a half-updo. We love how sleek this box braid top knot looks!

13. Puff with Hair Clips

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Accessorize a puff hairstyle with hair clips. Photo credit: Vladmir Yelizarov

A puff style is a perfect way to show off your afro hair while still keeping it pulled back. Accessorize the style with pearl hair clips!

14. Black Wedding Hairstyles: Bubble Ponytail

girl with natural hair wearing bubble ponytail
Go for a trendy bubble ponytail! Photo credit: @theacacaiamcbride

Looking for a sleek updo? We’re loving this bubble ponytail! It’s sophisticated and sleek, yet it’s more playful than a regular ponytail. If you’re opting for a weave to achieve your ponytail, use SheaMoisture Wig & Weave Tea Tree & Borage Seed Oil Scalp Soother to keep your scalp hydrated throughout the day.

15. Side Cornrows

girl with natural hair wearing side cornrows
Try out a side cornrow look!

Does your dress have a strap on one side? If so, this side cornrows look may be perfect for you!

16. Crochet Hairstyle

girl with crochet wedding hairstyle
Add a crochet style to cornrows.

Have fun and wear a look you don’t get to sport everyday! Put your hair in cornrows and then use a crochet style to try a new look.

17. Loose Curls

girl with loose curls on natural hair
Go for an effortless loose curls look. Photo credit: @stacylove2 and Nelly Ghansah

Embrace your length with a loose curls style! This hairstyle will make you truly feel like a princess on your big wedding day.

18.  Slicked-Back Updo with Cuffs

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Opt for a sleek, slicked-back style. Photo credit: @AlexisChloe

Want to go for a slicked back updo? Accessorize the style by adding cuffs to your bun. This adds a bit of sparkle and shine to the look without being over-the-top.

19. Low Middle Part Ponytail

girl with natural wearing a low ponytail and middle part
This is a classic style that always works!

Why not opt for a classic style like this? You can’t go wrong with a middle-parted low ponytail. The look is sleek and still shows off your natural curls.

20. Textured Pixie Cut

girl with textured pixie cut
If you love short styles, try a textured look!

Are you a fan of short hairstyles? A textured pixie cut is a great way to change your style while still staying true to a look you love.

Whether you want long flowing curls or opt for a slick updo, there are so many ways to style natural hair on your wedding day.

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