Down the Aisle in Style: The Best Wedding Hairstyles for Black Women

Jennifer Hussein | 19 May 2018
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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 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 African American wedding hairstyles that let your natural texture and/or braids shine:



12 Elegant Black Wedding Hairstyles



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

1. Box Braids

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 African American women hairstyles due to this exact reason.

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

2. Classic Curls

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 Nexxus Exxpand+ Volumizing Whip when styling your locks.

NEXXUS EXXPAND+ VOLUMIZING WHIP
black wedding hairstyles afro
Let your natural kinky curls roman freely in this afro style.

3. Afro

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.

black wedding hairstyles bangs
Create bangin’ black bridal hairstyles with these bangs.

4. Bangs

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

black wedding hairstyles buzz cut
For the boldest brides only.

5. Buzz Cut

If you’re a brave fashionista, then grabbing the clippers and going for the buzz cut is a great way to express your style and attitude on your big day.

black wedding hairstyles sleek updo
Sleek and sexy is always key for stunning wedding hairstyles for black hair.

6. Sleek Updo

This sleek updo is perfect for tying together any wedding look. Give your updo a sleek and healthy sheen like above by simply using Nexxus Humectress Encapsulate Serum.

NEXXUS HUMECTRESS ENCAPSULATE SERUM
black wedding hairstyles soft curls
Create a simple and elegant look with these soft curls.

7. Soft Curls

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

black wedding hairstyles textured curls
Give your wedding look an edge with these textured curls.

8. Textured Curls

Not into polished black wedding hairstyles? Then let your texture flow free with this soft, curly style. Just put some Suave Professionals Sea Mineral Infusion Texturizing Sea Salt Spray into your curls, tousle them and you have a perfect boho look for your wedding.

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

9. Short Curls

Pin your curled locks for this retro feel.

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

10. Curly Side Bangs

Whether your hair is naturally kinky 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 black wedding hairstyles!

black wedding hairstyles beehive
Create a buzz with this bun.

11. Bun

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

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

12. Matte Updo

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

TRESemmé TRES TWO MEGA FIRM CONTROL GEL

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