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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
7. Soft Curls
Soft, flowing curls are always an excellent choice to give your wedding looks a more old Hollywood approach.
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.
9. Short Curls
Pin your curled locks for this retro feel.
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!
Go above and beyond with your wedding hairstyles for black hair by creating this sleek and photo-ready bun.
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.