50 Best Wedding and Bridesmaid Hairstyle Photos

Gorgeous collection of bridal hair ideas for your big day.

We get that wedding day preparation is intense. In addition to those critical planning details, you’ll have to figure out the perfect wedding and bridesmaid hairstyle photos so that your ‘do taps into your personal style, but also compliments your dress and overall theme. However, we know at the end of it all that this big day is all about having fun and celebrating this special moment!

To help take the guesswork out of figuring out how you’re going to wear your hair, we rounded up a collection of some of the best bride hairstyle ideas to inspire you for your big day.

50 Bridal Hairstyles to Inspire Your Look

Looking for the perfect bridal hairstyle? Check out these 50 options for a variety of hair types to get inspired.

1. Triple Low Buns

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This simple style is a breeze.

This is one of our favorite bride hair ideas of all time because it’s so elegant but so easy! Perfect for the bridge going the DIY route, you are essentially twisting together three even buns, creating a romantic and on-trend hairstyle.

To achieve this look check out our hair buns with twisted rolls tutorial. Just make sure that you have a bunch of bobby pins on hand to ensure that your buns stay secure throughout the ceremony. And it’s not just a great look for long hair, short hair also looks great in this easy updo.

2. Croissant Bun

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Loving the Parisian vibes.

Here are two of our favorite things combined: an elegant croissant bun and real flowers decorating updos. A croissant bun is another great choice for DIY brides, we just suggest getting a little help with the flower arranging. You can follow our tutorial for this dreamy pastry-inspired updo. Just make sure to set your style for the occasion before adding in the flowers.

We suggest Nexxus Weightless Style Ultra Light Hair Spray for extra protection to lock in this style.

3. Fishtail Braided Half-Updo

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This gorgeous fishtail braid is made for weddings.

This fishtail updo is what dreams are made of. We love how the texture of the large braids contrasts yet complements the tighter curls. This braided updo is made even more special by stopping every few inches. This gives the braid even more texture and helps to have it stand out. That gorgeous hair accessory doesn’t hurt either.

4. Classic Fishtail Braid

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Try an asymmetrical style for an interesting wedding look.

For a more simple take on the fishtail braid, just go for one! A style like this classic side-fishtail braid is perfection. We’re especially big fans when worn with a strapless dress, to give a little more interest. As an added bonus, side-swept styles are great for outdoor weddings in spring when it’s a bit warm! Bonus: you’ll keep cool and collected, all while rocking a cool braid.

5. Elegant Top Knot Bridal Hairstyles

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The perfectly voluminous top knot.

Another way to keep your hair off your neck in total style? This gorgeous top knot updo. This style is gorgeous on every hair type and face shape, so it’s a safe option if choosing a style is stressing you out.

If you don’t have the most voluminous (or long) hair, don’t fret! A hairdresser can easily help create a voluminous style or work in extensions to give your hair a little more bulk to create this voluminous top knot.

6. Curls With Oversized Flower Crown

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A large flower crown balances these body-full curls.

This style is here for our mega-glam brides-to-be! We’re thinking the bigger, the better go for both your hair and flowery accessories! These voluminous curls can be created with a larger, two-inch curling iron. After letting the curls set, you can tease for even more volume. Top it all off with a larger-than-life flower crown, and hit that aisle baby!

7. Side-Swept Hair Bridal Hairstyles

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A different take on a side-swept style.

We did say we’re loving side-swept hair this season! If braids aren’t your thing, try it with some loose curls or your natural texture instead. Wearing your hair all over one shoulder makes it stand out from your everyday hairstyle. For outdoor weddings with your hair worn down, we suggest setting your look with some hairspray. That way, if your spring day is a little more humid and hot than you were expecting, you’re still covered.

8. Simply Textured Tresses

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Scrunch in a little sea-salt spray for even more texture.

For an even more elegantly simple style, wear your natural hair texture but with just a little bit more oomph. A little light teasing here or there or a windswept take on your hair is just the ticket. Top it off with a headband to match your dress to make sure your whole wedding look is nice and cohesive.

9. Natural Curls

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Rock that gorgeous hair.

The exact same thing goes for naturally curly girls! We adore natural curly hair and think it should be shown off, especially on special occasions. We suggest that curls have a little extra protection from the elements to keep a defined look.

Just prep your hair with Emerge Glow Off Oil Serumbefore drying with a diffuser for best results.

10. Slicked-Down Chignon

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A sleek style for formal affairs. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

For a totally different take on the styles, we’ve shown so far, try a slicked-down look. We’re a little bit obsessed with the wet hair look ever since fashion week. Wear with a stick-straight center part and a tight chignon for a refined, demure look.

11. Simple Headband Bridal Hairstyles

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Need a simple style? Top it with a headband.

We’ve had our fair share of simple bridal hair ideas so far, but we’re pretty sure this one takes the (wedding) cake. For the ultimate low-maintenance looks, just pop on a headband to match your dress. Of course, we have a soft spot for florals, but you could go for a cool pearl headband or a pretty, blinged-out, glitzy headband.

12. Twirled Chignon

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The perfect coil. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

How totally perfect is this twirled chignon? It’s the thing ballet buns dream of! We highly suggest getting a helping hand creating this style because your average twist isn’t going to cut it. A stylist can help you create that perfectly coiled look while hiding the bobby pins to make sure nothing disrupts this perfect style.

13. Cascading Waves

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Pretty waves are always in style.

We love a waterfall of wavy hair because it will never go out of style! We think timeless hairstyles are best for wedding hair, especially for not cringing at the photos in 20 years. You can create these big waves by curling your hair with a large two-to-three-inch curling iron. The larger the curling iron, the wavier your curls will be!

14. Crown Braid

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Wear that vintage-inspired style.

A crown braid is one of those super-trendy styles that we’ll concede for wedding hair. It’s mostly down to similar milkmaid braids that have been popular through the ages. We love simple crown braids, for the DIY bride. Or, if you’ll have a little help on the hair front, we say go all out and wear a voluminous and textured crown braid like this one.

15. Curly Low Ponytail

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Chic, low ponytails are so in this year.

Our last style is a nod to our favorite popular hairstyle of 2017: the low ponytail. Made for a bridal situation, we think romantic twists and curls are your best bet.

To get a piecey effect and help your curls stand out, we suggest applying TRESemmé Flawless Curls Hair Spray to your curls. It will keep those curls defined without having them feel sticky.

17. Romantically Braided Bridal Hairstyles

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Textured styles are big at the moment. Get the look with braids and curls.

Your wedding is supposed to be the most romantic day of your life, and it’s only natural that your look followed suit. Braids are an awesome, feminine hairstyle that also shows you have your pulse on current fashion trends.

Directional yet traditional, romantic braids can be interpreted in a myriad of ways and can go on a wide spectrum of hairstyles and hair types, even. Loose, flowing hair can be updated with waterfall braids, while basic ponytails find a more fashion-forward revamp with a fishtail.

And if you’re not an accessory girl, braid updos such as the crown and halo braid are accessories in themselves, and make sure you look nothing short of queenly on your big day.

18. Whimsical Updos

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A high braided bun perks up your normal off-duty style.

We love women who take the natural hair route on their big days—it’s a confident, earthy look that serves as a beautiful foil for a bridal gown. Worn bare, without any accessories, it posts a striking picture (a shine serum helps keep it gleaming and frizz-free from the ceremony to the photos).

Those who want to prettify their natural hairstyles with accessories can do so by adding some wisps and floral touches near the ear-line, which looks both sophisticated and ultra-feminine, but also a tad cheeky.

19. Polished Chignon

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So perfect (and veil-friendly), especially when nestled into the crook of your nape. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Traditionalists might love the neat, buttoned-up aesthetic of a strict chignon. However, brides of all proclivities, read on: the beauty of this look lies in its diversity. With super-minimal outfits, the overall look is conservative-formal, even ecclesiastical; with bigger, more princessy dresses, it gives a grounding effect.

It should be remembered though that a tight, well-formed bun is always a good idea for any red-letter occasion, as it’s a sophisticated look, yes, but also relatively simple to create. Best of all? It’s all-weather-friendly.

20. Knotted Updo

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Knotted updos are the romantic bride’s friend: big curls, low twists, and even half-updos are fair game.

A knotted updo that takes a less traditional route than a chignon, such as a top knot or twist, is a contemporary, yet stylish, way to keep your hair out of your face. Top knots and half-updos usually carry a more regal and polished vibe, as the hair is usually brushed up in a more refined, uniform manner.

With twists and other trendy variations of the updo, however, you get a younger, more free-flowing take on the updo, which may also be more forgiving on wavy and curly hair types. Either way, these kinds of bridal hair trends are most flattering on romantic dresses and themes.

21. Sleek and Edgy Wedding Hairstyles for Straight Hair

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Another modern twist: metallic hair ties. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Looking for the perfect wedding hairstyles for straight hair? Our fave options: slicking your hair back, rocking a razor-sharp middle part, or putting hair up in a sleek side-parted ponytail. These are for the modern (and even slightly minimalist) bride not afraid of pulling the punches in terms of straightening her hair to the hilt.

Emphasize your newfound sheen with a shine-enhancing product to keep it looking luxurious. Wet-look hairstyles are best worn with equally avant-garde or architectural necklines and might need a bit of tending to in humid or windy venues.

As far as the sharp ponytail though, it’s only second to the chignon in universal appeal—what it loses in originality, it makes up for in veil versatility and sheers staying power, especially when teamed with a hardworking hairspray such as TRESemmé TRES Two Unscented Extra Hold Hair Spray.

22. Messy Braids

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Create an elegant fishtail braid for your bridal hairstyle.

An attractive look for long-haired brides, braids are a fantastic way to showcase a classic and feminine style through many variations. This could include the fishtail, French braid, waterfall braid, side braid, or sleek braid. Another option is to create a crown braid that serves as a chic headband, which entails you braiding hair at the hairline and crown, following the pattern of your part, and finally securing it on the side opposite where you started for an incredible look.

Finish off with some light hairspray to maximize its hold and make it last till after the reception. You can also vary the standard braid by creating braided buns or half-up styles, depending on your preferences. Bonus: Once this look is created, you will barely need any maintenance throughout the entire ceremony.

23. Low-Slung Twisted Bun

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Keep it low and wispy.

Another hairstyle that looks perfectly put together is the low-slung twist bun. A variation on the regular chignon, this variation gives depth and personality to hair via a signature twist look that’s hung low, with wispy pieces of hair loosely escaping and softening the frame. The twist style also creates a romantic feel that can be enhanced with accessories or small hair jewels.

24. Stylish Bouffant Bridal Hairstyles

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Go for a stylish bouffant for your big day. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

For a vintage look, we adore the puffed-out bouffant bun. A take on hair from the ’50s, the bouffant bun creates volume in the front of your head that is controlled with a loose bun or ponytail, much like a beehive hairdo. To achieve a signature bouffant look, blow-dry your hair using a round brush on the underside of your strands. As you blow-dry your hair upwards, spray the pouf with some hairspray to keep it intact.

Try TRESemmé Volumizing Hair Thickening Spray whose formula can add some serious hold and shine to your wedding day bouffant. Then all you have to do is pin the bouffant down with some bobby pins and work in a half-pony, pony, or bun using the second half of your hair.

25. Best Wedding Hairstyles: Braided Halo Updo

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A stunning halo updo for your wedding.

This is one of the best wedding hairstyles for a simple boho look that shines, we love the braided halo. Great for all hair types, this look gets your hair out of your face as you create a smooth look on the crown and bottom half of your tresses. To create the look, braid each side of your hair and join the sections together to create a half pony or piece both together with a cute clip.

26. All Over Curls

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Rock those curls on your wedding day. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

For girls who love volume, creating big curls could be a great option. This style works for all hair types, and those who are naturally curly can even let their locks roam freely. Ladies with straight or wavy hair can work with their texture to create this look as well.

For those that have waves or straight hair, curling iron or rollers can help achieve the look. Enhance this look with a jeweled headband or some delicate, glittery accessories, and be sure to lock in the style by using some hairspray.

27. Side Braid + Ponytail

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A side pony is so easy and oh, so elegant. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Another easy idea for your wedding is the side ponytail with a twist. Unlike your typical weekend hair look, this braided side pony can be curly or super straight. Simply start by creating a slick and evenly brushed side-pony which is then refined and straightened (or curled) even more with an iron. Ed’s tip: Try out a direction that’s opposite your typical style for a quirky take on this look.

28. 1950s Waves

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Style your hair for your wedding with a retro edge.

If curls aren’t your thing, subtle waves that feature a modernized nod to the ’50s might be up your alley. Achieving these waves starts by creating curls and volume with a curling wand. Next, gently brush out the curls for a softer molten look. Lightly spray the curls with some hairspray and secure your hair waves with some large bobby pins. In about 20 minutes the new curls will be set, creating a smoother, more mellow wave. Check out the full hair tutorial on how to make your own ’50s waves.

29. Playful Short Curls

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Let those short curls be free for your wedding. Photo credit: Indigitalimages.com

Short-haired gals can also have fun with their ’do on their wedding day. In addition to trying a variation on all of the styles listed above, they can create a charming look with accessories. This can be especially stunning if you have a pixie cut or a bob that you and embellish with some flowers or a beautiful headpiece.

Getting creative with your short haircut is surprisingly easy and only requires some cute accessories to dress everything up. After you create your style, smooth out any frizz or flyaways by using some serum

30. Floral Crown Bridal Hairstyles

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Add some flowers to your hair to complete the look.

Look regal on your big day with a floral crown. There are tons of variations on the crown where you can opt for the big or subtle use of flowers. Whether you prefer a lush, blooming crown that makes a statement or a delicate, understated arrangement, there’s a floral crown style to suit every bride’s unique vision

31. The Light and Airy ‘Do

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Simple and chic styles are always a great idea. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Thinking of keeping things simple for your wedding? Consider this free-flowing hairstyle. This look is so easy to create on your own that you can remove hairstylists from your wedding budget and allocate the funds to something else, like your gorgeous dress.

After washing and conditioning your hair, prep your hair with heat protection, then create touchable waves with a flat iron and set the look by spraying some hairspray throughout your finished ‘do.

32. The Romantic Twisted Bridal Hairstyle

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Looks expensive right? A stylist would probably charge you a hefty price for this look. Do it yourself! It’s easy! Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

This romantic look reminds us of the dreamy half-updo twisted style that was created for the Charles Youssef SS17 collection. And since we’ve got the inside scoop on creating the runway look, why not reuse it for your big day?

Before creating your style wake up your texture with a salt spray like Suave Dry Texture Finishing SprayStarting from the top of your hair, begin twisting small sections of hair, coiling them against your head and pinning in place. Continue this method until you’ve reached the bottom and set this look in place with a firm hold hairspray.

33. The No-Fuss Face-Framing Side Bang Updo

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Gorgeous bouffant-inspired ‘do that you or your bridesmaids can create in a matter of minutes. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

It’s not every bride that wants to turn her beautiful look into an entire production. Keep it simple with this chic and classy updo style. To jazz the bridal hairstyle just a teeny bit, give your style some height at the crown. Steal some tips from our beehive tutorial to learn how you can create this look.

34. Long Layered Waves

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You’ll only need a stylist for half of this style. The rest is free! Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Although we’re looking for ways to cut costs when it comes to creating your own bridal hairstyle, there are some things you cannot skimp on like a proper cut. Go to a stylist with clean hair to get a layered cut and style the look on your own. See what we did there? You’re only paying to get a haircut, not for washing and not for styling! Score!

When you get home, practice creating the wavy look you want with different heat styling tools. Here’s a tip: Use a hair wand on one side, and flat iron on the other side and compare the two looks. Whichever look you love best is the winner!

35. The Dreamy XL-Ponytail

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This extra-long pony is anything but basic and to get the look won’t burn a hole in your pocket. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Yes, your favorite updo ponytail hairstyle is a great style idea for your wedding. However, spruce it up a bit by adding some extra length for a fuller and thicker look. Go easy on the styling products to keep your pony light and fluffy.

36. Half-Updo Bridal Hairstyles

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Try your hand at updating fall bridal hair trends like this half-updo style with wedding hair accessories. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Two things that can change the trendy half-updo hairstyle into a formal look: The outfit that it’s worn with, and how it’s accessorized. It’s up to you how you want to create the formal version of this style. In the mood for something non-traditional? Consider wearing the succulent accessory trend that’s sure to add the right amount of oomph to your look.

37. Curly Bridal Hairstyles

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Strut your stuff down the runway with a look that stays true to you. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Let us talk you into getting the best curls ever for your big day! When picking out your bridal hairstyles, you don’t have to shy away from your natural texture.

To enhance your curls, apply Suave Luscious Curls Curl Defining Cream, onto your hair that’ll help you create polished and bouncy curls.

38. Curly Chignon Bridal Hairstyles

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The curly updo has been a mainstay season after season. No wonder it’s one of the top Fall bridal hair trends. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Would you believe us if we told you that this look will only set you back in 20 minutes? You literally can whip this bridal look into shape in no time! Create drop curls all over your hair with a one-inch barrel curling iron, set with a hairspray for hold, and pin your curls up into a cute chignon.

39. The Textured Bridal Hairstyles Bun

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This hairstyle will take you from your bachelorette party to the morning of your wedding. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Too much partying the night before your wedding? We get it! Turn your party hair into a hairstyle that’s on-trend and suitable for walking down the aisle. Tease your hair by back-combing, then create a high ponytail and wind the ends into a bun. If you want to turn it up a notch with braids, create three French braids at the center of your hair.

40. Face-Framing Hair Charms

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Turn a simple low bun into a regal look with hair charms. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

We saved the best for last! If there is any way to upgrade a low chignon for a wedding, it’s definitely with this cool wedding day hairstyle. Gather your hair into a super low bun, smooth a gel along the base of your hair, and allow it to dry. Insert hair charms of your choice along the edges of your hair and there you have it. A regal low bun hairstyle!

41. Messy Face-Framing Bridal Hairstyles

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Girly looks are not your thing. Get inspired by dark and romantic looks. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

If you’re planning on having a wedding in a space inspired by Middle Ages Gothic architecture, go for a dark romantic look. On the other hand, if you just want an updo and makeup combo that doesn’t scream girly, this slightly disheveled style with face-framing bangs is the perfect match.

To create the look, curl your hair with a 1/2″ barrel curling iron for big, loose curls. After allowing your curls to cool, finger-comb your hair to separate then gather hair into an undone low bun. Set your style with some hairspray.

42. Unconventional Style for Mother of the Bride

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A simple straight bob haircut is perfect for casual and intimate wedding settings. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Or maybe you’re having a super low-key wedding ceremony with just the parents? One look we love for Moms is a fresh bob cut a.k.a a super simple hairstyle that’ll complement your casual wedding. The day before the wedding, wash and condition your hair to ensure that the style will stay sleek, straight, and smooth throughout the ceremony and the reception.

Spray your hair with Dove Style+Care Smooth and Shine Heat Protection Spray for protection, then flat iron it flat. Finish off your style by setting your hairstyle with a strong-hold hairspray.

43. Unconventional Bridesmaids’ Hairstyle

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How to do a wedding like the French? Opt for a French-inspired updo. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

This hairstyle is ideal for a French-inspired wedding. The modern spin on the French roll updo will look gorgeous against lace fabrics and feminine pastels. Got a bridal party that loves a D.I.Y hairstyle? This look is simple to create and not to mention, budget-friendly, too!

To get the look, wash your hair with a volumizing shampoo and conditioner, then blow-dry. Section off and clip away your bangs as you focus on the back. Create a high ponytail, that you fasten into a bun using hairpins. Unclip the bangs and swoop to the side. Wrap the ends of your hair around the base of the bun and pin your hair in place.

44. Floral Bridal Headband

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Enhance your wedding hair with flowers. Photo credit: Asdrubal Luna

Bridal headbands are always a low-key way to incorporate accessories into your look. Tap into your earth-goodness self by rocking a bridal flower crown. If you’re having an outdoor wedding this look will fit in with the theme of your wedding as you feature a collection of flowers around your hair.

Make sure to smooth out any frizz or flyways before you apply your floral band by using Suave Smooth Performer Anti-Frizz Cream.

45. Golden Bridal Headband

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Go for a bold accessory for your wedding look.

You glow girl! Showcase your golden aura by wearing a metallic or golden headband. This pairs beautifully with wavy hairstyles and chic wedding updos. To enhance your waves, use some mousse to provide your hair with some lift while also providing it with a polished finish.

46. Thin Bridal Headband

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Sometimes subtle is the key to a wedding look.

For something simple yet elegant, opt for a thin headband. We love the jeweled headbands that give off the right amount of elegance and grace for your wedding day look.

47. Jeweled Bridal Hairstyles Headband

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A regal look indeed!

For some serious glamour for your wedding day, opt for a bridal headband that starts off at the front of your hair and then wraps around into a chic updo or an elegant ponytail. Be sure to lock in this awesome hairstyle by using some hairspray.

48. Lace Bridal Headband

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Boho-bride ready.

A classic hair accessory, lace was once adorned in the Victorian era but is quickly making a comeback. Not just to be adorned for vintage hairstyles, a lacy headband can frame your face on your wedding as you tap into some serious boho wedding vibes.

49. Voluminous Curls

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Give the volume and definition of your curls. Photo credit: Taylor Heery

Bring all of the attention to your curls with a naturally voluminous style. Natural texture is finally trending and what better way to celebrate your beauty than by wearing your true hair type down the aisle?

Give your curls some extra love on the big day by styling with TRESemmé Flawless Curls Defining Cream. This cream will tame frizz and give your curls the definition they need to stand out on your wedding day.

50. Twisted Half Updo Bridesmaid Hairstyles

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Give the traditional half-updo some romantic flourishes. Photo credit: Chuttersnap

Add more definition and intricacy to your half-updo style by creating a loose braid out of loosely twisted strands. Although these pieces won’t look clearly braided on twisted in the finished look, doing this loose style will add more movement and detail to the style.

There are so many bridal hairstyles to choose from, and only one style can make the cut for the wedding day. Don’t overwhelm yourself, start practicing styles and seeing how you like them well before the day of. We know whatever you choose, it will be beautiful!

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