Bridal Hair Ideas: Chic Wedding Hairstyles for Thin Hair

Serena Norr | 03 June 2019
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Your wedding day is one of the most exciting days in your life, but it can also be one of the most stressful. Those with thin hair can feel even more stressed trying to figure out how to wear their hair on the big day. However, there are tons of chic wedding hairstyles for thin hair of all lengths that showcase your personality, while adding volume and dimension to your hair. From updos to buns, to chic and simple styles, read on to discover some of our favorite wedding ‘dos we think will look incredible on your thin hair.

1. Low Bun

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A low bun is an elegant way to showcase your style on your wedding day. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Show off your face by pulling your hair up into this regal (and easy!) low bun. This is just one of many wedding hairstyles for thin hair that you can wear on your big day. It’s really effortless, too. Pull all of your thin hair up, creating a high top knot. Enhance it by tucking some natural or faux flowers into the bun or along your crown.

2. Donut Bun

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Go for a neat and classy donut bun for your wedding.

A donut bun creates the look and feel of fullness, which is the goal when you have thin hair. It’s another elegant and easy way to create wedding hairstyles for thin hair. As the name states, you are using a donut pony or an old sock to create a full and circular style at the crown of your head. After you create a high ponytail, use a sock or donut pony that you wrap and tuck around your hair. You then roll the sock or donut pony down to the base, creating a full bun. Pin it together with some bobby pins and you’re golden! Check out the full donut bun tutorial to master this look at home.

3. ’60s Style Bun

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A chic 1960s hairstyle is a gorgeous way to style your hair for your prom.

Wedding hairstyles for thin hair can be retro, chic and modern at the same time. It’s one of the reasons we love the look of a mod ‘60s style updo. This style is perfect for your wedding day. Simply create a low or high bun that’s held together with some strategically placed bobby pins. Compliment this chic style with a headband to complete the look.

4. Wavy Hair

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Add a subtle wave your thin hair for your wedding. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Just because your hair is thin doesn’t mean that you can’t wear it with some waves. If you have thin wavy or curly hair, blow-dry your ends on a low setting. Make sure to seal any flyaways with a serum. We love Bed Head by TIGI Control Freak Serum for a look like this. After that, you can pin your hair back with a clip or use a fancy headband for a gorgeous look that keeps your hair out of your eyes.

BED HEAD by TIGI CONTROL FREAK SERUM

5. Twisted Updo

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There’s nothing like an intricate updo to add some volume.

Another way to add some depth to your strands when creating wedding hairstyles for thin hair is to gather multiple twists at the back of your head to create an elegant updo. Leave some strands in front of your face to add even more depth to your look.

6. Half-Up, Half-Down

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A half-up hairstyle with a twist is a great way to add dimension to your thin hair. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Keep your hair out of your way on your big day with this half-up style. Take small sections of hair from the front and twist them back. Use a hair tie to hold the look in place. You can place your veil just inside the twist!

7. Braided Bun

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Add a hidden braid to a classic updo.

Enhance your bun with a hidden braid that starts at the nape of your neck and feeds into the bun.

8. Crown Braid

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Try this pretty crown braid for your wedding day.

Another stunning wedding day look for your thin hair is the crown braid. This simple, yet elegant style can be worn as is or as a combination with a bun, updo, or hair down style.

9. Side Braid

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Create an easy style with braids for your wedding.

Braids are an incredible way to add definition to your face as you add depth to your thin hair.  We love this look for those with thin hair as the multiple braids mask your hair texture, giving off a chic and defined look.

10. Twisted floral updo

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Add some flowers to a classic updo.

If you don’t want loose waves to be falling into your face, why not collect them into a chic updo? This look is stunning when you tuck some flowers into the updo. Be sure to hold it all together with some hairspray. We like Nexxus Comb Thru Finishing Mist, a spray that holds onto your style without making your hair sticky!

NEXXUS STYLING COMB THRU FINISHING MIST

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