7 Classic Wedding Hairstyles that Aren’t Boring

Classic hairstyles that stand the test of time.

Figuring out the hair that you’ll have on your wedding day is a big deal! With everything else going on, you have to figure out the type of style that you want to both reflect your personality and dress. One option that always turns heads is classic wedding hairstyles with a modern spin. Your wedding should have all the classic elements you love, but it should also feel as unique as you are. To help you nail down some hair ideas, we’re sharing a collection of wedding styles with a modern-day appeal. They’re classic wedding hairstyles that don’t scream outdated. Read on to check out a few of our favorite updated wedding looks.

7 Modern Takes On Classic Wedding Hairstyles

1. Classic Curled Updo

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Opt for a bold headband for your wedding day look.

This classic curly ‘do definitely say vintage, but the bold, glitzy, headband makes it much more modern. It’s an easy way to shake up any number of classic wedding hairstyles. To get this look,  curl your hair, then pin the curls around the nape of your neck. This look is elegant but fun at the same time, just like your wedding should be!

2. Twisted Back Classic Wedding Hairstyle

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Add a gorgeous vintage pin to enhance your wedding day hair. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

If headbands are a no-go try updating your classic style with a fancy hair clip. We just love how pinned-back hairstyles look awesome on every face shape and how they pair really well with a classic long veil. When you flip back your veil (or take it off to boogie at the reception) wow your wedding party with your gorgeous clip that will match your dress. Just wear the clip over one ear to match up with your pinned-back style.

3. Pretty Bridal Ponytail Classic Wedding Hairstyle

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Upgrade a classic ponytail with this classic look for your wedding.

A ponytail is an offbeat classic hairstyle for a bride which is why we love it! To make your ponytail stand out, make it extra teased and textured. Teasing your hair will add volume at the roots as it creates a funky textured look. Lock in this pretty hairstyle by using TRESemmé Beauty-Full Volume Flexible Finish Hairspray.

4. Twisted Braid

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A braided hairstyle is a chic ode to classic hair with a modern-day twist.

Add a lot of style to a classic three-strand braid by incorporating fun twists. They’re the perfect place to rest a few flowers to match your bouquet! This twisted style easily adds a modern take to the rolled classic wedding hairstyles. Use a styling cream to create this look with Dove Defrizz & Define Frizz Control Leave-In Cream.

5. Retro Curls Classic Wedding Hairstyle

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Retro glam curls are a chic way to tap into a trend from the 1960s. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Make classic old Hollywood wavy curls more modern by going for a minimalist approach. Instead of pinning back your curls or wearing them in an updo, just wear them down! It’s so simple but so totally gorgeous at the same time. Tuck your hair behind one ear to give a soft, asymmetrical look. Don’t forget to start this style with the Catwalk by TIGI Strong Hold Mousse for a voluminous hold that’ll last throughout your wedding day.

6. Sleek Chignon Classic Wedding Hairstyle

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Your wedding day is the perfect time to try out a chignon!

This sleek chignon is almost too perfect. We love the super sleek style and how the hair wrapped around the bun creates a cool, angled effect. This style is pretty simple to do, just start with pin straight hair for the ultimate sleek look. Then, create a low bun with your hair, leaving out a large three-inch section from the front of the hair. Use the left-out section to cover where the bun meets the rest of your hair. Just like that, you’ll have a wedding hairstyle in 10 minutes! Can you believe it?

7. Curly Half-Updo

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A gorgeous photo-ready hairstyle that you’ve got to try.

Nothing says classic wedding hairstyles quite like a beautiful curly half-updo. Make this style your own by adding boho chic fishtail braided accents to form a semi-crown braid. Get the full scoop on how to create your own in our fishtail braid tutorial.

Need more classic wedding hairstyles to inspire you? Take a look through our favorite wedding updos.

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