9 Spring Wedding Updos for Curly Hair

Courtney Leiva | 09 May 2017

These curly updos are sure to inspire your wedding day look!

Styling curly hair may be a task you already struggle with, so the thought of finding the perfect wedding updos for curly hair can be a bit of an unnerving experience! However, your curls can definitely be styled into beautiful yet easy styles, as knots, high buns and uncomplicated chignons always look stunning on curly hair. Even better news is that these styles tend to require minimal to no heat styling, allowing you to show off your curls without the unwanted damage. So, whether you’re the bride or the maid of honor, here are nine wedding updos for curly hair types you’ve got to try for your upcoming wedding.

Wedding Updos for Curly Hair: 9 Gorgeous Looks To Try

Wedding Updos For Curly Hair include loose romantic styles.
This blonde loose curly updo is wedding-day perfect.

1. Blonde Loose Curly Updo

If you have long, thick curls, use bobby pins and some styling gel to help pin your hair into this romantic low style. To smooth down any wayward frizz or flyaways apply, TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shine Serum on your hair. Bonus: It will also ensure a shiny base.

Wedding Updos For Curly Hair include high bun accented styles
Play up your curly updo with a romantic flower crown.

2. Accented High Bun

If your curls can get on the thick and unruly side, you’ll want to be careful about how you style your look. For an easy hairdo that won’t cause any breakage, trying out an accented high bun style is always recommended. To get the look, start with a gentle detangling spray, like Dove Absolute Curls Leave-In Detangler, onto your curls. Then, using a paddle brush, carefully brush your curls into a high bun. To add some interest onto your bun, add in a flower crown for a soft and romantic finish.

Wedding Updos For Curly Hair include chic braided updo knots.
A braided updo bun is fun and flirty for weddings.

3. Braided Updo Knot

Great for bridesmaids or wedding guests, a braided updo knot is one of the cutest wedding updos for curly hair as it allows you to take your basic bun to the next level. Simply gather hair into a ponytail, braid it using whichever technique you’re most comfortable with (we love a fishtail or three-strand braid), and coil it around into a top knot. 

Messy Bun styles are one of the easiest Wedding Updos For Curly Hair Types To Try
Wedding guests and mothers of the bride should try out this uncomplicated style.

4. Messy Bun

Even the mother of bride can wear this low-maintenance style, as it just involves teasing the crown and simply pinning your curls back at the nape of your neck in a croissant shape.

Wedding Updos For Curly Hair include funky faux hawk styles.
Try a faux hawk at your next low-key wedding. Photo credit: Dvora

5. Faux Hawk

If you want unpredictable wedding updos for curly hair, creating a funky faux hawk always turns heads. To get the look, simply use Nexxus New York Salon Care Exxtra Hold Sculpting Gel to slick your curls off to the side. Pin with embellished bobby pins and to get that mohawk-like look.

Wedding Updos For Curly Hair include disheveled romantic styles.
A disheveled updo is one of the most romantic wedding updos for curly hair. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

6. Romantic Disheveled Updo

When you want a romantic style, this disheveled updo totally turns up the heat. Get the look by simply using bobby pins to create a loose twist that sits near the top of your head. Create some tendrils from your crown to help frame your face.

Wedding Updos For Curly Hair include looks with playful accessories.
A simple flower dresses up your curly updo in seconds.

7. Floral Accessories

Embrace your naturally curly texture with the help of some flirty floral accessories. Play with both real and faux, depending on your theme.

Wedding Updos For Curly Hair include natural twisted styles.
A natural twisted style is always chic. Photo credit: Suzanne Cohen Photography

8. Natural Twisted Updo

Great for those with naturally curly hair, a naturally twisted style is one of the easier wedding updos for curly hair types to try.

Wedding Updos For Curly Hair include elegant twisted styles.
Twist your hair into this elegant updo style.

9. Curly Elegant Chignon

Suitable for black tie affairs, be sure to twist your hair into this elegant style that entails gathering hair into a ponytail and pinning it in a charming, rose-shaped low chignon.

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