Sophia Loren once said: “The right hairstyle can make a plain woman beautiful and a beautiful woman unforgettable.” Looking unforgettable on the wedding day, whether you are the bride or a bridesmaid is crucial for any lady. Each hairstyle for brides and bridesmaids, we have picked for our review, is a combination of simplicity and beauty, chic and elegance, trends and traditions. Whatever updo or downdo you’ll choose from the following list, you are going to look flawless!
Exquisite Bridesmaids Hairstyles
#1: Vintage Up-do with Modern Twist
This wedding up-do has a vintage feel with a modern flare. The heightened finger curl on top incorporates side swept bangs, giving this stunning style a classic spin in modern times. One of the most unforgettable bridesmaids updos we have ever seen!
#2: Curly Updo With Crown Braid
When braids are combined with curls the result is a lot of texture and fullness. A few flowers tucked into the curls give them a whimsical flair for an elegant wedding ceremony.
#3: Smooth Fold-over Chignon
This style is achieved by back combing, then smoothing and folding over the ribbons of hair. Adding flowers or ornaments contributes to the simple, understated elegance of this fabulous hairstyle.
#4: Multi-Braided Up-do
Bridesmaids hairstyles like this one work well for African American women with shorter to medium length hair. The back is braided with a reverse French plait and there are 2 side flat twists. With the addition of hair accessories it becomes a classy up-do with the illusion of long hair. Beautiful!
#5: Loose Tucked Chignon
This hairstyle is both simple and feminine. The hair is fastened at the nape and pieces are pinned in a loose and carefree manner. Baby’s Breath completes this cute style that can actually be created at home.
#6: Loose Curly Tucked Chignon
This is a carefree version of the more traditional chignons that were pulled tight. The backcombing makes it a great hairstyle for women with fine hair. The floral wedding hairpiece adds the illusion of more volume, as well as the loose, curled pieces in front.
#7: Cascade of Curls
This half-up style looks like a waterfall of curls. The curls cascading down her back are coupled with the ornaments in a beautiful wedding dance to give this hairstyle for bridesmaids a special romantic flair.
#8: Woven Braided Bun
This wedding up-do is perfectly suited for long hair. Two side braids are intertwined and tucked at the nape. The lovely hair piece added to the updo is similar in its design to the texture of the gorgeous braided section.
#9: Side Swept Barrel Curls
Whether your bridesmaid has naturally curly hair or needs some help of a curling iron, this simple half up style is cute and easy to achieve. Add a few gardenias and you’ll get a breathtaking wedding ‘do.
#10: Feminine Curls with Braid
Similar bridesmaids hairstyles with a loose braid and intertwined curls are great for shoulder length hair or a slightly longer length. Baby’s Breath woven into this up-style gives the feeling of effortless chic and feminine softness.
#11: Loose Asymmetrical Swoop
This loose side swoop and messy curls are offset with a wedding hair piece. The hair and the accessory complement each other to create a lovely hairstyle for your beautiful bridesmaid.
#12: Waterfall Braid with Hair Flowers
This bridesmaids style can be achieved on hair just past the shoulder length or on longer hair. A loose braid, barrel curls and flowers combined together create a simple and cute hairstyle for various lengths and hair colors. This makes it quite versatile.
#13: Curly Chignon with Hairband
The bridesmaids hairstyle in these pictures shows how to work with shoulder length hair and bangs. By tucking and pinning curled hair at the back you achieve a fuller and longer chignon. The slightly curled bang blends perfectly into the side swoop that pulls the style together.
#14: Half Updo with Ascending Braid and Flower
This wedding hairstyle is both up and down, curly and straight. The climbing braid culminates into a rosette and displays curls falling from its center. Lovely!
#15: Half Up-do with Curls
Here the hair is twisted back and secured in loops. Barrel curls fall from beneath the hair ornament making this the most feminine style of all wedding hairstyles for brides and bridesmaids.
#16: Loose Side Bun
Long hair is secured as a side pony tail and then pinned into a simple quasi-messy bun. A twist of hair is wound around the elastic, plus a few gentle tugs here and there create a bridesmaid updo that is simple and irresistible in its beauty.
#17: Woven Freestyle Up-do
These photos illustrate how a wedding up-do can be both simple (front) and elaborate (back) at the same time.
#18: Loose Braided Half Up Hairstyle
This wedding style is great for hair that is anywhere from shoulder length to long. The loose flat twists become an elegant addition to hair that is worn loose.
#19: Elegant Top Knot with Pearls
This is a beautiful look for African American women. Black women can incorporate a variety of adornments into their bridesmaids hairstyles even if their hair is short. This lovely style is made even lovelier by adding a scattering of pearls.
#20: Ribbon Curls on Short Hair
Hair above the shoulder length can be fashioned into wide ribbons, pinned and sprayed into place. Note how the new hair color really popped after the babylights have been added.
#21: Stylish Greek Updo For Long Hair
A Greek style updo will let you re-create the dreamy look of the goddess who arose from the sea foam to conquer the world with her dazzling beauty. The two tender side curls frame her face tenderly, the bouffant makes the updo voluminous, and the braids instead of headbands give it a more natural look. This hairstyle is for a bridesmaid who wants to be the bride’s right hand.
#22: Loose Braided Updo With Fresh Flowers
The role of a bridesmaid at any wedding is one of the most important ones. Being next to the bride throughout the ceremony suggests looking your best. Be sure: the lovely loose updo with a low messy knot and a headband braid, decorated with white and pink fresh flowers, will make a big splash!
#23: Tender Wavy Bridesmaid Hairstyle For Medium Length
If you want a beautiful hairstyle on the base of a medium-length bob haircut, the large waves curled away from the face is a great solution. Compliment your hairstyle with a floral headband. Other bridesmaids may use the same accessory in other color variations.
#24: Simple Vintage Updo For Medium Length Fine Hair
The first criterion of the wedding hairstyle choice is the style of your outfit. If you are planning to wear a drop waist art deco dress or spaghetti straps bridesmaid gown, a vintage-inspired updo will be right to the point. The low knot with a side parting, like the one you see in the photo, is easy to make, and it looks superb!
#25: Elegant And Edgy – Asymmetric Hairstyle For Short Hair
The contrast of textures will be appropriate for a wedding hairstyle if your hair is short. Make the sleek bangs frame your forehead in a formal way and unleash your sassy nature, styling the crown and back locks with an edgy touch. The long earrings will accentuate the grace of your long neck.
#26: Neat Rows Of Short Curls For A Pixie Haircut
Sassy pixie hairstyles look cool, but for the wedding of your friend you certainly want something unhackneyed. Here is a creative idea of a curly wedding hairstyle for your short pixie haircut. It will look particularly good in combination with a dress that has rows of frills or flounces.
#27: A Way To Look Feminine For A Bridesmaid With Extremely Short Fine Hair
Ultra short haircuts have fewer styling options, but you can experiment with hair accessories. Elegant jeweled headbands, delicate and tiny hair clips or scattering of buds can make your hairstyle exclusive. The shorter your hair is, the more compact accessories you should pick.
#28: Elegant Downdo With A Bouffant For Black Hair
Thanks to its envious thickness, relaxed black hair looks breathtaking in all kinds of updos. A gorgeous updo with a bouffant is an awesome compliment to a floor-length gown. A new idea is usage of beads or necklaces as hair accessories. A delicate string of pearls can become the spice of your look.
#29: Awesome Black Braided Mohawk
A braided Mohawk is a cool idea for black girls with natural hair. It looks showy and protects your fragile locks. Besides, it’s a hairstyle not for one day. Complete your look with eye-catching earrings and be ready to receive lots of compliments!
#30: Long Romantic Curls For A Bridesmaid
The major hair trend of the season is naturally looking hairstyles. Sweet romantic curls, mingled with naturally straight tresses are not much inferior to the most sophisticated updos and downdos. Accessorizing with hair flowers always works excellently in wedding hairstyles.
#31: Low Messy Voluminous Knot
The tulle draping on the model’s shoulders suggests a hairstyle that will also hold a shape like the tulle, but appear same perfectly imperfect. A low voluminous knot is exactly what’s needed. It’s easy to make from a low pony. Decorate it with a jeweled flower that rhymes with the brooch on your shoulder.
#32: Whimsical Floral Braid
A chunky curly braid with flowers and ribbons will turn you into a charming fairy. Let it be a side braid made from three smaller braids. You can try different types of braiding for each one and then join them together. Curly hair and loose braiding give the most beautiful lacy braids.
#33: Waterfall Braid For A Bridesmaid
A waterfall braid is a maximally natural wedding hairstyle in the spirit of the current messy trend. If you plan to attend a green wedding as a bridesmaid, it’s hard to find a prettier hairstyle with free-flowing locks, cascading gracefully on your shoulders. It looks especially breathtaking when done on medium-length hair with highlights. Pair it with dresses in pastel colors.
#34: Sleek Voluminous Updo Hairstyles For Bridesmaid
If the style of the wedding doesn’t suggest a spontaneous messy hairstyle, there are awesome hair-to-hair updos to consider. This one reminds the 60’s-inspired Babette hairstyle upgraded with a cute bow at the nape and adorned with a jeweled hair piece.
#35: Bridesmaid’s Inverted Side Braid
An imperfect Dutch braid can become a real hairstyle sensation! It’s a cool idea of a quick hairstyle for long hair that will let you look your best as a bridesmaid. You do not have to be blessed with thick locks to achieve a lacy braid like this. But such tricks as highlights and dry shampoo do really boost the volume of your hair noticeably.
Delicate Bridal Hairstyles
#36: Curly Updo With A Lace Braid And A Bouffant
Brides, who do not want just plain hairstyles, will appreciate this sophisticated updo with a lace braid, jeweled headband and a bouffant. It may seem at first sight that there are too many elements in this hairstyle, but they do blend well into a harmonious whole.
#37: Sprinkling Of Pearls And Scattering Of Buds
A high bun with sleek sides is a classic wedding updo that has been worn by many brides worldwide, but you can make yours individual. One way is to try an unusual texture. It can be achieved with highlights, a messy finish or romantic ringlets like in the photo. Add scattering of pearls and tiny buds to bring the look to perfection.
#38: Original Medium-Length Hairstyle For Brides
Does a lob styled in waves with a lift at the roots seem a plain hairstyle? Check how lovely it may appear. The intricate curl pattern, a light messy touch, and cute hair accessories guarantee the success of this wavy hairstyle, ideal for brides with medium-length locks.
#39: Awesome Vintage Updo For Medium Hair
A great popularity of vintage wedding dresses arouses our interest to gorgeous vintage hair-to-hair hairstyles. The accurately performed ringlets are a complicated job, yet it wins our admiration at first sight! Such hairstyles are compatible with monochromatic hair colors.
#40: Short Bridal Hairstyle With A Veil
Short hair is not a reason why you should give up the idea to wear a bridal veil. Your pixie hairstyle with a lift at the roots can be complemented with a jeweled headband that performs both a decorative and practical functions. Fastening a veil to the band won’t be a problem.
#41: Asymmetric Short Layered Hairstyle
If you give your preference to a short length, refresh your haircut and consider a voluminous hairstyle with a feathery finish. All locks are styled with a blow-dryer and a round brush. This method gives a good lift at the roots and lovely piecey texture. An elegant hair piece on one side is an eye-catching adornment and excellent accent of this hairstyle.
#42: Wispy Voluminous Hairstyle For Brides With Short Hair
Hairstyles for short hair always look showy and attract attention. Whether you opt to style your short locks edgy or in soft romantic lines, with a flattering hairstyle, you are going to look exquisite. This fabulous wispy ‘do speaks tenderness in every lock. It’s a great idea for brides with short blonde hair.
#43: Elegant Wedding Updo For Relaxed Black Hair
Chocolate and caramel skin tones are beautifully set off by snow-white bridal gowns. We suggest minimalism in wedding outfits and hairstyles for African American girls. The photo shows that it works. Nothing should distract attention from your natural beauty.
#44: Bridal Fishtail For Long Black Hair
While white ladies resort to different tricks to make their locks appear thicker, you can sport a truly gorgeous chunky fishtail that will look awesome with any type of wedding dresses. Bright earrings are a plus, but we are sure you will sparkle like a star even with modest studs.
#45: Simple Free-Flowing Bride Hairstyle For Fine Hair
Here is the inspiration for Boho brides. If you’ve got a fancy hairpiece you’d love to wear for your wedding, provide the right base for it. A simple free-flowing hairstyle is the optimal choice. Let your locks be a quiet background for a prominent accessory, or you risk getting a gaudy look.
#46: Tender Breeziness Of Your Loose Updo
Ideal hair-to-hair hairstyles may appear a bit boring these days. Choose them only if the theme and style of your wedding suggest so. Otherwise, decide on a trendy messy hairstyle. A low messy knot gives a relaxed feel of a spontaneous ‘do that looks fresh and authentic.
#47: Fancy Braid With Flowers For Long Hair
It’s believed that curls look more festive than straight hairstyles. If you also arrange them into a whimsical braid, adorned but fresh roses, the showiness of your look will increase exponentially. Such a braid may need a bodyguard in order not to be kidnaped!:)
#48: Wavy Side Downdo With A Decorative String
A side wavy downdo is a simple yet impressive hairstyle you will succeed with if you trust it to a professional hair stylist. A decorative string, that passes through your curls here and there, may become your chic accent. It should be very light and thin not to weigh your curls down.
#49: Braids For Brides
Two horizontal rows of braids at the nape are a simple and sweet bridal updo that you can make more sophisticated at the expense of highlights and jeweled hair pieces. Many brides-to-be prefer braided hairstyles. If you are one of them, here is a worthy option.
#50: Wedding Retro Updo For Fine Hair
Abundance of jewelry, glitter of precious metals, thin transparent lace, and sleek, feminine curls are associated with the 20’s. Details add flair of luxury to retro looks. This gorgeous updo amazes with the softness of lines, sleekness of its texture and delicacy of the silhouette.
Wedding hairstyles for brides and their bridesmaids should represent the same style. Our review will help you to choose the best hairstyles for both. A wedding can be the absolute success only if its main heroines are convinced in their irresistibility. We wish you to carry this feeling in your heart through all your life!