We can imagine your excitement and desire to look awesome on the big day. The choice of a wedding hairstyle is as important as the choice of your bridal gown. Besides, these two should be in harmony with each other and the style of your wedding. Every bride has her own likings, preferences, individual hair texture and length. Luckily there are so many stunning black wedding hairstyles, that there shouldn’t be any problem for brides to choose something that will duly reflect their beauty. We have rounded up 50 most amazing wedding hairstyles for long and any varied hair lengths from very simple to the most intricate and sophisticated ones.
What Options Do You Actually Have, Dear African American Brides?
So many, indeed. Think of what kind of bride you’d like to be: traditional and elegant, innocent and romantic, chic and glamorous, unconventional and bohemian, beach and sporty? You can bring any of these looks to life, and style your hair accordingly.
Think also whether you want an updo or downdo, half up and half down, maybe? Raising your hair up, you open your face and make it the focal point of your look. Beautiful jewel earrings are one of the best embellishments, paired with an elegant updo. If your hair lacks length or volume, consider usage of clip-in extensions. Nowadays you can really do with your hair whatever you like, as long as it’s healthy.
The Best Black Wedding Hairstyles for Any Taste
Do you want a short messy hairstyle with a veil or a trendy updo with curls and accessories for your special day? Anyway, look at these pictures and get your inspiration, we gathered the most interesting variants for you to make your wedding preparations easier!
#1: Curly Wedding Updo with a Hair Accessory
Hair accessories always help to make a wedding ‘do feel a bit more special. This curly updo is romantically enhanced with a white flower barrette clipped on one side. Who needs large earrings when you have a hair clip like that?
#2: African-American Halo Twist Braid
Braids and twists are always popular when it comes to black wedding hairstyles. They are great for black hair, whether you prefer natural hairstyles or updos and downdos for straightened hair. The standard halo braid updo gets an upgrade here thanks to the addition of two thick twists down the crown. All the braids twist together to form a cohesive look.
#3: Black Swirled Updo Hairstyle
If you have chemically straightened your hair or wear a weave, try this look on your big day. Super sleek hair swirled into perfect circles gives a glamour retro feel. The jeweled hair clip adds a bit of bling to the elegant updo.
#4: Wedding Twisted Updo
We often think about having the focus on the face, but this updo brings it to the back of the head. Her hair has been twisted from the neck up into a multi-strand braid. The sparkly hair accessory that’s just visible is a lovely accent that compliments the updo but doesn’t take all the attention.
#5: African-American Sleek Full Bun
Wedding hairstyles for black women can often be complicated and extravagant, but there is something to be said for a classy minimal look like this one. Black ladies with long hair can take advantage of their locks by forming them into a beautiful full chignon at the base of the neck.
#6: Short Natural Hairstyle with Flowers
Skip the extensions in favor of a pretty short hairstyle. This look celebrates the natural texture of your hair. For a romantic touch, add a cluster of real flowers above your ear.
#7: Black Bouffant Updo with Headpiece
Tiaras are popular hair accessories for weddings but this gold headpiece is more unexpected. It is just as stunning and frames the face beautifully. The way it blends in with the voluminous bouffant hairstyle shows how every detail within this simple yet showy updo was considered.
#8: African-American Asymmetrical Braids
Updos are no-fail wedding hairstyles for black women. If you fancy yourself more of a fashion-forward bride, try this asymmetrical goddess braids updo. The part curves around the head, and the double chunky braids flare from it.
#9: Wedding Braided Back Updo with Veil
Birdcage veils will never go out of style. A compact updo paired with a veil is a timeless look, but adding a thick twisted braid up the back of your head puts a more modern spin on things. Pin the veil asymmetrically to complete the dynamic look.
#10: Black Updo with Braids and Tendrils
There are a few different eye-catching elements going on with this updo, but everything ties together. Her hair has been pinned back into a low bun. A few front layers were braided while some other tendrils were curled and left loose. A hair accessory completes the look.
#11: Natural Curls with Headband
Natural wedding hairstyles are something that all black women should consider. They celebrate your mane’s lovely texture. This easy style is made for natural hair. It shows off your beautiful curls, while the headband frames your face beautifully.
#12: African-American Loose Side Updo
Take your hair to new heights with a teased style. An asymmetrical voluminous updo pairs best with an asymmetrically cut dress. Highlights in curly hair look wonderful with lace.
#13: Black Bun Updo with Floral Crown
Instead of the usual white floral crown, try a bright pink one. While you are switching things up, instead of wearing your twists down, try scooping them up into a high updo and wrapping your crown around your twisted locks.
#14: Accessorized Low Bun for a Black Bride
African American wedding hairstyles are very versatile. If you are more into flawless hair-to-hair updos, try this gorgeous chignon. Complete with a sparkly accent piece.
#15: Afro Puff with Highlights
This is another look that is perfect for brides who want to showcase their natural hair. To copy the hairstyle, slick your locks completely up and off your face. Gather them into a spectacular puff. Think of highlights that will compliment you skin tone beforehand.
#16: African-American Side Bun with Embellishment
Now this is a look that will make you want to add a few hair accessories into your wedding ‘do. Even the classic pearl necklace gets a new fashion life.
#17: Black Curls with Accent Braids
A lot of updos for black hair focus on braids or twists, but this one lets the curls be the star. The well-placed braids on the side of the head help break up the curls with a unique touch. African American brides will appreciate.
#18: Wedding Low Twists with a Veil
You don’t need to add twists to your entire head. Try just twisting the lengths of your hair at the nape of your neck for a different alternative to a bun. For a classic bridal touch, finish things off with a hair clip and veil.
#19: Black Updo with Defined Waves
Will you take a look at these waves? Of course! You are likely to do a double take – so perfect they are! This is also a very romantic updo because of the way all of the defined curls twist and turn around each other to form one uniform vintage hairdo.
#20: African-American Long Twisted Braid
Most brides make their wedding dresses the focal point of their look, but why not make your African hair the standout feature? Bold and beautiful black wedding hairstyles like this one deserve the chance to shine. This mohawk features an extra long coiled braid and tight sides for a super sleek glamorous finish.
#21: Floating in Flowers
Loose curls are fun, but they can be hard to wear with a hair accessory if you want it to be noticed. By only pinning the bottom of your curled look, you create a shape and place to pin a jeweled flower. The best part is that the front still maintains volume and individual curls so that it doesn’t look flat.
#22: Buttery Curls
Similar to the look above, this hairdo also uses pin curls as the basis for the wedding style. The result is the soft, almost wave-like hairdo that is incredibly romantic. Don’t style with too many hair accessories or a veil – you do not want to hide those cuties, right?
#23: Waterfall Curls with Bang
Curly hair already has a fair amount of texture, especially when it comes to tight curls. If you want to add something special on top of that, it’s important to make sure it doesn’t argue with what is on the bottom. A waterfall braid easily accents your curly style without taking too much away from it.
#24: Twisted and Regal
The only downside about fancy braided and twisted updos is that all the spice of the look can sometimes appear hidden when glancing at the wearer from the front. To combat the flat look, you need a style that is thick enough to be seen from all angles. From the front this looks like a beautiful braided crown and from the back it is an elaborate twisted pin-up.
#25: Flawless Finger Waves
Women with short hair may find it difficult to create an appealing African-American wedding hairstyle because they feel that their options are limited by length. For those who don’t want to wear extensions or braids, finger waves are glamorous and have a wonderful retro vibe.
#26: Braided Beauty
Women with natural hair may find it difficult to find an updo that feels formal and does not require hot tools. If you hair is too short to achieve this low bun on its own, you can easily braid in added hair to pull off the look. While simple in nature, this is a good starting point for add-ons like jeweled barrettes and other hair accessories.
#27: Frills and Thrills
There is nothing low key about this hairstyle—you are the bride and everyone will know it. If the white dress isn’t enough, elevate your double roll black wedding hairstyle with pearl pins and a frilly headband. It’s a memorable look for your fairytale nuptial day.
#28: Circles of Love
Sometimes it is hard to see designs and subtle accents on dark hair, that’s why it is important to make them stand out on your special day so that they don’t get lost. If you are wearing a polished black hair updo for your wedding, it is important to incorporate a bit of texture at the expense of exquisite details. This look artfully combines pin curls and braids for a unique style.
#29: Grecian Locks
This is a prime example of how fabulously locked hair can work in a wedding hairstyle for black women. If the locks are small enough, they can easily be manipulated into a variety of updos like this Grecian braid crown. Gold beaded accents will make it more elegant.
#30: Bold and Braided
Not every updo hairstyle for black women has to be super sleek or elegant. If your personality is lively, why not to have some fun with your look on your big day. Serve up a bit of attitude with a sassy side bang and braided back.
#31: Vintage Pin-Up
Give your style a vintage twist with this classic pin-up girl look. It is romantic and effortlessly chic without the feel of trying too hard. Plus, it can easily be dressed up with a gilded barrette or fascinator.
#32: Bouquet of Curls
Take a cue from your floral arrangements and create a unique bun that has the texture and whimsy of a bouquet of roses. The curls mimic the petals and the headband is like a ribbon tying them all together. It’s a gorgeous option for a traditional bride.
#33: Vision in White
A half-up half-down hairdo is always showy on women with long hair, but it may be a bit too reserved for a more outspoken bride. This is where accessories come into play: a jeweled headpiece helps you look like a bohemian princess, and the finished style comes out to be anything but ordinary.
#34: Draped in Diamonds
This black wedding hairstyle is far from being boring or hackneyed. With sparkles at every head turn, a big bold bun and a long curl, it is a surefire way to make a dramatic entrance.
#35: Cinnamon Twisted Updo with Side Bang
A great option for women with medium length hair, this low curled style shows how you can achieve a full updo. While the side bang with bun is absolutely gorgeous in texture and silhouette, what makes this look truly stand out is the warm cinnamon hair color. The mix of brown and red hues can warm golden brown complexions and make them radiate.
#36: On a Roll
We are familiar with pin curls and the flat texture they can create, but you can also use curls to create a more of a 3D roll that won’t stick as closely to the head. This is especially beneficial for women with round faces who want to add more length to their bridal look.
#37: Pretty Princess Roll
Your wedding day should feel like a fairytale, so why not to choose a princess-inspired black updo hairstyle for your ceremony and celebration? The roll on its own is very polished and minimal, so if you want to elevate it, try incorporating a few bedazzled combs.
#38: Marvelous Multiple Flowers
Flower crowns are not just for music festivals and Instagram photos. You can also use bright buds to give your braided bun a fanciful touch. If you are going for a non-traditional outfit, try wearing an equally bright dress for a cohesive look.
#39: Box Braid Bun
While many women use box braids as a protective style in the summer, they can also be worn as a fun look all year long. The thick style allows you to make a full bun that can be easily accented with a jeweled band and veil. With no hair in your face, a high bun will let your beautiful makeup truly shine.
#40: Sassy Side Bun
A side bun is definitely one of the most popular wedding hairstyles for black women because it is polished, but also can last throughout a night of partying and fun without coming undone. Pair with a red lip color and plenty of bling to make it more formal.
#41: Wedding Hairstyle With Rows Of Twists
Black hair in twists and braids is a miracle! The hairstyle looks compact, but the twists appear chunky and generous. The star-like parting is the wow factor of this hairstyle. African American ladies can afford eye-catching accessories to complete such a bright updo without a fear to look too gaudy.
#42: Black Wispy Updo With A Cluster Of Flowers
Brides with relaxed black locks can pick up the trend towards messy updos. The wispy texture of this hairstyle makes it breathe with lightness. A cluster of snow white flowers instantly increases the degree of its festivity. Let them be different in size and slightly different in design. Choose floral earrings to complete the look.
#43: A Showy Wedding Hairstyle For Short Natural Hair
If hair extensions are not an option for you, you can nevertheless look fantastic with your natural hair on your wedding day. It’s amazing, this girl simply had her natural kinky hair raised and embellished with a delicate perfectly matching hair accessory, and you see the result: it’s breathtaking!
#44: Gorgeous Natural Hair Updo With Twists
Contrasts are another popular “theme” of black wedding hairstyles. Such breathtaking updos as this one make an impact thanks to the contrast of micro braids on the sides and statement twists piled on top. The chunkier twists or braids are achieved with extensions.
#45: Low Updo With Flowers And Lovely Ringlets
Speaking of the latest trends in wedding hairstyles for black women, romantic curly updos are among favorites. To look beautiful, your hairstyle doesn’t have to be too complicated. The tender ringlets at the nape, adorned with creamy white flowers are not very hard to re-create, but they are extremely beautiful and feminine. The contrast of sleek hair and large round curls give a miraculous effect!
#46: Soft Smooth Waves For Relaxed Black Hair
Wavy wedding hairstyles are same popular in 2018 as ever before. These look most feminine, and we regularly observe them in celebrity looks. To achieve the effect of hair, flowing like silk, is the top of hairdressing skills.
#47: Trendy Curly Updo With Bangs
Loose curly updos are in trend, and thick black hair is a great base for these romantic wedding hairstyles. The lovely hairstyle in the photo gives a feel of extremely voluminous and a bit messy curls which fall out of the do, but the look remains neat and exquisite. The long bangs are covering the model’s forehead partially only to enhance the innocent flair of the hairstyle.
#48: Side Curly Hairstyle With A Hair Flower And Long Bangs
African American women are bright enough to look gorgeous with simple, sweet hairstyles. Beach curls from mid-shaft to ends, swept to one shoulder, are not a new idea, but they flatter all brides and suit different wedding styles and themes.
#49: You Are Perfection
This twisted updo is so accurate, genuine and flawless that it’s hard to come up with a more perfect wedding hairstyle. Although it seems intricate, it’s not extremely difficult to do: there are 2 sections with the upper bun that is joined with the lower skilful twists.
#50: Simplicity Can Be Brilliant
Concise forms and accurate lines are flawlessly classic. This is an image of a bridal hairstyle that will never be out of fashion. The hair flowers compliment this look miraculously. Note that you can also use natural fresh flowers.
Well, dear brides-to-be, we hope you have found here an idea for your wedding hairstyle. Remember to do a trial of your hairstyle before the big day to ensure that your choice is perfect. We wish you to be dazzling on your wedding day and always especially gorgeous for your future husband.