Looking for the perfect bridal hairstyle for your big day? From flowing, voluminous waves to boho braids and elegant chignons, we’ve got the pick of the prettiest wedding hairstyles to wow your friends and family as you’re walking down the aisle.
Summer wedding updos
Half up, half down wedding hair
This elegant style’s perfect for when you want to wear your hair down, but keep it away from your face during the day. To get the look, wash your hair the day before and use hot rollers to add body and bounce to your lengths on the morning of your wedding.
Give your locks fullness and all-day longevity by using a dynamic blow dry spray, like our Volume Lift Thickening Blow-Out Spray, before you start using the rollers. Finish with our Volume Lift Lightweight Hairspray to boost hold and flexibility without weighing your 'do down.
Low bun wedding hairstyle
If you’d prefer to have your hair up, a low bun is one of the most popular and easy-to-create bridal updos. The secret to getting it right is your hair’s texture - you need your hair to be clean, but also able to hold your bun in place all day.
Apply our Volume Lift Thickening Mousse to wet, clean hair before styling and blow-dry as normal. Once your low bun’s pinned in place, keep it in place with a light misting of hairspray. Ask your bridal party to carry some hairgrips or bobby pins in case you need to redo your bun during the day.
The classic bridal chignon is a surefire winner if you’re after a super-elegant look - keeping things smooth is the aim of the game, so use our Frizz Ease All-In-One Lightweight Serum before styling, and keep our Frizz Ease Secret Agent Touch-Up Crème to hand for any flyaways. Curling your hair before sweeping it back into the chignon will help to add extra texture and volume, and give the strands around your face a volumising finishing touch.
Wedding hairstyles with a fringe
From bouncy bangs to French-girl fringes, this is Riviera chic all the way to the altar. Top tip - if you don’t already have a hairstyle with a fringe and you want to try one for your wedding hairstyle, make sure you consult your hairdresser and ask for their honest opinion. For example, round faces can suit a long side-swept fringe, and full, heavy fringes will best suit square faces.
The texture of your hair matters as well - fine hair suits a more solid cut, and thicker hair can pull off a choppier, textured fringe.
Bridal messy updo
Sophisticated, sensual and not too serious, this tousled updo is super easy to do without enlisting the help of a hairdresser. All you need are bobby pins and a strong hold hairspray to scrunch up curly pieces of hair and create this romantic, structured hairstyle.
It looks lovely under any kind of veil, and takes minimal upkeep during the day - just make sure your bridesmaids are carrying some hairpins and hairspray to keep everything in place.
Braided bridal hairstyles
Braided wedding hair is so hot right now - from classic French plaits for a chic, 'put together' look, or a fishtail braid for a modern, deconstructed style, there’s a braid for every bride. The great thing about braided wedding hairstyles is they tend to stay put all day, and night - depending on how lively your reception gets.
Bridal halo braid
A halo braid is easy to do on your own, but you can enlist a stylist’s help if you find it too tricky on your practice runs! It’s a sweet, countryside-inspired look for bridal showers or engagement parties, as well as weddings - so if the look works for you, it’s win-win.
Once you’ve completed the braided halo by twisting two braids along each side of your head, gently pull strands out to frame your face, and don’t make this look too neat - a structured, tousled approach works best.
Bridal French plait braid
French plait braids are perfect for destination weddings - especially when you need your hair out of the way to keep you cool from day to night. Plus, if you end up getting bumps in your braid after a spin on the dancefloor, you can smooth them out with a bobby pin and hairspray.
Bridal fishtail braid
This sea-inspired style shows off a backless dress to perfection, works on nearly any hair type, and oozes modern-day glamour.
Soft yet structured braids look effortless, but it’s a tricky look to do by yourself - especially when you have a million other things to think about, so consider asking your stylist to step in if you think you’ll need some help on the day.
Bridal braided crown
There’s no need to buy a tiara to look like a princess - just plait your own crown for a less formal take on royal hair. You could also add some diamanté or glittery hairgrips to boost your crowning glory.
If you’ve got long, thick hair and you’re struggling for regal-looking hair ideas, this could be the look for you. For minimal fuss on the day, give yourself beach waves overnight and pay special attention to the sections near the front of your face - they’ll be bringing all the drama.
Wedding braid with flowers
Fresh or faux flowers woven into braids propels any hair style into something prettily pastoral - it’s a lovely look if you’re having an outdoor wedding. Fresh blooms add a beautiful scent to hair; choose varieties with a sturdy stem like orchard, gardenia, and peony so they’ll stay in place and won't wilt in the heat.
Artificial flower hair accessories can be just as bewitching, and they make lovely keepsakes to look back on and remember the day.
Wavy wedding hairstyles
Bridal mermaid hair
Beach-inspired waves have universal appeal, and will look lovely whether you’re near the coast or in the countryside. Use our Volume Lift Root Booster before you start styling to boost hair, add texture and thicken strands for a salt-slicked, tousled look without the sea.
Top tip: to keep your waves bouncy and effortlessly-undone through the day, avoid touching your hair - and make sure your hair stays dry.
Wavy buns work well on bobs or longer styles, but be warned - they look effortless when they’re done well, but they demand a degree of skill, so don’t be tempted to try this pretty style solo on your big day unless you've had a couple of practice runs.
Loosely curl your lengths to give some polish and spritz Moisture Barrier Intense Hold Hairspray to hold your heat-styled hair in place.
Wavy bridal half-updo
This pretty hairstyle was made for long, voluminous hair which curls easily. To achieve the look, take sections of curled hair and twist into shape, then secure with something pretty like floral, pearls or twinkly grips.
It’s not only an elegant statement, but also lifts and tames long hair on a warm and sunny day - especially if you’re being careful with your makeup. Leave selected strands around your face and pin the rest back to form an elegant crown, and add a touch of gloss with our Vibrant Shine 3-In-1 Shine Spray.
Loose, textured waves
For brides with long hair, nothing says relaxed boho bride like loose waves. This style looks good if you’re able to keep your style's bounce from your first step down the aisle to the last move on the dancefloor, so planning and prepping is key.
In the run-up to the big day, nourish your hair with our Frizz Ease Miraculous Recovery Repairing Tropical Oil as often as you need to. The night before your big day, wash your hair with our Volume Lift Shampoo and Conditioner for soft, full-looking hair.
The second you’re done with the curling tongs, secure your waves with Frizz Ease Moisture Barrier Intense Hold Hairspray for fluid, natural movement that lasts.
Wavy hair with a side parting
This fun, wearable look gives the impression of 90s Hollywood hair glamour. It’s great if your hair’s medium length and you need a style which can last the day and give you a serious volume boost.
Use our Frizz Ease Heat Defeat Protecting Spray to shield hair from the onslaught of blow drying, rollers, and curling irons. If you’ve got thin or fine hair, our PROfiller+ range thickens hair overall by 200%*, so you can get the volume and body this style needs.
*When using PROfiller+ Shampoo, Conditioner & Spray vs. basic shampoo
Wedding ponytail hairstyles
Bridal ponytail with curls
This look is a super-pretty alternative to a classic ponytail, and has a more relaxed vibe than a more structured coiffure. Place your ponytail in the centre of your head or low and to the side depending on your dress neckline.
Curling your hair is key to achieving this look and giving it the volume and texture it needs - our guide on how to curl your hair will help you get the tools and techniques you need for beautifully-bouncy waves.
Bridal side ponytail
If your dress is strapless or asymmetric, a side ponytail is the look for you (plaiting optional - it’s trickier, but the results are stunning).
If you have fine hair that’s also frizzy, smooth through some Weightless Wonder Featherlight Smoothing Crème onto your ends. It hydrates and tames frizz without weighing fine hair down, and it’s also good for targeted touch-ups during the day.
This sleek, super-stylish pony really comes into its own when paired with full-on make-up to elevate it to red carpet status. Give yourself a head start by using our Brazilian Sleek Shampoo and Brazilian Sleek Conditioner - they’re formulated with a smoothing anti-frizz complex for perfecting slick, sleek styles.
Wrap your own hair, a faux weft or some pretty fabric which coordinates with your dress around the hairband to add a touch of sophistication and stop the look becoming too headmistressy.
If your hair's prone to frizz, smooth through some of our Frizz Ease Hair Serum before you start styling to tame flyaways and add shine.
For any of these styles, we recommend trying out and playing with your desired hairstyle and hair products before your big day - so you can find the style and product combination that work best for you.