A timeless French braid? Or a classic ballet bun? Maybe some shimmering long, loose waves flowing freely or tangled up in a chic bohemian half-up, half-down do? Wedding season is officially in full swing, and with so many swoon-worthy looks, how’s a bridesmaid ever supposed to choose her hairstyle for one of their best gal’s biggest days!
From flower accessories to dramatic updos, there’s really no shortage of excellent hairstyles to use as a bridesmaid. We’ve scoured top bridesmaid hairstyles and put together our favourite 10 trends. Read on to figure out which style would work best for you!
Hairstyle #1: Crown Braid
Braids and weddings are about as perfect together as the bride and groom themselves. Especially crown braids when paired with high bun creating an elegant and unique look.
If you’re looking for something more dramatic, keep both the braid and the bun sleek. Or you can pull out some pieces, especially around the face, to create a softer look.
Hairstyle #2: Side Swept
Sweep the guests off their feet with this simple, stunning and easy do-it-yourself hairstyle. Style the curls as tight or as loose as you’d like, securing them with either a few bobby pins underneath the layer of hair or sparkling clips over top.
For a softer, more flattering take on the look, try tucking just a small section of your hair behind one ear. This allows the rest of your hair to fall naturally. For a vintage look pair this classic bridesmaid hairstyle with statement earrings.
Hairstyle #3: Half Up, Half Down
A seemingly popular hairstyle for every day, there are many different styles you can incorporate into a half up, half down hairstyle to take it to the next level as a bridesmaid. The first being a waterfall braid to create a stunning and soft look ideal for any bridesmaid.
The other popular half up, half down trend is the headband braid. Pair it with tight or loose curls depending on whether you’re going for a more formal look or a laid back boho wedding.
Lastly, there’s always the classic half up, half down twist which is a much softer alternative to braids and a lot easier to do it yourself. All you have to do is start with a section from the front and twist backwards picking up more strands as you go. Repeat on the other side and connect the two twists at the back with a clear elastic or a sparkling clip.
Hairstyle #4: Loose Bun
One of the most universally flattering hairstyles out there, loose buns can make any bridesmaid feel amazing! This hairstyle looks especially amazing with boho gowns and some simple, natural makeup. Jazz up the look some more by curling your hair prior to putting it in a bun to create an even more romantic and relaxed vibe.
Hairstyle #5: Top Knot
One of the biggest trends in hair these days, the top knot may seem like too casual of an option at first for a bridesmaid, but we assure you, a simple top knot and some loose curls will look absolutely stunning and effortless. Can someone say #flawless?
Hairstyle #6: Braided Flower Updo
Want to add a little more flair to the classic braided updo? Hello flowers! Add some floral style to your braids that match the bouquet to create a romantic look that will pair perfectly with a simple dress and small bouquet of flowers.
Hairstyle #7: Vintage Curls
A timeless bridesmaid hairstyle trend that will never go out of style, loose vintage curls are always elegant and flattering. This super glamorous style will leave you feeling as amazing as you look!
Hairstyle #8: Ponytail
Often overlooked when it comes to bridesmaids’ hairstyles, we’re absolutely loving the textured ponytails for weddings these days. Placing a curly ponytail high at the crown will always create a flattering look.
Perfect for casual weddings, this hairstyle is so simple to create, most bridesmaids could even do it themselves.
Hairstyle #9: Boho Waves
With many couples choosing to perform their nuptials on a beach, boho waves are an absolute must for bridesmaids. Not only does this style scream “I woke up like this,” it also so easy to create on your own saving you time and money on a stylist.
Simply braid your hair the night before and take it out in the morning brushing through with only your fingers.
Trend #10: Fishtail Braid
You didn’t really think we were going to leave this one off the list, did you? The fishtail braid looks absolutely fab on every bridesmaid! Not only does this trendy look pair well with almost any bridesmaid dress, but it’s also easy to keep in place throughout the night so you can hit up that dancefloor, and the cute groomsmen if you’re feeling it!
Do you have a wedding coming up and looking to have your hair done? Whether you’re a bridesmaid or a guest attending the wedding, our wedding hair stylists in Brantford will leave you feeling absolutely amazing and ready to take on the day straight into the evening.