Best Bridal Hairstyles to Wear on Your Special Wedding Day

With a ton of ways to incorporate personality into a wedding hairstyle, there’s a ‘do out there for every personal bridal style.

Whether you’re the type of bride who’s had your dream wedding hairstyle in mind for years, or you prefer to let things unfold organically; there are plenty of wedding hairstyle options for all hair types. In fact, wedding hair styles have changed dramatically over the past few years —and they’re only getting better.

From braids and buns to messy updos and sleek ponytails, these leading wedding hairstyle trends for 2023 will help you find your ideal look.

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Natural Movement

We are living in a time where brides are more focused than ever on looking their most natural. The future of the wedding industry is all about giving brides the opportunity to look like a naturally elevated version of themselves on their wedding day—and this is something we’ve been seeing more and more of. A bridal hairstyle with pieces of hair falling naturally serves diverse options to compliment all types of wedding day themes. Creatively this style can be viewed as more of a romantic wedding hairstyle or a boho relaxed bridal style, all simply done by adding wedding hair accessories. The key is to make your wedding hair not too perfect; let it be messy, let it fall where it wants to, and embrace elements of your personal bridal style that isn’t perfectly polished.

Effortless Ponytails

This is a timeless classic that speaks to the effortless nature of brides and bridesmaids alike. With their effortless yet considered nature, we can see why. There is truly a ponytail to suit every bridal style and every insecurity – high, medium, low – with face-framing or without, and they seriously tend to work with any style of dress. Effortless wedding hairstyles without a doubt include the ponytail styles that can be polished and sleek or whimsical and soft. Whichever bridal ponytail you choose, this style is sure to stay put all day allowing you to enjoy a no-fuss wedding hairstyle.

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Effortless Ponytail Bridal Hair

Boho Waves

If you’re looking for a bridal hair style with a bit of a boho vibe, then we’ve got the look for you. The relaxed waves hairstyle continues to be a major contender for top wedding hairstyles. The look is created by fluffing out the layers of waves instead of combing them all together for a more lived-in beachy hairstyle. Add your favorite boho wedding accessory or pair it with a bridal style braid to complete the look.

Soft Low Bun

Low bun wedding hairstyles have always been a classic favorite and with good reason – they are beautiful, easy to wear and reliable in any weather. This season the staple bridal bun hairstyle has been seen paired with a curtain bangs or some thick pieces of hair to frame the face for a modern edge. Just be sure the front pieces aren’t too long, or they will pull the style and the face down. To keep it soft and flattering, we find that starting the shorter pieces somewhere between cheekbone and jaw length, then tapering out from there works well. This versatile bridal hair style can be constructed in a sleek polished way or as a naturally effortless glam. Whichever low bun wedding hairstyle you choose, its sure to stand the test of timeless bridal hairstyles.

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Low Bun Wedding Hair

Short Hair Brides

Gone are the days where brides feel pressure to “grow their hair out for their big wedding day”. When we say there are no rules, this includes short hair brides with above shoulder length hair. We encourage you to be you! If long hair is the change you need for a day or just a bit of added fullness, we have you covered in the hair extensions department. Whichever wedding hairstyle you decide, just know that short wedding hairstyles can be styled in so many beautiful ways. By adding loose waves or embracing your natural hair texture paired with a wedding hair accessory; you can elevate your everyday short hairstyle into something more glam for your special wedding day.

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Short Hair Bridal Hairstyle

Half-Up Wedding Hair

Half-up wedding hairstyles are here to stay giving the beautiful feel of having hair styled down with the additional detail that can be created by having some hair pinned up. Add the softness of twists or braids for an elegant touch, this gives a down style uniqueness and interest in a subtle way.

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Wedding Hair Half up

Curtain Bangs

A center parting and curtain bang sweep will bring the ultimate modern face frame to any up or down wedding hairstyle. The volume and bend in the right places will give facial features softness while still making a statement. Plenty of teasing, hair spray, and no touching once the style is complete is the key to having your bangs stay in place for your entire wedding day.

Long Hair Braid

Adding hair extensions for volume and length will allow you to have the wedding hair braid of your dreams. De-constructing the braid creates a subtle live-in look for a more natural style. Pair this style with dried flowers or minimal wedding hair accessories. This wedding hairstyle can be dependent on the style of your bridesmaids dress or wedding gown.

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Long Hair Bridal Braid

Voluminous Blow Out

This is big hair with rounded ends flowing effortlessly. To achieve this wedding hairstyle, your hair is round brushed smooth and set to cool to help hold this bridal style. It’s important to keep in mind not all hair textures and densities can hold this style all day long, consult your Artist during your wedding hair trial to find out if this style will work for you. Extra amounts of product in your hair will be necessary to ensure your modern, 90’s inspired wedding hairstyle will hold all day.

Long Hair Curls

This is a classic wedding hairstyle that can be adjusted to view as more formal or boho. Wearing your hair all down with curls can feel like an elevated version of your natural self if you typically wear your hair straight. It can also be an elegantly detailed style of your naturally curly hair, enhancing your natural texture with the use of product.

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Long Curls Wedding Hair

When searching for your wedding hair style ideas to share with your Artist, be sure to keep in mind that pictures created by other stylists are for inspiration not re-creation. Hair textures and densities vary on each person, your Artist will consult with you about your wedding hair style inspirations and help determine what will work best for your hair type.

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