From an elegant bun to a low knot, a chic upbraid to a messy twist, there are almost as many bridal up-do styles as there are wedding dress silhouettes. Choosing the perfect wedding hair depends on several factors: your personal style, your face shape, your hair’s length, and the style of your dress and veil. Read on for 14 of our bridal up-do favorites. (And don’t forget to show your favorites to your hair stylist!)
The undone chignon
The chignon is one of the most popular wedding hair styles today. A traditional chignon is achieved by pinning hair into a knot at the nape of the neck, but we’re big fans of a more undone chignon, especially if you have a round or sweetheart shaped face.
The messy up-do
Soft-swept or wind-blown, there are many options for the messy up-do.
Photo found on Elstile
The braid-bun hybrid
Combine twist a whimsical french side braid up in a bun, and voila!
Found on oncewed.com
The boho up-do
Lovely, loose, and oh-so-boho chic!
Found on jointhemood.com
The perfect pin up
This put-together pin up works perfectly for more formal brides who want to show off elegant style on their big day.
Found on thehousewifewannabe.com
The side parted bun
There are so many iterations of this fun look. Here’s one of our favorites.
Photo found on elstile.ru
The French twist
The perfect up-do for medium-length hair, the French twist up-do is created by “twisting” your hair and setting it with hairpins (and a lot of hairspray). From here, your stylist can embellish the look with decorative pins and clips. For a more modern look, let wisps of hair fall around the face.
Found on stylemepretty.com
The ‘20s twist
For the Great Gatsby look, try this fun wedding hair twist.
Found on hellonatural.co
The casual knot
The perfect wedding hair for outdoor weddings, especially at the beach.
Photo by Erica Hansson
Hair by molly & joanna at Irrelephant.com
The embellished up-do
Add flowers, decorative pins, pearls or sparkling accents to any up-do for eye catching elegance.
Photo by Lovedale Photography
The wraparound braid
Photo by Anna Clarke Photography
The classic bun
A slick bun is ideal for women with a square-shaped face, since it emphasizes the jawline. However, it isn’t the best look for women with rounder faces. If you have a sweetheart-shaped face, make sure to add volume at your crown.
Photo by Levi Stolove
The windswept chignon
Medium or long hair, sweetheart or square-shaped face, a windswept chignon looks good on everyone – everywhere.
For more ideas on perfect wedding hair, visit our Pinterest board.