Chic Bridesmaid Hairstyles

If you’re searching for the best in bridesmaid hair, explore our collection of inspirational updos and down-dos.

Don’t worry if your bridal party have different hair lengths. Whether you’re going for a relaxed bohemian vibe or elegant vintage tresses, there’s no shortage of bridesmaid hairstyles.

Wedding days call for early starts and with celebrations lasting way beyond midnight, your bridesmaids need a style that’ll survive a full day of festivities.

From sleek polished buns to romantic side swept curls, take inspiration from our collection of bridesmaid hairstyles.

Fishtail Braid

Fishtail braid

Brides going for a bohemian-style wedding will love these pretty plaits for their maids. This simple and sophisticated style just needs a spritz of ghd final fix hairspray to ensure the braid lasts from dawn until dusk.

Tip: Take the boho look one step further by adorning your bridesmaids’ fishtails with fresh flowers for a touch of romance.

French Braided Chignon

French braid chignon

The chignon is no stranger to weddings thanks to its feminine style and is a classic choice for a bridesmaid hair updo. Give the timeless look a modern makeover by adding in two simple French braids. Opting for a fuss-free braided updo not only looks elegant, but also keeps hair up and away, helping the style last longer.

Tip: Add extra va-va-voom to your bridesmaids’ French braid chignons with ghd total volume foam. Simply apply to damp locks before blow-drying.

Hollywood Waves

Hollywood waves

Vintage waves epitomise glamour. Screen sirens smouldered with them in the 40s and the style remains fashionable today. Tumbling waves are ultra-feminine and will really crank up the wow factor for your bridesmaids' hairstyles. Recreate this look with ease thanks to the ghd curve® classic wave wand – its innovative ultra-zone technology will ensure a long-lasting style.

Tip: Prep bridesmaid waves with ghd curl hold spray to ensure they hold that Hollywood glam all day long

Polished Ballet Bun

Polished ballet bun

If you’re a bride with classic taste, this sleek ballet bun is the perfect bridesmaid hair updo. The hairstyle is currently enjoying a revival, gracing aisles and catwalks alike. With their hair in a slicked-back pulled-up style, your bridesmaids will be able to flaunt this no-fuss look all day and night.

Tip: Before sweeping hair up into a ballet bun, straighten locks to achieve a truly polished feel.

Ponytail twist

A chic cascading ponytail is the perfect bridesmaid hairstyle for a casual wedding theme. Tucked and twisted, it’ll appear both effortless and elegant. You can really dress up the ponytail by adding delicate fresh flowers or a jewelled hair accessory to your bridesmaids’ tresses.

Tip: Wave your bridesmaids' hair using the ghd curve® creative curl wand before creating the ponytail, for a tousled look with plenty of texture.



Followers of all things vintage will love this voluminous updo with a nod to the 60s. It’s flattering for all face shapes and perfect if your bridesmaids have fringes. Amp up the volume by adding ghd total volume foam to damp tresses before blow-drying – this will hold the style in place and provide fullness to all hair types. When it comes to beehives, the bigger the better.

Tip: For a more romantic vibe, tease out locks and create soft curls using the ghd curve® soft curl tong.

Side Swept Curls

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Side swept curls

Let your bridesmaids’ locks flow with a fuss-free down-do. Glamorous side swept curls are super flattering and easy to wear. The key to ensuring these curls are long-lasting is using innovative styling tools, before pinning in place with a beautiful hair clip and finishing with ghd final fix hairspray.

Tip: Give your bridesmaids’ curls a glossy shine by misting ghd final shine spray over this side swept look.

Twisted Tuck Braid

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Twisted tuck braid

Add a touch of romance to your bridesmaid hairstyles with this gorgeous updo. Simply blend braids and twists to create a hairstyle that’s beautiful from both the front and back.

Tip: Boost your bridesmaids’ twisted tuck braids by prepping their locks with ghd root lift spray. This product will prevent the style from falling flat, ensuring hair has plenty of lift throughout the day.

Waterfall Braids

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Waterfall braids

Inject a dose of bohemian luxe into your celebrations by giving your bride tribe waterfall braids. The woven bridesmaid hairstyle is the latest braid trend to hit the wedding world and is easy to achieve on all lengths of locks. Pair with either beach waves, glamour curls or straight hair – anything goes with this versatile style.

Tip: For this look to last through the whole day, simply spritz your bridesmaids’ hair with ghd final fix hairspray.

Whether you choose romantic braids, a polished updo or tumbling siren waves, all these bridesmaid hairstyles radiate glamour. Styled with a beautiful dress and a bouquet of fresh flowers, your bridal party will be ready to make a statement as they follow you down the aisle.


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