Tick stunning bridal hair off your big day to-do list and find the look of your dreams in our collection of wedding hairstyles.
Walk down the aisle feeling and looking flawless with these gorgeous wedding hairstyles. Match them to your gown for the ultimate way to complete your bridal look.
Flowing locks make for effortlessly romantic wedding hair and are right on trend. Slick and straight or tumbling in retro fashion, brides who leave their hair loose are making waves this wedding season.
But pay attention to bridal runways and you’ll notice that wearing your hair down isn’t the only way to hit a fashion high note. Updos are also among the hottest wedding hair looks - but these aren’t the traditional styles of years gone by. Instead, it’s all about tousled topknots, textured ponytails and wispy chignons.
Find your dream bridal hair look with these gorgeous wedding hairstyles.
Best for: Boat-neck dress
Elegant and timeless, this Hollywood inspired style works on all types of hair. Glossy, vintage waves are hot for brides who love everything retro and glamourous. Finish off this bombshell style with classic red lips and a delicate hair-slide tucked behind the ear.
Tip: Use ghd final shine spray to add a luxe finish to this wedding hairstyle that looks incredible from the aisle to the dance floor.
Sleek and straight
Best for: V-neck dress
For many brides, poker straight locks are a popular choice. It’s an easy to wear style that lasts all day and can be quickly dressed up with a headband to add an extra dimension. For an ultra-shiny finish, glide the ghd platinum® styler through your straight wedding hairstyle to create sleek, lush-looking locks.
Tip: Tease the roots with a narrow dressing brush to add volume and spritz with ghd final fix hairspray to keep in place.
Best for: Strapless dress
Big, glamorous and glossy - fashion is favouring the classic, bouncy blow-dry. This full volume wedding hairstyle is definitely striking and guaranteed to capture the attention of your partner as you walk down the aisle. The key to creating statement volume is to use the ghd® air professional hairdryer, directing the airflow from roots to the ends.
Tip: Use ghd root lift spray before you begin to create gorgeous volume and a bold finish that lasts all day.
Best for: Sheer-panelled dress
For some wedding updo inspiration, chignons epitomise romance. With loose strands framing your face and an undone texture at the back, this is a tousled, curly update to the traditional style. Pretty chignons are super versatile and perfect for any wedding theme, whether you’re going for a bohemian or black-tie affair on your big day.
Best for: Off-the-shoulder dress
Tiny plaits have made the leap from festivals into wedding hairstyles - creating a look perfect for the boho bride. Weave them into a half updo or use them to embellish a loose, textured down do. If you’ve chosen a Bardot-style wedding dress, this bridal hairstyle is perfect for balancing out your look.
Tip: For a natural vibe, simply press the ghd platinum® styler on the ends of the micro braids to keep them in place, rather than using hair ties. Finish with hairspray to help lock in the style.
Best for: Scoop-neck dress
Wrap tousled braids around your head for a wedding hairstyle worthy of a Greek goddess. The crown braid is a popular choice, perfect for those looking for truly romantic but unique bridal hair inspiration. Elegant and feminine, this style is bound to make you feel radiant on your wedding day, keeping your locks out of your face - whether you're saying "I do" or throwing your best shapes on the dancefloor.
Tip: This wedding hairstyle works best with longer locks but those with shorter hair can recreate this look with the help of a faux hair headband.
tucked low do
Best for: Square-neck dress
Take your wedding hairstyle to another level with a vintage upwards roll. Twisted and tucked, this dreamy bridal look exudes classic glamour and shows off your shoulders. With your locks styled in a timeless updo, you’ll be free to enjoy your big day feeling confident about your hair. It’s the perfect choice for a warm summer wedding and will keep you cool all day.
Best for: Dramatic back
Make an impact on your big day with a braided high ponytail. This style offers a relaxed look while radiating bridal glam. Effortless and textured, keep the braid loose and gently teased to master this wedding hairstyle in romantic fashion. Tumbling past your shoulders, a plaited ponytail perfectly complements a gown with a dramatic back, leading the eye to your big day design.
Best for: Straight necklines
If your dress is elegantly simple at the front, balance it out with plenty of drama at the back. An intricate waterfall braid can instantly add a touch of romance to your wedding hairstyle. Pair with tumbling soft curls and delicate fresh blooms for a truly beautiful bridal look. Add bejewelled clips or slides on either side of your head for an elegant finish.
Best for: High neck
Strike a balance of traditional and informal with a contemporary tousled topknot. This undone take on the classic ballet bun will seal your immaculately chic bridal status. Styling your locks into this effortless wedding hairstyle allows you to show off a bold high-neck gown. Leave a little hair loose around the ears and gently tease out tendrils for a truly relaxed, boho bride vibe.
Create one of these gorgeous wedding hairstyles and celebrate your nuptials in chic fashion. Ask your hairdresser to try out your favourite look or get practicing in front of the mirror if you’re creating it yourself. Our range of ghd stylers and products can help you achieve bridal hair perfection for your special day.
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