Wedding Hairstyles of 2019

Unsure how to style your hair for the big day? ghd is here to shake things up with 2019’s hottest wedding hairstyles. 

Bridal hair fashion changes all the time, with new trends dominating ceremonies year after year. From celeb-inspired looks, a la Meghan Markle’s effortless wispy bun, to catwalk trends – hello, embellished accessories – we’re here to bring you 2019’s most beautiful bridal hairstyles to inspire your look on the big day.

Whether your bridal inspiration is a classic and traditional updo, or you’re thinking more ethereal, fairy-tale vibes, say ‘I do’ to 2019’s spin on all the most popular bridal looks. You’ll feel every inch the belle of the ball walking down the aisle.

These stunning looks transcend the seasons and are perfect for both brides and bridesmaids whether your wedding is at home or abroad. Showcasing one of these styles you’ll be sure to bring a tear to every guest’s eye, making your wedding the wedding of the year without fail.

Image: @paulnebres

Heavenly Waves

Take inspiration from American actress Emily Ratajkowski with luxurious flowing waves on your wedding day. More suited to longer locks, ensure your hair is in perfect condition from root to tip before showing off those radiant ripples. Soft and oh-so-romantic, waves frame the face beautifully and leave lots of room for accessorising with your own style. Use the ghd curve® classic curl tong to create soft, covetable curls before running the ghd paddle brush through for a smooth, perfect finish.

Image: @zacharymorad

Embellished Hair Pins

One of the biggest hair trends for 2019 has made its way into the realm of bridal hair: beautiful embellishments are set to storm wedding venues this year. From vintage-inspired pearl clips and jewelled combs to diamanté grips, hair accessories can make all the difference on both short hair and longer lengths. Cool and chic, embellished accessories instantly elevate your wedding day look, looking particularly gorgeous with side swept waves.

Tip: Wear your accessories in place of the veil for a modern take on bridal hair.

Decorative Headbands

Another ‘90s accessory that’s having a real style resurgence, the humble headband has become quite the contemporary cool girl accessory – and weddings are no different. Attach your veil to a pearl-encrusted headband or to ditch the veil entirely, in favour of a satin white-headband. Headbands tend to look best with sleek, slicked-back hair. Ensure yours is super-smooth by running the ghd platinum+ black styler over your locks before misting with ghd smooth and finish serum.

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Effortless Updos

Gone are the days when pristine updos dominated bridal trends – 2019 looks set to the year when brides favour a more relaxed and effortless style. Messy and low-maintenance, create lots of loose waves and texture using the ghd curve® soft curl tong, before sweeping the hair up into relaxed twist shapes and securing with grips.

Image: @kasperastrup

Textured Twists

Ultra romantic and 100% gorgeous, timeless twists are a huge trend for 2019 bridesmaid hair. Perfectly blurring the lines between relaxed and intricate, they’re elegant and modern. Brush the hair back to the nape of the neck before creating a luxurious twist knot shape, secure with pins and accessorise with flowers to bring a little extra wedding day glamour to the look.

Tip: Check out our how-to guide on twisted low knots to create the perfect smouldering twist.

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Low Bridal Buns

Understated and sophisticated, a low bun is a fashionable way to keep your wedding look all about the dress. Ensure your hair is as smooth and soft as possible before scraping back into a neat, low bun at the nape of the neck. For a softer take on the look, use the ghd tail comb to tease out a few loose sections of hair around the face for a beautiful, romantic finish.

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Perfect Ponytails

With pop princess Ariana Grande bringing the schoolgirl ponytail back with a vengeance, it was only a matter of time until it became a bridal favourite. Low or high, the ponytail needs to be neat and secure for a look that’s picture perfect all day long. Add tumbling curls once it’s secured in place, using the ghd curve® creative curl wand before sealing the deal with a spritz of ghd final fix hairspray.

Ditch the traditional updos in favour of one of our bridal hairstyles for 2019 to really make a show-stopping entrance on your wedding day. Show us your best blushing-bride pics by tagging us in your snaps @ghd_southafrica. For even more inspiration, flick through our hairstyles section.

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