Whether you've got long hair, short hair; thick hair, thin hair; curly hair or straight hair - we've got a plethora of real bride and bridesmaid wedding hairstyles to inspire you, perfect for the whole wedding party. So, sit back, relax, and get those pinning fingers ready, because there are nearly 155 styles to pore over! If you're blessed with afro locks then you'll find plenty of inspiration below but we also have a dedicated article on wedding hairstyles for Black brides.

Wedding Hairstyles For Long Hair

Long hair is probably considered the most versatile wedding hairstyle because you can wear it up, down, or even half up and down. We love it when brides leave their locks loose and completely free-flowing, either with a gentle curl or swept to the side. Now if only we woke up every day with hair like this!

Wedding Hairstyles For Short Hair

There is a misconception amongst brides-to-be that you have to have long hair on your wedding day. With many opting to grow out their normal haircut so they have more versatility. Whilst this is absolutely your choice (your day, your way), we love it when a bride embraces her regular pixie cut or cropped style. We've seen brides pin their fringes to form a beehive, braid the side, or go all out wavy. Whatever your choice, your hair doesn't have to be long to be beautiful.

Wedding Hairstyles For Curly Hair

Ladies if you are blessed with natural curls then boy oh boy are you lucky. You have volume, a ready-made hairstyle every day and if you choose to pin it up, leave it loose or adorn it with accessories, you always look so polished. I'm sure there is a lot more effort involved in achieving these gorgeous tendrils, but to me, it always looks so effortless and beautiful.

Wedding Hairstyles With Flowers

Whether you choose to weave flowers through your hair or add a single flower stem to add a pop of colour, wedding flowers are a beautiful addition to any wedding hairstyle. They can be fragrant, delicate or provide a wonderful focal point, and are a great way to incorporate your wedding flowers to your bridal look. Chat to your florist about which flowers will go the distance and will be most suitable for your wedding hairstyle.

Wedding Hairstyles With Accessories

Adding accessories to your wedding hair, be that up or down, is a great way of adding personality to your overall look. The beautiful brides below have chosen individual pins, bridal crowns, hair vines and more, and each one complements their gown and chosen wedding hairstyle perfectly.

Wedding Hairstyles For Bridesmaids

When thinking of wedding hairstyles we mustn't forget our wonderful bridesmaids. Your best girls hair can complement your chosen hairstyle or they can go for a completely different style of their own. In fact, there is nothing to stop every one of the bridal party having a different hairstyle to suit their personalities and hair type.

Half Up Half Down Wedding Hairstyles

If you can't decide between having your hair up or having your hair down, then a half up half down do is definitely for you. It's easy to see why this is one of the most coveted wedding hairstyles, providing versatility and endless options, for straight, wavy, pinned, braided and twisted elements. You can even tuck in feathers and flowers like the stylish brides below.

Pinned Wedding Hairstyles

The world is your oyster when it comes to pinned wedding hairstyles. You and your hairstylist are only held back by your imagination. The beautiful array of styles are universally flattering for most hair types and you only have to look at the gorgeous images below to see what you can achieve together.

Bun Wedding Hairstyles

A beautiful bun isn't just for gymnasts and little girls. There is definitely a place for a bridal bun in the wedding world. Be that a loose top knot, or a sleek bun tied at the nape of your neck. We love how they add height and provide the perfect frame to pin accessories and wedding veils to.

Braided Wedding Hairstyles

Adding a bridal braid to any wedding hairstyle instantly gives it a modern edge and depth, especially fanned out braids which can give thin hair the illusion of being thicker and fuller. You can have a full braided crown, add a small braid to your chignon to secure it in place or opt for a long fishtail braid flowing down your back. Whatever your choice we think braids are here to stay and love seeing how you incorporate them into your wedding hairstyles.

Fishtail Wedding Hairstyles

I am not one of these people who are blessed with being able to create a fishtail braid. Not even after multiple online tutorials, but I do adore them. Often seen on brides with beautiful long hair, and intertwined with hair vines, fresh flowers and foliage. They are perfect for free-spirited, boho brides

Ponytail Wedding Hairstyles

The ponytail can be considered a go-to hairstyle for many of us most days, but the bit of added effort that goes into these wedding hairstyles makes them classy, elegant, and sophisticated. Straight and sleek with a pinned-up fringe or curled to add movement, ponytails are the perfect choice for a modern and classic bride.

If you are still searching for the perfect hairstylist to make all your wedding hair dreams come true, allow us to introduce you to our recommended suppliers. Each one has been handpicked and verified by us.

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Lorna Shaw

Written by Lorna Shaw

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