Bridesmaid hairstyles

In here are some wonderful bridesmaids’ hairstyles so brides can get some inspiration for when The Big Day comes!

Most women dream about their wedding since they were little girls, way before meeting the person they’ll actually get married to.

all forms and shapes

Her wedding day is one of the most important events in a girl’s life. She has to look wonderful, and her bridesmaids must look incredible, too.

When the moment actually comes, there are many things to take care of: the dresses, flowers, location, guests, food, and who knows what else!

Therefore, the point of this article is to offer some inspiration to struggling brides who have not idea of what to do with their bridesmaids’ hair.

There are many beautiful bridesmaids’ hairstyles.

Whether you’re looking for something simple, formal, intricate, updos, half up half down, braids, ponytails, don’t worry; bridesmaids’ hairstyles come in all forms and shapes!

If you want some inspiration on what to do on your bridesmaids’ hair for your wedding day, keep on reading.

There are so many options to choose from, so don’t worry.

You’ll find for sure the best bridesmaids’ hairstyles that goes perfectly with their dress.

Formal hairstyles

Bridesmaids’ hairstyles for long hair

Long hair is incredibly beautiful, –it’s versatile, voluminous and romantic; which pretty much means you can do whatever you want with it as long as you have some creativity.

Although, having creativity can be a little hard sometimes. Also, long hair is very demanding and not too easy to handle. It requires care, but it’s not impossible.

If your girls have long, flowing tresses, don’t worry, because there are many, many bridesmaids’ hairstyles, especially for long hair.

All bridesmaids’ hairstyles are beautiful, but hairstyles for long hair are particularly splendid.

Bridesmaids’ hairstyles for long hair

Buns are always a great idea for a hairstyle, specially bridesmaids’ hairstyles. This braided low bun is feminine, romantic and soft.

To start, part the hair into a deep side part and brush it back.

Then, French braid it until you get to the nape of your neck.

Coil the rest of the hair into a low, thick bun and secure it with an elastic.

You can leave out some tendrils to frame your face; this will add softness to your features. It’s a perfectly simple and romantic bridesmaids’ hairstyle.

French braid

To learn how to recreate this bridesmaids’ hairstyle, make sure to check out this tutorial:

A half up half down style is also a great idea for a bridesmaids’ hairstyle. Most of the hair is left flowing freely with only a few sections tied back and some loose soft tendrils over the face.

The half up half down hairstyle can be done in a halo style, braid, bun, or even a ponytail. Just make sure to leave most of the hair down.

The half up half down hairstyle

Curly buns are the best bridesmaids’ hairstyle for when the girls have long hair, because the hair is abundant and voluminous.

You can curl the hair with a curling iron to achieve those perfect curls, and piece by piece, pull back the hair into a high bun overflowing with curls.

Keep in mind that this hairstyle isn’t supposed to be absolutely perfect; in fact, it’s supposed to be messy, with curls everywhere, so don’t worry too much about perfection.

messy hairstyle

Bridesmaids’ hairstyles for medium length hair

For the past few years, girls have been getting tired of keeping their hair too long because of how demanding it is.

Medium length is trending at the moment, so don’t be surprised if you have to look into bridesmaids’ hairstyles for medium length hair because most of your girls have medium hair.

Medium length hair is comfier and easier to handle, but there are also many possible hairstyles to recreate, especially bridesmaids’ hairstyles.

Bridesmaids’ hairstyles for medium length hair

Updos are always a great idea for any occasion, especially for weddings, because they’re super comfortable and easy to pull off.

You can level up any simple updo with barrettes, headbands, pearls, or even some colorful flowers.

Next, wavy half up half down bridesmaids’ hairstyles. Braided half ups are the most popular because they’re so feminine and soft.

Relaxed waves are an extra touch that will get the hairstyle to a whole new level. They’re simple and easily made in a matter of minutes, but they give it a special touch.

This is a bridesmaids’ hairstyle that both maids and brides love.

It’s perfect for a romantic wedding outdoors.

romantic wedding outdoors

Of course, leaving the hair down and flowing is always a great idea, and it makes a beautiful bridesmaids’ hairstyle.

A gorgeous curly hairstyle with lots of texture and volume is an incredible idea for any occasion, specially weddings.

Vintage waves also make gorgeous bridesmaids’ hairstyles.

gorgeous bridesmaids’ hairstyles

Bridesmaids’ hairstyles for short hair

When you have short hair, it is true that the list of inspiration is reduced because your tresses are not so versatile anymore; you can’t do with them exactly as it pleases you.

Don’t worry though, even if the list is smaller, there is bound to be some hairstyles that you’ll love and that are stylish and fashionable.

Brides, remain calm.

In here you’ll find some inspiration for bridesmaids’ hairstyles with short hair that will still get them looking beautiful and romantic.

Bridesmaids’ hairstyles for short hair

If your hair is short, yet long enough to braid, perhaps a few inches above your shoulders, this low bohemian braid would make a perfect bridesmaids’ hairstyle.

Start off by gathering your hair into four different sections. Braid each one and tie them.

Later, grab the third braid, wrap it around the second one and crisscross them, then pin them to your head.

Once that’s done, take the second braid and pin it; then, grab the fourth braid, drape it over the rest and tuck the end of it underneath them.

Lastly, take the remaining braid and once again drape over the rest and tuck it into place with the rest.

Use as many bobby pins as you think necessary to secure the hairstyle and put into place any loose strands.

Ta-da! A beautiful bridesmaids’ hairstyle.

relaxed and super chic

This bridesmaids’ hairstyle is the same as the braided low bun, except that it’s a version for short hair. Every girl loves braids; and braids paired with a bun look even better!

Set off by dividing the hair into sections. Pin the one on the front forward, and then take the rest of the hair and pull it into a ponytail.

Once the pony is tied and done, coil it into a bun and secure it with an elastic or some bobby pins. Take the sections in front and braid them back.

Secure the braid at the top of the bun before repeating the process on the other side.

This bridesmaids’ hairstyle is easy, relaxed and super chic.

The rolled chignon is a style every girl should wear at least once in her life, especially bridesmaids. It’s elegant, classy and super easy.

It’s also perfect for any wedding party and ceremony.

For this bridesmaids’ hairstyle, get started by creating a deep side part.

1920s classically gorgeous

From the ends, roll the hair upwards as much as you can, as if you were rolling a piece of paper.

When you don’t have more hair to roll, pin it to your head with many bobby pins and some hairspray.

Optionally, you can leave out some tendrils of hair to frame your face.

This bridesmaids’ hairstyle gives a 1920s classically gorgeous and elegant vibe, and it’s completely effortless.

If you want to learn how to recreate this pretty bridesmaids’ hairstyle, check out this tutorial:

Bridesmaids’ hairstyles for African American hair

Dark skinned women amaze everyone with their hairstyles like it’s their job, but it’s no secret that their thick hair isn’t exactly too easy to handle.

Their curls are perfectly thick and beautiful, and difficult to style, too.

Normally, this type of hair’s texture goes from wavy, at the least, to corkscrew curls and even full-on afros.

Not all hairstyles work on all those textures, so in here you’ll see some options that work best.

Bridesmaids’ hairstyles for African American hair

If one of your girls has this type of hair, keep on reading so you’ll get some inspiration on bridesmaids’ hairstyles for African American women.

If the texture isn’t too thick, you can try a simple deep side part. Slick and sleek the side and leave the rest of the hair with some natural waves.

To make it into a full-on bridesmaids’ hairstyle, you can add an accessory; flowers, pearls or jewelry barrettes.

The most popular hairstyle for women with thick curls ever is a high ponytail.

It’s super simple, quick and easy, but it can become beautiful with the right accessories.

For this hairstyle all you need is to gather all your hair at the very top of your head.

Tie it into a messy bun at the top and leave some curls out

Once again, what will really turn it into a bridesmaids’ hairstyle are the accessories.

the accessories

Of course, the easiest bridesmaids’ hairstyle for dark skinned women you could ever choose is just leaving that beautiful thick hair flowing freely in the wind.

Not many people can rock those curls, so if someone you know can pull them off, let them sport their curls proudly and simply adorn them with some jewelry and shiny barrettes.

beautiful thick hair

These bridesmaids’ hairstyles are simple, but they’re stunning and eye catching in a modest way.

They will not outshine the bride, but they will still look great.

Bridesmaids’ hairstyles with flowers

Flowers are an essential in every wedding; whether you get married at the beach or mountains or at a church, flowers are a must-have.

Weddings are meant to be romantic, and there’s nothing more romantic than some colorful flowers!

Bridesmaids’ hairstyles should be given as much thought as the bride’s. The hairstyles should match; but, obviously, the bride’s hairstyle should stand out more than bridesmaids’.

Bridesmaids’ hairstyles with flowers

Flowers are fresh, feminine and sweet, and they go with any kind of hairstyle.

Some real flowers can be too heavy to wear on your head, but there are some fake flowers that you can’t tell are fake because they look so incredibly real and natural.

fake flowers

One of the simplest, yet most beautiful, bridesmaids’ hairstyles with flowers are the half up half down, with a braid or ponytail.

Normally, for this particular bridesmaids’ hairstyle, the flowers are kept small and simple.

The stem of the flower is weaved through the braid or ponytail.

There is no specific type of flower to use, you can use whichever pleases you, but some small and delicate flowers will surely make this bridesmaids’ hairstyle stand out.

delicate flowers

Sometimes, instead of weaving flower by flower into the braid or ponytail, you can use a real flower crown.

Surely this is a hundred times quicker and easier than having to weave flower by flower into your hair.

For this cute bridesmaids’ hairstyle all you need is to style your hair in waves, or even straight, if you wish, and set a real flower crown over your head.

That’s it! Is there something easier?

hair in waves

Buns are always necessary, no matter the occasion. Buns with big flowers is an entirely new level of necessary.

This is one of the most popular bridesmaids’ hairstyles ever.

It can be formal and a little casual at the same, depending on how high and tight you coil the bun.

When using buns for weddings, it’s better to wear big flowers that stand out.

All flowers are beautiful; so, you can choose any kind you wish, just make sure they’re around the same size of the bun.

Pin it directly over the bun or on the side.

buns for weddings

Bridesmaids’ hairstyles for little girls

Sometimes, the bridesmaids are not completely grown women, instead they’re little girls! Nieces, daughters, cousins, or sisters. Either way, they look adorable in their dresses!

There are many bridesmaids’ hairstyles for little girls; nearly as many bridesmaids’ hairstyles for grown adults.

From loose to buns to braids to half up half down hairstyles, brides and bridesmaids have an infinite amount of beautiful hairstyles to choose from.

Bridesmaids’ hairstyles for little girls

A gorgeous bridesmaids’ hairstyle for girls are the braided buns are totally cute and stylish.

This is a super easy hairstyle that you can get done quickly.

Little girls love this hairstyle; it’s adorable and super feminine!

To begin with, you need to gather the hair into two ponytails, each secured with an elastic band.

Later braid them and coil them back into buns that you can secure with bobby pins.

Cute! You can add some flowers or ribbons if you wish.

bridesmaids’ hairstyle for girls

This super simple bridesmaids’ hairstyle is as easy as it is cute.

It only consists on gathering the hair back into a half up half down hairstyle.

You can style and make the look even more adorable with some little flowers that match her dress. Total adorableness!

Little girls absolutely loved getting dressed up and getting their hair styled; they feel like real-life princesses.

Honestly, we do too.

hair styled

A perfect bridesmaids’ hairstyles for little girls are pigtails, and they absolutely love them; that’s a fact.

Well, imagine if you could mix pigtails and braids. The outcome would probably be the best bridesmaids’ hairstyle for little girls ever seen!

To recreate this cute hairstyle, part the waterfall rectangle and clip it away from the rest of the hair, then tie the remaining pieces into pigtails.

Go back to the first rectangle and French braid it, but leave a section out on each side to give it the full waterfall braid look and secure it with one of the ponytails.

Add some accessories that go with the dress and you’re all set! You’ve got in ypur hands a bridesmaids’ hairstyle every little girl will love.

French braid

The following bridesmaids’ hairstyle is not as childish; it’s more appropriate for a young girl who’s just walking into her teen years.

Preteens often feel like adults, and expect to be treated as such, even if they’ve just turned 13 or 14 recently.

This bridesmaids’ hairstyle is perfect for any young girl.

It’s flattering, feminine, slight messy, but super beautiful through and through.

The hair is slightly curled into some messy waves that fall all over the face. Once curled, gather all the hair up and coil it into a loose bun.

Use a hair elastic to tie it and secure it with many bobby pins. When you let go, make sure the hair isn’t falling off or the curls are coming undone.

Leave some face-framing layers and apply some hairspray so your hairstyle lasts longer.

Top it off with a gorgeous accessory, it could be flowers or head bands.

young girl

Bridesmaids hairstyles’ accessories

Although the current trend on accessories for bridesmaids’ hairstyles are flowers, they’re not the only accessories that exist.

You can use flowers, headbands, barrettes, and even some eye catching bobby pins!

Remember that it doesn’t matter if the bridesmaids’ hairstyle is the most beautiful hairstyle ever created, it will not look complete if you don’t add some accessories.

Of course, flowers are the most popular because they’re so romantic and simply beautiful.

Bridesmaids hairstyles’ accessories

Hair combs embroiled with tiny studs and diamonds can transform the simplest of hairstyles into the most eye catching you’ve ever seen.

If you use this accessory, you don’t need to do much to your hair.

The true essence of the hairstyle will be contained within the hair comb.

this accessory

Even thin glittery headbands will make a worthy change on any bridesmaid’s hairstyle.

This piece of accessory is super delicate and perfect for girls with thin hair, because it’s not overwhelming.

It looks better with long and loose hair, because it makes the tresses stand out naturally.

However, if you decide to wear this accessory with any other hairstyle, like buns or braids, that’s perfectly fine too! It will still look gorgeous.

glittery headbands

If the bride and bridesmaids are looking for an all-princesses look, who says they can’t wear tiaras?

However, if they’re all going for tiaras, naturally, the bride’s tiara should be bigger and shinier, with more details so the others don’t outshine her on her Big Day.

But that doesn’t mean that the bridesmaids’ hairstyles can’t be topped with a beautiful tiara with diamonds and precious stones.

beautiful tiara with diamonds

Remember that without any accessories, hair is just hair; but once you add some eye-catching accessories, that’s when it really becomes a gorgeous hairstyle.

Keep in mind that even the simplest of hairstyles can be turned into something beautiful with an accessory, so don’t forget about them; they’re the key to a gorgeous look.

Best bridesmaids’ hairstyles for different necklines

Choosing the right hairstyle is never easy; and choosing the right bridesmaids’ hairstyle is infinitely more complicated.

Many things must be taken into consideration: the place, the flowers, the weather… not to mention the color of the dress or its neckline.

Although you can totally choose the bridesmaids’ hairstyles without considering the neckline of the dress, it’s better to browse and think about it first.

Best bridesmaids’ hairstyles for different necklines

That way, you will make the best decision and you can choose the right bridesmaids’ hairstyle that goes perfectly according to the neckline of the dress.

With a Halter neckline, braids are the best choice.

They show off your shoulders just enough that the pretty neckline is visible, but not too much so it doesn’t look unbalanced.

Letting the hair loose is the perfect bridesmaids’ hairstyle for a sweetheart neckline.

This type of neckline leaves a lot of room to play around with your hair.

If you leave the hair fall loose over the shoulders, they won’t look bare.

This look is slightly retro and extremely glamourous.

Try leaving the hair loose but make sure to get some natural-looking waves.

This bridesmaids’ hairstyle is flirty and super chic! Perfect for a wedding during springtime.

natural waves

For spaghetti straps, the best possible bridesmaids’ hairstyles you can choose is a low bun or a tousled chignon.

When the dress has such a delicate detail like thin straps, you might want to go for a hairstyle just as delicate.

A low bun or a chignon is super romantic and feminine, not to mention it’s subtle and stunning at the same time.

low bun or a tousled chignon

For one-shouldered dresses, the hairstyle you should totally choose your bridesmaids a bun, low or high it’s up to you!

No one chooses a dramatic one-shoulder neckline to get it covered by their hair.

With this type of neckline, nothing looks quite as chic as a sleek ballerina bun.

It’s an elegant and classy style that balances the mystery and edge of a one-shouldered neckline.

ballerina bun

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