10 Bridal Hairstyles

Classic wedding hairstyles


There is a range of styles you can have for your hair on your wedding day. The question is how do you choose? We’ve summarised ten classic wedding hairstyles for you so you know what to ask for. If you’re still searching for a hairdresser, why not visit our hair and beauty suppliers section in our directory?

Side Bun

Side Bun

If you want a slightly more quirky hairstyle, or like your hair to be near to your face, why not consider a side bun? This is easy to self-style with a hair doughnut too. This bridal hairstyle works well either structured or slightly more relaxed, and looks cute with tea-length wedding dresses.


Traditional Up-do

Traditional up-do

This wedding hairstyle is a classic, and with good reason. A traditional up do looks formal, and keeps your hair away from your face and shoulders, allowing you to show off your dress. Add a tiara or sparkling hair accessories to dress it up, but be prepared to visit a hairstylist for this as it could be a bit complex.


Half-up Half-down

Half-up half-down

This hairstyle works well for the more indecisive bride and is very popular as it combines the best of both worlds. If you love the sophisticated look of having your hair swept away from your face, but you also love your hair down, the half up, half down wedding hairstyle is perfect. Backcomb at the roots for volume, and add a sweeping fringe to soften the style.




This simple style has had a makeover when it comes to weddings! If you’re retro inspired, or want a simple style for your wedding day, consider a classic ponytail. Curl the ends and backcomb the roots for volume, and add a decorative hairband or ribbon to finish it off.




Braids are perfect for a more boho style. A loose fishtail braid is a timeless style, whilst French braids are a great way to keep unruly hair under control. Braids are a really versatile wedding hairstyle as they can be worn in up dos, or down, with ribbons or flowers included for extra detail.




If you love all things vintage, a beehive is the ideal wedding hairstyle! It can be quite complex to create, so you may require assistance... and a lot of hairspray! Backcomb your hair for volume, and if it’s quite fine you can add padding or plastic inserts for more height. Use hairgrips and spray to secure, and add a glitzy headband for sparkle.


Side Ponytail

Side ponytail

This laidback take on the classic ponytail works well at a more relaxed wedding, with a simple dress. Loosely curl your hair or style it in waves for texture, and add a flower to the hair tie to hide it. Alternatively, you can wrap a section of hair around it for an even more natural look.




Loose, flowing hair always looks pretty, but isn’t a wise choice if you plan on wearing lip gloss! Curl or wave your hair for texture, and add a classic sparkling headband to jazz up the look. Consider braiding or pinning back some of the front sections of the hair if you’re marrying outside, to avoid it blowing across your face.


Ballerina Bun

Ballerina bun

This is a sophisticated and stylish wedding hairstyle. By securing all your hair away from your face in a feminine ballerina bun, you’re making sure all eyes will be on your face and your dress. The fashionable ballerina bun is an ideal wedding hairstyle for a confident, fashion forward bride.


Low Chignon

low chignon

The low chignon is a classic and timeless wedding hairstyle that will look beautiful on any bride. Bejewelled hairpins will secure the hairstyle as well as adding sparkle, and some loose strands of hair at the front will frame your face. This style is very elegant, and perfect for weddings.


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