Is your hair fully grown? Whether you decide to go full-on bridal with a veil and a tiara, or something more bride-chilla with a flower crown or small, bejeweled accessory, you’ll need an equally perfect hairstyle to go along with it. Been growing your hair out for the big day, yet still unsure of your style? Here are 25 photos to inspire you.
Secure your veil underneath your updo to show off your beautiful bun.
Embrace your gorgeous, natural texture and leave it down on your big day. And if you want to add a little something extra to it, secure a flower toward the front to accentuate your strands.
After Dutch braiding a 3-inch section on the left side of your head and securing it behind your right ear, tease your hair at the crown of your head for a little extra volume in the back.
Switching up your part is an easy way to transform your usual look into a sleek, wedding-approved style.
Spritz on a heat protectant spray before creating a deep side part and using a 1 1/2-inch barrel iron to curl your hair. To make your look last all night, set the curls while they cool, and then take them out after your makeup is done. Add an appliqué to your style for a touch of glamour.
This braided style from the JLM Couture show is for the chill bride who lists Blake Lively as her hair idol. To recreate the look, add a wavy texture into your hair with a curling or flat iron, and then create several braids from your temples, along your hairline, connecting them in the back.
If the vibe you want for your updo is more cool than classic, try wrapping your hair into twin chignons like this.
If you want to wear your hair down but still show off the back of your dress, create a deep side part, curl your hair, and then sweep your hair to one side.
The trick to getting waves like these: Part your hair down the center. Starting on the left side, wrap each 1-inch section around the barrel of a 1-inch iron until you reach the back of your head. Then repeat from the right side, until all your hair is curled. Then use a boar bristle brush to blend the curls together, making them look uniform.
If you can’t decide between wearing your hair up or down, go with a half-up, ethereal style. To copy this stunning ‘do, curl your hair first (add extensions if you need a little help in the length department), tease it for added volume, and then sweep it back and secure it before adding in baby’s breath.
If a tiara feels a little too princessy for you, add some cool, tiny braids to balance out your half-up look.
To perfectly showcase a twisted or braided style, choose accessories that match the shape and feel of the hairstyle you choose.
If you’re the bride who doesn’t want to look like everyone else on your big day, create your own hair accessory with a material (like a delicate wire) that fits your wedding vibe. Janelle Monaé’s hairstylist, Nikki Nelms, does this all of the time for her on the red carpet, and her hair always looks incredibly stunning and unique!
Not only are half-up braids super cute, they also serve as the perfect anchor for securing your veil.
Look like a timeless beauty with two stunning yet simple French braids that’ll keep your strands out of your face. Plus, you can preserve these braids for days if you’re heading to your honeymoon right afterward!
For the chic, modern bride, create super-loose waves and then add a bit of elegance to the back of your style with a pearl headpiece.
To keep a loose style like this secure for the whole wedding, tightly braid the hair first. Then, go back and gently tug the braid apart to give it the appearance of being loose without it actually unraveling.
Need a beautiful hair piece to complete your look? Choose one from Jennifer Behr’s bridal collection, and then secure it into place with two bobby pins in an “X” formation for added hold.
If you don’t have a comb hair accessory like this, simply use a necklace and secure it to your updo with a few hair pins.
You can never go wrong with sweeping your natural hair into a glamorous updo and then adding a bejeweled headband that’ll take your look to a whole new level.
To seamlessly weave your accessory through your hair, add a beaded strand to one of your sections of hair while braiding.
Instead of accentuating the front of your style, place an accessory behind your ear to make those from-the-back photos even more striking.
Create slightly tighter barrel curls that will last all day by wrapping your hair back and around a wand, and then clipping the curls up while they cool. Then, unravel your hair once your makeup is done, hit your strands with some shine spray, and slip on a flower crown aka the ultimate accessory for a carefree bride.
There’s no need for a tiara when you can make your own twisted halo, half-up style.
A sculpturesque style like this screams Old Hollywood glamour and goes perfectly with a classic red lip and gasp-worthy, floor-length lace gown.