It goes without saying that a wedding is more about celebrating the happy couple and less about you. However, the wedding party deserves to look chic and stylish (without upstaging the newlyweds, of course). Now that the dresses have been secured for weeks and the makeup is *chef’s kiss,* it’s time to move on to the hair. Whether it's a beach ceremony or a black-tie event, here are 30 easy bridesmaid hairstyles that will definitely get the bride’s stamp of approval.
30 Easy Bridesmaid Hairstyles for Any Type of Wedding
1. Side Twists
Consider this twist technique if you’re looking to keep hair away from your face (especially when you’re going to spend the whole reception on the dance floor). Part your hair in the middle before grabbing small sections on each side and twisting them back for a half up ‘do.
2. Sleek French Bob
A formal wedding calls for a sleek style with a French flair. Use a flat iron to keep hair smooth and curl your ends inwards for a blunt finish.
3. Intricate Top Knot
Forget the traditional top knot. This sculptural style takes things to new heights with its loosely stacked sections to give your knot more dimension and height. Start with a high ponytail and play around with the directions of each section as you create your very own tucked top knot.
4. Slicked Back
This “wet look” was made for a beach ceremony. If you rock short hair, slicking your strands back using a styling cream (or gel) and comb through to finish.
6. Sleek Mid-bun
Keep things polished with this mid-bun look. Apply some gel and brush your hair back until it’s smooth and secure the ends into a tidy knot.
8. Bedazzled Embellishments
Accessories can take any hairstyle to a whole new level. Make like Lena Mahfouf and include a bedazzled hairpin that fits the wedding aesthetic to your top knot.
10. Vintage Pin Curls
If you’re going for old-school glamour, look no further than this popular ‘50s hairstyle. (Psst, bobby pins are the key to securing your pin curls.)
13. Face-framing Updo
What do you get when you combine curtain bangs and an updo? A bridesmaid's dream style.
15. Tousled Updo
A tousled updo is the signature style of the year. The ‘90s staple (popularized by Pamela Anderson) has recently made a comeback and is an easy-to-recreate option that all your bridesmaids can rock.
16. Low Bun
This low-maintenance bun is simple yet elegant and thus, works for any occasion. And if you need any more proof, just check out Zendaya above.
17. ‘60s Flipped Ponytail
A high ponytail plus flipped out ends would look great with a high-necked dress. Use a blow dryer and round brush to really bring out the swoop.
22. Finger Waves
This sculpted look fits right at home with the Gatsby-themed wedding you’ll be attending. Apply mousse to damp strands and use a comb to create the shape of flowing waves. The technique takes patience and practice, but luckily we have a tutorial to get you started.
26. Box Braids
This protective style is great for any occasion, which is why we wouldn’t blame you if you decided to rock them beyond wedding season. Wear your braids down or wrapped into an updo, pending your mood (and the bridesmaid dress).
28. Bubble Braid
The hairstyle of the season is right here. Bubble braids are a fun and whimsical look for the ceremony. They’re also super customizable to fit any hair length or texture. Start with a high ponytail and go nuts on the amount of “bubbles” you want to rock.
30. Pearl Accents
If florals aren’t your thing, consider trying this year’s reigning trend: pearlcore. Rita Ora’s intricate braids pair especially well with this pearl chain.