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50 Bridesmaid Hairstyles for Any Hair Length, Hair Type, and Wedding Theme

Although bridesmaid hairstyles are not meant to outshine the look of the star attraction, you will need something fancier than a bedhead look or the hair tied with an elastic for the special occasion.

That’s why we are here with a fresh collection of Insta-worthy ways to style bridesmaid hair, covering all hair lengths and suitable for different wedding themes.

1. Carelessly Twisted Bridesmaids’ Hair. The pieces of pre-curled locks haphazardly twisted on the crown chime well with a bunch of tendrils and a messy bun to create a carefree style.

Although bridesmaid hairstyles are not meant to outshine the look of the star attraction, you will need something fancier than a bedhead look or the hair tied with an elastic for the special occasion.

That’s why we are here with a fresh collection of Insta-worthy ways to style bridesmaid hair, covering all hair lengths and suitable for different wedding themes.

1. Carelessly Twisted Bridesmaids’ Hair. The pieces of pre-curled locks haphazardly twisted on the crown chime well with a bunch of tendrils and a messy bun to create a carefree style.

2. Old Hollywood Shoulder-Length Bridesmaid Hair. The glamorous locks with not a hair out of place dramatized by a deep side part and a lift in the front bring a retro-chic vibe into the wedding mood.

3. Undone Low Bun Bridesmaid Hair. Imperfections reign supreme! These caramel brown tresses look sexy and touchable despite (or rather thanks to) all those loose ends and tangles.

4. Unfussy Braid-Centered Updo. Here, loose side braids melt into a messy bun to create plenty of texture and lend a relaxed look.

5. Mermaid Waves Packed in a French Twist. A French twist is a popular choice for bridesmaid updos because of its elegance and versatility, and this airy version shows the romantic side of it.

6. Soft Chignon with Side Parting. It’s a great idea to shift the focus to the side when creating a no-frills bun with just a bit of texture added.

7. Curly Bridesmaid Ponytail with Side Braiding. This bouncy low pony is a statement on its own, but what’s wrong with taking it a step further with a texture-boosting braid?

8. Heavily Braided Updo with Highlights. Loose braiding running around the head creates plenty of texture and volume in addition to a perfectly romantic feel.

9. Wavy Lob Wrapped in a Low Bun. A bun sitting at the nape is a go-to option for medium-length bridesmaid hairstyles, as it can be constructed with a handful of tresses.

10. Poufy Crown Braiding with an Opalescent Effect. Color is no less important for wedding bridesmaid hairstyles since contrasts and transitions can turn a beautiful hairstyle into a piece of art.

11. Sleek Low Bun with a Statement Finger Wave. Vintage hairstyles are all the rage nowadays, so don’t hesitate to use crimped hair and finger waves to add a good deal of Hollywood glamour to bridesmaid hairstyles.

12. 3D Effects for a Sleek Low Bun. While polished hairstyles for bridesmaids may lack texture and dimension, this updo remains neat yet has something to catch the eye.

13. Pearls and Diamonds for a Relaxed Low Bun. Accessorized maid of honor hairstyles will never go out of style, and they can add a bit of luxury even to disheveled locks.

14. Fishtail-Braided Bridesmaid Half Up Hairstyle. The desire to show off a beautiful color scheme like this deep root melt is a good reason to wear your bridesmaid hair half up which cannot be spoiled by such a stunning piece of braiding.

15. Lush Chignon with Golden Flares. Effortless styles maintain their positions in bridesmaid hair 2023 trends, the more so that you can customize them to your hair type, length, and color scheme.

16. Tousled Braids and Twists for Boho Vibes. If you hunt for bridesmaid hair ideas suitable for a bohemian wedding, look no further! This head of braids comes with both a rebellious spirit and an artistic touch.

17. Simple Bridesmaid Hair with Bangs and Chignon. This no-frills updo with a relaxed and swirly low bun doesn’t require Rapunzel-length hair but lets you breezily incorporate your existing bangs into the style.

18. Shaggy High Bun Dressed Up with Pearls. Delicate pearls are popular accessories for wedding party hairstyles, but we like when their daintiness contrasts with messy hair.

19. Loosely Braided Gypsy Bridesmaid Hair. Built around a wonderfully massive and fashionably messy braiding job, this voluminous style is full of flattering details, for example, the extra lift on the crown or texture-boosting twists.

20. Neat and Voluminous Infinity Chignon. There are three things one can watch forever: fire burning, water falling, and these white streaks running into the tuck.

21. Elegant Bridesmaid Updo with Sculptured Waves. This neat upstyle combines a tightly wrapped chignon with amazingly shaped strands on the crown, but the best part is how it is accentuated with the golden blonde highlights set against the deep base.

22. Extremely Messy Mid-Height Bun. If you have ever dreamt of recreating Brigitte Bardot’s iconic bouffant one day, this voluminous, tousled, and piece-y updo with a midi bun has the right effortless and sultry feel about it.

23. Side Braid Meets Loose Chignon. Adding a bit of asymmetry is a great way to spice up bridesmaid hair styles, and this Dutch braid & twisted bun combo shifted to one side catches the eye instantly.

24. Eye-Catching Braids for Bridesmaids. Although you can recreate this braided madness on one-tone hair, highlights are sure to make the texture more visible.

25. Cute Half Up Bubble Braid. Looking for easy bridesmaid hairstyles that don’t require booking a visit to a salon? Draw inspiration from this upgraded bubble braid!

26. Textured French Roll with Blonde Accents. You are totally wrong if you still associate French rolls with exclusively formal bridesmaids’ hairstyles, as this dimensional updo with the front pieces creatively twisted into it is anything but polished.

27. Neat Ashy Bun with a Crown Lift. Sometimes everything you need to emphasize the beauty of your hair is some volume at the top and some texture at the bottom.

28. Bouncy Pony with Extra Dimension. Wedding hairstyles for bridesmaids often incorporate sexy ponytails, but this ‘do adds a bouffant to the formula.

29. Crown Bun with Delicate Tendrils. While backcombing may look bulky and even outdated, styling your hair in tousled waves will give you the same volume at the crown.

30. Bridesmaid Ponytail with a Crown of Braids. This regal style handsomely pairs a low ponytail volumized by subtle curling with a whole mix of graphical twists and braids enveloping the head.

31. Custom Braid with Mesmerizing Waves. Waterfall braids are often chosen for bridesmaid hairstyles with hair down, but you can rock tight waves flowing from under a stunning halo braid.

32. Tousled Pony with a Side Braid. If you want to match the theme of a beach wedding, polishing your Dutch braid and ponytail to perfection makes no sense!

33. Shoulder-Length Half Up Half Down Bridesmaid Hair. Here is a cute lob turned into a crisp wedding hairstyle by infusing it with beach waves and framing the crown with a texture-rich braided halo.

34. Intensely Intertwined Hairdo with Strong Boho Vibes. This perfectly imperfect style oozes texture, dynamics, and rebellious ambiance with a bunch of irregular and multi-shade twists stuffed into a huge low bun.

35. Glossy Barrel Curls with a Floral Accessory. Black and white is an eternal combination, and so is a waterfall of loose shiny ringlets with some teased hair on the crown.

Glossy Waterfall Curls with Bouffant
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36. Braided Chignon for Jet Black Hair. Those looking for tidier wedding bridesmaid hairstyles for one-color hair will find all the required volume, texture, and shine in this beautiful blend of twists and loops.

37. Bridesmaids’ Downdo with Chunky Braiding. It won’t be tricky to recreate this relaxed yet mesmerizing style that packs wispy waves in a ponytail with a loose braid running all around the crown.

38. High Updo with Messy Loops. A dimensional high bun is a good pick among bridesmaid hairstyles for long hair since these whimsical loops and dreamy flyaways require strands of a significant length.

39. Elaborate Styling for a Chignon Updo. Hey, girls, we have a staggering alternative to braiding — dimensional pieces of hair shaped to produce an exquisite interlacing pattern.

40. Bohemian Half Updo with Lavish Braiding. This rustic hairstyle is all about texture and movement crafted with lots of loops and waves.

41. Classic Upstyle with a Twisted Bun. This demure updo looks elegant and perfectly poised since it has nothing extra and still radiates romance.

42. Dainty Bob Hairstyle for Bridesmaids. If you don’t want to go with trendy beachy waves on your short hair, you can get it whimsically wrapped, braided, and decorated.

43. Midi Twisted Bun for Highlighted Hair. This lovely style proves that streaky hair looks fantastic in twists of all kinds, adding creamy swirls to the flow of the strands and emphasizing the bends and texture.

44. Soft Double Bun Style with Multiple Twists. While a chignon embellished with some plaiting is an obvious choice for maid-of-honor hairstyles, this delicate style augments the number of twists and maximizes the volumizing and texturizing effects.

45. Picture-Perfect Loose Updo with a Stylish Hair Vine. This eye-catching hairstyle is crisp and graceful, with the tulle florals emphasizing its gentleness.

46. Lacy Braid and Bun with Tousled Finish. Have you noticed that the position of a bun changes the whole feel of a hairstyle? This braided updo looks royal even despite its messy finish.

47. Fascinating Greek Goddess Updo. This is a kind of updo you can spot on Greek amphoras, and it is smart-looking and fresh.

48. Undone Tuck for Rooty Blonde Hair. Here we have a great tip on how to use your hair color to the best advantage: these shadow roots create stunning depth for the dimensional waves to really shine out.

49. Bouncy Pony and Interlaced Crown. This ethereal hairdo with the lifted and heavily twisted top teaches us another lesson about customizing an oh-so-versatile pony to modern bridesmaid downdo hairstyles.

50. Randomly Twisted and Tucked Hair. This gentle updo incorporates a bunch of twisted, crisscrossed, and intertwined hair strands to give you as much texture as your head can accommodate.

From formal French twists to bohemian braids, we have explored an abundance of ways to style bridesmaid hair so that you can show your personality while fitting into a wedding theme. Select a couple of bridesmaid hairstyles from our collection and discuss with your hairdresser how they can be tailored to your features to arrive at the best look.

by Editors
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