There is a lot to think about when it comes to bridesmaid hairstyles. First of all, there’s the idea of the budget, which is never easy to bring up, then there are the styles themselves and, lastly, there’s the idea of having to please everyone in your wedding party. Remember that what might seems perfectly appropriate for one person might appear bonkers to another.
With all this in mind, and having been both brides and bridesmaids ourselves, we decided to give you a helping hand and compile a list of 50 amazing bridesmaid hairstyles for every wedding, bride, and bridesmaid out there. Scroll to the bottom to see our choices.
1. Bridesmaid Hairstyles for Short Hair
Let’s start off with a very romantic bridesmaid hairstyle for short to medium hair. All you need to do to copy this look is use your curling iron to create some loose beach waves and embellish the two braids with golden flowers.
2. The Messy Chignon
This hairstyle is the perfect combination of the elegance of a chignon and the familiarity of going to your best friend’s wedding as a bridesmaid. It’s a very messy low bun, which will work marvelously if you pair it with long earrings.
3. The Retro Bridesmaid Hairstyles
It cannot get any simpler than this. Therefore, you can easily go for this hairstyle if you are on a budget and your bridesmaids have to pay for their own hair and makeup. Suggest to them that this hairstyle is one you would agree to.
4. Bridesmaid Hairstyles with Extensions
If you want your bridesmaids to all have long hair, you can simply ask them to add some extensions to their hair. That being said, you can then opt for this gorgeous messy fishtail braid which works perfectly with strapless dresses.
5. Bridesmaid Hairstyles with Accessories
Here’s another trick for when you or your bridesmaids are on a budget, and you don’t want to waste any more money at the hairdresser. Tie your hair in a simple bun and then decorate it with hair accessories to look professional.
6. Bridesmaids Hairstyles with Fresh Flowers
Although they are a bit trickier to pull off since they won’t stay fresh for that long, natural flowers are worth the try. You can go for the DIY solution and make a flower wreath yourself, out of roses or lilies.
7. The Blake Lively
Blake Lively is our forever inspiration when it comes to hair. Her gorgeous blonde locks look fabulous no matter which hairstyle she attempts. Copy this look constructed out of a simple braid and a loose bun.
8. The Twirl
This intricate twirl of a braid is, in fact, easier to pull off than you might think. All you need to do is use your curling iron to create some curls and then secure them in place with a handful of bobby pins and some hairspray.
9. Simple Bridesmaid Hairstyles
If you like this hairstyle, there is a very easy way to pull it off. You will need an elastic hairband. Start at your tips and twirl them around the hairband in a vertical fashion until you reach head level.
10. The Chic Bun
Not all bridesmaid hairstyles that have a bun must be at the back of the head. Why not try this side bun, especially if you have a one shoulder dress? It will give some much-needed balance and equilibrium to your whole look.
11. Mix and Match
Here is a combination between two of the bridesmaid hairstyles we described above. You have the simple hairstyle which you can obtain by using an elastic hairband and some pretty, white flowers to embellish it.
12. The Twisted Updo
A wedding is all about romance and love, and we believe that your bridesmaid hairstyles should reflect just that. This is a lovely twisted updo that will go perfectly well with a chiffon or silk dress, in the summertime.
13. Blue Bridesmaid Hairstyles
Not all weddings are traditional. Some are unconventional and fun. And do you know what works best for a unique wedding? Unconventional hair colors. Go for this grayish blue shade that will add some jazz to the party.
14. Golden Laurels
One way in which you, the bride, can highlight your bridesmaids is by having them wear outstanding hair pieces, such as this lovely crown made from golden laurels. Make sure the material is textile so that the ladies can wear it all day long.
15. The Bun and the Crown
Although it sounds like a typical English pub, this is, in fact, a bridesmaid hairstyle. It consists of this large bun on top of your head, which you can construct using a hair doughnut, bordered by a braid.
16. Purple Bridesmaid Hairstyles
Everything about this hair color and style screams spring wedding. If they agree to it, you can ask your bridesmaids to temporarily dye their hair a soothing lavender to match their dresses or, why not, yours.
17. Beach Wedding Bridesmaid Hairstyles
If you’re planning for a beach wedding, then here is a hairstyle that is both pretty and comfortable. Use your curling iron to make some beach waves, braid some strands in the back and decorate them with starfish.
18. Art Deco Bridesmaid Hairstyles
Like we said in the beginning, we have bridesmaid hairstyles for every wedding. Here is an idea for a chic art deco wedding, complete with finger waves and pearl hair embellishments.
19. Vintage Fashion Bridesmaid Hairstyles
If your wedding will be a classy one with a vintage take on fashion and style, then this is what you need to do. Combine victory rolls with an outstanding hat or headpiece.
20. The Flawless Bun
We’ve seen a few choices on the messy bun. Now it’s time we took a look at the perfect bun as well. However, here’s a warning. You might not be able to pull this one off at home or by yourself.
21. Blue Chains
Hair embellishments and headpieces come in many shapes and sizes. Evidently, you should always choose one that is in accordance to your wedding’s theme and the dresses themselves. Here is one of our favorites.
22. The Intricate Bun with Red Peonies
We absolutely fell in love with this entry on our bridesmaid hairstyles list. It’s a chocolate shade of hair braided into an intricate bun and secured with a handful of red peonies. Imagine just how pretty it must smell.
23. No Parting Bridesmaid Hairstyles
If your bridesmaids oppose the idea of parting their hair in any way given to this year’s trend, then you can suggest this hairdo. It works perfectly well if they will be wearing strapless dresses.
24. The Perfect Finger Waves
Perfection is hard to achieve, but we trust you can do it. This is an example of perfect finger waves on long hair. Notice how the ends of the hair are tucked in, to give the impression of a smooth finish.
25. Braid It!
You are probably aware of the fact that braids have been in for the last few seasons. Therefore, there is no reason why you shouldn’t make them a part of your big day as well. Talk to your ladies and see if they want to braid their own.
26. Buns and French Braids
To get this look, you will have to spend quite a few minutes with your head bent down, but we assure you it’s worth it. The result is absolutely spectacular, especially if opt for some fresh baby pink roses as well.
27. The Simple Side Ponytail
Every girl knows that the ponytail is the absolute simplest way to style your hair. However, since we’re talking about ideas for a wedding here, you can try a side ponytail, tied with a few strands of your own hair.
28. Audrey Hepburn Bridesmaid Hairstyles
If you’re looking for celebrity inspired bridesmaid hairstyles, who better than the famous Audrey Hepburn? This is a take on her famous hairdo from Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
29. Blonde and Light Teal
This Dutch braid is absolute perfection if you want to show the backside of your bridesmaid dress. It also works great if you’re wearing a backless dress and you don’t want to cover it up with your long locks.
30. Pink and Purple Bridesmaid Hairstyles
This bubble gum pink is perfect for an unconventional wedding. You can go for the same type of Dutch braid as above and make it a lot looser and messier. Add flowers as per your liking.
31. Rainbow Bridesmaid Hairstyles
Here is a rocking hairstyle that will turn heads at any wedding. It’s a braided-up rainbow dyed hairdo. Evidently, you can dye your hair any color or color combination you want, in case you fancy something else other than the classic rainbow.
32. The Very Intricate Braid
As we mentioned above, braids are very in. Moreover, since you are going to be in a wedding party, you can take it one step further with this very intricate braid. If you don’t want to go to the hairstylist, you can always look for tutorials online.
33. The Elegant Knot
You are going to need as many bobby pins as you can get if you want to copy this look. Apart from that, we also suggest that you use some wax or mousse to make the hair strands keep in place and some hairspray to finish everything off.
34. Bridesmaid Hairstyles with Bangs
If you have bangs, one way in which you can add a touch of elegance to a simple hairdo is to braid a simple, three-strand braid right where your bangs begin. It will serve as a wonderful delimitation element.
35. Bridesmaid Hairstyles for Long Hair
If you don’t want to go for a very complex hairdo, you can choose the easy way out. Use your curling iron or even some rollers to create these simple waves. Part your hair on the side and pin it, to give it a retro vibe and reveal your statement jewelry.
36. Diamonds and Gold
This has got to be one of our favorite bridesmaid hairstyles ever. The combination between the golden hair and the large, oversized hair accessory studded with diamonds is a winner at any wedding.
37. The Jessica Alba
Here is another source of celebrity inspiration. The lovely Jessica Alba is wearing a very messy low bun, complete with long silver earrings and simple makeup. She matched a glossy pink lip with gray eyeshadow.
38. The Kate Middleton
Seeing as her own wedding was a fairytale come true watched by millions of people across the world, Kate Middleton might know a thing or two about weddings. Here she is wearing an elegant chignon with a pouffed back and wheel diamond earrings.
39. Enchanting Bridesmaid Hairstyles
Your wedding can be a true fairytale if you choose the appropriate accessories. It is also the one moment when you can go as far over the top as you feel like since it is your day.
40. Retro Bridesmaid Hairstyles
Go back to the vintage glamor of the 40s with this one of a kind retro hairdo. Match the hair to the wear and choose vintage dresses as well. We bet your bridesmaids will be thrilled to get to wear the costumes.
41. The Double Dutch
Tie two Dutch braids, one for each side of your head. End the braids at head level, instead of continuing the long of the hair and tie the remaining strands in a beautiful bun.
42. The Rosie Huntington Whiteley
Here is model and actress Rosie Huntington Whitely on the red carpet sporting a hairstyle which you can get your inspiration from. It’s a very simple do, perfect for long and straight hair, especially if you have an intricate dress.
43. Shine Like a Star
Even though it’s not your day, but the bride’s, that doesn’t mean you don’t have to shine as well. Emphasize this idea by sporting a few well-placed shiny stars in your hair.
44. Loose Waves
Here is a simple yet fashionable hairstyle. It consists of long, loose waves flowing freely on your shoulders. If you want to make it more retro, go ahead and create a small roll on one side.
45. The Elegant Ponytail
If your dress is strapless, then you can go for this stylish ponytail. Make sure to use your curling iron to fix the strands in the back. They will need a glossy finish so that you can look festive enough.
46. The Sarah Hyland
Here is actress Sarah Hyland on the red carpet. She might play a ditsy teenager on Modern Family. However, she is a true fashion icon when she steps out for events. Copy her look for your own bridesmaid hairstyles lookbook.
47. The Brigitte Bardot
Who doesn’t like Brigitte Bardot? Now you can look like her as well if you choose this pouffed half up half down beehive for your wedding. The dramatic smokey eye makeup is an absolute must here.
48. The Lea Michele
Doesn’t Lea Michele look like the perfect bridesmaid in this pic? We thought so too. Therefore, we chose her as an inspiration source. Her braided bun complete with heavy bangs and statement eyebrows are a marvel to look at.
49. The Gigi Hadid
Here is a fierce look which is hot from the latest red carpet. Supermodel Gigi Hadid is sporting the newest trend fashion and style wise, which is the no parting hair. Needless to say, she is knocking it out of the ballpark.
50. The Selena Gomez
No bridesmaid hairstyles list would have been complete with pretty girl next door Selena Gomez. Here she is wearing a gorgeous ballerina bun that helps elongate her neck and make her look feminine and fragile.