Whether you’re getting hitched, and helping your girls find their perfect hairdo for your wedding or your best friend is the one getting married and you’re trying to decide how to look flawless as you stand at the altar with her, these fifty best bridesmaid hairstyle ideas will have you looking absolutely elegant, no matter who you are. Whether you or your favorite bride has chosen an indoor or outdoor wedding, or the weather’s hot or cold, there’s a perfect bridesmaid hairstyle idea in here for everybody.
50 Striking Bridesmaid Hairstyle Ideas for Stunning Bridesmaids
We’ve curated an all-inclusive list of the best bridesmaid hairstyle ideas, from sleek buns to braided updos, to loose curls and half-up styles, and even a few hairdos you can rock with a flower crown on top!
Laid-back ladies will most likely want to go with our loose style choices, with strands strategically teased out to frame your face for a flowing, graceful effect. On the other hand, if you’re preparing for an upscale wedding and you’re searching for the most royal look, we’ve got something for you, too! We’ve included tight, sleek updos, for gals who want to look completely polished with no ends left loose.
In addition, we’ve got you covered whether you’d prefer to spend a little or a lot of time in front of the mirror. Several of these glamorous styles will take considerable time to put together, but you’ll walk down the aisle looking like a queen! At the same time, we’ve included styles that won’t take you long at all, so that you can look effortlessly beautiful while saving more time to hang out with the bride! Read on for our curation of the fifty best bridesmaid hairstyle ideas for stylish women.
1. Best Bridesmaid Hairstyle Ideas With Low Knot
Our first glowing updo looks like a simple low bun, but look again! The hair is actually twisted and pinned to form a “knot”-like effect at the nape of the neck. To add a little flair, include a loose french braid from your hairline down to the knot. This is a gorgeous bridesmaid’s hairstyle for ladies who like to feel loose and laid-back.
2. Lovely, Loose, Laid-Back Bun
If you love the traditional bun, but you also adore that floaty, angelic look of having perfectly-styled loose strands framing your glowing face, try this loose bun. This model has twisted her hair into a bun-like style but has strategically teased loose strands of hair all around the bun, for an effortlessly flowy hairdo.
3. Sleek Teased Low Bun With Accessories
For gals looking for sleek, chic pomp at your best friend’s wedding, try this teased low bun. This model has teased the hair at the top of her head to create a gorgeous voluminous bump, then twisted the rest of her hair into a chunky bun at the nape of her neck. Accessorizing the bun with a floral pin will have you looking like a queen!
4. Low Twisted Bun With Minimalist Accessory
This low updo looks a little like the french-braided bun in #1, but as you can see, this model hasn’t opted for a full french braid. Instead, you’ll notice that the “braid” on one side is more of a twist, leading to the voluminous, twisted-and-wrapped bun down below.
5. Best Bridesmaid Hairstyle Ideas with Double Dutch Braided Waterfall Waves
Perfect for ladies with long or shirt hair, this majestic dutch braid “waterfall” is an angelic option if you’d like to leave your hair down at this wedding. You’ll notice how two stacked dutch braids create the “waterfall” illusion, by strategically leaving strands of hair hanging loose. This is an easy hairdo for anyone who loves braids yet doesn’t want to spend a ton of time in front of the mirror.
6. Triple Braid Crown With Asymmetrical Accessories
Go ahead and wear a crown at your best friend’s wedding– a braided crown, of course! This royal hairstyle includes three tight, neatly stacked braids, which create a sort of “half-up” effect, without including a ponytail. We love how she’s placed a flower pin on each side asymmetrically, for a tasteful finish.
7. Half-up ‘Do With Sparkling Floral Headband
Simple doesn’t have to mean boring with this glimmering bridesmaid’s hairstyle. No matter what type of hair you have, anybody can pin their hair half-up and add a glittery accessory of your choice– and you’ll walk down the aisle with a princess-like glow! Any dressy headband you like will look great here; we love the shimmering floral one that this model used.
8. Half-up Fishtail Braids With Leafy Accents
This bridesmaid’s hairstyle looks similar to the triple braid crown we reviewed above, but its vibe feels a little more loose, laid back, and flowy. Rather than using a traditional braid, this style uses a fishtail braid to create a half-up look. Then, you can accessorize this hairdo with leafy accents– perfect for a an outdoor summer wedding!
9. Elegant Thick Braided Waterfall Pony
An incredible choice for gals with thick, long hair, this hairstyle flaunts a thick braid that runs from the hairline to the back of the head. Pulling the hair back in a “ponytail” and tossing the ends over your shoulder creates an elegant waterfall effect. We love how this hairstyle is, essentially, a ponytail, but it’s so much more at the same time!
10. Best Bridesmaid Hairstyle Ideas With Side Bangs
For the ladies who’d prefer to keep your hair off the back of your neck– think steamy summer wedding– but you still want to look sleek and polished, try this voluminous ponytail! It’s actually simpler than it looks: simply a teased bump, with the rest of the hair, pulled back into a ponytail, this style’s finished off by twisting a strand of hair around the ponytail to hide the elastic.
11. Dutch Braided Side Waterfall With Accessories
If you liked the dutch braid “waterfall” above, you’ll likely love this bridesmaid’s hairstyle, as well. However, unlike the hairstyle mentioned above, this “waterfall” is positioned on the side of your head, rather than in the back– and it features one dutch braid rather than two. We love this beautiful style for the way it effortlessly pulls your hair back with nothing more than a braid!
12. Effortless Side-Swept Accentuated Curls
Want to look sleek, polished, and confident, but effortless at the same time? This stunning style may be the perfect one for you! Big, loose curls are left hanging down the back, swept to one side by a large, stylish accent pin. You’ll be turning heads as you walk down the aisle with this hairdo.
13. Double Braid Crown With Loose Curls
Similar to the triple braid crown above, this half-up style features stacked braids to create a half-up illusion. This is a double braid, rather than a triple braid. So, this style’s great for those who like the triple braid crown, but would prefer something a little less styled. Loose curls at the bottom will finish off this look with a glowing vibe.
14. Loose Curls Accentuated With Thick Fishtail Braid
Want to wear your hair down for this wedding, but with a little more flair than your standard curls? Throw in a chunky fishtail braid! This bridesmaid’s hairstyle leaves your flowing sidebangs down to frame your face while incorporating a fishtail braid on one side to accentuate your locks.
15. Off-Center Thick Braided Crown
First, we had the triple-stacked braids, and then the double braid– now it’s time to show you a single-braid crown. Unlike the other sleek crowns, though, this funky hairstyle flaunts a thick, asymmetrical braid around the back of your head. Want something bold, yet eccentric? This braided crown is your go-to!
16. Simple Flowing Locks With A Loose Braid
Similar to the fishtail braid shown in #14, this style lets you wear your hair loose– so you can choose whether you want to straighten it, curl it, or anything in between. Rather than a fishtail braid, this style features a traditional braid, woven together loosely with thick chunks of hair. This is your go-to bridesmaid’s hairstyle for effortless yet enchanting looks!
17. Glossy Twisted Half-up ‘Do With Polished Curls
If you’re going for glossy, sleek, and polished, yet you still want to leave some glistening curls hanging down your back, try this twisted half-up hairstyle. Twisting your hair into an inside-out knot, then tying the look together with simple stacked braids at the back of your head, will look absolutely flawless as your curls bounce down the aisle with you.
18. Loose Braided Low Wrapped Ponytail
This low ponytail is the definition of effortlessly flawless. At the same time, it’s a practical style that will keep your strands off your neck– great for hot summer weddings. A thick, loose dutch braid ties this style together, while wrapping the ponytail finishes it off with a polished effect.
19. Voluminous Half-up ‘Do With A Tulle Bow
Any bridesmaid would look absolutely royal with this sweetly feminine bridesmaid’s hairstyle. The hair is pulled back into a half-up look, with a gently teased bump at the top for a tasteful finish. The star of the show, of course, is the large tulle bow, which finishes the look with a sweet, soft glow.
20. Asymmetrical Double-Twisted Half-up Curls
Half-up styles are perfect for those who want to mix a sleek updo with the flowing look of curls trailing down your back. In this half-up bridesmaid’s hairstyle, the hair is twisted– rather than braided– and pinned asymmetrically at the back of the head. Uniform beachy waves finish off this look for an angelic vibe.
21. Lovely Low Bun With Sweet Accessories
We love the way this soft, feminine bun looks so effortless and natural, in the way that a few strands are left loosely curled to frame your face. This hairstyle is sleek but natural at the same time– so, ladies who would like for their hair to stay put, but don’t want to look too rigid, try this style! Tie it together with a floral accessory of your choice for added appeal.
22. Easygoing Half-up Twisted Curls
You’re laid-back and low-key, and you want your bridesmaid’s hairstyle to show that, without looking unpolished. This easy-breezy hairdo will have you looking confident while staying sweet and soft at the same time! It’s a half-up look, with chunks of hair naturally twisted towards the back of your head, making for a totally effortless style.
23. Sleek Dutch Braid Wrap With Tasteful Accessory
For women who would like a gorgeously chic, confident style, which effortlessly keeps each and every strand pulled back tight, try this unique dutch braid wrap. Rather than pulling your hair back into a traditional bun, you’ll braid all of your strands into a dutch braid that wraps around the back of your head, and tastefully accessorize however you choose.
24. Gently Feminine Half-up Bun
You’ll be the picture of feminine charm with this sweet half-up bun. A simple style for lovely gals, this is nothing more than a half-pulled-back hairdo, finished off with a silky bow. The best part is that you can pick a bow that matches your bridesmaid’s dress– so you’ll look polished with only half the effort!
25. Chunky Voluminous Bun With Thick Sidebangs
This bridesmaid’s hairstyle has “southern belle” written all over it. If you like big, dramatic bumps, go for this thick wrapped bun! It’s boldly teased and wrapped into a big twisted bun at the nape of your neck, with a generous chunk of sidebangs left to caress your glowing face. This style will pair perfectly with bold drop earrings!
26. Low Loose Bun With Pearly Accent
Many ladies love the loose styles– natural and effortless, with just the right amount of strands pulled loose here and there. This luminous low bun is no exception. A sweet and feminine style, it’s tastefully accessorized with a pearly pin, so that you can look upscale and flawless without putting in hours of time in front of the mirror.
27. Half-up Braid With Sidebangs
This style features a sweet, loose braid, weaving your hair back for a half-up look. In addition, you’ll want to wear loose sidebangs with this hairstyle to frame your face. Finishing off the look with a tasteful bit of teased volume at the back, as well as loose curls down your back, will give you a totally luscious vibe!
28. Knotted, Twisted Faux “Braid” Low Ponytail
You won’t even need a curling iron for this mirage-like bridesmaid’s hairstyle! You’ll have all of the wedding guests doing a double-take, as this hairstyle looks like a braid at first glance, but it’s not quite so. This twisted, knotted fashion faux-braid cascades into a low ponytail, keeping hair off of your neck, but looking completely polished at the same time.
29. Easy, Effortless Single Braid Wrap
Just because it’s effortless doesn’t mean it’s boring! With this single braid wrap, you’ll walk down the aisle with ease, grace, and confidence, without spending loads of time getting ready. Wrapping a braid around the back of your head, while tucking the rest of your strands gracefully underneath, will leave you with plenty of extra time to sip champagne with your best friends.
30. Chunky Voluminous Sleek Faux Braid
This bridesmaid’s hairstyle will turn heads without a doubt! It’s not quite a braid, but rather, cascading handfuls of hair twisted and turned inside out, to create the illusion of a massively voluminous “braid” down your back. The hair on the side of your head is sleekly pinned back, to make sure that everything stays in place.
31. Twisted Half-up Flower Crown ‘Do
You’ll be giving off fairy princess vibes with this bridesmaid’s hairstyle. Several twists of hair come together at the back of your head, stacking one over the other to create a half-up style. Curling the rest of your flowing locks, and accentuating with tiny, artsy floral accessories will provide a totally graceful look for your walk down the aisle.
32. Polished, Twisted Voluminous Updo With Sidebangs
This updo is for the distinguished, confident ladies. It’s flawlessly twisted, pinned, and neatly secured in the back, with just the right amount of tasteful volume, to finish off with an absolutely bold look. In addition, it comes with an added air of elegance by leaving dainty sidebangs down to frame your face.
33. High, Tight Yet Loose Wrapped Ponytail
For the practicality of the ponytail, with all the frills and allure of a polished updo, try this easy loose ponytail! You’ll notice the double-effect of the loose-yet-tight style. It’s pulled back tight, to ensure sleekness and body (rather than laying flat). Yet at the same time, strands around your face and on top are left loose for an effortlessly flowy effect.
34. Braided Wrap With Loose Strands
This braided wrap reminds us of the “tucked” hairstyles, but it’s unique in its own right. A chunky braid wraps all the way around the back of your head, sitting atop the rest of your hair which is tucked right underneath. You’ll love the way this laid-back hairstyle is finished off with a few loose strands, sitting tastefully over your neck.
35. Artfully Twisted Sleek Updo With Floral Accents
This bridesmaid’s hairstyle reminds us of elegant, indoor weddings, with floor-length gowns, high heels, and black ties. For those royal-esque weddings, look no further than this sleek, twisted updo. It leaves no strand loose, so it’s perfect for ladies who want to look totally polished and put-together.
36. Single Braided Half-up Flowery Hairdo
You’ll look like a total forest fairy with this gentle, graceful hairdo– which is why this one’s perfect for those outdoor weddings in the mountains. A single braid wraps around the back of your head, creating a gentle half-up look. Finish off this hairstyle with floral accents of your choice.
37. Bold, Sleek, Elegant Low Bun
Would you rather go for the traditional bun for your best friend’s wedding? This style has got you covered! This bold bun is for ladies who love to look polished and put-together. Your hair will be sleekly pulled back into a chunky bun, with a tasteful bit of body on top. You’ll be a work of art with this hairstyle!
38. Twisted Cross-Over Low Curled Ponytail
This one’s a twist on your classic wrapped low ponytail. For effortless stylability, this low ponytail has a few tasteful strands of hair crossed over the top, which provides a smooth finish as well as a bit of body. In addition, the ponytail is wrapped to hide your elastic, creating a polished look. Curling just the ends of this ponytail will leave you looking absolutely adorable.
39. Twisted, Faux-Braided, Accentuated Updo
You’ll look like absolutely nobody else with this faux-braided updo– unique and one-of-a-kind ladies, this bridesmaid’s hairstyle is for you! Your hair will be strategically pulled back, twisted, and tucked, to create a “braided” effect, but without the braid. Finishing off this hairstyle with glittering pins will have you looking like a total doll.
40. Braided, Artfully Accentuated, Pinned-Back Updo
Laid-back ladies, you’ll love the way this pinned-back updo escapes all definition. It’s not quite a bun, and it’s not quite a tuck; it’s a simple yet eye-catching collection of twisted and pinned-back strands, pulled together by a single braid on top.
41. Sleek Ballerina Bun With A Pop Of Color
If you want your hair totally pulled back, out of the way, and with no loose ends, try this ballerina-esque bun! It’s completely sleek, glamorous, and still boasts a bit of feminine charm. Add a tiny pop of color by including a floral pin on the side and you’ll be ready to go.
42. Braided, Loose Pinned-Up Bridesmaid’s Hairstyle
It’s not quite pinned back, but it’s not left down, either. It’s a loose, charismatic combination of the two! A braid starting at your hairline is pinned behind your head, to keep most of your locks away from your face. Loose curls are gently pinned up here and there, creating a totally laid-back yet exquisite look.
43. Thick Half-up Curls With Snowy White Accents
We absolutely adore this glamorous hairstyle for any winter wedding. Thick hair is elegantly curled to create sleek volume and then pulled and twisted half-up at the top. The centerpiece of this look is the snowflake accents, artistically placed up and down the length of the half-up braided ponytail.
44. Glittering, Polished, Half-up Twist
Those bridesmaids who are looking for a polished half-up style need look no further than this adorable half-up twist. You can see that this model is wearing a naturally wavy look, which looks amazing; you can do the same if you choose, or curl or straighten your hair as you please!
45. Fishtail Braid With A Glamorous Flower Crown
For flower crown fanatics, you’ll look like a delicate forest fairy at your best friend’s wedding with this simple, yet alluring wedding hairstyle. A sweet, loose fishtail braid, thrown over your shoulder, is made exquisite with the flower crown of your choice– one that matches or complements your bridesmaid’s dress will look absolutely adorable on you!
46. Royally Braided Sleek Polished Updo
If you want to look like absolute royalty for your best friend’s wedding, but you also don’t want to look plain, try this braided updo! Sleek hair is braided and wrapped into a tight updo at the back of the head, then polished off with a large floral accessory. Everything stays in place, and you look totally distinguished at the same time.
47. Large Luxurious Off-Center Braided Updo
Heads will turn as you walk down the aisle with this exquisite updo. A chunky braid sweeps your hair to one side, pinning it all back with elegant grace. Accessorize this gorgeous updo with a few floral pins here and there to look like a total angel.
48. Loosely Tied Updo With A Braided “Headband”
This bridesmaid’s hairstyle is low-key yet elegant at the same time. Pulling your hair back loosely and pinning it in a low, smooth yet effortless updo, and then finishing it off with a braided “headband”, is perfect for the naturally gorgeous gals. Tie this look together with a large floral accessory for added allure.
49. Glistening Thick Half-up Braid
Wearing a sweet half-up style featuring a braid of some sort is totally fashionable these days– and you’ll absolutely rock this thick half-up braid at your best friend’s wedding. This is a perfect laid-back style for relaxed outdoor weddings; in addition, this style works well with long, short, straight, or curly hair!
50. Simple Low Bun With A Tasteful Accessory
You’re a low-key woman, but you’re not plain or basic. At the same time, though, you don’t want to spend hours upon hours in front of the mirror while your friends are all sipping champagne. The solution: this simple low bun! Sweeping your hair into a sleek low bun will not take a ton of your time, but the catch is to accessorize with a tasteful floral pin, to look standout and polished!
Any bridesmaid can find a glamorous hairstyle that suits her, whether you’re serving an outdoor or indoor wedding, whether you have long or short hair, and whether you’d like to rock loose locks or a tight updo. We’re sure you can choose the best bridesmaid hairstyle idea that fits your one-of-a-kind personality! Now that you’ve chosen your favorite bridesmaid’s hairstyle, you get to start the countdown for the big day– be sure to sip a little extra champagne for us as you dance the night away! Do you want a more edgy style? Try the pixie cut!
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