10 Stunning Bridesmaids Hairstyles For Your Best Friends
by BRENDA L. / APR 1, 2022
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When popping the question, your partner probably wasn’t aware of the fact that to put a ring on you also meant having to deal with your crazy friends - starting from your wedding day. But your friends are your family, and as your big day approaches you obviously want to make sure that all of your ride or die’s are at their best, head to toe!
Whilst I can’t help much with toes - although, if you need some nail art ideas, you can always count on our blog - I can always help with hair. So let’s begin: here are ten stunning bridesmaid hair ideas for your friends to wear at your wedding!
Bridesmaids Hairstyles: Half-Up, Half-Down
One of the most popular, evergreen choices for anything formal is the half-up, half-down hairstyle. Usually worn loose, tousled, perhaps even with subtle flower crowns or other themed hair accessories - perfect for spring weddings. The half-up, half-down hairstyle is a solid choice for both medium and long hair, without counting too much on the hair parting or the presence of a fringe - making it a versatile look that could potentially make all of your bridesmaids happy. Thin hair? No worries. You can always add hair extensions for a plump, glossy finish.
Bridesmaids Hairstyles: One-Sided
This may seem a simple and lazy choice, but it’s far from it. Wearing long hair all on one side highlights the neck, shoulders, and jawline with elegance and simplicity: after all, they say that beautiful things don’t ask for attention, right? Unfortunately, this option only works best with long hair, way past shoulder length. Disclaimer: avoid if you’re not a fan of side parts! If you have thick hair, you can also add drama with ultra volume clip in hair extensions.
Bridesmaids Hairstyles: Crown Braids
Also known as the milkmaid braid, this type of plait allegedly became popular in the dark ages, when having hair in front of your face could’ve condemned you for being a witch. The crown braid is a protective hairstyle, as it tucks in the ends of your hair whilst making you look cool, elegant, and sophisticated. Oh, and did I mention it’s perfect for any hair type? What else could you ask for in a braid?
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Bridesmaids Hairstyles: Figure 8 Ponytail
It starts like a braid, it ends like a ponytail. And guess what? It’s an amazing, simple yet effective hairstyle to keep your hair in place with style. The figure 8 braid, also known as the infinity braid, is quite the fierce hairstyle - perhaps not the best option for a bridal party and definitely not the most popular option when talking wedding hairstyles, but if interrupted and paired with tousled ends it can spice up your regular low-pony and turn it from stay-at-home to slay-all-day.
Bridesmaids Hairstyles: Loose Waves
What else? This hairstyle works on both long and medium hair, and it’s the safest choice. Generally speaking, a wavy blow dry makes everyone quite happy, so I don’t see why your bridesmaids wouldn’t love it! Also, this hairstyle would give them a lot of freedom - they can make it theirs and choose how to part their hair, without ending up with mismatched hairstyles. Win/win situation!
Bridesmaids Hairstyles: Retro Updo
Why not add a touch of vintage to your besties? Pin-up hairstyles are the perfect combo of romantic and daring! Don’t get fooled by the word “retro”, as this hairstyle is still a solid choice in 2022! In fact, many celebrities choose to wear their hair in a vintage ‘do these days, whilst stepping on the red carpet. If you’d like to add some character and an old Hollywood vibe to your wedding, spice up your bridesmaids’ dresses with a pin-up inspired cut and get them to curl their hair up à la Bettie Page. Voila!
Bridesmaids Hairstyles: Finger Waves
If one or more of your bridesmaids has short hair, you may want to consider finger waves for them. This 1920’s hairstyle has been revamped and worn by a lot of different celebrities, such as Rihanna, Kim Kardashian, Zendaya, Demi Lovato, and Beyonce. Styling finger waves isn’t that easy if you’re inexperienced, so you may want to ask for help from a trusty hairdresser to achieve this shiny, wavy ‘do.
Bridesmaids Hairstyles: The Pouf
Did you know, the pouf is back? I know, I know. Love it or hate it, this simple yet peppy hairstyle has made its way back all the way from the early 2000s. If you’re a fan of anything Y2K or feeling nostalgic, this is your return ticket to memory lane. Remember, when Britney was on top of the charts all time and you were forgetting to feed your Tamagotchi? Yes, those were the days.
Bridesmaids Hairstyles: The Slicked Back Bun
Perhaps your vibe is more minimalistic? In that case, you can’t go wrong with a slicked-back bun. You can pick your own - high or low, and let your bridesmaids shine in a detailed dress, jewellery, or focus on their make-up. Maybe we have to thank the Kardashians for making this ballerina hairstyle fashionable; either way, if this is going to be your choice, I hope your bridesmaids tolerate hair gel well.
Bridesmaids Hairstyles: French Braids
Last but not least, the French braid is an all-time favourite since the 2010s - when it broke the internet. Both fierce and romantic, this gorgeous hairstyle is adaptable to many different occasions and it’s not unique to formal events. It can be combined with hair accessories or left as it is, and works with any shade or hair type - as long as you have enough length and volume to work with. Absolutely stunning!