That time of the year when there is an abundance of weddings is closing in and because of that, many women are already thinking of the hairstyles that they are going to wear for these special events. This time, we will focus on the bridesmaid hairstyle, these fairies that help the bride have the best time of her life, all while looking extremely beautiful.
Taking that into consideration, it can be pretty difficult to find that specific hairstyle that will fit you perfectly and which will also make you feel comfortable and confident. Thankfully, we have a few ideas and they are all presented in this article. Keep reading and make your bridesmaid-perfect choice!
Short/Medium Bridesmaid Hairstyle Ideas
Wavy Hairstyle with Around-the-Head Braid
For ladies who have shorter hair, this wavy hairstyle is absolutely breathtaking and very feminine. Plus, that around-the-head braid is easy to do and very comfortable for an entire wedding that requires a lot of movement like dancing and running around helping the bride.
Wavy Hairstyle with Loose Side Braid
Another iteration of the aforementioned short and wavy hairstyle is this one that’s even easier to create. Use a curling wand for the loose waves and then create a loose braid on one side of your head going back and secure it with bobby pins. Add some hairspray to keep it in place and that’s all!
Wavy Hairstyle with Thick Side Braid
In case your hair is short but thick and you have a lot of it, that side braid can be made thicker too and it will look fabulous. Take sections of your hair where your bangs are and go back creating a basic braid that you secure behind your head. The principle is the same but the braid is a lot more defined and thicker this time. Need ideas for the days you are not a bridesmaid? Take a look here!
Wavy Half Up Half Down Hairstyle
Half up half down hairstyles look incredible with wavy hair and even if yours is short, that doesn’t change anything. Take a big section of your hair and pull it backward, twisting its ends and securing t behind your head. Make sure to leave some rebel and wavy strands out to frame your face and use hairspray to keep everything in place. Voila!
Wavy Short & Medium Bridesmaid Hairstyles (3 styles)
These three versions can all be done with short and wavy hair and are gorgeous for a bridesmaid who wants to feel pretty and comfortable. The first one requires a simple braid that needs to be secured behind the head. The bottom left one has more defined waves that you twist and secure using some pretty accessories while the last one is middle-parted and only has one side braid to add that little bit of extra charm to an otherwise simple hairstyle. Make your choice!
Wavy Braided Half Up Half Down Hairstyle
This is a very simple bridesmaid hairstyle that required medium-length wavy hair to pull off. Tale two lateral sections of your hair and either twist or braid them towards the back of your head. Make sure to create a nice finishing touch where the strands meet and to secure them with bobby pins that will not be visible.
Straight Hairstyle with Simple Half Up Half Down Ponytail
If your hair is straight and thin, this gorgeous yet simple bridesmaid hairstyle is for you. Take a big hair section from the top of your head leaving some lateral strands out. Secure that section behind your head and all the remaining hair strands to frame your face beautifully and to make you feel special, even as a bridesmaid.
Wavy Braided & Knotted Hairstyles (4 styles)
These four wavy short hairstyles are either braided like the first, third, and fourth one, which only require a simple lateral or basic braid, or knotted. The second hairstyle requires a simple knot that will create a half up half down look to die for. Bobby pins are your most trusted allies here as well as hairspray for extra hold.
Double Braided Half Up Half Down Wavy Hairstyle
This double braided half up half down wavy hairstyle looks phenomenal and is actually very easy to do. Just take lateral strands of your hair and create twisted braids twice. Make them all four meet behind your head and secure them together in a nice way. The trick here is for your hair to be wavy so that it can look voluminous and romantic.
Twisted Half Up Half Down Braid
This following twisted half up half down braid follows the same principle but it’s even easier to create. You need to take thin lateral sections of your hair once more and to twist them one by one until you come up with a beautiful shape. Secure them all behind your head and fluff them a bit for extra volume. You can even use the curling wand once more to create the loose waves at the end.
Wavy & Straight Long Bob Hairstyles (4 styles)
For fans of the long bob hairstyle, we have four wavy and straight hairstyles for when you are going to be a beautiful bridesmaid. The wavy ones are half up half down and the first one even includes a simple braid. The second one only requires you to secure your head behind your head and to fluff it a bit. The first straight hairstyle is also a half up half down one for which you need some bobby pins to create that zig-zag pattern behind your head. The final one is very simple and only requires you to make a braid out of your side bangs and to lose it in your hair, all while making sure to secure it in place.
Braided Hairstyles with Medium and Short Hair (4 styles)
If your hair is medium-length, the first and last wavy hairstyles will be your thing. For the first one, you need to create a simple thin braid that you knot behind your head. For the second one, you need to do a more special braid which you also need to fluff out a bit for that extra charm. In case your hair is super short, the second hairstyle will be perfect for a bridesmaid. You only have to braid a side section of your hair, preferably your bangs. For the remaining one, you need to split your hair into two sections and then braid each section on both sides of your head. You will end up with a beautiful hair crown, perfect for a bridesmaid.
Wavy Side-Parted Bob Cut with Accessories
This is a very elegant and sophisticated side-parted bob hairstyle that you can definitely wear as a bridesmaid. It’s very simple yet effective and you will certainly be admired. Side-part your bob cut and add some precious bobby pins to the side that goes behind your ear. They will also keep your hair in place while looking fabulous.
Twisted Messy Low Bun
Finally, if you are not into eccentric or intricate hairstyles for your short hair, this messy low bun is amazing for a bridesmaid because it’s modern, comfortable, and very pretty. You need to create a small ponytail behind your head which you have to twist to come up with the messy bun towards your nape area. Secure it with bobby pins and there you have it!
Long Bridesmaid Hairstyle Ideas
Wavy Derivative Hairstyles (2 styles)
For ladies who have long locks and want to look their best as a bridesmaid, these two wavy hairstyles must be tried out. The first one is a half up half down twisted look while the second one is a derivative of the first. For the second one, you need to gather your hair and secure it like a messy bun at your nape area. Add in some cute accessories and you’re good to go, especially on a hot summer wedding day.
Fishtail Derivative Hairstyles (2 styles)
In case you are a fan of fishtails and want to wear some as a bridesmaid, you absolutely can. The first look is a simple one that only requires two fishtails that you fluff out a bit. The second one derives from it and requires you to twist the fishtails together to form a messy updo behind your head. Make sure to thoroughly secure them with bobby pins and to leave some rebel strands out for extra messiness.
Twisted Low Ponytail to Thick Dutch Braid (2 styles)
For the first hairstyle, you will simply need to split your hair into two sections and to twist them creating a simple low ponytail. From that, you can start creating a Dutch braid which you continue until there is no more hair to braid. The final look will be a thick and voluminous braid that will graciously fall on your back, making everyone admire your bridesmaid hairstyle.
Messy Low Bun
A messy low bun? As a bridesmaid hairstyle? Too simple? Well not exactly. These types of messy buns can be your ally during those long days spent at a wedding as a bridesmaid. Simply twist your hair so you come up with that messy bun and position it towards your nape area. Make sure to fluff it out a bit and to secure it well with some bobby pins. Leave some strands out to make the look even more carefree and maybe add in some cute accessories for extra elegance.
Wavy Half Up Half Down Twist to Low Massive Twisted Bun (2 styles)
If your hair is slightly wavy and long, you can first create a half up half down twisted look for when you’re a bridesmaid. However, if you want some more complex, you can go from there and create a twisted ponytail which you twist around itself to make a low massive bun. The final look will definitely be noticed and admired.
Braided Low Bun
This gorgeous braided low bun requires you to first create two simple braids that you twist one around the other to come up with the actual bun. Make sure that everything looks chiseled and neat and that the only rebel strands are the ones you leave out to frame your face. Add in some elegant accessories and that’s it!
Twisted, Braided, and Sleek Low Buns (6 styles)
These six separate low buns are all different in their own way. The first three ones are created by twisting your hair and securing it towards your nape area. Some have accessories while others don’t. The fourth and fifth ones are derived from simple braids or fishtail braids that have been twisted and made into low buns. The final one is sleek and straight, perfectly styled with hairspray and even hair gel, and looks like it’s out of a magazine. It requires a special sponge around which you wrap your hair, creating that perfect round shape.
Wavy Hairstyle with Around-the-Head Dutch Braid
Another simple wavy hairstyle is this one that also consists of having a Dutch braid around the crown of your head and secured behind with some bobby pins. The rest of the hair should be slightly wavy and you can even use some texturizing spray to enhance those beachy waves.
Sleek High Bun
This type of sleek high bun is very good for when the wedding that you’re attending is held under the hot summer sun. Your neck will be free while your long hair will be secured up there in a special and voluminous bun. Leave your bangs out so they add a little definition to your face.
Wavy Retro Hairstyle with Side-Parted Bumper Bangs
If you are into those retro chic hairstyles, you can definitely go for a similar look as a bridesmaid. Side-part your hair, create those bouncy and iconic waves, and the famous bumper bangs that are curled inward towards your face. Complete your look with red lipstick and winged eyeliner and you will certainly look like you’re out of the golden era of Hollywood.
Bohemian Wavy Hairstyle with Flower Crown
For bohemian lovers, this super simple yet effective hairstyle is certainly one that you will want to wear as a bridesmaid when the time comes. The hair is long and only slightly wavy while the entire charm is given by that flower crown on top of your head. Do you want to be a punk rocker with flowers in your hair like Sandi Thom is singing? Now is the time!
Twisted & Layered Wavy Braid Hairstyle
Another good hairstyle idea if your hair is long and wavy is to create a twisted and layered braid that you safely secure and fluff out for extra volume. With or without accessories, this hairstyle is certain to turn some heads, even if you are a bridesmaid and not the bride herself.
Twisted Braid Made of Two Ponytails
You can come up with a super simple yet cool and trendy bridesmaid hairstyle by only creating two simple ponytails which you twist and connect so that you come up with a special type of braid. Secure them both at your nape area and accept the compliments that will be offered to you.
Voluminous Half Up Half Down Hairstyles (6 styles)
Finally, these six hairstyles are a bit similar which is why they are together on our list. In case you have a lot of hair that is also wavy and voluminous, you can draw inspiration from these simple hairstyles. They are all half up half down looks that are romantic and usually contain twisted or classic braids. You can also add some extra accessories that will fit well together with the bride’s dress and enjoy this special day that you are going to spend as a trusted helper of the bride aka a bridesmaid.
With this article, we definitely hope to have inspired you in your thorough search for the best bridesmaid hairstyle for you. Remember that you not only need to look amazing and be a splendid apparition but to also feel comfortable and carefree wearing that hairstyle. Take these aspects into consideration when you search through our bridesmaid hairstyle ideas.