When it comes to your bridesmaid hairstyle I know exactly what you want to achieve.
Firstly, you want your maids to look and feel fabulous. Secondly, you want your besties’ tresses to tie into your wedding style. Thirdly, you want to keep to your wedding beauty budget. And finally, you want your bridesmaids’ barnets to coordinate with your own style without taking away from you being front and centre.
Well, you’re in the right place as not only am I going to share some super beautiful bridesmaid hairdos, but also share top tips on all things bridesmaid hair. Hooray!
Stunning Bridesmaid Hair Ideas To Inspire Your Wedding Hair Looks
1. Boho Accessories
Get all the boho vibes by adding cute accessories with festival-vibe plaits.
2. Half Up Half Down Style
The bridesmaid classic, a half up half down style is versatile for all hair types and lengths.
Ponytails are chic, practical and are perfect for bridesmaid hair accessories to add a touch of special.
4. Use Hair Accessories
Try using hair accessories to tie in different hairstyles for your bridesmaids. This is perfect if you are DIYing your bridesmaid hair and are looking to add a touch of luxe.
5. Same Style Different Ways
Allow your maids’ personalities to shine, by having the same hairdo, but styled in slightly different ways. Boho beautiful!
6. Bridesmaid Updo
Use plaits, buns and pretty flowers to do the talking. Add some loose tendrils at the front to soften their final look.
7. Up Or Down
Allow your maids to choose if they’d prefer their hair up or down. Then add the same flower crowns for a sweet tied together style.
8. Half Down Waves
Tying hair back ensures maids don’t have hair falling over their faces all day. Tong the remaining tresses for a chic finish.
Pick a hair theme and use it throughout your bridesmaids’ hairstyles. For example, this group all had hair braids but some went for updos and some loose waves.
10. Medium Length Hair
For mid-length manes, if not all hair can be gathered up, leave some loose. Learn how to make plaits on Youtube and create your own cute braids if your budget doesn’t stretch to a pro.
11. Hair Up
It’s lovely for brides to allow their long hair to be down and have their bridesmaid’s hair up. That way their manes are the star of the show.
12. Coordinating Accessories
How lovely are these hairdos? All with similar yet unique hair accessories to create a mix-and-match style.
13. Side Plait
Bring a single plait to the side for a romantic hairstyle idea.
14. Bun & Flower Crown
Yes, you can do updos for your maids with flower crowns!
15. Side Chignon
Don’t worry about having a slick look, allow for a natural style with a messy side chignon.
16. Long Plait
If your bridesmaids have long hair, and your bridesmaid dresses have lots of detail. How about a long single plait? It’s also super easy to create.
17. Flower Crowns
Let the flowers be the star of the show. So pretty!
18. Undone Hair
I love how this hairstyle has a pretty undone feel. So rustic and beautiful!
19. Classic Updo
For a chic and classic wedding, a traditional updo is perfect.
Twists can be used in hair to create volume and texture.
21. Gentle Curls
Create loose curls and allow them to fall for a voluminous yet pretty hairstyle that’s totally wearable.
22. Let Bridesmaids Be Themselves
Ever been a bridesmaid? The last thing you want is to be forced into a style that just isn’t you. Instead, let your bridesmaids all have their own unique hairstyle. It can work, pinky promise!
23. Short Bridesmaid Hair
For shorter hair, such as bobs, the half up half down styling will work effortlessly.
24. Low Bun
These maids had mismatched hairstyles. The bride has a low bun, one maid braids, another bridesmaid a twisted updo and the last bridesmaid with her hair down. Picture perfect!
25. Halo Braid
Bring retro vibes with halo braids. Perfect for keeping bridesmaids cool in hot weather!
26. French Plait
If you are handy with French plaits, why not plait bridesmaids hair yourself? Add dainty flowers for a special flourish.
27. Fishtail Plait & Pearl Pins
Fishtail plaits are a little trickier to achieve, but oh-my how the end result is worth it!
28. Vintage Victory Rolls
Take inspiration from eras gone by. How gorgeous are these victory rolls?
29. Messy Buns
Ideal for thin hair, messy buns add volume and texture plus look ever so pretty.
30. Curly Hair
If your bridesmaids have naturally curly hair, a simple low bun, with loose strands will look stunning.
31. Chunky Plaits
Take plaits up for a pretty and natural hairdo.
32. Natural Tresses
Effortless and natural, I love this simple yet pretty bridesmaid hair idea.
33. Bride Hair Up Bridesmaid Hair Down
If you have the budget for a professional bridal hairstyle, but it doesn’t stretch for your bridesmaid’s hair too. Ask them to wear their hair down in loose waves.
34. Floral Dreams
If you are having a statement flower crown, use the same flowers in smaller arrangements in your bridesmaids’ hair.
35. Long Hair
For a boho bridesmaid style, ask your bridesmaids to wear their long hair down.
36. Hair Comb
Use a hair comb to achieve a side-swept style. Gorgeous!
37. Anything Goes
If you are going all out with dresses, accessories and shoes, don’t worry too much about coordinating hairstyles. They really aren’t necessary for a gorgeous bridal party look.
38. Statement Bow
Keep hairdos simple and use a large statement accessory instead.
39. Hollywood Waves
Use a barrel tong to create Hollywood waves for chic black-tie affairs. Use products to create ultimate shine too.
40. Simple Does It
How easy is it to recreate this style? Take some strands of hair, pin them up and tong the rest. Stunning.
How Should Bridesmaids Wear Their Hair?
When it comes to bridesmaid hairstyles, there are no rules. The couple can request bridesmaids wear their hair in a certain style or may ask bridesmaids to style their own. Some couples hire a hair stylist to do all the bridal party hair too.
Ways To Style Bridesmaids’ Hair
Half up, half down
Loose waves down
Should Bridesmaids’ Hair Match?
Bridesmaid hairstyles do not need to match. They can of course match, which can look lovely. But mismatched bridesmaid hair can also look equally gorgeous.
Who Pays For Bridesmaid Hairstyling?
If hiring a professional hairstylist, the couple should pay for the bridesmaids’ hair. That being said, a couple may ask the bridesmaids if they’d like to book their chosen bridal hairdresser and pay for their own style. But of course, there should be no obligation for bridesmaids to have to do so.
If DIYing bridesmaid hair, bridesmaids would be expected to style their own hair. Or a friend/family member may be willing to lend a helping hand.
Should The Bridesmaid’s Hair Be Different To The Bride’s Hairstyle?
The bride can decide if they’d like the bridesmaid’s hair to match their own style. There is no hard and fast rule here. Some brides may like the idea of all the hairstyles matching, some may wish for them to be different or have a common theme to tie them all together.
Who Decides The Bridesmaids’ Hairstyle?
The couple may decide on the bridesmaids’ hairstyles, but more often than not will work together with the bridesmaids to make the perfect hair choice!
How Much Does Bridesmaid Hair Cost?
Expect to pay anywhere between £40-£70+ per bridesmaid hairstyle by a professional hairstylist. Location, hairstyle complexity and accessories can all impact the costs.
And that’s a wrap! All the bridesmaid hairstyle ideas you’ll ever need, plus your burning bridesmaid hair questions solved. Yay!
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