We’ve searched high and low for bridal hairstyles that are trending right now. So whether you’re looking for a hairstyle that’s glamourous and romantic or something modern, we’re certain we’ve found the hairstyle that’s perfect for you. From updos to braids it’s all about what suits your unique bridal aesthetic—something that represents you at your best. Keep scrolling to find your perfect bridal ‘do.
1. Floral fun
Everything’s coming up roses, or at the very least floral. For a bridal hairstyle that oozes romance, you can’t go past strategically placed flowers. Go big and bold with a floral headpiece and play into this garden-fresh trend. Perfect for beach and garden brides, or any floral loving lady, floral headpieces make a beautiful statement. For a beachy boho vibe, finish off textured, lived-in hair with a floral headpiece for an unmistakeably cool and effortless look. A messy bun can still be seriously bridal and romantic with the addition of floral hair barrettes. Who needs a bouquet when you can lace your loose plait with fancy foliage?
Move over tiara, the humble headband is taking over bridal hair trends. Big, bold headbands are wholly bridal thanks to glamorous details like sparkling embellishments and shiny studs. Pearl encrusted accessories are still trending so when in doubt, a pearl hairband or hair clip makes any hairstyle instantly bridal. Shine bright, this ladylike accessory has been the topper of choice for many glamourous brides
3. Classic bun
Even though we are talking about trends, we can’t go past the classic wedding bun. Seen on celebrities and royalty alike – the bridal bun keeps being reinvented and reimagined. Can anyone say chic? Classic, classy, and oh-so effortless – a simple bun will look good forever.
4. Ribbons and bows
Lately we have seen a resurgence in this retro trend that proves a black ribbon is the wedding hair accessory for 2020. Consider a crisp black bow on a ponytail at the nape of your neck for a hairstyle that is elegant yet playful. Decidedly feminine, this season we see styles featuring big bows and tied back with both silky and velvet ribbons. There’s something so feminine and chic about a ponytail and ribbon combination and we will continue to see this trend for the rest of the year.
5. Soft waves
Soft waves and wedding hair go hand in hand and so this hairstyle continues into 2020. A little bit imperfect and little bit relaxed, add a bit of volume and texture to mess things up a bit. Another option is soft waves with a centre parting giving any wedding dress a red carpet feel. Half up half down undone waves add a romantic vibe to any wedding hair ensemble. There is beauty in simplicity, and soft waves let your dress and makeup shine.
6. Bridal braids
Bridal braids are seriously trending right now, and you can make them as modern or as traditional as you choose! A chunky Dutch braid always looks elegant – add a 2020 twist with a deep side parting and jewel-encrusted hair slides. Embellished braids are a fashion-forward way insert your personality into wedding hair and they look super feminine too. Give a fishtail braid a bridal twist by studding it with a scattering of pearls or diamanté hair clips. If there’s one thing all types of hair have in common – whether wavy, straight, or curly, it’s that they look seriously good with braids.
7. Crown braids
For a feminine hairstyle, consider crown braids. I know we said tiaras are officially old news, but every princess needs a crown and these beautiful braids are of the sweetest variety.
8. Big waves
Frothy tulle and big glamourous waves go hand in hand for a wedding look that is guaranteed to turn heads. Big waves swept away from your face make the perfect base for a veil too. Up the glamour on your big day with a super glossy look and a retro-inspired side sweep. As always styling makes a bouncy blowout look like the most innovative and original bridal hairstyle. We recommend a berry red lip and glowy makeup to finish the look. Divine!
What bridal hairstyles are you loving right now? Do you look to red carpets and runways or print and digital publications? Comment below, we would love to know where you source your inspiration!
Eve – Sydney Bridal Fashion Hub
Wedding & Trends Editor