15 Wedding Hair Ideas Guaranteed to Make You Swoon

On her wedding day, a bride wants to feel and look her best. No matter what your personal style is, here are 15 swoon-worthy wedding hair ideas to that will make you feel beautiful on your big day.

Bangs and Curls

Incorporate your bangs into this romantic, side-swept, curly upstyle.

Bangs and Curls Pretty Updo Bangs and Curls Pretty Updo Back View

How to Style:

  1. Prep dry hair with a heat protectant.
  2. Using a 1-inch curling iron, curl hair vertically.
  3. Spray curls with hairspray.
  4. Flat iron bangs. Rotate flat iron towards face to bend ends under.
  5. Backcomb crown.
  6. Place two fingers together and wrap curled hair around fingers, leaving the ends free.
  7. Place bobby pin through middle to curl wrap.
  8. Continue working until all air is pinned. Leave a few face framing tendrils out.
  9. Finish style with a strong hold hairspray.

Product Recommendation:

For long lasting hold, try Aveda’s Force Control.

Face Shape and Hair Texture:

This style will work with all face shapes and those with thin to medium hair types.

A Parisian Affair

A simple French twist with texture is a style that is perfect for a traditional or vintage-inspired wedding.

A Parisian Affair Wedding Hair Idea

How to Style:

  1. Apply a texturizing spray to dry hair.
  2. Create side part.
  3. Using a large barrel curling iron, curl hair working in large sections.
  4. Mist curls with hairspray.
  5. Backcomb crown to desired height.
  6. Section off back combed section.
  7. Divide bottom section into three sections and backcomb the middle section and the inside of the outer sections.
  8. Take the outer section and wrap over middle section to the other outside section.
  9. Twist sections together upwards.
  10. Release top section and twist together with the bottom section.
  11. Secure end of twist with bobby pins.
  12. Arrange bangs as desired.
  13. Gently rake fingers through sides to create texture.
  14. Finish style with hairspray.

Product Recommendation:

To create texture and volume in dry hair, try Oribe’s Dry Texturizing Hairspray.

Face Shape and Hair Texture:

This style will work on oval, heart, triangle face shapes and with all hair types.

Boho Chic

Looking for a romantic and free spirited hairstyle? Try Heidi braids!

Boho Chic Updo with Braid

How to Style:

  1. Prep air dried hair with a small amount of Argan oil.
  2. Create a deep side part.
  3. Gather hair just behind ear and create a simple three-strand braid.
  4. Secure braid with a clear elastic.
  5. Wrap braid around head towards face and bobby pin in place.
  6. Finish style with a shine enhancing hairspray.

Product Recommendation:

To make your hair look extra shiny and healthy, try Moroccan Oil’s Luminous Hairspray.

Face Shape and Hair Texture:

This style will work with all face shapes and hair textures.

Enhanced Everyday

Not up for an extravagant upstyle? No worries! Try an enhanced version of your everyday blowout to feel like your best you.

Enhanced Everyday Style with Part

How to Style:

  1. Prep freshly shampooed hair with a frizz-blocking blow dry lotion.
  2. Separate the front of your hair from the back. Clip back section out of the way.
  3. Blow dry hair using a medium-sized round brush.
  4. Working in small sections until all hair is dry.
  5. Create center part.
  6. Smooth and curl ends with a large barrel curling iron.
  7. Apply a small amount of Argan oil to ends
  8. Finish style with a flexible hold hairspray.

Product Recommendation:

To keep your hair looking perfect through all of the wedding events, try Living Proof’s Prime Style Extender.

Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style will work for all face shapes and hair types.

Roaring Twenties

Love the drama and beauty of the 1920s? Try this Great Gatsby-inspired style to compliment your vintage wedding aesthetic.

Roaring Twenties Great Gatsby Inspired Style

How to Style:

  1. Prep dry hair with a heat protectant.
  2. Using a 1¼-inch curling iron, curl hair vertically and working in large sections.
  3. Mist hair with hairspray.
  4. Gently finger comb through curls.
  5. Adjust bangs as desired.
  6. Set style with strong hold hairspray.
  7. Apply headband.

Product Recommendation:

To protect your hair from heat damage and create long lasting curls, try Davines’s No. 9 Structuring Mist.

Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style will work with all face shapes and hair types.

Pin Curls

This gorgeous style lies at the intersection of modern and vintage and is perfect for a low-key wedding.

Pin Curls Long Style

How to Style:

  1. Starting with blow dried hair.
  2. Create a deep side part.
  3. Grab a small section from the front of the part.
  4. Create a small pouf and bobby pin in place.
  5. With the tail of the pouf, create a pin curl that curls away from face. Secure with a bobby pin.
  6. Create two more pin curls moving down the side and bobby pin in place.
  7. Using a 1-inch curling iron, curl the side with the pin curls towards the face in one large vertical curl.
  8. Curl opposite side away from face.
  9. Finish style with hairspray.

Product Recommendation:

For a flexible hold hairspray try Onesta’s Create It.

Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style will work for all face shapes and thin to medium hair types

Curly Bob

If you love your short hair, don’t feel pressured to grow out your hair just for your wedding! Try this gorgeous curly bob and feel extra confident in your swoon-worthy bridal ‘do.

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How to Style:

  1. Starting with air dried hair, apply a small amount of styling cream.
  2. Create a side part.
  3. Working in small sections, curl hair with a curling wand.
  4. Allow curls to cool.
  5. Gently finger comb through curls.
  6. Finish style with hairspray.

Product Recommendation:

For frizz-free curls and protection against humidity, try Onesta’s Smooth & Shine.

Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style will work best on oval, heart, oblong and triangle face shapes. It will work with medium to thick straight, wavy or curly hair types.

Volumized Ponytail

Looking for a simple DIY wedding style? Try this beautiful curly ponytail with extra volume.

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How to Style:

  1. Prep hair with a heat protectant.
  2. Starting in the nape of the neck, curl hair vertically with a 1-inch curling iron.
  3. Continue working until all hair is curled.
  4. Backcomb top section and secure in a small pouf.
  5. Pull rest of hair into a ponytail just under crown.
  6. Lightly backcomb ponytail for fullness.
  7. Finish style with a strong hold hairspray.

Product Recommendation:

Prep hair with Aveda’s Brilliant Damage Control to prevent against heat damage.

Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style will work for all face shapes and hair types.

Victory Rolls

Add a hint of vintage to any wedding event with polished victory rolls.

Victory Rolls Chic Smooth Updo Victory Rolls Chic Smooth Updo View 2

How to Style:

  1. Prep blow dried hair in a small amount of gel.
  2. Create a section from the corners of the forehead to the crown and clip the back section out of the way.
  3. Divide top section into two small sections.
  4. With the first section, backcomb the base of the section and then roll hair.
  5. Secure with bobby pins.
  6. Just underneath the top roll, create large pin curl. Secure with bobby pins.
  7. Smooth back section into a ponytail.
  8. Take a small section from ponytail and wrap around elastic. Secure with a bobby pin.
  9. Using a large barrel curling iron, curl ponytail into one large curl.
  10. Finish style with a strong hold hairspray.

Product Recommendation:

For a smooth and shiny finish with a medium hold, try Aveda’s Confixor.

Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style will work for all face shapes and hair types.

Playful Curls

Looking for a wedding style that shows off your curls, but keeps them off your neck? Try this playful and curly upstyle!

Playful Curls Updo Playful Curls Updo View 2

How to Style:

  1. Prep wet hair with a curl enhancing crème followed by a medium hold gel.
  2. Scrunch out extra water with a microfiber cloth or an old t-shirt.
  3. Twist curls in alternating directions and in varying sizes.
  4. Dry hair with a diffuser.
  5. Scrunch in a shine enhancing serum.
  6. Gather hair at nape of neck.
  7. Twist hair up towards crown.
  8. Place bobby pins on both sides of twist.
  9. Allow ends to be free and arrange as desired.
  10. Finish style with a flexible hold hairspray.

Product Recommendation:

Aveda’s Be Curly Curl Control intensifies curls and helps protect curls against frizz.

Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style will work for all face shapes and medium to thick hair types with curly hair.

Braids and Chignons

Chignons are super easy to do and look like you’ve spent several hours trying to perfect it. Spice up this classic style by adding a small braid that weaves around the chignon.

Wedding Hair Ideas

How to Style:

  1. Apply a small amount of shine enhancing oil to blow dried hair.
  2. Create a side part.
  3. Near the bang area create a small three-strand braid.
  4. Pull hair to one side.
  5. Create two Sections.
  6. Tie the two sections into a loose knot.
  7. Wrap one side towards ear and around knot. Bobby pin in place.
  8. Wrap the other section down towards neck and around knot. Bobby pin in place.
  9. Finish style with a strong hold hairspray.

Product Recommendation:

For moisturized locks with tons of shine, try Aveda’s Dry Remedy Daily Nourishing Oil.

Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style will work for all face shapes and hair types.

Styling Tip:

This style can be modified to be looser if desired. Just place clear elastic bands around each section and secure bobby pins to the elastic to help the style hold.

Side Swept

If you are thinking of wearing your hair down for your big day, consider a romantic side-swept style. It will keep your hair in place all day and you won’t have to fret over bad weather or busting move on the dance floor.

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How to Style:

  1. Apply a thermal heat protectant to air dried hair.
  2. Create a deep side part.
  3. Curl hair vertically using a one-inch curling iron.
  4. On the side of the part, create a French braid starting just about the eye brow and wrapping around the back of the head to the nape of the neck.
  5. Tie braid off with a clear elastic.
  6. Lightly bobby pin loose hair to braid.
  7. Arrange bangs as desired.
  8. Finish style with a strong hold hairspray.

Product Recommendation:

Looking for a hairspray that will make even the wiliest of hairs stay in place? Try Aveda’s Force Control!

Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style will work for all face shapes and hair types.

Styling Tip:

Just curl the mid-lengths and ends to create movement and body.

Voluminous Bob

A chic graduated bob is always in style, even at a wedding! Jazz up your everyday bob by adding loose curls that frame your face.

Voluminous Bob Wedding Style

How to Style:

  1. Apply a styling crème to blow dried hair.
  2. Using a curling wand, curl hair in alternating directions.
  3. Allow curls to cool.
  4. Apply styling pomade to ends and finger comb through curls.
  5. Finish with light mist of a flexible hold hairspray.

Product Recommendation:

To break up curls and create definition with a satin finish, try Aveda’s Control Paste.

Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style will work with all face shapes and medium to thick hair types.

Styling Tip:

Curl the section closest to your face towards it for an Old Hollywood-esqe feel.

Natural Textures

Are you looking for a way to show off your gorgeous natural texture and your fashion forward side? Make an unforgettable entrance on your big day with this natural style!

Natural Textures Elegant Look

How to Style:

  1. Apply a curl crème to wet hair.
  2. Allow hair to air dry.
  3. Emulsify a small amount of styling pomade between palms and sculpt hair upwards and smooth to desired height.
  4. Finish style with a strong hold hairspray.

Product Recommendation:

For shine and curl definition, try Carol’s Daughter’s Mimosa Hair Honey.

Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style will work for oval, heart and triangle face shapes. It will work for medium to thick curly hair types.

A Braided Crown

For a romantic style with texture and playfulness, try adding a headband braid.

Braided Crown Pretty Look for a Wedding

How to Style:

  1. Starting with damp hair, apply a curl crème and medium hold gel.
  2. Twist varying sections of hair.
  3. Blow dry hair with a diffuser.
  4. Gently fluff hair with fingers.
  5. Take a medium-sized section of hair from the side and create a three-strand braid.
  6. Wrap braid around front and bobby pin to opposite side.
  7. Finish style with a flexible hold hairspray.

Product Recommendation:

For defined and frizz free curls, try Aveda’s Curl Controller.

Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style will work for all face shapes and hair types.

No matter what sort of theme you are dreaming of for your wedding day, one these wedding hair ideas is sure to catch your fancy!