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10 Wedding Updos: Find the Perfect One For You

You’ve said ‘YES’ to your partner and ‘YES’ to the dress, now the next most important task is to select your wedding hairstyle! Choose a look that compliments you and your personality. These stunning wedding updos are just what you need to celebrate your memorable occasion. An updo is a lovely choice for a bride or bridesmaid with long hair, or if you simply don’t want to be fussing with your style. These wedding updos will have everyone looking picture perfect without the stress of wind-blown tresses interrupting your ‘selfies’.

Pin these looks and enjoy our delightful selection of beautiful wedding updos for both you and your bridesmaids. Now, get your hairstylist on the line and book your wedding hair appointment today. Then celebrate another checkmark off your wedding ‘to-do’ list with a bubbly mimosa. Congrats!

  • PRINCESS HAIR

    Celebrate your day with this sweet and youthful wedding updo. Side-swept curls are accented with a golden flower headband.

    Princess Hair Wedding Updo Princess Hair Wedding Updo View 2

    How To Style:

    1. Prep dry hair with a light texturizing hairspray.

    2. Curl hair as needed with a medium barrel curling iron from mid-lengths to ends.

    3. Next, gather hair into a high ponytail. Apply styling gel for a polished finished.

    4. Take small strand sections and style hair into large pin curls shapes. Leave ends out.

    5. Sweep the fringe over to one side with slightly curled ends.

    6. Set this style with a light hold hairspray.

    Recommended Hair Products:

    Try Prive STYLING GEL No.31 for major sculpting ease with a firm hold.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    This look is suitable for most face shapes. This style works best on medium to thick hair.

    Tip:

    Accent your bridal style with a golden headband.

  • FREE SPIRIT

    Looking for a casually chic wedding hairstyle? Embrace this bohemian-inspired braided updo and accent with small flowers.

    Free Spirit Casually Chic View 2 Free Spirit Casually Chic

    How To Style:

    1. Prep dry hair with a leave-in treatment.

    2. Section away the fringe for now.

    3. Take remaining hair and brush it smoothly over to the right side. Create a large three-strand braid beginning in the nape area.

    4. Sweep the braid across the crown area over to the opposite side.

    5. Return to the fringe area and curl using a medium barrel curling iron from mid-lengths to ends.

    6. Set this style with a light hold hairspray.

    Recommended Hair Products:

    Try Kevin Murphy YOUNG.AGAIN treatment oil for smooth, shiny hair.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    This look is suitable for most face shapes. This style works best on medium to thick hair.

    Tip:

    Secure your hair flowers by ‘sewing’ them into your wedding hairstyle for a lasting finish.

  • DECO-DENT OCCASION

    Capture the ‘Gatsby’ spirit and indulge in this gorgeous wedding updo. Glamourize your style with a bejeweled, off-set headband.

    Deco Dent Occasion Gatsby Inspired Style

    How To Style:

    1. Prep damp hair with a light thermal protectant or leave-in creme.

    2. Blow dry hair with a Denman or paddle brush for a low volume look.

    3. Create a deep side part and section off the fringe for now.

    4. Backcomb base lightly, then brush hair smooth and tuck ends under and into a faux bob hairstyle. Secure with large hair pins or bobby pins.

    5. Take the fringe section and smooth. Curl the ends back and away from face in a pin curl style. Secure with bobby pin.

    6. Set this style with a hard hold hairspray.

    Recommended Hair Products:

    Try TIGI Bed Head HARD HEAD Hairspray for superior hold and high shine.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    This look is suitable for round, oval or square shaped faces. This style works best on fine to medium hair.

    Tip:

    Add a bejeweled headband to accent your wedding look.

  • INTER-WOVEN MANE

    Want an intricate style with a bit of complexity? Try this weaved wedding updo and pair it with a simple dress.

    Interwoven Mane Blonde Updo Interwoven Mane Blonde Updo Back View

    How To Style:

    1. Prep dry hair with a light pomade.

    2. Create a side parting and brush hair smooth. Keep the fringe and side areas separate for now.

    3. Begin curling one to two-inch strands of remaining hair using a large barrel curling iron, starting two inches away from roots through the ends.

    4. Next, section hair from ear-to-ear horizontally across the back of the head. Take the top crown area and section away for now.

    5. Begin in the lower nape area and leave the perimeter out. Backcomb the lower interior section heavily to create a soft base for your look. You could also use hair padding if you have fine hair.

    6. Now, the take strands from the perimeter. Twist then wrap them across the backcombed/padded area. Secure with bobby pins.

    7. Release the crown area and take one-inch strands and repeat the technique by twisting then weaving strands through previously laced strands.

    8. Move to the fringe and side areas and curl small sections using a large barrel iron. Gently twist and weave through the hair design to create an interlaced look. Secure your strands with bobby pins.

    9. Set this style with a light hold hairspray.

    Recommended Hair Products:

    Try DermOrganic Windswept DEFINING WHIP for separation and definition with bounce and movement.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    This look is suitable for round, square or oval shaped faces. This style works best on medium to thick hair.

    Tip:

    Accent with diamond-like hair jewels.

  • BOMBSHELL BRIDE

    Here’s a casual yet elegant wedding hairstyle. Cascading curls work beautifully with an off-the-shoulder dress!

    Bombshell Bride Loose Wedding Updo Bombshell Bride Loose Wedding Updo With Side Pieces

    How To Style:

    1. Prep dry hair with a light hold flexible hairspray.

    2. Create a slight side part and sweep the fringe softly off to the right.

    3. Curl one to two-inch strands of hair using a medium barrel curling iron from the ends up to the root area. Release your iron, leaving the curl intact, then secure with a pin curl clip to cool.

    4. Continue curling remaining hair. Allow hair to cool for 10 minutes after completing all your curls.

    5. Remove curl clips and run fingers through hair for light separation. Backcomb base lightly, depending on how much volume you prefer.

    6. Starting on the right side, gather hair gently, then twist and pin. Leave the look deconstructed and soft.

    7. Repeat this step on the left side. Allow some curls to fall softly against the face.

    8. Gather any remaining hair in the back lower nape area and twist up gently, leaving ends falling softly.

    9. Set this style with a light hold hairspray.

    Recommended Hair Products:

    Try Kevin Murphy SESSION.SPRAY for flexible hold with anti-humidity protection.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    This look is suitable for oval, square and round shaped faces. This style works best on medium to thick hair.

    Tip:

    Use spray wax for more defined separation and volume.

  • GODDESS CURLS

    Channel your inner Grecian Goddess with this elegant wedding updo. Lots of volume and perfect pin curls make it lovely for your special day!

    Goddess Curls Elegant Wedding Updo Goddess Curls Elegant Wedding Updo Side View

    How To Style:

    1. Prep dry hair with a lightweight volumizing and texturizing lotion.

    2. Create a side parting and brush hair smooth. Keep the fringe and side areas separate for now.

    3. Begin curling one to two-inch strands of remaining hair using a large barrel curling iron, starting two inches away from roots through the ends.

    4. Brush curls through, then create a high ponytail and backcomb lightly. Twist and weave strands across the backcombed hair padding you created.

    5. Next, take small sections from the sides and perimeter. Sweep them up into the hair design. Form medium-sized pin curl shapes and secure them with bobby pins. Continue this process until all hair from the sides and perimeter are weaved and pin curled into the design.

    6. Move to the fringe area and smooth it over to the right side.

    7. Set this style with a light hold hairspray.

    Recommended Hair Products:

    Try Kevin Murphy ANTI-GRAVITY volumizer and texturizer for control with oil-free shine.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    This look is suitable for round, oval or square shaped faces. This style works best on medium to thick hair.

    Tip:

    Accent with a butterfly hair pin.

  • BLONDIE DREAMS

    Here’s a classy and soft wedding updo. Take that ponytail to the next level with gentle curls and cascading hair jewels.

    Blonde Dreams Updo with Curls

    How To Style:

    1. Prep dry hair with a light hold flexible hairspray.

    2. Curl large sections of hair using a large barrel curling iron.

    3. Gather hair from the top crown and side areas and sweep back to form a high ponytail.

    4. Next, move to the lower nape and and take one to two-inch sections and twist them against the head up near the base of the ponytail. Secure with bobby pins, leaving the ends out.

    5. Deconstruct and create voluminous loose curls with some light backcombing, then pin into shape

    6. Lightly curl ends of the fringe and style as desired.

    7. Set this style with a light hold hairspray.

    Recommended Hair Products:

    Try DermOrganic Fast Drying Shaping Spray for great hold with touchable texture.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    This look is suitable for oval, round or square shaped faces. This style works best on fine to medium hair.

    Tip:

    Adorn your wedding style with jeweled hair extensions.

  • AUBURN ARRANGEMENT

    Here’s an asymmetrical design for your big day! Sleek hair and soft curls work together to give you the best of both worlds.

    Auburn Arrangement Asymmetrical Updo Auburn Arrangement Asymmetrical Updo Side View

    How To Style:

    1. Prep dry hair with a lightweight thickening lotion.

    2. Brush hair smooth and sweep up into a high side ponytail.

    3. Curl the ponytail ends using a large barrel curling iron.

    4 Backcomb the interior curls for volume. Secure with a few hair pins for stability. Leave the surface curls undisturbed.

    5. Set this style with a light hold hairspray.

    Recommended Hair Products:

    Try Kevin Murphy FULL.AGAIN thickening lotion for fullness and body with natural movement.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    This look is suitable for round, oval or square shaped faces. This style works best on fine to medium hair.

    Tip:

    Add more structure by securing the ends up with bobby pins.

  • RIBBONS IN HER HAIR

    Super shiny locks are interlaced like ribbons of hair in this stunning updo. Accent the look with fresh flowers to match your bouquet.

    Ribbons In Her Hair Coiled Updo for a Wedding Ribbons In Her Hair Coiled Updo for a Wedding Side View

    How To Style:

    1. Prep dry hair with a light hold volumizing mousse.

    2. Create a side part and sweep hair over using your fingertips. Brush hair smooth.

    3. Curl one to two-inch sections of hair using a large barrel curling iron. Begin in the nape area and pin curls up as you complete them, moving up the head shape. Continue until you’ve curled and pinned all the hair in the back.

    4. Move up to the crown area and divide diagonally to create two smaller sections. Backcomb base for some volume, then twist, curl and pin into the hair design.

    5. Take the left side and sweep it back to form a large pin curl shape. Secure with a bobby pin.

    6. Moving to the right side, take a small section and sweep it back to form a large pin curl shape. Take a smaller section near the temple and form a small braid. Sweep it back and pin it into the hair design.

    7. Smooth the fringe area and pin it back. Secure with bobby pins as needed.

    8. Set this style with a light hold hairspray.

    Recommended Hair Products:

    Try Kevin Murphy BODY.BUILDER Volumizing Mousse for flexible fullness and hold.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    This look is suitable for square or oval shaped faces. This style works best on thick hair.

    Tip:

    Accent this look with some colorful ribbon woven through the braid.

  • NUPTIAL NUANCE

    A classic look is always the right choice. This wedding updo is soft and simply swept over for a charming finish.

    Nupital Nuance Updo with Fringe Nupital Nuance Updo with Fringe Curls In Back

    How To Style:

    1. Prep dry hair with a lightweight curl enhancer.

    2. Create a deep part and curl only the ends of the hair using a medium barrel iron.

    3. Brush the left side smooth and sweep hair over using your fingertips. Secure at the back of the head with bobby pins.

    4. Create some light backcombing on the right side curls using a wide toothed comb.

    5. Curl fringe ends lightly and sweep them back and away from face.

    6. Set this style with a light hold hairspray.

    Recommended Hair Products:

    Try Kevin Murphy MOTION.LOTION curl enhancer to define curls with frizz control.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    This look is suitable for square, oval or heart shaped faces. This style works best on fine to medium hair.

    Tip:

    Accent this look with a fascinator and lace netting.

    Say “I do” in style with these beautiful wedding updos. You’re certain to have a magical day!