Bridal hair accessories let you look chic from head to toe in an instant. Some brides chose to not have anything in their hair, others like to go for extra glitz. Hair combs, headbands, tiaras, diadems, flowers and flower crowns – there are many ways to make your wedding hair hairstyle – your style. These hair pieces will also look beautiful on your Bridesmaids and are sure to bring a unique look to your big day updo.
Gorgeous Headbands For Perfect Wedding Look
Source: Jim Kennedy Photographers, Britt Taylor Photography, Almond Leaf Studios
Source: chialimengartisrty via Instagram, Elstile, Kirsten Kuehn Designs
Sifting through photos of wedding hairstyles you want to copy can feel like a full-time job, especially when you’re not really sure which wedding hairstyle will work best for you, your dress, or your wedding venue. And yes, you should DEFINITELY consider all three of those before deciding, since whether you’re getting married in a strapless Wedding Dress on the beach or a long-sleeve gown in a ballroom will definitely help lead the way in terms of which wedding hairstyle you should go with.
But THE most important factor to consider when deciding on a wedding hairstyle is how comfortable it will be throughout your wedding day and night. You shouldn’t have to worry about fussing with your hair or if it will hold up after you exchange your vows. A good hairstylist will ask you all these questions and more, but here are a couple things you should think about answering BEFORE your first appointment. Or if you’re styling your hair on your own (or a friend is helping you), it’s definitely a good idea to get this figured out before looking for a wedding hairstyle you love.
1. Do I have to worry about weather?
If you’re getting married outside and there’s a chance you’ll be sweating, rained on, or that the humidity will be off the charts, you’ll want to take all of the above into consideration. If your hair is prone to frizz you will definitely want to consider an up-do. If your hair never frizzes (I hate you, BTW) then by all means show off those straight locks and let them fly free by wearing them down. Just be honest with yourself and pick a hairstyle that will work with you and not against you.
2. Does my hair hold onto a style easily?
If you don’t style your hair often, then this might be harder to answer. But if you do, you might know whether or not your hair falls an hour or two after curling it, or if it tends to pouf out after straightening. If it does I highly recommend going with an up-do vs. wearing your hair down. And remember: Hairspray is your friend. But only the kind that won’t give you crunchy hair! (TIP: I actually love MorracanOil’s line of hairsprays for this very reason).
OK now that all of that is out of the way, I picked out a few of my favorite wedding hairstyles for long hair, below. Whether you’re looking for a boho braid or a mod twist, we’ve got you covered.
Do you have an idea of which type of wedding hairstyle you want? Let us know in the comments section and we’ll help you look!
I love the baby’s breath in this waterfall braid.
Photo by Pure 7 Studios
If my hair could stay like this all night I would definitely consider it. Also, a big accessory takes this look from night-out to wedding instantly.
Hair by the Assembly Salon
Chignons are classic and beautiful, especially on blonde hair!
Photo by Emily Wren
I think this boho-braided wedding hairstyle is perfect for an outdoor ceremony and reception.
Photo by Sharon Kahana. Hair by Silvya Tobol
This fishtail braid is probably one of the more high maintenance wedding hairstyles you can have, but it works if you make sure it doesn’t look TOO perfect. I think it’s great for indoor or outdoor weddings, casual or black-tie.
Hair and makeup by El Style
The right hair accessory can turn any simple hairstyle into something really elegant. I love this hairpiece by LottieDaDesigns
I seriously want this hairstyle (and that hair color). I would consider this look for an outdoor, more casual wedding. My one concern would be how long it’s going to last, but I think a good hairstylist can make it work!
Photo by Mackensey Alexander
This look is perfect for a backyard wedding or garden ceremony. Sweet and simple yet still modern.
Photo by Sharon Kahana. Hair by Silvya Tobol
This is a great wedding hairstyle that’s structured without being too perfect (which means a piece or two could unravel and it would still look great).
Hair and makeup by El Style
For those brides DIY’ing your wedding hair, I love this style/tutorial from blogger Keiko Lynn.
Purple represents royalty. Not only that but power, ambition and even wealth. So, if for no other reason than to rock a hairstyle that symbolizes something that is so strong as the color purple, why not try wearing your hair with some shade of the hue?
No, it’s not as common as a neutral shade like red or brown…but that’s what makes it so spectacular! It takes a truly bold and confident woman to wear purple. And if that’s who you are, why not let the world know it? From HEAD to toe!
Lavender and light brown hair
Are you wondering what other hair colors go really well with lavender? If so, we have a great recommendation: light brown. Just look at how rich and beautiful her hair is!
Purple pixie cut
How. Cute. Is. This? Can you ever go wrong with a pixie cut? Our vote is “no”. And we love it even more if it comes in this shade of purple!
Purple tri-tone lob
The loose waves on this lob are really nice. And what takes it up a notch is the tri-tone purple hair coloring.
Purple and platinum short bob
Here’s another way to incorporate purple and platinum. Color it and then cut it into a cute ear-length bob. It’s easy, striking and will definitely make you look one of a kind.
Lavender hair with natural roots
While there used to be a time when a woman wouldn’t caught dead with her natural roots showing after coloring it another shade, actually this season, natural roots are all the rage. So if you already have purple hair and it’s starting grow out…no worries. Let it!
Lavender inverted bob with blunt bangs
She looks like a doll baby. One that has a hint of mystery to her thanks to the lavender shade that is added to this inverted bob. Oh, and the bangs? They’re also big this year. Get some!
Purple, platinum and green
We’ve already talked about three shades being one type of color technique that you can try. If you’re looking for a truly creative variation, how about green? If you add it to purple and platinum, sea foam would work wonderfully.
Lavender-streaked inverted bob
If you like your natural color but you want to add a bit of “pop” to it, you can always add some streaks. Whether they’re permanent highlights, weave tracks or even some color that comes in a spray can, you’ll stand out for sure with an inverted bob like this one.
Do you already have an ombre hairstyle but you want to switch it up a bit? What do you thin about adding some purple to it?
Two-tone purple locks
Something that you can do to add a lot of depth and dimension to your hair is to add more than one color to it. And if that color happens to be purple, layer it with a couple of different shades. (You might want to add a hint of pink to it too!)
Do you already have a lob? If so, this is basically what it would look like if it were colored purple. Just make sure if you do decide to do this to have a professional color your hair so that it can stay nice and healthy.
Soft lavender highlights
If you’re not quite ready to totally dive into the world of purple-colored hair, make a subtle transition by highlighting some of your tresses with lavender.
Pale purple hair
One of the best things about this shade of purple is that it’s so light that it almost looks like platinum.
Purple bob with loose waves
This is a nice-looking natural bob, thanks to the loose waves and long layers. Actually, it’s pretty conservative but thanks to the purple color that’s added in, it’s modern and distinctive.
Long purple tresses
If your hair is long, you can still color it purple. (Or if it’s not, you can put on a long purple wig!)
Purple hair with light blue highlights
Here’s another color that can be added to purple hair: light blue. It almost looks grey which is cool being that grey an silver hair are still big color trends right now.
Light purple bob
What we like so much about this bob is that it’s a nice transition if you already have a shorter bob that you want to grow out a bit longer. And the light purple makes it fun to look at in the process.
Tri-tone lob with bangs
Here’s what your hair would look like if it were in a lob with bangs and then was tri-tone colored.
Purple inverted bob with side-swept bang
Trendy short haircut for women over 50: If you want to try out some bangs but you don’t want to go to short, opt for some side-swept bangs. And then add some purple hair color to it so that everyone you see can ask you “Where did you get your hair done?”
Here’s another way to wear purple hair: In a “messy” updo.
Deep purple lob
Just wanted to show you one more shade of purple to consider. This particular style, we recommend for thinner hair.