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30 Wedding Hair Ideas

By Carly Cochrane - 6 months ago | Updated
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From the cake to the flower arrangements and seating plan, there’s a lot of important decisions to be made when it comes to wedding planning, but maybe the biggest of them all (after saying ‘I do’, of course) is hair.

Finding a once-in-a-lifetime hairdo that’s true to your style, complements your dress and doesn’t make you cringe in years to come can be difficult. And, since wedding hair has come a long way from the old Hollywood waves, pin curls and Gatsby glam, it can get a little overwhelming.

Here at Cosmetify, not only do we want to help you find your dream wedding hairstyle, but we also want to ease the process. So, we’ve rounded up 30 wedding hair ideas, for all hair types and styles, that we know you’ll fall head over heels for.

Up-do Wedding Hair Ideas

The up-do is a classic wedding hairstyle that's super popular among soon-to-be brides. Neat, sophisticated and tucked away from your face, it's a serious candidate for your big day (although it could take a couple of trial runs beforehand). Take your pick from the likes of sleek top knots, braided buns and pretty ponytails.

GET THE LOOK:

Brushworks Back Comb Brush

Brushworks Back Comb Brush

£3.95
Mason Pearson Comb Styling Comb

Mason Pearson Comb Styling Comb

£10.45
Paul Mitchell Stay Strong Hairspray

Paul Mitchell Stay Strong Hairspray

£17.00

Long Wedding Hair Ideas

Long hair is a blessing when it comes to creating the ultimate wedding hairdo. The half up, half down look is super flattering with a veil, whilst free-flowing waves will have you feeling like a true princess. Not to mention, you can twist and twirl your hair into all kinds of rose-shaped designs that are perfect for the big day.

GET THE LOOK:

KMS Tame Frizz Smoothing Lotion

KMS Tame Frizz Smoothing Lotion

£15.60
Beauty Works 18 Inch Beach Wave Double Hair Extension Set

Beauty Works 18 Inch Beach Wave Double Hair Extension Set

£192.00
ghd Oval Dressing Brush

ghd Oval Dressing Brush

£18.66
BaByliss Boutique Salon Ceramic Rollers

BaByliss Boutique Salon Ceramic Rollers

£50.00

Short Wedding Hair Ideas

If long hair has never been your vibe, or if you haven't managed to grow those extra inches in time, then cast your eye over these stunning short hair ideas. We adore the simplicity of a pixi cut paired with some pearls, as well as a tousled comb over.

GET THE LOOK:

ghd Curve Classic Wave Wand

ghd Curve Classic Wave Wand

£129.00
Sachajuan Matte Wax

Sachajuan Matte Wax

£14.30

Curly Wedding Hair Ideas

We know what you're thinking: curly hair can be hard to manage at the best of times, how on Earth will it behave for bridal hair? Fear not, as these wedding hair styles prove that naturally curly hair will steal the show.

GET THE LOOK:

Kérastase Resistance Masque Extentioniste

Kérastase Resistance Masque Extentioniste

£29.12
Moroccanoil Intense Curl Cream

Moroccanoil Intense Curl Cream

£24.45
Aveda Be Curly Curl Enhancer

Aveda Be Curly Curl Enhancer

£8.50

Wedding Hair Styles With Fringe

Bridal bangs, anyone? Whilst there's actually something quite elegant about a fringe, they also bring a little 'umph to any hair style. Spruce them up with a subtle tiara, flower crown or veil and you've got yourself a beaut' wedding day look.

GET THE LOOK:

ghd Glide Hot Brush

ghd Glide Hot Brush

£139.00
Philip B Everyday Beautiful Dry Shampoo

Philip B Everyday Beautiful Dry Shampoo

£22.45
Wella Professionals EIMI Extra Strong Super Set Finishing Spray

Wella Professionals EIMI Extra Strong Super Set Finishing Spray

£13.36

Dyed Wedding Hair Styles

These styles are for the colour-chameleons and those who aren't too fussed about a traditional wedding aesthetic. Brightly-hued hair is one sure-fire way to make a statement on your big day and these gorgeous styles will show off your hair colour in the best way.

GET THE LOOK:

TIGI Bed Head Colour Goddess Oil Infused Shampoo for Coloured Hair

TIGI Bed Head Colour Goddess Oil Infused Shampoo for Coloured Hair

£8.40
Fudge Styling Texture Spray

Fudge Styling Texture Spray

£11.20
Goldwell Dualsenses Colour Brilliance Serum Spray

Goldwell Dualsenses Colour Brilliance Serum Spray

£10.69

Now that we've equipped you with all the wedding hair inspo, it's time to practice those curls, twists, braids and pins. We want a stress-free wedding day – and for you to tick off 'hair' from that never-ending to-do list. For more top bridal tips, take a look at Best Bridal Makeup: The Essentials a Bride Needs on Her Wedding Day.

Carly Cochrane

Written by Carly Cochrane

Carly is a beauty editor at Cosmetify and has been a part of our family for three years. She has over five years of experience in health, beauty and wellness writing.

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