Wedding hairstyles

Wedding hairstyles: an overview of the most popular and beautiful styling

Wed­ding styling plays an impor­tant role in the image of the bride. An incor­rect­ly cho­sen hair­style can ruin every­thing, and a suc­cess­ful styling can trans­form, make the hero of the occa­sion irre­sistible. From year to year, the num­ber of wed­ding hair­styles increas­es, their design, struc­ture, dec­o­ra­tions change.

The most fashionable styling for a wedding

Wom­en’s wed­ding hair­styles are cho­sen depend­ing on a large num­ber of fac­tors: the gen­er­al con­cept of the image, the type of face, hair struc­ture, their type, length and col­or. In addi­tion, you should con­sid­er the pres­ence of such an impor­tant acces­so­ry as a veil. It can be long, short, one- or two-lay­ered, fluffy, mul­ti-lay­ered, lacy or sim­ple, light, and so on.

Recent­ly, brides often choose a man­til­la. It is made of expen­sive lace and looks very orig­i­nal. Since she her­self is an orna­ment, noth­ing else is required. In this case, high volu­mi­nous hair­styles, sim­ple and ele­gant, are appro­pri­ate.

Anoth­er pop­u­lar style is the bridal cap style. It does not involve com­plex manip­u­la­tions with hair. The hair­style is done quick­ly and sim­ply, but it looks fem­i­nine and spec­tac­u­lar. Loose strands can be slight­ly curled at the ends.

Fresh flow­ers are still an alter­na­tive to veil. They are dec­o­rat­ed with hair­styles both with straight elon­gat­ed front strands and with curled curls. Smooth hair pulled back, gath­ered in a high or low bun, dec­o­rat­ed with a wreath or a hair­pin with small flow­ers, will cre­ate gen­tle and touch­ing images. Gor­geous large indi­vid­ual flow­ers insert­ed into loose curls on the side will enliv­en and refresh the face.

The most dar­ing brides use styling, dec­o­rat­ed with veils or pill­box hats. Styl­ists offer a vari­ety of their options from bold and flir­ty to ele­gant and fem­i­nine.

Do not lose their posi­tions wed­ding styling with diadems and tiaras. For girls, they are an ele­ment of lux­u­ry and style, turn­ing an ordi­nary Cin­derel­la into a real princess. These hair­styles are suit­able for any length, but many short-haired beau­ties pre­fer styling with exten­sions to cre­ate extra vol­ume and front curls.

Until now, braid­ed hair­styles are con­sid­ered fash­ion­able and pop­u­lar. More­over, it can be com­plex, or it can include only indi­vid­ual ele­ments. For such styling, hair of a cer­tain length is required, or you will have to resort to the help of over­head acces­sories.


When choos­ing a hair­style, you should adhere to the gen­er­al con­cept of the whole look. You can not com­bine ele­gant styling with a play­ful dress. One stroke can spoil the whole impres­sion. There­fore, it is extreme­ly impor­tant to lis­ten to the advice of styl­ists.


Clas­sic hair­styles are always in fash­ion. Suit­able for wed­ding cel­e­bra­tions in any style. Ele­gant babettes, puffy buns or slicked back hair have always been the stan­dard of beau­ty. Sim­ple does not mean cheap, sim­ple means with dig­ni­ty and grace.

The nat­ur­al rich­ness of healthy hair, light­ly dec­o­rat­ed with chaste orna­ments, is wel­comed.

Here you can high­light the lay­ing “French shell”. She looks very impres­sive, fem­i­nine and cute. It can be dec­o­rat­ed with studs with rhine­stones or flow­ers or a comb with pearls. It opens the neck, so the dress will be appro­pri­ate with an open neck­line.

And also a lush bun is con­sid­ered a clas­sic ver­sion of a wed­ding hair­style. It can be laid on the top of the head, increas­ing the vol­ume with a fleece, or on the back of the head. The design is sup­posed to be dif­fer­ent, here are just a few ways:

  • with raised short bangs;
  • with a long bang laid on one side with a wave;
  • with bangs, part­ed;
  • with elon­gat­ed front strands;
  • with curls in front.

Among the weaves there are also long-known favorites, for exam­ple, braids “spikelet” or “French”. In gen­er­al, such styling is not only beau­ti­ful, but also prac­ti­cal, because they are able to with­stand the pace of the cel­e­bra­tion and help the bride to remain undis­turbed in any weath­er.

Clas­sics of the wed­ding genre — curls on loose hair. The advan­tage is in the ease of cre­ation and in the ease of the image. More­over, such a hair­style looks gen­tle and fem­i­nine on any length of hair. Clas­sic hair­styles for short hair are very neat and restrained, but var­i­ous vari­a­tions are pos­si­ble with them. Not only jew­el­ry, hats and veils come to the res­cue, but also over­head acces­sories that allow you to make a babette even for the own­er of ultra-short hair.


The eth­nic style can be attrib­uted to the styling asso­ci­at­ed with the tra­di­tions of the peo­ples. For exam­ple, a wed­ding with an ori­en­tal fla­vor will require the bride to bring ele­ments of the peo­ple whose rites are used in the wed­ding rit­u­al into the image. Recent­ly, the new­ly­weds are not afraid to exper­i­ment and arrange real instal­la­tions, orig­i­nal in their exe­cu­tion and images.

Lots of bright Indi­an-style jew­el­ry and a sari instead of a dress will cre­ate an atmos­phere of old India. To enhance the image, brides are advised to remove their hair back, reveal­ing their faces. A lush bun is formed at the back, which is dec­o­rat­ed with a mesh with pre­cious stones or flow­ers. There is anoth­er option when a braid is braid­ed at the back. The crown must be giv­en vol­ume. One of the cen­tral acces­sories of the bride is a tiara with a fore­head pen­dant. As a rule, it is rich­ly dec­o­rat­ed with gems or rhine­stones.

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Boho style refers to Indi­an tra­di­tions, com­mu­nion with nature, the desire for nat­ur­al beau­ty and nat­u­ral­ness. It is char­ac­ter­ized by loose designs, slight­ly disheveled hair, eth­nic jew­el­ry woven into chaot­ic small pig­tails or pony­tails. Feath­ers, leather rib­bons, rib­bons, wreaths of wild flow­ers or monis­to are suit­able as decor. Heavy and com­plex designs on the head, chic dec­o­ra­tions are not wel­come. Only nat­ur­al beau­ty. How­ev­er, it should be under­stood that the entire image must com­ply with this style. And it is very impor­tant to find the line between artis­tic disheveled­ness and sloven­li­ness.


Roman­tic natures will not ignore this par­tic­u­lar style. Hair­styles in this case are airy, play­ful and gen­tle. They soft­en facial fea­tures, mak­ing it pret­ty and youth­ful. Lux­u­ri­ous hair, curled and styled in loose large curls, or a small scat­ter­ing of curls look just like that.

The Greek style is also pop­u­lar, which also cre­ates a roman­tic image of the god­dess of love and beau­ty. It’s easy to make a hair­style by wind­ing the strands on a curl­ing iron, light­ly whip­ping them with your hands for splen­dor, put on a thin hoop or dia­dem on top. The dec­o­ra­tion should run in the cen­ter of the fore­head. It is what com­pletes the image. Such hair­styles are appro­pri­ate not only for long-haired beau­ties, but also for brides with short hair.

Anoth­er roman­tic trend is rus­tic. In the orig­i­nal trans­la­tion, this word means “rus­tic”, so the style does not involve intri­cate styling. Basi­cal­ly, loose braids and dec­o­ra­tions in the form of flow­ers, wreaths or rib­bons pre­vail here. The exquis­ite sim­plic­i­ty of a for­est nymph, a mer­maid or a fairy tale is the pro­to­type of roman­tic rus­tic brides. By the way, the con­tent of wreaths can vary depend­ing on the sea­son: autumn wreaths with bright berries and leaves, sum­mer wreaths with wild­flow­ers, win­ter wreaths with spruce twigs and cones, spring wreaths with snow­drops. For a girl, you should choose a soft out­fit and nude make­up.


Pro­po­nents of min­i­mal­ism will right­ly appre­ci­ate the urban chic style. The trends of recent years are increas­ing­ly refer­ring in any image to the nat­ur­al habi­tat, which is now con­cen­trat­ed in the city. Styl­ish wed­ding solu­tions com­bine ele­ments of clas­sic and busi­ness style, sug­gest­ing clear lines and shapes, but at the same time add ultra-mod­ern accents, expressed in col­or con­trasts. Since urban land­scapes are made of con­crete, iron, brick, plas­ter, sea­soned with neon, any cold shades of white, gray, green and blue can be present in a hair­cut and wed­ding dress. Acces­sories with met­al ele­ments are used as dec­o­ra­tions.

Short and very short hair­cuts are char­ac­ter­is­tic in this style, for exam­ple, pix­ie, swift, bob or gar­con. Grad­u­at­ed caret is also suit­able.


The wild pop­u­lar­i­ty of retro style is due to the best­sellers of cin­e­ma in recent years: The Great Gats­by, Chica­go, Only Girls in Jazz, Moulin Rouge, Titan­ic. It is quite sim­ple, but at the same time bright and indi­vid­ual, and in some cas­es even bold.

Among hair­styles, sev­er­al types pre­vail.

  • Hol­ly­wood Waves - an unmis­tak­able clas­sic for long and medi­um hair. Lay­ing is a large hor­i­zon­tal waves, uni­form along the entire length. They start from the tem­ple and end at the very tips. The lines are soft, the move­ment of the hair is free. Styling can be with high bangs on one side, through the part­ing with an open face even­ly in both direc­tions. The crown is either smooth or slight­ly volu­mi­nous.
  • “Cold Wave” In this case, a fix­ing gel or mousse is applied to the hair, the curls are wound on large curlers, and then they are laid in clear rows in one direc­tion or part­ed on both sides. The hair­style does not imply artis­ti­cal­ly messy curls. All lines are clear and strict, as if drawn. Looks great on short hair­cuts when cre­at­ing futur­is­tic images.
  • Smooth short bob with front strands extend­ed along the chin.

The jew­el­ry details are inter­est­ing. It can be feath­ers of dif­fer­ent sizes, bright sin­gle flow­ers, lace ban­dages, strings of pearls. In addi­tion, irre­sistible retro brides in minia­ture hats, nets on top, from under which curls or veils peek out.

Choice by color type

Styl­ists high­light 4 main col­or types, accord­ing to which it is easy to choose not only make­up, but also an out­fit.

  • bride-spring has a warm tone. This look is typ­i­cal for blondes and own­ers of blond hair. In this case, nat­ur­al styles are suit­able that empha­size the nat­ur­al beau­ty of the hair and fresh­ness.
  • Girls “sum­mer” ashen hair, noble pal­lor, gray eyes are inher­ent. Extrav­a­gance and sharp lines are con­traindi­cat­ed for them. Bright col­ors will turn pale skin blue.
  • For brides of col­or type “autumn” red or brown hair, milky skin, green or brown eyes are char­ac­ter­is­tic. For dark­er hair, ele­gant styling is appro­pri­ate, for bright hair — bold and orig­i­nal. Any com­plex weav­ing looks great.
  • bride-win­ter, as a rule, has black or bright white hair, bright blue or, con­verse­ly, dark eyes. This type “loves” con­trasts, so rep­re­sen­ta­tives of this col­or type can safe­ly exper­i­ment with styling and out­fits.

We select according to the shape of the face

In order to choose the right hair­style, you should know what type of face the bride has. This cri­te­ri­on will help trans­form the look by adjust­ing some fea­tures. To find out the type, it is not nec­es­sary to con­tact styl­ists, you can find out on your own. It is nec­es­sary to stand in front of the mir­ror and free your face as much as pos­si­ble by remov­ing your hair back. After that, on the mir­ror with chalk or lip­stick, which is bet­ter washed, you need to cir­cle its con­tour. The result­ing fig­ure and the reflec­tion in the mir­ror will help to draw the right con­clu­sions. Con­sid­er the basic forms of the face.

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Such a face needs to be stretched a lit­tle to get a sym­met­ri­cal oval. High styling with fleece will act as a cor­rec­tor. In addi­tion, volu­mi­nous beams at the crown will look advan­ta­geous. If the bride prefers a roman­tic style, then ver­ti­cal curls, laid in a part­ing on both sides, will also length­en the oval. Styl­ists do not pro­hib­it com­plex weav­ing in the Greek style, but rec­om­mend lay­ing them on one side. In gen­er­al, any asym­met­ri­cal styling is wel­come to cre­ate a wed­ding look for chub­by brides. If the hair near the fore­head is dyed lighter than in the cheek area, then visu­al­ly the face will stretch.


The oval face has always been con­sid­ered the stan­dard of beau­ty. There­fore, the own­ers of this type are incred­i­bly lucky, any hair­style will suit them, with the excep­tion of too high ones. If there is a desire to make a mag­nif­i­cent bunch, then you should not mount it at the very top, it is bet­ter to low­er it a lit­tle low­er. Any styling with loose hair will make the oval of the face sweet and charm­ing.


A trape­zoid is when one base is larg­er than the oth­er. So here, usu­al­ly the bot­tom of the face is more mas­sive than the upper part. To cor­rect this short­com­ing, brides should opt for hair­styles that bal­ance the cheek­bones and chin. Styl­ists rec­om­mend using basal bouf­fant or “cor­ru­ga­tion” to increase vol­ume from the crown to the tem­po­ral region. And also long curls obtained with the help of a styler of large diam­e­ter will cope with this task. The waves should be long enough to cov­er the cheeks. Flower buds or beau­ti­ful large hair­pins are suit­able as dec­o­ra­tions.


The tri­an­gu­lar face looks like a heart, it’s cute in its own way, but in order not to aggra­vate the effect, the fol­low­ing ele­ments should be used in wed­ding hair­styles:

  • long and lush bangs;
  • open ears;
  • round­ed hair­styles.

If the hair is of medi­um length, then the tips are wound from the bot­tom up onto the curl­ing iron, giv­ing splen­dor from below, which bal­ances the nar­row chin.

Square or rectangular

Angu­lar fea­tures need to be soft­ened. Styl­ists advise brides to use wavy styling. More­over, it is appro­pri­ate both from two sides, and with comb­ing hair on one side. Smooth hair­styles and elon­gat­ed strands are con­traindi­cat­ed. They visu­al­ly aggra­vate the cor­ners. Styl­ists advise dye­ing the hair fram­ing the face two tones lighter. This trick will help hide the angu­lar­i­ty and soft­en the fea­tures.


For a full face, experts rec­om­mend open­ing it using high styling. The vol­ume is cre­at­ed using bouf­fants or oth­er means:

  • lush hair­styles, dec­o­rat­ed with com­plex weav­ing, are appro­pri­ate;
  • high curly tails;
  • large curls visu­al­ly nar­row the face;
  • smooth­ly combed back hair with a low bun at the back of the head;
  • straight­ened hair will also play a dis­tract­ing role.

If there is a bang, it is bet­ter to make it thin and use asym­me­try, since clear lines, on the con­trary, empha­size the breadth of the face. It is the height that hides the full­ness. On high hair­styles, you can safe­ly exper­i­ment with jew­el­ry, cre­ate any designs on them. In no case should you add vol­ume in the cheek area. This will expand the face even more.


Mod­ern trends offer brides a vari­ety of out­fits, which, in addi­tion to tra­di­tion­al ones, are also trendy. Some pre­fer to opt for trouser suits of var­i­ous types from shorts to jump­suits instead of dress­es. Accord­ing­ly, the jew­el­ry is select­ed for the select­ed image.


In the clas­sic ver­sion, a veil is used. Its mod­els are end­less. For a church cer­e­mo­ny, a long white wed­ding veil is cho­sen. For a civ­il cer­e­mo­ny, the choice depends only on the wish­es of the bride. Here is just a small list of cri­te­ria by which this acces­so­ry is clas­si­fied.

  • By lenght: short up to 60 cm, medi­um, long from 1 meter. A short veil looks cute and flir­ty, so it suits young brides. It goes well with a short fluffy dress. A medi­um length veil goes well with any type of dress, espe­cial­ly with open shoul­ders. The large length of the head­dress allows the bride to look lux­u­ri­ous, but it should be remem­bered that it is appro­pri­ate only with a clas­sic out­fit.
  • By dif­fi­cul­ty: sim­ple and com­plex. An exam­ple of the lat­ter is the man­til­la. It is made from the finest expen­sive lace. It is thrown over the top of the head and fas­tened with the help of invis­i­bil­i­ty. In the clas­sic ver­sion, a high hair­style is cre­at­ed for her, to which the man­til­la is attached with a comb.
  • By splen­dor: sin­gle lay­er, dou­ble lay­er, mul­ti­lay­er.
  • By form: round, oval, cas­cad­ing, bridal cap.
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Hats are a fash­ion trend of recent years. They cre­ate ele­gant looks. It is impor­tant to choose the right head­dress for a par­tic­u­lar out­fit. For exam­ple, styl­ists do not rec­om­mend com­bin­ing a hat with a puffy out­fit. They look great with straight tight dress­es and trouser suits. Tall brides will be irre­sistible in wide-brimmed hats, but petite girls are bet­ter off dec­o­rat­ing them­selves with small hats.

Veils. Pre­vi­ous­ly, high soci­ety brides were required to use veils in com­bi­na­tion with a veil. Now they are used sep­a­rate­ly to cre­ate var­i­ous images. Short-haired brides espe­cial­ly liked them, because with their help you can empha­size your indi­vid­u­al­i­ty. The veil comes in many shapes from round to square, but asym­met­ri­cal ones are also found. For its man­u­fac­ture, styl­ists use tulle or lace, dec­o­rat­ed with rhine­stones, flow­ers, beads, feath­ers.

Wreaths. Hair­styles with a wreath look nat­ur­al and roman­tic. They are made not only from nat­ur­al mate­r­i­al, but also from satin rib­bons, fab­ric, arti­fi­cial branch­es. Some­times a long veil is attached to the wreath.

decorative ornaments

Var­i­ous types of wed­ding dec­o­ra­tions are pop­u­lar.

  • Dia­dem or tiara adds solem­ni­ty. A hair­style with such a decor is roy­al­ly majes­tic, but it does not tol­er­ate being next to oth­er jew­el­ry. There­fore, you will have to refuse a neck­lace or neck­lace, and choose small ear­rings.
  • Ban­dage - a styl­ish acces­so­ry, espe­cial­ly pop­u­lar with short-haired brides. Lace is used more often, it is more roman­tic.
  • Head­band or hoop. Grace­ful hoops, dec­o­rat­ed with small inflo­res­cences, look cute and gen­tle on young brides. With the help of head­bands, you can dec­o­rate even ultra-short hair­cuts. They right­ful­ly com­pete with wreaths and tiaras. There are a few rules to keep in mind. If the hair­style is lush, then the dec­o­ra­tive details on the hoop should be large. For thin hair, choose nar­row head­bands with small ele­ments.
  • Hair­pins are cre­at­ed indi­vid­u­al­ly. They can be dec­o­rat­ed with a large flower or bou­ton­niere, rhine­stones, beads or feath­ers.
  • Combs. High styling with a comb looks ele­gant. Dec­o­ra­tion is always the cen­ter of the com­po­si­tion. With its help, in some cas­es, a veil or veil is attached. Styl­ists warn that the dec­o­ra­tive ele­ments on the crest should be com­bined with the entire set of wed­ding jew­el­ry.

makeup combination

When cre­at­ing a wed­ding look, styl­ists advise tak­ing into account all the avail­able fac­tors: the type of face, the type of styling, the gen­er­al style. As a rule, there are few main direc­tions in make­up. We list the most famous and fre­quent­ly used.

  • Clas­sic remains unchanged at all times. The main task of make­up is to empha­size the advan­tages and hide the flaws, while remain­ing invis­i­ble. The con­tours should be soft, but clear. Shades are close to the nat­ur­al nat­ur­al col­or of the skin. A sim­i­lar make-up is appro­pri­ate for bob hair­styles, tail, bunch­es of dif­fer­ent vari­a­tions, “shell”.
  • Roman­ti­cism does not like bright col­ors. Pas­tel shades are the best for nude style.
  • Retro. The ver­sa­til­i­ty of the style makes it pop­u­lar among brides of all ages. It is com­bined with any type of face, regard­less of hair col­or. Char­ac­ter­is­tic fea­tures of make­up in this case: summed up eyes, fluffy long eye­lash­es, rich shades of shad­ows (pur­ple, blue and green), juicy scar­let lip­stick.
  • Extrav­a­gant style oppo­site to the clas­si­cal direc­tion. Here the make­up is bright and unpre­dictable. Styl­ists use dif­fer­ent con­trasts not only in col­or com­bi­na­tions, but also in shapes.

Separate nuances and tips

The angu­lar­i­ty of a square face can be reduced with make­up. To do this, a cor­rec­tor is applied to the most pro­trud­ing parts of the cheek­bones. It is bet­ter to apply shad­ows lighter in the inner cor­ners of the eyes and dark­er on the out­er ones. Point­ing arrows is not rec­om­mend­ed. If the face is round, then blush is applied to the cheek­bones. This length­ens the oval. In no case should you use more than two shades to tint the eyes. Tran­si­tions between col­ors must be care­ful­ly retouched. Arrow­heads are allowed. Lip­stick is rec­om­mend­ed in light col­ors.

As for the oval face, in gen­er­al, the make­up is sim­i­lar. How­ev­er, blush should be slight­ly notice­able, triple shad­ows can be used: light inside, dark­er in the mid­dle, smoky shad­ed on the edge of the eye at the tem­ple. The pres­ence of arrows is pos­si­ble at the request of the bride. For lips, it is bet­ter to use non-dark shades.

beautiful images

Wed­ding hair­styles should not only trans­form the bride, but also com­ple­ment the image. There­fore, it is very impor­tant to approach the choice care­ful­ly and respon­si­bly so as not to spoil your mood on a hol­i­day. Long-haired beau­ties are able not only to sur­prise guests with the com­plex­i­ty of weav­ing, but also look grace­ful and fem­i­nine at the same time.

Petite brides in a flir­ty out­fit with an inter­est­ing hair­style will look young and touch­ing.

Extrav­a­gance is the pre­rog­a­tive of the brave! For the dar­ing and des­per­ate, styl­ists rec­om­mend reduc­ing the amount of jew­el­ry in the hair. She her­self must become a work of art.

Boho or rus­tic styles look sim­ple, shy and unique.

How to make a wed­ding hair­style with your own hands, see the next video.