Wedding Hairstyle Inspiration: Choosing the Perfect Style

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Along with the perfect dress, a flawless hairstyle is a must-have for any wedding celebration. Whether you're the bride-to-be to, maid of honor, or wedding guest, finding the perfect style for you is key to feeling amazing all night long. We've rounded up our best tips and hairstyle inspo to get you inspired and ready for the big day.

How to Find the Perfect Wedding Hairstyle

Wedding season can be full of stress. Whether you're planning your wedding or you're booking travel for a loved one's big day, so much goes into enjoying the day. To alleviate some of the work, we're here to help with one key step—your hairstyle. 

Good hair is a major part of looking and feeling your best all night long. From braided updos to long loose curls, there are endless formal hairstyles to choose from. Whether you know exactly what kind of style you want or need a bit of inspiration, here are tips for perfecting your entire look.



Your wedding dress isn't complete without the perfect hairstyle. While we have some tips to help inspire you, it's most important you feel confident and beautiful, so stay true to you!

As a general rule, the simpler the dress the more room you have to play with your hairstyle. For statement dresses, you'll want to keep your hair simple to let the dress shine. Once you've picked out your ensemble, here are some tips for choosing a complimentary hairstyle.

First things first, figure out what you want to showcase. Let your dress be your guide. If you have an open-back or one-shoulder dress, you'll want to highlight the details on your back or shoulder by wearing your hair up and off your neck. For these dresses, a beautiful updo is the way to go. From a slick backed bun to braided updos to loose-wavy ponytails, there are endless updo options to match your vibe.

If you've chosen a strapless dress, consider a side-sweeping style, loose curls, or long braids for a glamourous affect. If you're rocking an off the shoulder dress, balance your look with a low, volumized bun or switch it up a sleek, slicked back style. For dresses with a deep v, compliment the detailed neckline with a long, wavy lob. 

Something else to consider is the material of your dress. If you're wearing a delicate lace or silk dress, an elegant updo will pull your look together. While there are no hard and fast rules, these tips can guide you while you figure out what feels the best on you.

PRO TIP: Your stylist is there to help! To help them help you, be sure to bring photos of your dress (on you if possible!) so you can create the perfect hairstyle for your big night.


If you've chosen a simple dress, you have more room to play with your hairstyle. Whether you go with a more intricate hairstyle or opt for a classic look, add a little flair by accessorizing your style. From jeweled clips and tiny charms to embellished headbands and floral pieces, hair accessories are a great option for those looking for a more unique finishing touch.


Adding decorative clips or jewels can tie your whole look together or make the details of your dress pop. Hair accessories are incredibly versatile and can work on a variety or styles!


If you're looking to match a certain wedding theme, your hairstyle is a surefire way to capture a vibe. From beachy waves to a boho chic updo, learn how to get these beautiful wedding hairstyles for your big day.

For The Beachy Bride: Half Up Half Down Wedding Hairstyle

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If you're planning a beach wedding or looking for an effortlessly chic wedding hairstyle, this half up half down look is both simple and elegant. A romantic twist and jeweled hair accessory add soft, whimsical accents to the look. 

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For The Glam Bride: Retro Waves Wedding Hairstyle For Short Hair

Glam Bride

This wedding hairstyle is a great option for brides with short hair. Soft curls and an embellished hair pin evoke old Hollywood Glamour for a bridal look that will never go out of style.

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For The Boho Bride: Floral Wedding Updo

Boho Bride

If you are dreaming of a bohemian wedding, this updo will be the perfect finishing touch to your bridal look. This beautiful braided updo is sure to wow your guests while floral accessories throughout add the ultimate boho-chic finish. 

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For more hairstyling inspiration, tips & tricks for your wedding hairstyle, follow @Redken on Instagram and view the more formal hairstyle inspo in our lookbook!