15 Bridal Updo Hairstyles To Inspire You August 8, 2016

Looking for a perfect hairstyle this wedding season? Whether you’re having a high-drama wedding or a simple, relaxed ceremony, take inspiration from our leading ladies and wow your guests with these bridal up-dos that are any brides’ fast-track route to instant glamour. Read on to find out more!

Here are the 15 most elegant Bridal updo hairstyles for you to try:

1. Mod, Twisted High Bun:

Mod, Twisted High Bun

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Always one to think outside the beauty box, Diane Kruger’s Grecian up’do looks phenomenal. This unique wedding hairstyle is feminine and glamorous, and it looks amazing with both medium and long hair.

Before twisting your hair into a side up’do, tease it slightly for extra body. Keep your perfect wedding ‘do in place with a thin, sparkly headpiece adorned with floral details.

2. Bridal Coif:

Bridal Coif

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A romantic twist on the traditional up ‘do, actress Maria Menounos’s dreamy coif would be a good match for vintage wedding gowns.

Score the look by gathering hair high on top of your head, leaving a small section of bangs hanging. Create a big twist loosely and pin down the bun. Sweep your bangs to the side and pin the ends to the bun. Set the style with a light hairspray. End result? A perfect va-va-voom look.

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3. Braided Updo:

Braided Updo

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Les Misérables actress, Amanda Seyfried oozes sex appeal with her thick milkmaid braid up’do. This is a great take on the classic bun; pull your hair into a high ponytail at the centre of your head. Next, separate your ponytail into three sections and braid all the way to the tips and secure with clear elastic.

Wrap the braid into a bun to give the effect of a longer, braided style that gives extra height to the top of the head. Set the look with hair spray, and you’re the star of your own fairytale.

4. Messy Updo:

Messy Updo

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We just love Pineapple Express starlet Amber Heard’s romantic and gently curled blonde up’do. The strong contrast between her messy hair, her flawless makeup, as well as her small sparkly earrings gives it a bit of subtle glamour.

To duplicate Amber’s relaxed up’do, tease hair at the crown of your head before securing it into a loose bun, and embrace flyaway hairs.

5. Sleek Chignon With Tiara:

Sleek Chignon With Tiara

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Emmy Rossum shows us how to ditch the veil for the perfect statement headpiece this season. The Phantom of the Opera actress looks effortlessly beautiful with her sleek chignon and a gorgeous tiara. A refreshing alternative to soft and wispy wedding hairdos, this sleek chignon is glam and classy with a little bit of an edge.

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6. Updo With A Headband:

Updo With A Headband

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Castle actress Stana Katic keeps her look chic and sophisticated with a loose elegant updo with wispy bangs and delicate flyaway hairs. We love how the touch of gold embellishment complements her dirty blonde locks, bringing out the wheat-blonde highlights. Secure your bun at the nape of your neck for an elegant wedding hairdo.

7. Elegant Updo:

Elegant Updo

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Fashionista Olivia Palermo looks chic and stylish with her elegant and slightly poofed up’do. The middle-parting accentuates the perfect symmetry of her face, drawing attention downwards cheekbones.

To recreate Olivia’s sophisticated wedding look, take sections of hair from above each temple, twist them, and secure them to your head.

8. Retro-Inspired Bun:

Retro-Inspired Bun

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Mad Men actress Dita Von Teese’s simple and sexy retro-inspired bun is perfect for those looking to amp up the glamour on their big day. This hairdo adds a significant amount of depth to the hair, giving the appearance of voluminous and thicker locks. It’s a gorgeous style with plenty of versatility that can be worn day or night, with any outfit.

9. The Hot Bun:

The Hot Bun

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Pep up the glamour á la this model at Rolando Santana runway with this elegant, interwoven bun. The simplicity of this hairstyle makes the grown-up version of the other length bun looks superb when paired with a hair accessory. For a more glamorous look finish it with a jewelled barrette—perfect for brides with short, straight hair.

10. Low Twisted Bun:

Low Twisted Bun

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Songstress Selena Gomez keeps her look simple and chic with a big, twisted bun as her up’do of choice. She sports bold bronze highlights in her brunette locks that brighten her complexion. One of the greatest wedding updo hairstyles for long hair, this classic bun keeps hair out of your face while giving it some romantic touches. You can always add some extra glam for the special occasions.

11. High Bun:

High Bun

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Model Ariadne looks flawless with her espresso-brown locks pulled up into a daring high bun. If you have medium-length hair, this is your great go-to style if you’re short on time. To get this look, pull your hair into a high ponytail and then wind your ponytail into a tight high bun. Secure it with discreet pins for a polished look, and set it with a light hairspray for a sleek finishing touch. The look would flatter a unfussy gown and simple veil to perfection.

[ Read: Bun Hairstyles For Your Wedding Day ]

12. Voluminous Updo:

Voluminous Updo

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Actress Scarlett Johansson looks vibrant and fresh with her voluminous up’do. Her blonde-beautiful bun with retro height and modern texture, secured with an elegant hair slide, leaving a few wispy strands to soften her features. Her rosy cheeks and berry-stained lips add some final touches to a classy and simple wedding hairstyle.

13. Messy Criss-Cross Braids:

Messy Criss-Cross Braid

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For Kristen Stewart’s feminine look, think added volume at the roots, with relaxed, side-braids framing the face, then simply scoop back into a loose, messy chignon. It’s also worth thinking about colour – brunettes like Kris will benefit from caramel highlights to add interest and depth to this style.

This striking hairdo is perfect for a garden wedding – you can even embellish it by adding little bling into the braids! Keep your makeup soft for a whimsical look.

14. Sleek Side-Swept Chignon:

Sleek Side-Swept Chignon

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We are totally jealous of The Amazing Spider-Man actress Emma Stone’s perfect sleek chignon. This ultra-feminine wedding hairstyle ticks every box – gorgeous hair colour, amazing texture, romantic wispy flyaway hairs, and a flattering side-swept fringe.

15. French Braid Crown:

French Braid Crown

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Hayden Panettiere’s flawless up’do with her thick French braid crown is perfect for glamorous autumnal affairs or winter weddings.

To recreate this long hair wedding updo, separate hair into two low pigtails, braid both sections and secure with pins. Next, pull one braid up over your head and pin it an inch back from your hairline. Repeat on the opposite side, positioning the second braid behind the first. This versatile and striking braid is easy to tweak for a unique and romantic touch.

Take a look at our picks for celebrity bridal updo hairstyles above, and then tell us which updos you’ll be trying out! Type in the comment box below!

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