10 Elegant Wedding Hairstyles For Dark Skinned Women May 19, 2015

Here’s what we love about this wedding season: Hairstyles! Elegant, classy and breathtaking, ditch the boring wedding hairstyles and try one of these instead – you’ll thank us later. Whether you’re a bride-to-be, a maid of honour or even a guest, we’ve listed ten romantic hairstyles worn by the hottest dark skin celebrities to inspire you this season.

Would you like to know what they are? Go ahead and read!

1. Double Hair Mountains With Headband:


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Perfect for brides with super-short hair, Lupita Nyongo’s double hair mountains are all edgy, and we’re loving it. To recreate this bold style, shave the top section of your hair all the way till your crown. Once done, use curl defining mousse to add volume at the back section of your head. Finish off the look by adding a dainty headband.

2. Half Updo:


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The model at Carolina Herrera Bridal Show looks radiant wearing her half-up, half-down hairstyle with freshly picked flowers. To duplicate the look, begin by spraying hair with a sea-salt spray. Next, scrunch your hair from roots to ends while blow-drying on a medium heat setting. Now, pull your front section back, wrap it around, and secure it with a pin. Once done, nestle in the flowers and pins — keeping it simple and classy.

3. Sleek Bun:


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Actress Paula Patton’s centre part is perfect for the bride who wishes to add an instant sophistication to a sleek bun. For this look, create a centre part. Now apply volumizing hairspray to add weight and texture. Then use a paddle brush to smooth hair and secure it with an elastic in a pony. Add a bit of shine serum to the ponytail, and then roll hair into a bun and secure with pins.

4. Beehive With Headband:


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Whether Kerry Washington’s hair is long, short, brown, or black; we absolutely love her mane, and this particular classy beehive with a headband – we just can’t stop digging! Work a little teasing, lots of volumizing products, strong hairspray and a simple headband to recreate the elegant look.

5. Sleek Low Bun With Birdcage Veil:


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A perfect wedding hairstyle for the style-conscious bride – Beyonce’s classic and gorgeous sleek low bun. To copy this gorgeous style, start with damping your locks with a strong hold hairspray. Now pull your hair back and create a ponytail. Once done, roll the pony to create a sleek bun. Finish the look by adorning a black birdcage veil, a blend of red and brown lips, neutral eye and bronze makeup.

6. Loose Chignon:


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Guardians of the Galaxy actress Zoe Saldana is effortlessly chic with her classic, low knotted chignon. We love how her black tresses have been loosely tucked and rolled at the nape of her neck to form an elegant hairstyle. If you feel this hairdo is too simple for a wedding, jazz it a bit by adding an embellished hair accessory.

7. Pixie With Side-Swept Bangs:


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A perfect ‘do for an intimate outdoor wedding – actress Halle Berry sports a pixie with wispy, side-swept bangs that frame her face beautifully. We love how the hairstyle is filled with tons of layers, plus the graduated highlights and lowlights make her pixie look even more interesting.

8. Voluminous Curls:


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Singer Solange Knowles looks fabulous with her short-length voluminous curls. A striking hairstyle for thick hair, Solange’s curls work particularly well for naturally curly or wavy hair. Perfect for a stylish and confident bride, use a lot of hairspray and curling iron to give your curly bob extra vivacity.

9. Messy Milkmaid Braid:


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Actress Jessica Mauboy looks every bit a perfection with her milkmaid updo. We love her not-so- overdone dishevelled look of this hairstyle. Mimic her hairdo by dividing hair equally at the back, and braid each section separately. Once the two sections are braided, pull your hair across the crown, and secure them to form a halo. When you’re finished braiding, wrapping and pinning, spritz a good amount of shine spray.

10. Sleek Ponytail With Side Swept Bangs:


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We loved the way the model has rocked her ponytail at the Malan Breton Bridal Spring/Summer Fashion Show. To achieve the model’s hairstyle, apply a heat protectant and flat iron your hair to achieve a glossy and smooth look. Now, leave your side-swept bangs and tease the top section of your hair subtly. Once done, gather your hair towards the crown into a low ponytail and secure it with a bobby pin. Finish off the look by applying a shine serum for that perfect simple wedding hairstyle.

Take a look above to find out the ten gorgeous ways to make your wedding day hair unforgettable, and share your favourite look with us in the comments section below!

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