11 New Bridal Hairstyles To Try Today

Prep and flaunt your tresses the way you want on your big day with these best hairdos.

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You have waited for this day, and now it is almost here – your wedding day!

You picked your gown months ago, met makeup artists to fix your look, and picked that perfect pair of shoes. But your hair completely slipped your mind, and now you are panicking, but we have your back with our handpicked list of new bridal hairstyles.

From sleek updos to textured topknots and classy ponytails to retro waves, we have the inside scoop on the best wedding hairstyles for your D-day! So, scroll down and pick your favorite.

1. Simple Ponytail With Bangs

Simple ponytail with bangs bridal hairstyle
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Fifty Shades of Grey actress Dakota Johnson shows off her simple yet classy up’do on the red carpet, wearing her beautiful ombre mane with soft bangs. We love everything about this hairstyle – Dakota’s luscious hair and warm hair colour; the soft, face-framing bangs, and the simple ponytail. The beautiful actress polishes off her look with refined eye make-up and bright red lips, complementing her pale complexion.

2. Elegant Side-Swept Bun

Elegant side swept bun bridal hairstyle
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If Gwen Stacy were to sleep on her locks overnight and part them down from the side, these elegant waves would be the final outcome. We so adore Emma Stone’s perfectly neat and sophisticated locks that we are nearly speechless. There’s no kidding how low we might stoop to get the name of the stylist (Mara Roszak) who crafted the chic side-swept bun with those perfect waves at the bottom!

3. Sleek Updo

Sleek updo bridal hairstyle
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Looking for the most striking look for a black tie wedding? Don’t worry, we have you covered. This low in maintenance hairstyle lets you focus more on the face and the dress. The hair is middle part and is tightly pulled back into a bun in the nape of the head, creating a sleek style that’s chic, and yet classy. Take a cue from the Naeem Kahn show and add a touch of wine-red lipstick to pump up your classic bride look.

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Your scalp health is crucial for a stunning bridal hairstyle. Regular scalp massages with essential oils like lavender or tea tree oil can stimulate blood flow, ensuring healthy hair growth and a radiant look on your big day.

4. High Bun With Hair Accessory

High bun with hair accessory bridal hairstyle
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Ella Fanning shows off her beautiful blonde tresses in a stunning, polished high bun decorated with a floral headband over it. The beautiful teen actress matches her stunning up’do with subtle make-up and pretty pink lips – altogether, perfect for your wedding!

5. Twisted Updo

Twisted updo bridal hairstyle
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Model and fashionista Petra Nemcova looks classy and trendy with her chic, twisted up’do. The undone, loose bun accentuates the perfect symmetry of her facial features. To recreate Petra’s gorgeous wedding hairstyle, dab a volumizing mousse throughout your hair. Now take sections of hair from above each temple and twist them behind your back. Secure the updo with bobby pins and mist holding hairspray to keep your bun in place.

6. Messy Braided Updo

Messy braided updo bridal hairstyle
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Actress Blake Lively looks chic and feminine with her messy braided up’do. Braided hairstyles are set to be very popular with the brides in 2015, and with numerous braided styles to choose from, you’re bound to find the perfect hairstyle for your memorable day. Blake’s braided up’do is an ideal look for brides with medium to long hair. Pair the look with long embellished earrings for the final touch.

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Enhance your wedding day hair with a touch of aromatherapy. Spritz a light, floral-scented hair mist to not only add a delightful fragrance but also evoke a sense of calm and joy.

7. Side-Swept, Low Chignon

Side-swept low chignon bridal hairstyle
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Actress Rose Byrne shows us how to nail a loose, asymmetrical wedding hairstyle with her side-swept, low chignon. Perfect for your big day, the hairstyle is dreamy and eye-catching. Add to that, the look is extremely flattering for long, narrow faces a la Rose. Spice up your side chignon with a dazzling earring and diamante hairband.

8. Retro Finger Waves

Retro finger waves bridal hairstyle
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We simply love Burlesque dance, Dita Teese’s retro wedding hairstyle. What really makes Dita’s hairstyle look up to date is its looks and the really touchable waves that are more deconstructed.

To recreate the glam look, begin with drying your hair. Lightly mist a texturizing spray and wind the hair into a hot roller. When rollers cool, sculpt the waves with your fingertips and finish with spritzing of hairspray for a strong hold and a glossy shine.

9. 60s Inspired Updo

60s inspired updo bridal hairstyle
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Singer Katy Perry is a wedding hair inspiration for people with bold hair colours. A mix of edgy and chic, the swept back, violet hue locks into a ’60s-inspired updo is actually one of our favourites!

To duplicate this look, brush and pull up your hair backwards to a high ponytail. Secure with a hair band. Now, tuck the ponytail underneath and create a big, voluminous bun. To hold this bun, pin it discreetly. Finish off this delightful look with a gold hair band around the head.

10. Messy, Chic Topknot

Messy chic topknot bridal hairstyle
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Effortlessly chic and feminine as always, actress Sarah Hyland wears her hair in a simple, textured topknot. Going with “less is more”, this look is perfect for a summer wedding! Just opt for natural makeup and a few key pieces of embellished jewellery and you’re good to walk down the aisle.

For this messy bridal new hairstyle, after blow drying your hair, take a flat iron and wrap small sections of hair on the top of the head to give a bit of texture. Once done, add extra movement and volume to the roots with the help of volumizing mousse. This wedding hairstyle works best with thick hair, that is dirty, (yes, you read it right) especially for the textured style.

11. Fishtail Braid

Fishtail Braid
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Fishtail braids are one of the most romantic hairstyles of all time with a soft and pretty voluminous look. They have timeless feminine appeal and look every bit dreamy.

Start off by applying a volumizing spray on your tresses. Tease the hair at the front and crown to give your hairstyle some lift. Use a comb to sweep all your hair to one side. Gather the hair into a low, side ponytail and divide the hair into two sections. Take a little hair from the outer corner of one section and add it to the inner corner of the second second. Then take a tiny section of hair from the outer corner of the second section and add it to inner corner of the first section. Keep weaving the braid in this manner, then secure the ends with a hair-colored hair tie.

You cannot afford to go wrong with your hairstyle on your wedding day. However, that does not mean that you have to play safe by going for same-old hairdos. The aforementioned new bridal hairstyles can save the day for you as they are simple yet trendy and stylish and are sure to amplify your bridal look. Take inspiration and choose any of these bridal hairstyles considering your hair type and dye (if any), and complement it with the right makeup. Make sure you take the help of a professional.

Frequently Asked Questions

Should a bride’s hair be up or down?

A bride’s hairdo most often depends on the neckline of the wedding gown and takes into account the kind of hairstyle the bride feels most comfortable in. So, there is no rule as to whether a bride should wear her hair up or let it down.

How long before your wedding should you get a haircut?

You should get a prewedding hair cut around one month before the wedding date to allow the cut to set right.

Should I wear my hair straight or curly for a wedding?

Your hairstyle should completely depend on what you feel you look best in and what is most comfortable for you.

A wedding calls for everything special, from the perfect dress to the on-point hairstyle. Click here to watch the video on how to do a low bun updo and seal the elegant look for your special day.

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Bill Schrlau is a highly skilled hairstylist with more than 30 years of experience. He has worked both as a freelance stylist and as a part of salon teams in Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey. His impressive line-up includes styling for fashion shows, designer events, and music videos.

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