The Best Bridal Hairstyles To Try For Your Upcoming Wedding


The Best Bridal Hairstyles To Try For Your Upcoming Wedding

By Khanak Mehta 

Let’s be real, one of the most important days in your life when you just *have* to look your best is your wedding. With all eyes on you (including your partner’s) you need to get your look just right. A big part of this is the bridal hairstyle you will choose. Whether your look is traditional or contemporary, we promise that there’s a bridal hairstyle that will definitely match it and help elevate your bridal look.


Don’t believe us? Here’s a list of the top wedding bridal hairstyles to try for your big day – get scrolling and thank us later! 


Bridal Hairstyle #1: 90s Updo

Calling all brides who want to channel that iconic 90s vibe! Begin by creating loose curls or waves throughout your hair. Next, tease the crown for some volume and gather your hair into a high ponytail. Twist and wrap the ponytail into a bun, securing it with bobby pins. Leave a few face-framing tendrils for that effortless look. Complete the style with a hair accessory.  



Bridal Hairstyle #2: Half Up, Half Down

This style strikes the perfect balance between elegance and romance. Begin by curling your hair for some dreamy waves. Then, take the top section of your hair and gently tease it for added volume. Secure it at the back with bobby pins or a decorative hair clip. Let the remaining locks flow down for a soft, almost cottagecore-esque effect. This versatile style allows you to showcase your locks while keeping them out of your face.  


Bridal Hairstyle #3: Braided Ponytail

Rock this marriage hairstyle that's equal parts chic and romantic – the Braided Ponytail! Start by creating a deep side part and sectioning off a small piece of hair near your hairline. French braid this section, incorporating hair from the front as you go. Once you reach the nape of your neck, gather all your hair into a sleek ponytail and secure it with a hair tie. To add a touch of elegance, wrap a small strand of hair around the hair tie to conceal it.  


Bridal Hairstyle #4: Loose Waves

Like simple wedding hairstyles? We’ve got you covered! Begin by curling sections of your hair with a curling wand, leaving the ends out for a more relaxed feel. Once you've finished curling them, run your fingers through the waves to loosen them. To add extra volume, tease the crown of your hair gently. Finish off with a light hairspray to hold the waves in place. 


Bridal Hairstyle #5: Ponytail

This bridal hair style is easy yet super sophisticated. Start by smoothing your hair down with a brush and gather it into a mid to high ponytail. Secure it with a hair tie, ensuring it's tight and locked in place but still comfortable. To make it look more elegant, take a small section of hair from the ponytail and wrap it around the hair tie, concealing it. Secure the end with a bobby pin. Don't forget to tease the crown of your head gently for some added volume. 


Bridal Hairstyle #6: Floral Tiara

Add a touch of femininity to your look with a floral tiara hairstyle - this hairstyle for wedding is guaranteed to turn some heads. Start by curling your hair to create some romantic waves. Next, select a floral tiara that matches your wedding theme and personal style. Place it gently on top of your head, and build your hairstyle or braids around it. Go on and make a statement! 


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Bridal Hairstyle #7: Messy Bun

If you're all about that effortless and carefree vibe, a messy bun is the way to go. Start by gathering your hair into a high ponytail and loosely twist it around the base, securing it with bobby pins – and don't worry about perfection! To add some extra charm, gently pull out a few face-framing tendrils. Give it a spritz of hairspray to hold the undone look in place.  


More easy wedding hairstyles 

  1. Why not try a deep side part? Start by creating a clean and defined part on one side of your head. Brush your hair to the opposite side, allowing it to fall over your shoulder. To add some extra glamour, curl your locks for soft waves or keep it sleek and straight for a polished look. Secure the style with a touch of hairspray, and you’re done.

  2. Love curly hair? Why not wear it on your big day. Start by prepping your hair with a heat protectant spray. Then, use a curling iron or wand to create bouncy curls throughout your hair. Remember to vary the size of the curls for a natural and voluminous effect. Once you've curled all your hair, run your fingers through them to loosen them up and create soft waves. Finish off with a spritz of hairspray to ensure your bridal hairstyle stays in place all day long.

  3. Elevate your bridal look with a beautifully accessorised bun. Begin by gathering your hair into a neat bun at the nape of your neck. Then, adorn it with some hair accessories like a maang tikka or flowers. Secure your accessory in place using bobby pins, and you’re ready to shine bright like a diamond.

  4. Want to look like a total stunner? If you're in the mood for a hairstyle that combines elegance and charm, a side swept bun is the way to go. Begin by sweeping your hair towards one side, gathering it into a low ponytail. Twist the ponytail into a bun and secure it with bobby pins, making sure it sits at the nape of your neck. Let a few strands hang for a soft and romantic look. Finish off with a spritz of hairspray to keep everything in place.


Picked your hair style for wedding?


Now, you can move on to the next step, which, in our opinion is the fun part – shopping! Explore your new hair styling favourites on the Tata CLiQ Palette app – we know you’ve already found your perfect match IRL, now let us help you find your beauty match online, too! Here are some of our top picks to get you started.

Bridal hairstyle 101


Q. Should I tie my hair or leave it open for my wedding? 

This totally depends on your personal preference – there are many bridal hairstyles that cover both!


Q. Should I do my hairstyle myself or hire a professional? 

Again, this comes down to personal preference. However, bridal hair requires a lot of time, effort, and precision, so if you want to sit back and relax on your wedding day, you can choose to hire a professional.


Q. Do I need to do a trial for my bridal hairstyle? 

Ideally, yes. See which bridal hairstyle works well with your face shape before the big day to avoid any hiccups.