It’s the unraveling, loose-ended plait and tousled tendrils that give this short hairstyle some serious aisle cred.
To make sure the braid stays put sans hair tie, spritz the ends with strong-hold hairspray, and back-comb slightly. Next, lock in the look with another shot of spray, this time all over.
2. Floral Crown With Low Pony
A softly side-swept ponytail is an ideal “updo” for the minimalist bride.
For a polished finish, wrap your hair tie with a few strands of loose hair and leave a few wispy tendrils free. Then work shine serum through your ’tail and add a halo of crisp white blooms up top for a wedding hairstyle that's equal parts elegant and effortless.
3. Fishtail-Braided Chignon
This modern, intricately braided updo -- it’s the varied size and tightness of each braid that makes it so unique -- is offset by its classic chignon styling.
To get the look, prep your hair before braiding with curl-enhancing mousse that will give your strands the right grip and volume to create this woven style.
4. Tousled Bun
There’s something oh-so-alluring about this upswept style. The secret to keeping tousled tendrils from looking unkempt is curling each one before tying them all into a topknot.
5. Double-Braided Halo
An all-up hairdo is great for girls with ultra-thick strands. Prep your hair with a frizz-fighting shampoo, and spritz your finished braid with shine spray to banish flyaways. Then add a wreath of baby's breath to give your milkmaid braid a more ethereal energy.
6. Pinned Half-Up Hairstyle
For a sexy, blown-back look, use bobby pins to discreetly pull your hair back for a tucked-behind-the-ears down-do.
7. Braided Headband
An intricately plaited hair wrap is an easy way to inject drama into an otherwise ordinary down-do.
8. Side-Swept Braid
Thanks to its ultra-long length, this plait, unlike most traditional French braids, gives off an unexpected romantic vibe.
Her wedding day is just about the only time a girl can get away with wearing a tiara. A delicate crystal crown will look regal but not stuffy when paired with a tousled, undone bun.
10. Sleek Updo
Ultra-short hair can be aisle-worthy, too! Simply sweep pixie-length locks to the side, set with hairspray, and spritz with smoothing serum for a chic faux updo.
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It doesn't matter if you're a bride who obsesses over every wedding detail with meticulous care, or a go-with-the-flow kind of gal. We've found that when it comes to wedding hair, even the most breezy bride can act a bit 'zilla.
And we get it! Your hair, unlike your centerpieces, will be in just about every wedding photo, so it has to be flawless. Plus, beyond just how your coif will look in pictures, there are lots of other factors that will affect your final decision -- things like the weather, your venue, and your dress, to name a few.
So what's the secret to finding your perfect wedding hairstyle? It starts with looking for lots of inspiration, and that's where we come in.
We've rounded up 10 of the absolute prettiest, most perfect bridal hairstyles around. From a tousled, braided bob to an intricately woven chignon, see above for a peek at the most gorgeous looks we've seen. Plus, we've included some easy how-to tips that will have you aisle-ready in no time.