You’ve probably known what your wedding day hairstyle will be for ages, but have you considered how your squad will look…? Here are the Bridesmaids Updo Hairstyles we think you should be pinning to your inspo board.
If you’re soon to be married, you’ve probably already selected the gowns for your squad (No? Have a browse at our bridesmaids dresses). And if you’re in the gang, it’s more than likely you know what you’re wearing. But, there’s another major factor in your big day look, the hair. And as you helped them choose their gowns, you might want to help them choose a wedding hairstyle, too. A great place to start, is with updo hairstyles for your bridesmaids, as they are so versatile, on-trend and easy to maintain.
If your girls would prefer to keep their hair up and out of the way on the big day, we’ve got you covered. We’ve rounded up lots of bridesmaids updo hairstyles that work for any hair length, and are both pretty and so so practical. Updos are timeless too, so you don’t have to worry about your girls’ look feeling dated 5 minutes after the wedding. Plus, they help keep hair off the face and neck — meaning you won’t have to stress about the wind ruining your ‘do, and you can dance the night away without any worries.
Whether you have short, medium-length or long hair, we have the bridesmaids updo hairstyles that your squad will adore.
Updo Hairstyles Perfect for Your Bridesmaids
The Halo Crown Braid
This pretty style is suitable for almost all hair lengths and textures! No wonder it’s one of the most updo hairstyles for bridesmaids! Start a French braid at the back of your head, then work along the hairline around the crown. Once the end meets the start, pin in place. Then keep those flyaway hairs at bay with a Polishing Serum.
So on trend, your wedding hashtag will be popping instantly! To achieve the stunning Dutch braid updo, take a section of hair at the front and split into three pieces. Instead of plaiting the outside pieces inwards, pull the middle section out and over. Work your way to the back of your head and finish with a regular plait.
A Sleek Chignon
To achieve this, one of the most chic updo hairstyles for bridesmaids, wrap the hair in a chic chignon without too many curls or fuss. A simple pin would tie this elegant look together, and guarantee everything stays in place.
How demure! Take your hair over to your chosen side, and then tie it into a ponytail. Thread the ponytail through a hair doughnut, then wrap the hair over the edges and pin into place. Très chic, girl!
This one’s a modern bridesmaid classic, and one of our favourite updo hairstyles. Run volume mousse through damp hair and blow-dry. Curl the whole head, then pin away — but be sure to keep it loose and low. And the beauty is if a hair falls out of the place, no worries, it’s meant to be messy!
Though often overlooked, never underestimate the low ponytail as one of the chicest updo hairstyles for bridesmaids. The trick is to split the hair. Clip the top half out the way and tie the bottom half into a tight ponytail. Then taking the upper section, lightly tease and smooth over, then sweep it back to join the lower ponytail, creating one voluminous masterpiece.
Effortlessly beautiful, this is one of our favourite updo hairstyles for bridesmaids. Leave a few face-framing strands at the front and fix with some quality hairspray for loose curls that’ll stay put all day.
Sleek, elegant, and you know, like a ballet bun, it’s perfect for dancing! Apply some styling spray to dampen the hair and blow-dry it super straight. Put the hair in a ponytail and either twist into a bun or wrap hair around a hair doughnut. Pin into place and secure any loose hairs. For an immaculate finish spray with a glossing mist.