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39 Wedding Hairstyles For Medium Hair

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The bride’s hair. The bridesmaids’ hair. The flower girl’s hair. Each person deserves a unique wedding hairstyle, but there should be some consistency. Regardless of who you’re planning for we have the wedding hairstyles for medium hair, long hair, and short hair to satisfy everyone.

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Bridal French Twist

The French Twist is an ideal and glamorous updos for weddings a bride can choose, but it’s not for everyone. The bride that wears this hairstyle should desire this timeless look for her classic or formal themed wedding. The french braid twist is soft and elegant, which is a perfect balance for brides with strong, angled facial features.

This look works well with a variety of themes and gowns, but none better than a traditional A-frame backless gown at a traditional church theme wedding.

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Wedding Buns Hairstyles

Brides and bridesmaids who aspire to wedding hairstyles down but also want to show off their shoulders and necklines should look to the stylish bun. 

This wedding hairstyle elongates the neck and exposes accessories, jewelry, and off-the shoulder gowns making them gorgeous beach wedding hairstyles or perfect garden wedding choices. 

The wedding bun hairstyle is a great choice for bridesmaids. It allows them to create their own unique look while still managing to offer enough sense of sameness to make them all seem like part of the same bridal team.

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Half Up Half Down

The half up half down wedding hairstyle has become increasingly popular over the last few years, and for good reason! This combo do gives you the best of every world. 

These wedding hairstyles for long hair works just as well for medium hair by providing a beautiful way to twist, weave, bun, and braid your hair while simultaneously allowing your locks to flow. 

Brides should couple wedding hairstyle flowers with this style at boho, garden party, or any other theme that occurs outside. Why such a range? Choose the right accessory and you can dress this up or down, and it’s natural state is classic with plenty of opportunity to let strangs fly as they may.

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Wedding Hairstyles For Medium Hair With Braids

Nothing says boho (and other nature-oriented wedding themes for that matter) on a medium-haired bride like braids. But, you’ll want to be strategic with your braid selection. Your personal wedding hairstyle braid needs to compliment your gown, your face, and your hair’s volume. 

To add volume, look to the braided crown/halo. This is when hair is pulled back tightly with a thick, 3-strand braid forming a perfect circle across the top of the forehead to the back of the head. 

Alternatively, run a signature thick braid across the part of your back-flowing hair, or take a braid from each side and wrap collect it into a texturous bun. 

Whatever your choice, you can choose how tight-and-clean or loose-stranded your hair is to contribute to how formal your overall look is.

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Messy Wedding Hairstyles

There are many black wedding hairstyles to choose from, but brides who want to celebrate texture should look to some messy options, especially in outdoor ceremonies and receptions. A highly stylized bouffant can look a little pretentious under the wrong circumstances. With a more casual approach and the comfort to allow strands and curls to do their own thing results will be stunning. 

To achieve the best balance of traditional beauty and down-to-earth values, opt for a very traditional trumpet or mermaid wedding gown and dial it back a little with delicate jewelry and floral a thin rhinestone hair comb. 

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Low Updo For Brides With Medium Hair

There are so many low updo wedding hairstyles, it’s tricky to keep track let alone land on a single decision. There’s the low bun, the chignon, options full of volume, and options featuring waves.

The real answer is found in the face. The rule of thumb is to work with opposites when framing the face. Shar, strong cheeks and jaws are balanced by soft, rounded hairstyles. Rounder faces with soft features are complemented by hard-angled and more geometric hair frames. Your makeup artist may visually alter your natural lines, so make sure that you’re choosing your hairstyle under the proper conditions

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Wedding Hairstyles With Flowers

Flowers are a quintessential part of weddings. You find them on the reception table and all throughout the banquet hall. They’re on the groom and groomsmen, in the basket of the flower girl, in the hands of the bride, and – of course – integral parts of bridal hairstyles.

As long as you choose the right size, color, and type of flower(s), floral hair accessories will fit every wedding theme you can think of. 

The one rule to keep in mind is to not go overboard. Your flower crown, pin, or comb shouldn’t be the focus. It should compliment your hair along with everything else.

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Classy Chignon Ideas

Swept back, messy, or polished. Whichever way you style it, a chignon is always classy. The wedding chignon has maintained its popularity because it is pretty and feminine yet sophisticated. With a little styling you’ll look like you stepped right out of the 50’s at a Gatsby themed wedding and feel equally at home at a rustic wedding with a floral hair insert. 

This wedding hairstyle for medium length hair is also ideal for brides planning for a wardrobe change between the ceremony and reception. Even the tightest most particular version of the classy wedding chignon can be let down with ease and can be quickly transformed into a flowing reception-ready down do.

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Hairstyles Ideas With Wedding Veil

Traditionally, wedding hairstyles with veil involved the veil being pinned to the top of the bride’s hair and hung over the bride’s face until the groom lifted it for the first time. 

Today, we’re loving the variations brides are rocking. Longer veils are being directly integrated into the bride’s hairstyle. In some cases it hangs from the back of her crown and allowed to flow like a waterfall over her shoulders. In other cases, a long veil drops from under the back of the hair to extend medium length wedding hairstyles.

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High Updos For Medium Hair

High buns mean high glamor. Waves, curles, and textures are collected into a bun and tied high for an out of this world, princess-like look. 

Allow strands to fall and add a headband to add even more interest. Since this medium length wedding hairstyle keeps hair out of the face and away from the neck and shoulders, it’s a great option for warming wedding settings. Outdoor summer weddings and a few stuff indoor settings can cause a big strain to brides. Keeping things light and airy is a nice relief for brides. 

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Loose Wavy Lob For Wedding

Choose loose, wavy bridal hair for a boho-celebrity appeal. This is an ideal style for brides who love the bob look but aren’t quite ready to commit to shorter hair. 

Looking good on pretty well everyone, the lob lands somewhere below the chin and above the shoulders. You can easily create this look with or without layers, and with or without bangs. 

Brides with thick hair will have an easy time wearing this style in a gorgeous way. Surprisingly, this isn’t the case with naturally curly haired brides. After some lengthy use of a curling and flat iron, the curly bob features a lot of curls. However, starting with curls doesn’t always work out the way you plan.

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Chic Medium Hair Down

If your goal is boho chic, look to the blowout. Let naturally curls fall to the back with a few front strands to frame the face for an innocently simple look. Choose the new half up half down wedding hairstyles – just the face-framing layers were pulled back and laid flat with a few bobby pins – to be a wedding trendsetter. Or, employ a simple part with soft ringlets for a purely natural appeal.

There’s a plethora of down dos for medium hair that can be uber chic with the right attention to detail. 

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Hairstyles Ideas With Headband

Picture a simple bridal bun hairstyle. Now add in a sparkling rhinestone headband. Swap it with a delicate headband featuring tiny jewels and hand-crafted flower petals. Switch it again with a large, ornate, geometric, art-deco headband.

With just these 3 examples it’s easy to see how drastically a headband can change the look of a hairstyle and there are literally hundreds of options.

That’s why it’s always a good idea to plan your gown, hair, makeup, and accessories at the same time. This provides a more complete look.

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Sparkling Accessories For Wedding Hairstyle

Just like headbands, other hair accessories like combs and pins can drastically change the appearance of the bridal hairstyle you choose. Bridal hairstyle accessories are always a good idea, but you should usually choose less instead of more. 

Too many accessories will easily overwhelm the bride’s hair, face, and even gown. Choose the accessory that matches your theme, gown, and hairstyle, and keep it simple.

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Conclusion

Choosing your medium length wedding hairstyle is no easy task, but when you look through our inspiring options you’re sure to find something that pairs perfectly with the wedding gown and theme of your dreams.

For the girls with medium hair, there are many chic ideas including, buns, updos, and flower decor. Check them out here 30 Trendy Updo Ideas for Medium Hair

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