Wedding Hairstyles 2020: Fantastic Hair Ideas

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Getting the perfect wedding hairstyles for the big day might be the least important on a never-ending wedding checklist. But for us, hairstyles for wedding stays up there in importance as the wedding rings, dress, and venue. So important that we spend months scouting for both artistic and simple wedding hairstyles, after all, your look is everything!

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Whether super sleek chignon, intricately flowered hairstyles, vintage, updo and careless “I woke up like this” waves plus bejeweled headbands. Or beach wedding hairstyles, Indian wedding hairstyles, and hairstyles for wedding guests, we’ve got your wedding hair inspiration sorted!

How do I choose a wedding hairstyle?

It is of the highest importance to keep one style. Light dress – light airy hairstyle, more elegant style – consider a hairstyle with a smooth texture.

Should I have my hair up or down for a wedding?

It depends on your look and preferences. hair-ups is a more comfortable option to spend your wedding day. And loose hair looks very easy and natural, but in hot weather, they may lose their appearance, so it is important to consider what event you have planned

How do I choose wedding hair accessories?

Choosing the right accessories is a very delicate and tedious task. They can be either large (for example, combs or flowers), or small neat pearls or rhinestones. It is important to set the only one accent and use the one material for all accessories. For example, if you wear golden earnings with peals use the same style in your wedding hair accessories. Don’t use the heavy jewelry in the hair, they can ruin your look and cause discomfort during the day.

Should I wear a tiara for my wedding?

Depends on your look in general. If you doubt, you can choose 2 types of jewelry and spend part of the day. For example, with a tiara in your hair, and before dinner, change to another, for example, a comb.

How long before your wedding should you cut your hair?

It is undesirable to cut hair before the wedding if your hairstylist did not recommend it to you. Freshly cut hair is more difficult to style. It’s better to consult with the master

When should you dye your hair before the wedding?

In the process of creating a hairstyle, it is better to use a liquid polish, rather than aerosol. As a result, the hairstyle will be fixated perfectly and you will miss the over-polished look.

Wedding Hairstyles for Long Hair

These are the best wedding hairstyles for beautiful brides with long hair. Whether you prefer a classic updo or want to wear your hair down, there are a lot of amazing ideas for you!

French Twist Hair Style

This wedding hairstyle is a classic. The perfect solution for any wedding look. You decide to make it lighter or smoother. You can arrange the hair on the face or put them back.

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High Bun

High bun – is a natural beauty, slight negligence. Add a few released strands around the head and the hairstyle becomes even more weightless. Use a small roller to add volume.

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Loose Waves

This is the best option to create the most natural look. Light flying waves will suit any bride. It is best to curl the bang away from the face so that there is a wind effect. When curling, it is better to use a curling iron without a clip and wind the hair onto the curling iron, twisting it slightly into a tourniquet, so the wave will turn out as natural as possible

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Half Up Half Down

One of the most popular wedding hairstyles. It is very gentle and natural, emphasizes the natural beauty of the bride. All hair near the face can be removed with braids or bundles. It is preferable to comb the crown area a little bit, it will add some volume and beautifully emphasize the shape of the head. If you want to add some accessories pick the weightless twigs made of beads.

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Long Wedding Ponytail

A gentle hairstyle showing the beauty and richness of hair. In the bangs and crown areas, it is necessary to add volume so that the hairstyle looks harmonious. It is better to comb the tail from the inside to keep its shape and volume throughout the event. Add some released strands to add some naturalness and tenderness to your look.

Mermaid Braids

The perfect option for outside weddings. It is best to use the additional false hair strands so that the weaving will become more voluminous

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Classic Updo

This hairstyle suits almost everyone. Light lines emphasize the softness of the wedding look. You can opt between some additional strands and classical back updo.

How to Prepare Your Long Hair for Styling?

Wash hair with shampoo several times, apply conditioner to length, dry with brushing. If you have long thick hair, then, you do not need to curl them all – it is better to collect part of the hair in the back and neck area and tightly wrap it around, fix it with invisible hair slides. Next, do the hairstyle from the remaining hair.

Wedding Hairstyle For Long Hair Tutorial

A low bun with a textured crown made with harness elements one of the best examples of hairstyles for long hair. Pre-washed and dried hair. This elegant bun will suit any event, and accessories will help complete your look.

 

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Wedding Ideas For Medium Hair

Medium hair length – the perfect option for drawing back hairstyles.

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Asymmetrical Twisted Updo

This hairstyle is perfect for bare shoulders or one open shoulder. It looks easy and gentle. Due to the large texture of the bundles, It is perfect both for dark and light shades of hair. Start weaving the tow from the face and you will get a voluminous and time lasting result.

Timeless Chignons

This bun has such a light and natural texture so it can be called “timeless”, it is always in trend and suits every bride. To create a perfect chignon, work with large strands, do not use a small diameter of the curling iron, let the waves be maximally natural. Use the liquid polish instead of aerosol to achieve the ‘fresh’ look.

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Elegant Low Bun


It’s a stylish hairstyle that won’t distract the attention from your natural beauty. Smooth shining hair will add gloss to your look. Such a hairstyle looks great with large earrings, as well as with a laconic and modest dress. It’s a perfect option to complete some classical look with a jacket or hat.

Half Up Half Down For Medium Hair

Use the hairpieces to show the density and richness of the hair. Thanks to them, the hairstyle will last longer. Add elements of braids and weaves, connecting them on the crown zone, after making a small pile for a more harmonious image. You can leave a few strands of hair falling out on your face so that the image remains light and fresh.

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Slightly Messy Curly Updo

This hairstyle is a great addition to the light, flying look. It will emphasize weightlessness and naturalness. A lush dress, a flying veil, a sprig of beads or pearls will make it even more attractive.

Ponytail For Casual Brides

For achieving the most natural look, curl all hair on the iron. try to pull the iron down to make the elegant and natural waves. For creating the perfect volume, comb the tail, and use the hair powder.

How to Prepare Your Medium Hair for Styling?

Hair should be well washed and dried before hairdo. You can apply a small amount of hair foam before using a hairdryer to achieve long-lasting results.

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Wedding Hairstyle For Medium Hair Tutorial

Low air wedding bun of curls.

 

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Short Wedding Hairstyles

There is a great variety of gorgeous short wedding hairstyles. And the accessories will help to complete the wedding look.

One Side Pinned Hair

It’s stylish hairstyling for short hair lengths that create an airy and delicate wedding look. A large accessory in the form of a flower will make it even more weightless. This kind of hairstyling is suitable for a modest and simple dress, without tulle or many elements.

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Stylish Straight Bob

This styling is a modern and trendy solution. use brushing with a hairdryer for this hairstyle and then go over with a little ironing. It will give some shining hint to your hairstyle. don’t forget to backcomb the hair, it will add some volume.

Easy Side-Swept Hair

This careless styling looks very stylish. Curls curled on iron can be combed at the roots so that the shape of the hairstyle will look perfect for the whole day. Also, use powder for adding some volume. You can apply it to the roots and the entire length.

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Wedding Headband

This hairstyle will become a perfect option for those brides who want to set the accent on the accessories. It will smoothly complete the overlook. It looks wonderful on dark hair, adding depth, and emphasizing the lines of hairstyles. Ribbons, pearls, rhinestones – materials that are always in trend. The main thing to consider is the compatibility with the whole wedding look, including the dress and shoes.

Small Braid Accent


To create a boho hairstyle you can curl your hair and leave straight ends – so the styling will look as natural as possible. If you want to make it spicier, add the braid. The braid will make your look even more weightless and at the same time can be a great replacement for wedding accessories.

How to Prepare Your Short Hair for Styling?

Wash your hair thoroughly with shampoo and conditioner, dry your hair, it is better to use brushing to raise the roots. Further actions depend on the desired styling – curl or straighten. Use dry shampoo, apply it only to the roots, so styling will last longer

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Wedding Hairstyle For Short Hair Tutorial

Bridal Hairstyles For Each Hair Type

There are a lot of moments to consider when choosing the best hairstyle for your wedding. Hair length, texture, and a wedding theme all play a big role in determining the overall look that best suits each bride. Here are the best wedding hairstyles for every hair type below.

Wedding Hairstyles For Thin Hair

Use a roller or hair extensions for adding the volume. Also in the creation of hairstyles will help sealing styling. It is preferable to the invisible hairpin, not simple ones.

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For Brides With Straight Hair

Low braided bun. Straight, smooth hair can be braided into braids and bundles. Then make a bun, it looks very elegant. Moreover, for both long and short hair, this styling works perfectly.

For Really Curly Hair

  • the low asymmetric bun of bundles
  • low bun with weaving

It is better to use a straightener and achieve a smooth hair texture at the beginning. For dark hair color, large elements will look better.

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Natural Wavy Hair

  • medium curled bun
  • low smooth bun

It is best to curl your hair and then continue to work with neat curls. You can also straighten your hair – it all depends on the bride’s desires and the whole wedding look. Use hair cream to achieve a smoother result.

Hairstyles For Each Wedding Style

Determining a wedding hairstyle is quite a task, especially when you want it to fit your wedding theme. Below you’ll find the best ideas for your wedding style. After you’ve found your perfect idea among these wedding hairstyles, work with a professional stylist to make it a reality.

Dreamy Elegant Look

To create a charming elegant wedding hairstyle, consider something simple, yet chic, like a messy low bun or medium bun. Also, loose waves look beautiful for brides with long hair.

If you want to pick the perfect accessorize, decide in favor of a wreath of delicate beads and a large bouquet with eucalyptus. It will be a great option for outdoor events or evening dinner with a lot of candles.
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Formal For Classic Bride

It is the most elegant look. You can add bright accents, such as burgundy lips or unusual manicure. Check out some beautiful hairstyle ideas below:

  • Hollywood wave
  • tail made of smooth texture
  • a knot of smooth hair without volume

Retro-Inspired Hairstyles

It’s a tender wedding look. It will be perfect for a retro wedding.

  • textured waves
  • smooth low bun
  • smooth Babette bun

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Simple And Easy Casual Styles

  • Modern Hollywood wave, but light and tender
  • textured tail
  • straight hair

Modern Hollywood waves will look gorgeous with an open-back dress. Some lace patterns are possible too. The delicate bronze makeup will complete the look perfectly.
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Bohemian Bridal Look

  • crown braid
  • messy beach styling
  • waterfall braid

It’s a great variant for some bohemian or outdoor wedding. For creating the perfect wedding look complete your appearance with a gentle makeup and manicure, and a bouquet of wildflowers will set the right accent.
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Relaxed Rustic Or Whimsical

  • waves with hairpieces
  • messy hair knot
  • beach styling

Use a stylish hat, wreath, or earrings to complete the look and make it even brighter.
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Beach Wedding Hairstyles

For achieving a natural look you should complete your look a flying dress, natural makeup, and gentle braided hairstyle. A light veil without rhinestones and lace will become a perfect finish to your look.
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Wedding Hair Accessories

Accessories – are the important elements that will complement your wedding hairstyles. Choosing the right accessories will play a huge role in creating your wedding look. don’t overload your appearance with a lot of accessories. Start with setting the main accent and then pick some additional accessories.

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Hairstyles With Veil

  • curls
  • low bun with curls
  • middle bun with curls

Curls and a low bunch – will be the perfect option for the veil. The veil is an indispensable accessory of the ceremony in the church, so it must be fixed so that you can cover your face and shoulders. You can use a comb for your veil. To attach a veil to your hair, you need to make a root combing or a thin invisible braid.

Bridal Tiara & Crown

  • curls with hairpieces
  • low bun with a volume

This royal accessory is suitable for a luxury wedding. It’s better to use tiara for some curled hairstyles with hairpieces.

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Crystal Wedding Halo

Such hairstyle accessory will perfectly hide the bangs (if there is one), it’s a classic decoration that can emphasize the radiance of happy eyes. A gentle accessory that is suitable for classic silhouettes of dresses.

  • low bun with curls
  • curls or beach styling

Wedding Hairpins

  • greek hairstyle
  • low bun
  • high bun

It’s a perfect accessory for any wedding look. It will add gentle hints to any bride.

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Flowers In Hair

  • low bun
  • half up half down

If you want to achieve a light and gentle look then add some flowers to your wedding hairstyles. It will perfectly work with an outdoor wedding look, but you should better discuss with your florist which flowers to use in your style. Your florist will help you to create a harmonic combination.

How To Wear A Headband

If you pick the headband for your hairstyle, you should better pick small earrings to avoid the overloaded look. In case you want to achieve an elegant look, you should better use satin trims and ribbons. For gentle look pick the beads, pearls, rhinestones.
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Try Scarf To Style Hair

  • curls
  • tail
  • low bun

This accessory will complete your boho look with minimum details. Opt modest dress to complete the unusual wedding look.

Bridal Hair Ideas With Ribbon

  • half up half down
  • ponytail

If you want to add the trendy ribbons to your hairstyles, decide in favor of a simple and modest look, don’t overload it with the details. Make natural makeup to emphasize freshness.

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Trendy Ideas With Pearls

  • smooth low tail
  • low bun

The large pearls and a chaotic interweaving of pearls of different sizes is the trend of this season. It suits some trousers wedding outfits, a vest or a jacket. Choose makeup with bright eyes or lips, radiant skin, and smooth shiny hair. Such a combination will be the implementation of elegance and style.

Flower Crown

Flowers crown is a perfect option for outdoor or bohemian wedding style. You should pick the nude makeup and loose curls. The lace dress will complete the tender look.

  • curls
  • low bun with curls

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Wedding Hairstyles With Bangs

The bangs can suit any hairstyle. You can use it for braided hair or just connect the bang with the hairstyle.

Hair Ideas With Straight Bangs


The high bun will be the best variant for bangs, but you can use it for any style.

  • high bun
  • hair braiding

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Bridal Hairdos With Side Bang

You can decide in favor of side bangs with almost any hairstyle. We advise you to complete your look with wreath. A large flower will also look beautiful, but observe the style and the whole wedding look. Try to make the hairstyle looks harmonic with the help of additional volume.

Trendy Curtain Bangs For Brides

  • high tail
  • beach styling

Curtain bangs are a trendy solution for brides. You can complete your wedding look with a jacket, hat or some huge earrings. Messy styling will add the delicate charm to your look. Try to avoid any elegant hairstyles like Hollywood waves.

How to style face-framing layers?

Apply dry shampoo or powder to the roots or combing your hair. It will keep the fresh look longer and add volume to your hair.

How can I hide my bad bangs?

To hide your bad bangs, decide in favor of braided hairstyles or bun.

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Wedding Hairstyle With Bangs Tutorial

A classic bun that goes with every type of face. Bangs will help to “lighten” the hairstyles and make it more natural.

 

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Braided Wedding Hairstyles

Braided hairstyle is a safe choice if we talk about the natural wedding look. Braids have tender and harmonic lines so that suits almost any bride.

If you want to achieve a smooth look with the additional volume you should braid the curly hair.
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French Braid Hairdos


A French braid is a classical wedding solution, cause it’s not limited to styles. You should better apply dry shampoo to the roots before braiding – it will add some additional volume.

  • low bun with braided elements
  • braid

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Dutch Braids For Wedding

Dutch braids will complete the laconic style such as a tulle skirt or a satin top. The veil isn’t a good idea for such hairstyles. You should better use a tender twig of beads or rhinestones.

  • half up half down
  • beach styling with braids

Fishtail Bridal Braid Ideas

A fishtail can be used to complete the gentle look with a lush and calm dress. Use calm and modest accessories only.

  • crown
  • braided fishtail

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Stylish Crown With Milkmaid Braids

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Stylish crown with milkmaid braid is the most suitable option for an outdoor wedding in boho style. The sundress, bouquet of wildflowers, and unusual stylish shoes are your perfect wedding combo.

Half-Up With A Waterfall Braid

If you are a fan of half up with waterfall braid, pick the open-back dress and small earrings for the perfect wedding look.

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Face Framing Lace Braids

Face framing lace braids is a natural option. Complete your look with smooth waves, natural makeup, and a laconic dress.

Mermaid Braid Hairstyles For Brides

Use the hairpieces for creating the mermaid braid with a great volume and add some falling strands. Choose the a-line dress for this hairstyle.

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Braided Wedding Hairstyle Tutorial

Meet the gorgeous braiding with a huge volume. It’s a trendy and popular wedding hairstyle of this season.

 

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Wedding Hair With Extensions

Hairpieces can be used in almost any hairstyle, it all depends on the preferences of the bride. Hairpieces can become a great solution both for braided and loose hairstyles. They will help to make the hairstyle more permanent and spectacular.

How soon before my wedding should I get my extensions?

You need to consult with your stylist before buying hair. It often happens that hairpieces are unnecessary. Also, be careful with the color choice especially if you have color-treated hair.

A Guide To Hair Extensions

Be sure that you read the instructions carefully before using your hairpieces. There you will find the guidelines on how to prepare your hair. And please, do it in advance, not on the eve of the wedding.

For picking the perfect wedding hairstyles decide which wedding style you prefer. Depending on the wedding look, pick the accessories. Consult your hairstylist before picking the wedding hairstyles, cause your hair type and length will play a huge role.

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