9 Sublime Hair Styles to Suit ANY Bride

Looking for the ideal look for your wedding updo? No matter what style of bride you are, you’re sure to find something here!

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1. This simple, low up do is just perfect for brides opting to don a majestic mantilla veil on their big day. If you want to show a hint of hair at the front, this soft curtain style fringe is a very subtle and sophisticated way of doing so. We love how the veil sits delicately over the low, wavy chignon, which will still look perfect if you decide to lose the veil for the reception. Photo by Lisa Vorce via snippetandink.com


2. This fabulous vintage-inspired chignon is all about the va va voom! This voluminous updo gives off a retro 60s feel and will suit almost any type of accessory or veil. These type of styles are best left to the professionals of course, who are capable of creating volume with thin hair, or taming and making the most of lusciously thick locks. This style is ideal for brides with long straight hair and frames the face perfectly. Photo via IMP Fashion

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3. This classic, effortlessly glam up do is everything a wedding hairstyle should be and is the perfect look for brides with long, thick hair. What makes this bun special is its height and fullness – both perfection. Wear with a chapel length veil pinned underneath, or add some sparkle with a Swarovski hair comb at the side. Photo via Percy Handmade.


4. This has to be one of our favourite hair styles for a modern bride… A contemporary fishbone braid is avant-garde yet graceful and feminine and great for brides who want to keep things simple and stylish. Photo by Jessica Janae Photography.


5. This soft whispy updo is a fabulous choice for beach brides and, while it feels relaxed, is super stylish and glamorous. This style is particularly good for brides with short-medium thin hair as it creates volume and uses very little pinning and product. Find out how to DIY the look here.


6. Long, luscious waves and curls  are a simple but beautiful style for any bride on their big day. The only thing to remember about this style is that it takes a bit more effort than an updo as curls can fall as the day goes on. The right professional and the right products are what will make this style look great from morning til night and if you can carry it off, you can wear pretty much any accessory with it!


7. Short hair brides should rejoice in the fact that they can carry off vintage style curls so much easier than ladies with more length. Take this gorgeous ‘do for instance – beautifully tousled 50s style pin curls provide the prettiest base for this juliet cap veil by Johanna Johnson.


8. We love when a bride throws a boho braid into the mix, and this version is the crowning glory of this pretty hair do. This style is great for a relaxed, garden party or beach wedding and doesn’t even need an accessory to look amazing! Find out how to do it yourself here.


9. The top knot is a huge trend in wedding hair lately, and we just can’t get enough of them! This top knot is simply glorious, complementing everything about the bride’s style. Get a bit of help to make your bun look bigger with a hair donut, it’s so easy to create you could probably do it yourself! Photo via The Cinderella Project

Article by Karen Birney

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Pamela Mahon

Pamela Mahon

weddingsonline.ie Editor Pam enjoys writing about all things décor (she loves buying it too!) and has a not so secret addiction to stationery. Her favourite section on the site is the galleries and she can often be found lurking in the fashion and beauty forums as well.
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