55 Best Bridesmaid Hairstyles for a Jaw-Dropping Look

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photo: Abby Jiu Photography | hair stylist: Ariel Lewis as seen in this colorful backyard wedding

You’ve probably had your jaw-dropping bridal hairstyle on lock for months (or years) now — but what about your girl gang’s locks? Bridesmaid hairstyles are one of the most important parts of your wedding party’s look. After all, one of the essential bridesmaid duties is looking as fabulous as possible on your big day!

But choosing picture perfect bridesmaids hairstyles may not be as easy as it seems. You want your dream team to complement your look, without stealing any of your thunder. You also want their hair to be cohesive, but still channel each bridesmaid’s unique personality.

Luckily, you’re not in this alone. To help you find the best ‘dos for the OTHER loves of your life, we’ve rounded up some of the most stunning bridesmaid hairstyles in the game. Whether you’re looking for a classic and classy updo or a sparkly style that matches their bridesmaid shoes, these tresses will have you smitten.

But before you get swept up in our favorite styles, let’s answer a few FAQs!

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How should bridesmaids wear their hair?

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photo: Ashley Medrano Photography | hair stylist: Vixen Hair & Makeup as seen in this modern pastel wedding

How your bridesmaids wear their hair will depend on the style of your wedding and your overall bridal party look.

For boho, summery soirées, go for bridesmaid hairstyles with loose waves, beachy braids, and floral accessories. For elegant winter and evening affairs, we love glossy, slicked-back styles that incorporate glam touches, like sparkly clips or pearl hair pins. When in doubt, classic styles like romantic chignons and barrel curls will channel that wedding look, no matter the season or venue.

GWS Tip! Love intricate braids or ultra fancy updos? You may want to do a trial run with your stylist before the wedding day to make sure you’re getting the look you want (although this isn’t necessary, especially for more simple bridesmaid hairstyles). If your crew is planning on DIYing their hair, it can also be helpful for them to send you photos of a practice run to give you an idea about what to expect.

While matching ‘dos may be traditional for the bridal party, the rise of mismatched bridesmaid gowns has also made mismatched bridesmaid hairstyles all the rage! This look gives your girl gang the chance to show off their individual personalities and choose styles that make them feel their best.

If you do want a super cohesive bridesmaid look (even if the styles aren’t all the same), it’s best to hire a single hair and makeup artist to do all the hairstyles. For more casual celebrations, why not break out your own curling irons for the job? Just be sure to add some matching hair accessories to create a uniform look. Which brings us to our next point…

How can you accessorize bridesmaid hairstyles?

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photo: Laurken Kendall as seen in this hippy chic garden wedding

Whether you believe in taking one accessory off before you leave the house or maxing out on sparkles, one thing remains the same: accessories can make or break your look.

To accessorize your bridesmaid hairstyles, think about the overall vibe you want to channel for your big day, and try to mix function with style (think: crystal-studded bobby pins to catch flyaways).

If you’re going for a cottagecore or boho bridal party, the best bridesmaid hair accessory is going to be dried flower crowns every time. For something more modern and trendy, we’re seriously digging fashion-forward headbands!

We also love more understated hair accessories that you can incorporate into any and every bridesmaid hairstyle. Planning a summer wedding? Pick up some floral hair pins to weave into a braid! Going black tie? A glitzy hair clip instantly elevates a look, while also keeping any strands from falling loose.

For the ultimate inspiration, take a scroll through BHLDN’s hair accessories. You can also find gorgeous pins, clips, and crowns on Etsy and Jennifer Behr.

Who pays for the bridesmaids’ hair?

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photo: @bhldn on Instagram

While there are no cut and dry rules for who pays for the bridesmaids’ hair, in general each person in the bridal party will pay for their own look, which also includes their makeup and dress.

But, if you want a super specific look or stylist for your crew, it’s good practice to cover the cost. It’s also common to split the payment with your bridesmaids or have a family member (or your most stylish friend) take over styling duties on the big day.

Whatever route you choose, just make sure to communicate it early on so your bridesmaids aren’t caught off-guard.

GWS Tip! If your bridesmaids will be covering the cost of their own hair styling, say “thank you” by gifting them with a gorg hair accessory. As an added bonus, this bridesmaid gift will help you tie everyone’s tresses together!

What are the best bridesmaid hairstyles?

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photo: Sydney Noelle Photography | hair stylist: Julie Hiles Hair & Makeup as seen in this earthy Old Towne wedding

Here at GWS, we’re all about making every aspect of your wedding personal to YOU. So, the best bridesmaid hairstyles are going to be the ones that make your heart flutter!

But, if you’re looking for bridesmaid hairstyles that are universally flattering, we’d suggest starting with loose and glossy waves. They’re simple but SO elegant and work for all different hair lengths, gown silhouettes, and wedding styles. Plus, they can easily be personalized with a hair clip, a headband, or a stylish braid!

Have a formal affair on the books? While wavy locks will dazzle for any dress code, we adore updo bridesmaid hairstyles for fancier events. No longer the stiff style they used to be, today’s updos are both modern and timeless, making them one of the best bridesmaid hairstyles (we even created an entire section dedicated to them!).

For more bridesmaid hairstyles that we can’t stop swooning over, keep scrolling!

Medium Length Bridesmaid Hairstyles

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photo: Nicole Aston as seen in this floral Jackson Hole wedding

For the bridesmaids with tresses that are not too short, not too long, just right! Medium length bridesmaid hairstyles are some of the most versatile on this list — style them in an elegant updo, a boho braid, or anything in between.

To narrow down the seemingly endless medium length bridesmaid hairstyles, focus on your wedding venue, vision, and vibes (the inspiration trifecta). After all, you may not want the same bridesmaid hairstyle for a rustic barn reception as you would for a beachside destination ceremony!

1: Whimsical Halo Medium Length Bridesmaid Hairstyle

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Bring on the whimsy! For enchanting boho weddings, floral halos are the perfect accessories to crown your medium length bridesmaid hairstyles. Ethereal and elegant, they can brighten any look — but we especially love the combo of this hippie chic halo with simple and carefree locks.

Finish the look by parting the hair down the middle and adding some anti-frizz shine serum — no heat or hair stylists required.

Shop This Floral Halo

2: Fairytale Braid Medium Length Bridesmaid Hairstyle

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photo: Mary Jessica Photography as seen in this artistic loft wedding

The romance of it all! When it comes to medium length bridesmaid hairstyles — or any bridesmaid hairstyles, for that matter! — braids are ALWAYS a good idea.

For extra summery vibes, switch up the classic wedding plait with a fishtail braid that wraps around the back of the head like a crown. Styled with loose waves and chiffon flower pins, this hairstyle looks like it came straight out of a fairytale.

With your ladies in waiting rocking this ‘do, you’re bound to have a happily ever after!

Shop These Chiffon Floral Hair Pins

3: Chic ChignonMedium Length Hairstyle

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A bridesmaid hairstyle that never goes out of style, a loose chignon oozes romance. We love how this classic hairstyle instantly conjures up images of swoon-worthy vows and celebrations of love.

As opposed to a super sleek and tight chignon, this medium length bridesmaid hairstyle is extra feminine and flirty. Get the look by pulling strands of hair loose from the bun, then using a curling iron to create relaxed spirals. And don’t forget to keep some strands loose around the front for face-framing fringe that’s always flattering!

Top off the look by weaving in hair accessories that reflect your wedding style or venue. This gold leaf hair vine would dazzle for a summer wedding in Greece (or one inspired by Greek goddesses!).

Shop This Gold Leaf Hair Vine

4: Boho Flower Crown Medium Length Bridesmaid Hairstyle

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Calling all boho babes! Style your medium length bridesmaid hairstyles around dried flower crowns to give your celebration the ultimate festival-inspired look.

These crowns look amazing on top of any ‘do, but for extra frolicking-through-the-meadow vibes, keep your tresses loose and natural.

You can also mix and match different dried florals for each bridesmaid — just keep them within your color palette to make your bohemian dream a reality. Bonus points if they include pampas grass!

Shop This Dried Flower and Pampas Grass Crown

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Love the boho look? As far bohemian accessories go, these dried flower crowns reign supreme!

5: Glam Headband Medium Length Bridesmaid Hairstyle

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If Blair Waldorf were to choose your medium length bridesmaid hairstyles, we’d guess they’d look something like this. As the Upper East Side’s fashion queen knows best, headbands are the easiest and trendiest way to MAKE a look.

For downtown (or uptown) affairs, simply add a crystal or pearl headband to any hairstyle. This is one of our fave bridesmaid accessories because it looks good with curly hair, straight hair, updos, and down and natural!

Shop This Sparkly Bridesmaid Headband

6: Natural Curly Medium Length Bridesmaid Hairstyle

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photo: @mumuweddings on Instagram

Au natural, baby! We LOVE medium length bridesmaid hairstyles that make your crew feel like the best versions of themselves. Embrace natural textures and styles for a bridesmaid look that your besties will love. No fuss, just vibes.

For a good hair day ALL day, run a curl activator serum through their locks as you’re getting ready. This will define the spirals and eliminate frizz and dryness, so their hair will stay bouncy and fresh until the very last dance.

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7: Celestial Medium Length Bridesmaid Hairstyle

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Your love was written in the stars — so why not bring that energy in your bridesmaids looks! For a celestial-themed wedding, give ’em the solar system makeover with star and moon hair pins.

Make the look extra heavenly by loosely braiding a small section of hair, starting from the front and finishing on one side. Then, simply place the celestial bobby pins throughout the braid, like a mini Milky Way.

Shop These Star and Moon Hair Pins

8: Romantic Ponytail Medium Length Bridesmaid Hairstyle

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bridesmaid gown: BHLDN

Despite being one of the easiest medium length bridesmaid hairstyles on this list, this look packs a LOT of punch.

DIY it by parting the hair down the middle, then separating the two front strands of hair (about an inch on each side). Gather the rest of the hair into a low pony and secure it with a clear band. Loosely curl the strands in the front with a curling iron, and voila — you have a romantic hairstyle that dazzles for any wedding!

For a more casual summer bash, you can also tie a hair scarf around the ponytail to hide any rubber bands and give the look a trendy touch. We love these floral lace ones from Anthropologie!

Shop This White Floral Hair Scarf

9: Touch of Sparkle Medium Length Bridesmaid Hairstyle

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When in doubt, go for sparkle! Loose curls are one of the classic (and best) medium length bridesmaid hairstyles, and a glimmering crystal hair clip elevates the look for a formal wedding.

Plus, a sparkly hair clip will become a treasured keepsake that your gang will love for years to come. It would also make a dazzling bridesmaids gift to get them excited for the big day!

Shop This Swarvoski Crystal Bridesmaid Hair Clip

10: Braided Updo Medium Length Bridesmaid Hairstyle

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It’s business in the front and party in the back with this gorgeous medium length bridesmaid hairstyle. Intricate braided updos are perfect for when you don’t want any strands hiding your bridesmaid dresses, but you still want a hairstyle that makes a statement.

Pull a few strands loose in the back for romantic summer vibes, or keep things sleek and sophisticated for a formal winter affair. Either way, adding a few crystal hair pins will take this ‘do to the next level.

Shop These Sparkly Crystal Bridesmaid Hair Pins

11: Minimalist + Glitz Medium Length Bridesmaid Hairstyle

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This one’s for the minimalists. Zhuzh up a simple bridesmaid hairstyle by pulling a few strands to one side and pinning them back with a delicate rhinestone hair clip. It’s the perfect somethin’ somethin’ for minimal bridal party look.

While we love this for medium length bridesmaid hairstyles, it also works for super long and short hair. If you want all matching ‘dos (even if your girl gang doesn’t have all matching hair lengths), this style has you covered.

Shop This Gold Rhinestone Bridesmaid Hair Pin

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Short hair, don’t care! If you or your bridesmaids are rocking a shorter ‘do, you’ll love our stunning short hairstyles guide!

12: Boho Side Pony Medium Length Hairstyle

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photo: Krista Mason Photography as seen in this modern copper + mauve wedding

If you’re looking for medium length bridesmaid hairstyles that work with ANY wedding style, you can stop scrolling: a side ponytail does it all.

Keep this pony smooth and simple for an elegant evening event, or add a couple of French braids for a boho bash. Just don’t forget to pick up some volume and texture spray to give the ‘do some dimension!

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13: Butterfly Half Up Medium Length Bridesmaid Hairstyle

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Olivia Rodrigo said butterfly clips are back, and who are we to argue? Give this Y2K accessory the bridesmaid touch with an elegant gold option. It adds a whimsical effect to half up, half down medium length bridesmaid hairstyles.

Plus, these sophisticated butterflies also come in a gold bobby pin set and charming earrings, perfect for mixing and matching with your bridal party.

For a summery garden wedding, these are guaranteed to get some hearts fluttering.

Shop This GOld Butterfly Hair Clip

14: Pearlcore Low Ponytail Medium Length Bridesmaid Hairstyle

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This isn’t your average low pony! Elevate your medium length bridesmaid hairstyles with an elegant ponytail adorned with a pearl and crystal hair comb. We love hair combs for their zero-effort application — perfect if you want your ‘do to look like it took a lot more work than it actually did.

GWS Tip: Give your pony a polished look by wrapping a strand of hair around the rubber band you used to secure it. After all, nothing ruins the vibes like a black hair elastic!

Shop This Pearl and Crystal Hair Comb

15: Glossy Medium Length Hairstyle

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For the babes that live in their messy buns, this medium length bridesmaid hairstyle is a sleeker version of their go-to look. Pull the hair back into a tight bun at the back of the head, leaving a few pieces of fringe in the front to frame the face.

If you want the Tik Tok-famous slicked-back hair look, use a pomade and a glossy shine spray to keep any strands from breaking loose. You can also top off this bridesmaid hairstyle with a shimmery hair crown for a very regal effect.

Shop This Pearl and Leaf Hair Crown

Bridesmaid Hairstyles for Long Hair

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photo: Rachael Kazmier Photography as seen in this intimate wedding inspiration

If your “I do” crew has hair for days (we’re not jealous or anything!), you’ll need some bridesmaid hairstyles for long hair that showcase their lengthy locks. This is your chance to play with intricate, over-the-top braids, voluminous curls, and eye-catching accessories.

Our inspiration for these bridesmaid hairstyles for long hair include some of our favorite hair queens, from Serena van der Woodsen to Rapunzel herself. Match their energy and check out these gorgeous ‘dos!

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From ’70s-inspired waves to floral-dotted braids, here are some of our favorite hairstyles for long hair!

16: Beachy Braid Bridesmaid Hairstyle for Long Hair

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photo: @rebecca.murphy.beauty on Instagram

Beach babe isn’t a look — it’s a lifestyle. Give those boho beachy vibes a wedding-ready twist with this braided bridesmaid hairstyle for long hair. Perfect for summer outdoor weddings or ceremonies on the sand, this half up ‘do feels relaxed and elevated at the same time.

Get the ultimate easy breezy look with a beach wave and shine spray. For the California girls at heart, this bridesmaid hairstyle is IT.

Shop This Beach Wave and Shine Hair Spray

17: Tangled-Inspired Braid Bridesmaid Hairstyle for Long Hair

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Rapunzel could never! Your bridal party will look like they just stepped out of Tangled with this bridesmaid hairstyle for long hair.

Get the look by adding some volume to a classic French braid, then weaving in romantic blossoms that match your bouquets. The result: bridesmaid hairstyles fit for royalty.

While you can add fresh florals from your arrangements for a very fragrant ‘do, chiffon floral hair pins look just as romantic AND last all night.

Shop These Pink Floral Hair Pins

18: Elegant Low Ponytail Hairstyle for Long Hair

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We know we’re not the only pearlcore fanatics here! For a sophisticated take on the bridal trend, use a pearl-adorned elastic to tie back your crew’s hair. Add just one for a minimalist look, or double them up for maximum style.

To get an all-over pearl effect, match your bridesmaid hairstyles for long hair with some statement pearl earrings!

Shop This Pearl Bridesmaid Pearl Wrap

19: Undone French Braid Bridesmaid Hairstyle for Long Hair

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photo: Flora + Fauna as seen in this French-inspired beach wedding

Free-spirited, romantic, boho, relaxed — if we’re describing your wedding vision board right now, then this is the bridesmaid hairstyle for you.

A loose, side-swept French braid is seriously stunning for a beach wedding or your most chill bestie. We especially love how it comes loose at the end — just be sure to use a good squeeze of styling cream to keep this ‘do perfectly out of place!

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20: Braided Headband Bridesmaid Hairstyle for Long Hair

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We’re crowning this THE top bridesmaid hairstyle of the year. If you’re looking for bridesmaid hairstyles for long hair that are just as easy as they are fashion-forward, you can’t go wrong with this puffy braided headband + curly locks combo. Get matching headbands for your entire girl gang, then join the club with your own stand-out crown.

You’ll be winning all the style points with this one.

Shop This Braided Bridesmaid Headband

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Top off your look with the perfect headband. Our favorite picks are all Blair Waldorf approved!

21: Princess Braid Bridesmaid Hairstyle for Long Hair

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photo: @lulusweddings on Instagram

Just try to name a prettier bridesmaid hairstyle for long hair! With a loose braided crown cascading into a relaxed, boho ‘do, it’s fulfilling all of our fairytale fantasies.

Plus, this bridesmaid hairstyle pairs great with airy, feminine gowns in any color. A truly versatile look, we can picture it for a pastel spring wedding or a moody autumnal event — it’s just THAT good.

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22: Bubble Ponytail Hairstyle for Long Hair

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photo: Silvia Galora Photography as seen in this vibrant technicolor elopement

The ultimate cool girl look. We’re seeing this funky and very on-trend bridesmaid hairstyle for long hair EVERYWHERE (read: Pinterest) right now. Go for mega volume to get the biggest impact — perfect for fun and modern bashes.

While you may need a stylist to get this exact bridesmaid hairstyle, you can DIY something similar by teasing the hair, then tying elastics every few inches down the ponytail. Just be sure to tug at the sides of the hair around the elastic to get that flirty bubble effect.

Finish it off with a generous spritz of volumizing hairspray and you’re pretty much golden!

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23: Chic Crystal Bridesmaid Hairstyle for Long Hair

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Diamonds are a girl’s best friend — and your best friends deserve diamonds! Give them that heart-skipping sparkle by layering three crystal hair clips on one side of their bridesmaid hairstyles. This look is especially chic if you loosely twist the strands before securing them with the pins.

Trust us, your crew will be all heart eyes for this bridesmaid hairstyle!

Shop This Crystal Hair Pin

24: Star-Studded Bridesmaid Hairstyle for Long Hair

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photo: Erica & Manu as seen in this festival-inspired elopement

Hair. Goals. If the worst thing your wedding look could be is boring, then you’ll want to send this bridesmaid hairstyle to your stylist ASAP.

Featuring two Dutch braids that meet at the nape of the neck and come loose into a wavy ponytail, this ‘do is a moment all by itself. Add a few twinkling star hair rings and you’ve got a bridesmaid hairstyle that’s going to have everyone’s heads turning.

On second thought, you may want to keep this hairstyle all to yourself.

Shop These Gold Star Hair Rings

25: Velvet Bow Tie Hairstyle for Long Hair

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The bow tie trend is still going strong, and we’re not mad about it! Add an oh-so sweet touch to a low ponytail with a skinny velvet bow tie in your wedding colors. This one comes in all of our favorite wedding party shades, from blush pink to aqua blue.

For winter or fall weddings, this bridesmaid hairstyle for long hair is a 10/10.

Shop This Velvet Bow Tie Hair Clip

Half Up Bridesmaid Hairstyles

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photo: Eric Cheng Photography as seen in this chic downtown wedding

Can’t decide between an updo and keeping the strands down and free? This is your sign to choose half up bridesmaid hairstyles!

The ultimate compromise, half up ‘dos are perfect for when you want to add a little style to your bridesmaid hairstyles, but still want the romance of flowy locks. They bring ALL the princess fairytale energy, and we are here. for. it.

Plus, half up bridesmaid hairstyles ensure that your gang’s statement earrings aren’t lost in the waves!

26: Romantic Floral Half Up Bridesmaid Hairstyle

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photo: Meaghan Brianne Photo as seen in this modern meets vintage wedding

Screenshot! Save for later! Bookmark! You’re going to want to remember this half up bridesmaid hairstyle when you meet with your HMUA.

With glossy barrel curls elegantly twisted into a half up ‘do, this bridesmaid hairstyle is bringing the romance factor big time. And, with the addition of a few floral hair pins, it’ll give your big day major Shakespeare-in-love vibes.

Shop These Eucalyptus Floral Hair Pins

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Love is in the air! Check out our favorite romantic hairstyles for some swoon-worthy inspiration.

27: Function Meets Style Half Up Bridesmaid Hairstyle

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Keeping hair out of your face has never been easier with this half up bridesmaid hairstyle. Just secure the top section of the hair with this impossibly chic hair pin and you’ve got an instant *look* that blends function with style.

If you’re keeping things golden in the accessories department, you’ll need hair pins that match the vibes. We love how unique this one is!

Shop This Gold Bridesmaid Hair Pin

28: Art Deco Half Up Bridesmaid Hairstyle

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If your heart (and wedding style) belong to the Roaring ’20s, give your half up bridesmaid hairstyles an art deco twist with a glitzy barrette. Perfect for partying like Gatsby, a vintage-inspired barrette will keep strands in place even when things get wild under the disco ball.

Plus, it doesn’t get much more photogenic than a sparkly bridesmaid hairstyle — especially if you’re hopping on this year’s coolest photography trend: flash photos!

Shop This Vintage-Inspired Crystal Hair Barrette

29: Laid Back Knotted Half Up Bridesmaid Hairstyle

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photo: Ivory + Rose Photography as seen in this magical lavender field wedding

This half up bridesmaid hairstyle is proof that a ‘do can look laid back and absolutely magical at the same time.

Get the best of both worlds by loosely twisting the front sections of hair back on both sides of the face and securing them with an elastic. Then part the strands of the ponytail in half and tie them in a knot. Add a few bobby pins to keep everything in place (you can make these pearl pins, for an extra ethereal effect), and shower the hair with a conditioning wave spray to get those boho free-spirited vibes.

One word: obsessed.

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30: Modern and Trendy Half Up Bridesmaid Hairstyle

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photo: Amber Gress Photography | hair: StylesOnB as seen in this Hushed Commotion article

For the most fashionable girls in the friend group, you need half up bridesmaid hairstyles that they’ll be dying to post all over the ‘gram. This trendy take on the top knot is checking off ALL the boxes.

With an understated middle part pulled back into a carefree, ultra cool bun, this bridesmaid hairstyle is made for the modern ‘maid. Swap traditional twists and fussy curls for city-chic styles and extra shine, made extra glossy with a keratin hair serum.

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31: Botanical Braid Half Up Hairstyle

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photo: @belaya_lyudmila on Instagram

It’s giving woodland princess! It’s giving garden nymph! It’s giving mesmerizing half up bridesmaid hairstyles!

For the most whimsical of weddings, a halo braid around the back of the head is utter bliss. Style it with flowy waves and top-to-bottom floral hair pins for a botanical bridesmaid hairstyle that we’ll be dreaming about for the foreseeable future.

GWS Tip! This hairstyle would look SO charming with floral bridesmaid gowns!

Shop This Whimsical Floral Hair Pins

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Talk about flower power! Get the full botanical look for your bridal party with these stunning floral bridesmaid gowns!

32: Tousled Twist Half Up Bridesmaid Hairstyle

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photo: @lulusweddings on Instagram

We’re swooning! Tousled waves never get old, and we love the combo of loose curls and subtle twists for a timeless half up bridesmaid hairstyle.

Keep your gang’s locks from looking too rigid by lightly combing them out after they’ve been curled. Give them a shake and you’ve got a romantic bridesmaid hairstyle that walks the line between messy cool and prim and proper.

For thicker hair, you’ll also want to have some leave-in conditioning cream on hand. The humidity is REAL for summer weddings, but a sleek + shine product acts as your personal frizz warrior.

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33: Sparkly Bun Half Up Bridesmaid Hairstyle

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How cute is this twisted half up bun? One of the sweetest half up bridesmaid hairstyles, this look ensures your crew dazzles from every angle.

Just add a garden-inspired rhinestone hair comb to top off this photogenic bridesmaid hairstyle. Bring on the close ups!

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34: Trendy Half Up Bridesmaid Hairstyle

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If you’re anything like us, you’ve probably been living in claw hair clips for the past year. The best grab and go accessory, they’re also perfect for modern bridesmaid hairstyles!

Whether you’re planning a too-cool-for-tradition wedding or just want to bring in your fave easygoing look for the big day, this half up bridesmaid hairstyle understood the assignment.

Pick up some dainty marble jaw clips for the half-back style, or go for a trendy updo with an extra large pearl hair clip!

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Bridesmaid Updo Hairstyles

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photo: @lulusweddings on Instagram

All hail the bridesmaid classic! From chic chignons to tantalizing twists, bridesmaid updo hairstyles have withstood the test of time, and for good reason.

Let’s be honest: weddings (typically) aren’t simple affairs. From long photoshoots to mingling at cocktail hour to competitive dance offs, your bridesmaids have to stay looking fresh for the entire night — and not every bridesmaid hairstyle is up for the job! That’s where updos come in.

These bridesmaid hairstyles have your gang covered, no matter how hot the venue gets or where their bridesmaid duties take them.

35: Artsy Pearl Updo Hairstyle

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A low messy bun has never looked cooler! Pearl-adorned updo bridesmaid hairstyles bring the drama for artistic and unique celebrations. We LOVE the contrast of the relaxed bun (a perfect DIY if we ever saw one) with the artsy bobby pin design.

Not a fan of this specific design? With decorative bobby pins, the world is your oyster — or pearl!

Line the pearl hair pins one after the other on the side of the face for a red carpet-inspired look, or tuck them into the bun for something full of whimsy (keep scrolling for our fave example of this bridesmaid hairstyle!).

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36: Starry Eyed Braided Updo Hairstyle

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Brb, we’ve gone all starry eyed! Embellished and braided bridesmaid hairstyles are extra in the best ways, perfect for glamorous formal and evening events. Case in point: this out-of-this-world bridesmaid hairstyle.

Give all of these celestial pins to one bridesmaid (your MOH, perhaps?) for a stand-out look, or add one to each bridesmaid updo hairstyle to show off your gang’s personality while still maintaining uniformity.

Shop This Star and Moon Hair Pin Set

37: Baby’s Breath Bridesmaid Updo Hairstyle

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A wedding go-to for a reason, baby’s breath symbolizes everlasting love. Say less!

Manifest those loved-up vibes with bridesmaid updo hairstyles dotted with dried baby’s breath hair pins. Woven throughout an elegant swept-up ‘do, these dainty blossoms have us seriously smitten. Perfect for an enchanting cottagecore ceremony.

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Let your love grow with these blossoming floral hairstyles. Bring on the blooms!

38: Glowing Floral Bridesmaid Updo Hairstyle

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photo: @lulusweddings on Instagram

The definition of garden chic, floral-studded bridesmaid updo hairstyles are stunning for botanical weddings. But, if you want to give this floral look the glam treatment, trade typical dried florals and pretty in pink pins for glowing golden flower accessories.

The ultimate complement to a curly chignon, these shiny pins speak for themselves. Just imagine how rad this bridesmaid hairstyle would look with gold or champagne bridesmaid gowns!

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39: Formal Floral Bridesmaid Updo Hairstyle

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Enter: the ultimate formal bridesmaid updo hairstyle. With gorgeous loops and curls, it’s more a work of art than a bridesmaid hairstyle. For when you’re dressing to the nines, this ‘do is working overtime to complete the look.

A gorgeous updo like this one should never go unnoticed — add some pearly pink hair pins to call attention to the tantalizing tresses!

GWS Tip! Fab formal updos like this one typically call for a trial run with your stylist. Make the most of the moment by scheduling it during your bachelorette weekend or before your bridal shower!

Shop These Dainty Floral Hair Pins

40: Pearl-Dotted Chignon Updo Hairstyle

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We’ve been waiting for this one! One of our very favorite bridesmaid hairstyles on this list, this pearl-dotted chignon is an elegant take on this year’s hottest look. Whether you want a relaxed updo with wispy fringe or a modern slicked-back bun, adding a cascade of pearls along the side will make this a look to remember.

Forget flowers — we want pearls in our hair.

Shop These Large Pearl Hair Pins

41: Satin Headband + Curly Fringe Bridesmaid Updo Hairstyle

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Channeling major ’80s vibes (hello, Nancy from season 5 Stranger Things!), curly fringe is having a major resurgence. Keep all the attention on the dazzling spirals by scooping the rest of the hair into a simple bun and topping the bridesmaid updo hairstyle off with a statement satin headband.

This dramatic padded headband comes in multiple silky smooth colors, so you can get this chic bridesmaid hairstyle no matter your wedding palette, style, or venue. No wonder it’s one of Jennifer Behr‘s best-sellers!

Shop This Chic Satin Headband

42: Glitzy Top Knot Updo Hairstyle

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If you’re tying the knot in the scorching summer months, top knot bridesmaid hairstyles will ensure your friends still love you after the big day. Not only will this bridesmaid hairstyle look super sleek in photos, but it’ll also keep the sweat at bay from the walk down the aisle to the evening toasts.

Most importantly, a top knot will stay in place all day — even as they’re diving for the bouquet!

Planning a winter wedding instead? A glitzy hair clip like this shooting star will transform this bridesmaid updo for dazzling indoor ceremonies spent under twinkling lights.

Shop This Shooting Star Hair Clip

Easy Bridesmaid Hairstyles

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photo: Caitlin B Photography as seen in this mix and match bridesmaid gown article

Over the past couple of years, the wedding industry has seen a spike in casual celebrations that focus more on personalized details and less on traditional pomp and circumstance. Here at GWS, we’re BIG fans of breaking those classic bridal traditions — and for many couples that means trading elaborate hair and makeup looks for easy bridesmaid hairstyles!

If you’re looking for DIY ‘dos that help you save time and money on the big day, you’ll LOVE these easy bridesmaid hairstyles. Zero stress, zero fuss, and more time drinking champagne with your dream team.

43: Delicate + Dazzling Easy Bridesmaid Hairstyle

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Give your ‘maids the chance to highlight their good sides with this easy bridesmaid hairstyle. With this look, drawing attention to all the right places is as easy as adding a crystal hair comb to one side of their tresses.

Embrace your crew’s natural hair textures for a lightening fast bridesmaid hairstyle, or give them a once-over with a curling iron for a deceptively easy look. Either way, this delicate crystal accessory will do most of the work for you.

Shop This Dainty Crystal Hair Comb

44: Messy Chic Easy Bridesmaid Hairstyle

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Did the reception dinner turn into a night of shots with the girls? Don’t worry — messy chic bridesmaid hairstyles are in, and as a bonus they’re super easy to nail!

All you need to make bed head look intentional is a bottle of sea salt spray and some embellished bobby pins. Once you’ve given the hair a good spritz, sweep some strands from one side to the back and add a few hair pins to create a dazzling design.

Trust us, no one will know that this bridesmaid hairstyle only took five minutes!

Shop These Pearl and Crystal Bobby Pins

45: Sparkly Side Swept Easy Bridesmaid Hairstyle

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Can we hear a little commotion for those Swarvoski star-shaped hair pins?

Another one of our favorite easy bridesmaid hairstyles that takes mere minutes to complete, this look makes the most of volume to create a serious show-stopper. Secure a few strands above one ear with some crystal hair pins, and let the curls do the rest.

Shop These Celestial Sparkly Bobby Pins

46: Vintage-Inspired Easy Bridesmaid Hairstyle

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A simple look from a simpler time! This easy bridesmaid hairstyle captures all the elegance of a bygone era, without any of the effort.

Just add this vintage-inspired crystal halo on top of old Hollywood waves, and you’ve got a glamorous bridesmaid hairstyle that’s simply the bee’s knees! Perfect for a retro themed ceremony or a black tie affair.

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47: Easy Modern Ponytail Hairstyle

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She’s not a normal bridesmaid, she’s a *cool* bridesmaid. This easy bridesmaid hairstyle is for the too-cool-for-tradition bridal party. It’s model off-duty meets wedding glam, and we’re officially OBSESSED.

Get the look by adding a sleek cuff to a glossy low ponytail. You can also curl the ends of the hair for an effortlessly elegant bridesmaid hairstyle.

Shop This Elegant Gold Ponytail Cuff

48: Enchanting Beaded Headband Easy Bridesmaid Hairstyle

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This easy bridesmaid hairstyle was love at first sight! As you know by now, we love a headband for easy bridesmaid hairstyles — not only are they trendy AND timeless, but they’re also super functional.

This crystal beaded headband works overtime to spice up a basic ‘do, keep strands in place, and capture the enchanting vibes of your big day. Add it to boho waves, a slicked-back top knot, or any bridesmaid hairstyle in between.

Shop This Silver Beaded Bridesmaid Headband

49: Spring-Ready Daisy Easy Bridesmaid Hairstyle

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It’s the daisies for us!

Fun and flirty bridesmaid hairstyles don’t HAVE to require a ton of work. Case in point: this easy floral ‘do. When you rock personality-filled accessories like these daisy hair pins, all you need is a side part and a simple twist to get a party-ready springtime look.

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Curly Bridesmaid Hairstyles

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bridesmaid gowns: BHLDN

Calling all curly girls! We’re all about embracing natural textures and spirals with our tresses, and these curly bridesmaid hairstyles will help your “I do” crew look SO good doing it.

While every curl is a little bit different, these bridesmaid hairstyles highlight the spirals so they can look like their most bouncy, gorgeous selves on the big day. Put away the straighteners — these curly ‘dos have entered the chat.

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Embrace your natural curls with these gorgeous boho black hairstyles. We’re obsessed!

50: Something Green Curly Bridesmaid Hairstyle

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Forget your something blue — this curly bridesmaid hairstyle is making a name for the something green.

Whether you’re planning a formal garden reception or an art deco affair, your guests will swoon over these emerald green hair pins, especially when they’re stacked together to create a glitzy bridesmaid hairstyle. Pair them with some matching emerald bridesmaid gowns for a super luxe look.

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51: Red Carpet-Ready Curly Bridesmaid Hairstyle

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Give your spirals a dose of je ne sais quoi with this curly bridesmaid hairstyle. Glam? Check. Trendy? Check. Easy? Check. It’s a bridesmaid hairstyle with all the ingredients for a red carpet-worthy walk down the aisle.

We especially love this crystal headband because it doesn’t flatten the curls. A little bit raised from the head, it gives this curly bridesmaid hairstyle room for bounce — so stock up on some hydrating hair milk before the big day!

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52: Whimsical Floral Curly Hairstyle

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Peace, love, and the perfect curly bridesmaid hairstyle.

If Woodstock is your dream wedding inspiration, this is THE curly bridesmaid hairstyle for you. With dainty daisy hair pins dotting big, wild curls, this bridesmaid hairstyle is the epitome of flower power.

You can also style this ‘do with a matching daisy halo for the ultimate boho chic vibes.

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53: Summery Curly Bridesmaid Hairstyle

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photo: Tristan Duplichain | hair stylist: Elle Louise as seen in this sassy Southern-inspired wedding

It’s all in the details with this curly bridesmaid hairstyle. With a dramatic side sweep that creates a super rad asymmetrical look, it’s a hot hairdo for a hot summer celebration.

GWS Tip! To keep curly bridesmaid hairstyles looking cool in the heat, bring along a moisturizing mist specifically designed for thick curly hair. Don’t be afraid to give those spirals a spray anytime they need a pick-me-up throughout the day!

Shop This Hold + Shine Moisture Mist for Thick Curly Hair

54: Elegant Curly Chignon Hairstyle

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Chic mode: activated. When you want the dress and accessories to have the spotlight, this curly bridesmaid hairstyle is perfectly pared back. Featuring textured locks pulled into an elegant low bun, it may be minimal, but it’s definitely not boring.

For extra French girl chic-ness, style this bridesmaid hairstyle with everyone’s favorite bridesmaid gown: the BHLDN cowl neck slip dress.

Shop This Satin Bridesmaid Slip Gown

55: Crystal Droplets Curly Hairstyle

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Flirty curls and feminine sparkles: name a more iconic duo! This curly bridesmaid hairstyle is romance at its finest, with perfect spirals, a side-swept ‘do, and glimmering crystal droplets.

For curly bridesmaid hairstyles that will withstand the test of time (and fashion trends), it doesn’t get much better than this. Your besties will be thanking you.

Shop These Sparkly Crystal Hair Pins

All the Bridesmaid Planning Resources You Could Ever Need

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photo: Molliner Photography as seen in this historic Spanish farmhouse wedding

There’s nothing better than spending time with your ride or dies — especially when it means planning for your upcoming nuptials! Make your next girls night a wedding-themed scroll fest with some of our best bridesmaids roundups.

To start things off, the star of the show: bridesmaid gowns. With so many colors (sage green or blush pink?) and styles (blooming floral or funky mismatched?) to choose from, we’ve crated the ultimate bridesmaid gowns guide to help you narrow it down.

But a dress alone can’t make a look — you also need the perfect bridesmaid shoes to match! From glam stilettos to boho flats, we’ve got you covered.

After choosing a fab ‘fit, the next best part of bridesmaid planning is, of course, the parties. Start prepping now with these rad bachelorette party ideas and bridal shower guide (and don’t forget to find a show-stopping bridal shower look!).

How is your dream team preparing for the big day? From your fave bridesmaid hairstyles to the bachelorette party theme you love most, spill the tea in the comments below!