Bridesmaid hairstyles only come second to the hairdo of the bride in importance. And this is why ladies will spend a lot of time and resources to ensure that everyone in their bridal party has the best hairdos. The options are endless when it comes to choosing a style for a bridesmaid, and so there is no reason why one should not look elegant. Whether you prefer a traditional bun or chignon or some fancy twists, there are still many options available, and you only need to get a little creative. It is also important to choose something that suits your hair type and size and also accessorize it well. The 60 styles below are a few examples of the many hairstyles that a bridesmaid can wear to look adorable on that big day.
# 1 Effortless Boho Half Updo
You will hardly find any other hairstyle for a bridesmaid that is easier to create than this one. It is a very straightforward design for ladies with a long mane. All that you need to replicate it is to sweep back your strands and then take a few of them from the sides and twist them over the rest.
This hairdo is unique, and this is not only because it has a double crown but also because it uses two braid types. To create this design you should knit a medium size fishtail that wraps around the head over the forehead, and then have a Dutch twist above it to create the double crown design.
# 3 Massive Low Bun and Flower Crown
A twisted updo like this one will be perfect for ladies with a long and thick hair. To create this design you should pull back your strands and twist them into a bun at the back. You also need to leave a few locks hanging free to give the design a messy appearance and finish by accessorizing with a beautiful flower crown.
# 4 Braided Headband and Side Bun
These brown locks have a fantastic styling that starts by sweeping back all the strands neatly. You should then use a few of them to from a braided headband and then pull everything to the sides where you should combine the braid and the rest of the hair to form a tightly tucked side bun.
# 5 Stunning High Bun
Most bridesmaid hairstyles are about creating a beautiful bun at the back, and this is not only because it is easy but also because it looks good on most ladies. If you have a medium or longs hair, you can have a unique one like this one that entails pulling and twisting your strands into a high bun at the center of the head. You should also leave a few locks hanging on the side to create a cute face frame.
# 6 Twisted Half Updo with Voluminous Curls
A long hair like this with a dazzling dark tone makes styling easy for you because you can almost be sure of a top notch look regardless of how you style it. In this particular design, you only have to sweep back the hair, create a center part and then twist a few of the strands over the others to form a half updo. The voluminous curls flowing below the half updo also add some elegance to the design.
# 7 Half Up Half Down Redhead
Textured red hair like this is already beautiful enough, and this is more so because it also has some lovely waves. To style it, you only need to leave some side-swept bangs at the front and then use a beautiful floral clip to tie some of the strands at the center of the head to form the half up half down design.
# 8 Vintage Face Framing Bangs
Vintage hairstyle will still work as your bridesmaid headdress if you know how to style them. This particular one is very easy because you only need to sweep your textured bangs into a face frame from a side part. And if you accessorize with a full circle flower crown you will look magnificent.
# 9 Smooth Twisted Chignon
A chignon is a perfect alternative for ladies that do not wish to stick with the traditional bun designs. To create a beautiful one like this you should brush back your strands and twist them at the back before tucking them into a chignon. And to finish the style you should accessorize with a beautiful clip.
# 10 Gorgeous Casual Bridesmaid Hairstyle
An updo does not always have to be neat to create a perfect hairdo for a bridesmaid. A casual one like this that entails pulling your locks to the back and pinning them into a loose bun will still make a woman look gorgeous.
# 11 Soft Blondie Curls
This long hair has some beautiful soft and textured curls with a perfect blonde shade. With such a beautiful hair you will not need to do much to create a top notch headdress. Pushing the hair back and using a couple of pins to tie a few strands to form a half updo will make you look exquisite enough.
# 12 Tucked and Twisted Updo
You can also create a stylish updo with a short hair and so it is not always necessary to have a long mane. In this design, the strands have a beautiful balayage shade and to style them you only have to twist and tuck them into a bun at the back while also leaving a few free curly locks.
# 13 Intricately Twisted Chignon
These locks are very long, but the style makes this hard to notice. They also have a beautiful brown tone with a hint of golden blonde. To create this look, you should pull the hair back and then twist it into a tight and intricate chignon and finish by accessorizing with some pins.
# 14 Easy Redhead Bangs
The short and wavy redhead bangs in this style look amazing, and this is not only due to their perfect bob length cut but also as a result of their face-framing style. And if you accessorize with a beautiful flower crown you can be confident of an upscale hairdo.
# 15 Twisted and Jeweled Small Chignon
Some bridesmaid hairstyles like this one will require you to have a long soft hair with an adorable color. And to create this design you should brush back the hair, twist and tuck it into a small chignon at the back and finish by accessorizing with a beautiful piece.
# 16 Elegant Low Bun
If you prefer to wear something that is extra chic, then this style is perfect for you. To replicate it you should weave a small braid that starts at the front and curves around the head before finishing at the back where you should also have a huge but neatly tucked bun.
# 17 Knotted Low Bun
Most bridesmaid hairstyles are very easy to create, and so you will not spend a lot of time on them. To have a gorgeous one like this, you only have to form a center part at the front and then sweep back your strands to create a small knotted bun at the back.
# 18 Majestic Bridesmaid Wavy Updo
These thick brown locks have a fantastic styling that entails forming some beautiful waves on the sides. Apart from the wavy pattern on the sides, you should pull all the strands to the back and then pin them to form an updo.
# 19 Beautiful Thick Knot
This style is another one that is ideal for ladies with a long thick hair. It is also a very simple design that entails pulling the hair into a twisted knot at the back of the hair and accessorizing with some floral pins. Apart from this, you should also leave a few wavy bangs hanging over the face.
# 20 Soft Swirly Dark Blonde Hair
To create this lovely headdress, you will first have to give your locks a beautiful dark blonde shade. Once you have the beautiful shade, you should then use some pins to form a soft swirly pattern with your thick hair.
# 21 Sexy Side Updo
Bridesmaid hairstyles give you the freedom to style your hair almost any way that you wish because they have no restrictions. To create a style like this one you only need to twist your thick curly locks and pin them on the side to form a voluminous curly bun.
# 22 Simple Floral Crown
No woman can say no to a beautiful flower crown like this one because it looks very elegant. However, before you accessorize with the flower, you will need to style your textured blonde locks with some moderate twists and by leaving some of the hair to flow freely.
# 23 Dutch Braid Headband
This lovely half updo design comes from weaving some of your long highlighted locks into a massive Dutch braid twist. The Dutch twist should wrap around the head like a headband, but you should first sweep back the highlighted locks to flow below it.
# 24 Messy Side Updo
A messy updo looks effortless and natural, and this is what makes it a perfect hairdo for a bridesmaid. To replicate one like this you should start by twisting your locks at the front and then pulling everything to the side where you should roll and pin it into an updo and finish by accessorizing with a fancy clip.
# 25 Boho Braid and Loose Waves
Boho designs are among the most popular bridesmaid hairstyle, and this is because they look good on any woman that can form them well. This particular one entails weaving a waterfall braid and leaving some loose wavy locks flowing from it to create a charming half updo. Apart from this, the design also has a beautiful flower crown that accessorizes it and adds to the beauty of the style.
# 26 Short Waterfall Braid Updo
The length of you strands should not restrict you when creating a bridesmaid headdress because there are many options available for various lengths. The chocolate brown strands in this particular style have an adorable waterfall braid that will make any woman look very stylish. This style also has a cute clip at the back that helps to control the flow of the locks.
# 27 Curly and Messy Upstyle
The blonde highlights in this design give the strands a perfect tone and also make styling easier. These locks also have an amazing texture and to create the lovely design you should pull them back and twist and pin them into a messy bun. It is also a good idea to leave a few locks hanging at the front to accentuate your face.
# 28 Classic Loose Chignon
A few pins and a textured hair are all that you need to create this refined headdress. You should pull back your locks loosely to the back and then use some pins to form a loose chignon. To enhance the classic appearance you should also leave a few free locks hanging at the front.
# 29 Funky Side Braid
Braids also make a perfect bridesmaid hairstyle, and the good thing is that they remain intact for a long time. To create one like this you should twist your strands at the front and then sweep them to one side where you should knit them into a braid and finish by sweeping it over the shoulder.
# 30 Curled Half Upstyle
If you want to look good in bridesmaid hairstyles, you will first need to ensure that you have lovely hair. You have to give your locks a beautiful shade and some textured curls before you style it. And with such an adorable hair you will only need to brush it back and then pin a few locks at the back of the head to create a half up style.
# 31 Braided Half Updo
The styling possibilities are endless when you have long hair, and you will still look elegant like in this headdress even if you keep things simple and straightforward. Here the long textured styles have some lovely curls and to style them you will only need to knit a small braid starting on the side. You should then pin the braid at the center of the head to create a half up style and to finish the look.
# 32 Charming Braided Ponytail
Here is another half updo design that every bridesmaid with long hair would love to wear. It is a very inventive style that entails sweeping back the strands and then sectioning them into two. You should then knit the top part to create a neatly braided ponytail that rests on the free flowing strands. The curls on the ends of the free flowing hair and the beautiful brown color also help to enhance the design.
# 33 Retro Low Chignon
Retro designs like this one also make great bridesmaid hairstyles. They are also very simple, and any woman with a medium or long hair can wear them. This particular one only entails giving the strands a side part and then sweeping them to the side and back where you should tuck them into a neat and simple chignon.
# 34 Side Braid on Beachy Waves
Dark toned and textured beach waves like these require minimal styling to create a top notch headdress. To create this look, you should weave a neat side-braid on the side and finish it with a knot at the back of the head while leaving the rest of the beach waves to flow to the back. And to complete the design you only have to accessorize with a brooch.
# 35 Flowers on Softly Braided Chignon
This hairdo looks very elegant and natural meaning that it will make any bridesmaid stand out. The design entails weaving the strands into a braided chignon at the back and then accessorizing with some real flowers to give the headdress a unique finish.
# 36 Elegant Free Flowing Locks
Bridesmaid hairstyles are not all about updos because you can still create an adorable design with some free flowing locks like in this style. However, you also need to have a thick curly hair with an excellent texture and color. If you have such hair, then you will only need a center part and to sweep your thick mane into a face frame.
# 37 Impeccable Dutch Braid and Flowers
Dutch braids are adorable, and they will always give you a top notch headdress if you know how to style them. The ones in this hairstyle are medium size and they flow to the back where you should join and pin them to form a chignon and then spice up the design with some beautiful flowers.
# 38 Wavy and Messy Bun
Your dazzling blonde locks still need an innovative styling to create an adorable hairdo for a bridesmaid. And since their shade makes them look very attractive a simple bun is all that you need to create a chic headdress. This design demonstrates this, and it entails pulling the wavy blonde locks into a loose and messy bun at the back with a few free locks on the sides.
# 39 Inspiring Loose Side Twist
You do not have to be excellent at hair knitting to create a stylish design like this none because it is very easy and it only involves moderate twisting. To replicate this look, you should start by twisting your strands loosely starting at the front. You should then join the twist with the rest of the hair and form a loose and messy side braid that you should finish by tying the end with a band and sweeping it over the shoulder.
# 40 Pin Curled and Braided Updo
Bridesmaid hairstyles are all about keeping things simple and elegant, and this is why ladies will also wear them to other formal events. This fabulous headdress entails weaving a simple Dutch braid that starts from the center part and flows all the way to the back where you should combine it with the rest of the hair to create a curly and textured chignon.
# 41 Flowers and Twists
These chocolate brown strands have some blonde highlights that give them a breathtaking tone. The styling of the strands entails pushing them back and twisting them into a cute bun and finishing by accessorizing with some cute floral pins.
# 42 Ombre Balayage Down Hairdo
The honey brown to blonde hand painted ombre color design in this hairstyle is perfect for the textured curly locks. These beautiful strands are easy to style because they already have a nice shade, and so you only need to use a few of them to create a tight twist at the back of the head for your half updo design.
# 43 Fun Twists and Side Bun
A hairstyle like this one is fun to create, and it also looks very adorable. It is suitable for a woman with a long thick hair and to create it you should twist your strands at the front for some height and then pull everything into a neat side bun at the back.
# 44 Double Braided Headband and Textured Curls
There are many ways of creating a half up bridesmaid hairdo, and this one entails forming some braided headbands. Instead of having one twist you should enhance the design by weaving two small ones that wrap around to create some cute headbands over the textured curly locks and accessorize with a lovely clip on the side.
# 45 Sleek Face Framing Locks with Flower Crowns
This style is one of the easiest that you can create with your textured blonde locks. To create if you should start by trimming the ends of your long blonde locks for some uniformity. The next step is to form a center part and use it to sweep the strands into a face frame and finish by accessorizing it with a flower crown.
# 46 Enchanting Headband on Curly Hair
These strands have a lovely brown to blonde shade and some beautiful curls. To style the long curls, you should tuck some of them at the top to form a loose headband and leave the rest to flow to the back freely and below the headband. Accessorizing with some flowers is also an excellent idea as it adds some elegance to the look.
# 47 Fairytale Bridesmaid Hair
A formal hairdo should not only make you look refined but also make you feel comfortable and confident on that important day. This headdress fits this description, and it entails sweeping back your dark toned curls and tying them at the back loosely. And for the accessory, you will only need a beautiful flower crown.
# 48 Flawless Blonde Chignon
Your medium length wavy blonde locks can also create perfect bridesmaid hairstyles, and you only have to come up with something unique and simple like this one. It involves pulling the blonde locks to the back and then pinning them into a simple chignon while leaving some wavy locks hanging free on the sides.
# 49 Glamorous Twists
Wedding updos come in many shapes and designs, and you can create a unique design like this one with a little innovativeness. It entails knitting your strands inventively to form a massive and loose twisted bun updo.
# 50 Pretty and Messy Crown Braid
It is hard to tell that this is a crown braid because it looks very distinct. The design involves weaving a loose braid that wraps around the head to form a crown-like design. However, you should not incorporate all the locks so as to give it a messy look. You should complete the design by accessorizing with some flowers.
# 51 Beautiful Chains and a Messy Upstyle
This hairstyle is a straightforward updo that you can create effortlessly by sweeping your strands back and then twisting and tucking them to form the up style. Apart from this the only other thing that you will need is some chains to spice up the hairdo.
# 52 Curly and Elegant Half Upstyle
Some bridesmaid hairstyles like these might be very straightforward, but they will still make a woman look exquisite. To create this design you should push back your soft curly locks and then tie a few of them with a beautiful headpiece to create an extra-cute half up design.
# 53 Modern Waves
The highlighted waves in this style have all the beauty that a bridesmaid can ever wish for in a hairstyle, and so she does not need to do much to create a perfect hairdo. However, it is always important to spice up your looks and for this, a few pins to create a half up design and a cute flower crown are enough.
# 54 Simple Low Knot
The brooch on the side of this hairdo is the first thing that will catch most people’s attention because it looks magnificent. However, the medium length locks also have a beautiful color and a lovely style that entails sweeping and twisting them into a small and tight knot.
# 55 Bohemian Bridesmaid Perfection
Choosing the right accessories can help you create a refined headdress even if you do not have a perfect hairstyle. In this bohemian design, the hair has a beautiful color pattern and a face-framing style. However, the introduction of the free-spirited accessories and cascading floral piece make the design look magnificent.
# 56 Refined Loose Chignon
Although there are many bridesmaid hairstyles that you can wear, you can never go wrong with a chignon. And if you have some dark-toned and textured locks like these then making it loose and messy will give you a very stylish appearance.
# 57 Twisted Wavy Ponytail
If you are among the many ladies that love ponytails, then you can still use it to create your bridal updo. To do this, you should brush back your wavy locks and then twist them to form the loose ponytail at the back. For a natural and unique finish, you should also leave some wavy bangs hanging on the side.
# 58 Fishtail Braid Hairdo
A fishtail braid will always look elegant on your hairdo, but you have to know how to use it to create a distinct appearance. The one in this design wraps around the head at the back to form a fabulous updo with some beautiful curls below it flowing to the back.
# 59 Braided Bridesmaid Hair
Some neat Dutch braid will also give you a glamorous bridesmaid hairdo. This fancy style entails weaving two braids that start on the sides and flow all the way to the back and end in a tight braided bun.
# 60 Graceful Top Bun
This hairstyle is another example of the stylish headdress that you can form with your medium size locks. It entails pulling the hair to the center of the head and twisting it into a small bun that you should accessorize with a cute brooch.
Bridesmaid hairstyles are very elegant, and they are not just a preserve for weddings because you can also wear them for any other formal event or as your everyday hairdo. The good thing about these hairstyles is that you can create them on any hair type, and length and most will only take a few minutes to create. Go through the gallery above for ideas on how you can create one on your hair effortlessly.