Is your best friend getting married and you are in line to be one of the bridesmaids? Are you looking for the best bridesmaid hairstyles for the big day?
We have scoured Pinterest, Instagram, and all the real wedding archives for the best inspiration for loose, tousled curls, elegant updos, and relaxed down ‘dos, undone braids, side parts, big barrel curls and many more hairstyles so that you look absolutely gorgeous.
A few tips to keep in mind: In general, the bridesmaid hairstyles don't have to be identical to the bride's hairstyle, but they should complement one another and be in the same ballpark when it comes to the level of formality. If you're a bridesmaid choosing your own hairstyle, be sure to get it approved by the bride and consult with the other bridesmaids ahead of the big day.
Consider the Wedding Theme
Make sure your hairstyle tie-in with the wedding theme. It’s important for your hairstyle to complement your bridesmaid dress and the overall look and feel of the wedding.
Accessory is the Key
It is nice to have a uniformed look for the bridesmaids (perhaps a prettier adapted look for the younger flower girls, and a slightly different look for the Maid of Honour) and this can be as simple as changing the hair accessory or adding an extra braid.
Bridesmaid Hairstyle Trends for 2022
PHOTO BY ASHLEY JENSEN
It's hard to go wrong with bombshell curls with any dress style where there's some serious back (or backless) exposure. We love how the long curls here maintain a uniformity amongst the group while the gowns have subtle color variation to complement each lady's skin tone, which sets up the prettiest picture of the bridesmaids as they look out at the ocean.
PHOTO BY MELISSA MARSHALL
Shiny touchable waves look stunning on varying hair lengths and colors. While cohesive, they still feel naturally styled.
If you’re looking for a simple yet striking look for that day, why not opt for an on-trend low ponytail? This is the perfect hairstyle for a bridesmaid seeking minimal fuss.
Perfect curls are hard to achieve, but a good hair stylist will know how to create them and give them staying power.
Is it even a wedding hair round-up without a boho braid in the mix? Even if your hair is quite short, hair pieces can be fitted which means that they too, can rock this trend.
Summer bridesmaids should think about using real or fabric flowers to give their girls’ hairstyles a fun and feminine finishing touch.
Braids continue to be the ‘in thing’ for 2022. Best worn loose or wrapped around the back, the mark of a good bridal hair specialist is how well they can plait!
Here is another one of the bridesmaid hairstyles which is stunning and elegant. This sweet bun hairstyle is perfect for formal settings and works for weddings too. The wispy strands at the front add beauty and definition to the whole look.
Simple & Chic
If you like to keep it simple the here is another one of those minimalistic chic bridesmaid hairstyles for you. Let your beautiful wavy tresses stay like in this particular hairstyle. A strand on one side is tucked under and adorned with a golden leaf hair accessory to create a simple yet elegant look.
Moving on from polished and sophisticated updos. And add some drama to your bridesmaid hair with this messy low bun. Soft texturized waves are tied into a low bun which sits perfectly at the nape. A few loose strands here and there add the messy and romantic touch to this bridesmaid hairstyle.