31 Wedding Updos We Love
Whether you always wear your hair back or you just want to switch your look up for the big day, you've decided you want to style your hair in a bridal updo for your wedding. You're certainly not alone—tons of women choose to. In turn, there's a huge amount of inspiration out there. Before you get overwhelmed by the options, browse through the following slides. We've compiled a manageable list of some of our favorite wedding updo ideas to make your search simple.
One of the most popular ways brides wear their hair up? In a chignon, of course! That's why we've included a number of those, including everything from a classic version and a more unique rendition. We've also come across our fair share of brides who chose a beautiful braided look. Rest assured, we've included some of those, too. Also in the mix are modern ponytails—yes, you can pull one off on your wedding day—and hairdos accented with pretty accessories (think: flowers, crowns, clips, and more). We've spotlighted styles for all types of women, whether they have long hair, medium hair, or short hair, and we've also made recommendations for different textures, from curly and wavy to pin straight.
Click through this gallery and get inspired. There's bound to be a wedding updo that suits your celebration and personal sense of style. There's also an idea for any need, no matter if you want something simple to DIY, something that'll stay put as you bust a move on the dance floor, or something complex and totally unforgettable.
Sparkle and Shine
This bride went with a classic twisted bun for her big day.
We're obsessed with this bride's messy Justin Rousseau bun with a braided crown.
Emily Lynn + Co. swept this bride's long bangs to the side and pulled the rest of her hair back.
Not only was this ponytail chicly segmented, but it was spruced up further with floral accessories. Espaço L' Image was the genius behind the look.
This bride beautifully transformed her braids into a high bun.
Don't be afraid to let some face-framing strands go free, like Tawni Yoko Jones did for this bride.
Sometimes, bigger really is better, as this Hair & Makeup by Syd braid went to show.
This couple's New York Fashion Week-themed nuptials were all about sleek, refined moments—something the bride's chic updo, arranged by Cynthia Jean of D'Dami Salon, tapped into.
This classic look by Natalya Diamond went well with the bride's simple wedding dress.
Ash Franke Styles did this bride's hair. "I didn't want to be messing with it the day of, so I wore it up," she said.
Grace Kelly inspired this bride's clean chignon by 10.11 Makeup.
The higher the hair, the closer to heaven—or at the very least, bridal bliss. This leading lady's updo (by Sami Knight) was seriously incredible.
This bride's hairstyle wasn't your typical bun—her strands were sectioned off by Brette Malmberg for an extra dose of pretty.
We love the romantic tendrils left out of this bride's chignon by Kristen Motooka.
A Mignonne Handmade crown completed this regal twisted updo.
Deidra Chattams of My Root Therapy pulled this bride's curls off her shoulders, twisting them into a loose bun at the base of her neck. A few tendrils framed her face, lending a romantic vibe come portraits.
"It felt timeless and I knew I would want my hair out of my face," this bride said of her The Side Door Salon look, which featured a middle part.
A bohemian milkmaid braid by Emily van den Broek completed this bride's outfit perfectly.
With the help of Vera Wedding Hair, this bride wore an effortlessly loose, but still secure updo that held up even after hours on the dance floor.
Step up your chignon by adding in braids, as Denice Rey Hair did here.
No flat hair here! This bride's hairstylist, Lona Makeup, bumped her 'do up.
Joseph Battisti Salon swept this bride's hair back for an easy updo.