Bridal Hairstyle and Accessory Trends
Posted on: April 27, 2016

Once you’ve found the perfect wedding gown, it feels like your look is complete. But don’t forget the full bridal look is all about the details. The right hairstyle, makeup and accessories tie everything together. When thinking about your hair for your upcoming nuptials, choose a style that flows with your dress, your venue and your personal style.

One of the biggest mistakes brides make is that they get too far away from their authentic style. Of course you want to look your best on your wedding day, but you also want to look like yourself. If you usually wear your hair down, keep it down. If you usually wear it on the top of your head or closer to the base of your neck, this is not the time to change it up.

The latest trends in bridal hairstyles help you show off your fundamental style with a fresh twist. Try these details to take your look up a notch.

wedding hair photo
Photo by Bellafaye Garden


Flowers and floral details are always a classic look for brides. Create a floral crown for a rustic look, or don a bold, vibrantly colored flower for a Spanish influence. Flowers like baby’s breath give a soft accent or add color and greenery, complementing any of the other hairstyle trends going on this year.


Braids have been popular the past few years and don’t appear to be going anywhere anytime soon. Fishtail braids, braided buns and loose plaits are among the most popular. Use small braids to tie back hair or big ones as the foundation of your look.

The Un-Do

The more natural-looking, slightly undone hairstyle is making a big show this year. Looser styles add extra texture to your look and prevent you from looking too formal or overly done up. Have your stylist create a look that is beautifully messy.

Soft Waves & Single Bends

Soft waves and loose curls are another trend that is sticking around. Soften your look with natural-looking waves. Sweep them up into an up-do, put up only half of your hair, or leave it all down. This style flatters any face for a feminine, ethereal look. The half wave or single bend is also gaining popularity. Instead of a wave throughout the hair, brides are choosing a semi-straight style with a single bend for a more bohemian look.

wedding hair photo
Photo by Oferico

Low or Side Chignon

Buns, knots, wrapped braids and coils. These styles are dominating the competition. Wear your hair to one side or leave it looser at the nape of your neck.

Metallic Accents

Add some sparkle to your hairstyle using headbands, barrettes or crowns with metallic or jewels. These details elevate your look and are especially shown off on brides who prefer not to wear a veil. Bronze and gold are big this season, so feel free to accessorize on your wedding day.

Whichever trend you’re looking to try, look around for inspiration. Bring your stylist some ideas that will complement your full bridal look, and be sure to schedule a practice appointment for the best results. Mix a few trends or favor one that lets your beautiful hair shine through on your big day.