Wedding Hairstyles for Every Hair Type

May 20, 2020

Wedding Hairstyles for Every Hair Type

Your wedding day is one of the happiest days of your life and the photos will be treasured, framed, and looked at for a lifetime.  Of course, you want to look your absolute best for your big day and your wedding hairstyle is something you will have put plenty of thought into.  With such an important decision ahead of you, not to mention the wedding party’s hair, it can be a little overwhelming.

So, our talented hair gurus at Amazing Beauty Hair are here to make your life easier and we have rounded up our favorite wedding hairstyles for every type of hair.  If you have long hair, short hair, curly hair, straight hair - we have got you covered!   So if you are the blushing bride to be, a lucky bridesmaid of proud Mother of the bride or groom, we have some beautiful inspiration for you!  

Hairstyles for Wedding


Long Straight Hair

The beauty of long hair is that your options are limitless and you can achieve plenty of beautiful styles such as fishtail braids and elaborate plaids that are not possible on shorter hair.  It is for this reason that many brides decide to get hair extensions for their big day.  If you feel that the length or volume of your hair is holding you back from achieving the wedding hairstyle of your dreams then it is definitely worth considering extensions.  At ABH we have a great variety of both temporary and more permanent types of extensions that can give you that extra length and volume even if only for a few hours!  Also, all of our hair extensions are made from 100% Remy human hair so it will look totally natural.


If your hair is naturally straight then sometimes curls can drop as the day progresses even with the strongest of hairsprays.  This means that unless you have your hairstylist on standby, it is worth looking at styles without too many curls.

The modern pretty ponytail

A beautiful simple ponytail, with a bridal twist, is such a beautiful, modern wedding hairstyle.  By adding some overlays, a semi braid, and some stunning bridal accessories such as pearls, gems, or ribbons, you can really elevate the classic pony into a sophisticated, bridal dream.  This style is particularly beautiful if your dress is backless or has a deep V back, to really accentuate the style.


A braided boho crown

This is the perfect hairstyle if you have long, straight hair and a boho themed wedding.  By braiding one, two, or even three pieces of hair across the top of the head you create the effect of a crown.  You can enhance this boho look even further by adding flowers or little pearls, your photographs will be devine!


A soft glam princess wave

If you have long, beautiful, glossy locks why not show them off?  Sometimes simplicity is key, especially if you have a dress that is doing all the talking or if you have a simple slip dress or off-the-shoulder dress and a romantic, yet glamorous theme for your big day.  We love the simple headband with this style!

Ponytail Image


Long Curly Hair

Ladies, if you have long curly hair then you can pull off all of the curly, wavy do’s we so often associate with weddings without having the fear of the curls falling, lucky you! 


The romantic half up / half down

This style is soft and romantic, perfect for the classic bride.  It is timeless, elegant, and photographs beautifully.  We particularly love this wedding hairstyle with highlighted/lowlighted or balayage hair just like the one in our image below.  The different tones add a real dimension to the hairstyle and show off just how delicate it is.  These pretty white flowers are a beautiful, feminine touch that would be stunning in a Spring or Summer wedding.


The Side Sweep Princess

The beautiful thing about curly hair is volume!  With a deep side parting and the lower side pulled back behind the hear with a bridal accessory you really create a beautiful frame for your face.  The overall look is soft and feminine.


The Bouncy Braid

We are obsessed with all of the detailing in this stylish braided wedding hairstyle.  From the braid across the crown to the messy asymmetric fishtail and the soft waves around the face, this is a perfect look for a young, fashion-forward bride.  This hairstyle definitely needs plenty of hair so some clip-ins or more permanent extensions such as our tape-ins or hand-sewn extensions may be required to perfect the look!

Long Curly Wedding Hairstyle


Short Hair

We have rounded up some beautiful wedding hairstyles for short hair.  We know that many brides-to-be love their short, chic hair, so here is our short hairstyle inspo below!


The boho half up / half down 

With a slight twist on the longer half up / half down hairstyle, our version for short hair is perfect for the boho bride.  With a French braid down the back and twist around the crown, we love the slightly messy vibe of this style.


Beautiful Accessories

Sometimes all you need is a stunning accessory!  This is such a simple and elegant look, with soft waves and a delicate bridal accessory to hold back some hair from the face.   This wedding hairstyle is perfect for any bride with short hair and will remain a timeless classic.

Short Wedding Hairstyle



Whether your hair is long or short, straight or curly, there is an up-do for everyone!  Millions of brides opt for a classic up-do to accentuate their dress and their jewelry.  Many women love up-dos because having such an intricate hairstyle just isn’t something we get to experience very often, so...why not!  Certain types of extensions work better for up-do’s than others, we love the hand-sewn and the I-tip extensions for these styles because they give you the flexibilty of wearing any style without worrying about the bonds being noticed.


The Modern Up Do

This up-do is about the front, just as much as the back, after all your beautiful face is just as important as your back when walking down the aisle!  We love the volume and dimension of this style, it adds a modern take to a classic wedding hairstyle.


The Fairytail Bun

Probably the wedding hairstyle that you dreamed of as a little girl…  The fairytail bun is a classically romantic bridal hairstyle with its soft waves and strands framing the face.  We love the gorgeous head piece on this bride.  If you are having a wedding fit for a princess then this is the perfect hairstyle for you.

The chic sweep

This very chic, very elegant up-do is perfect for the modern bride.  With its a simple silhouette we know that brides having a more low-key or formal wedding will love this style.