Bridesmaid Hair Dos and Don'ts: Tips for Flawless Wedding Hair

by Alex Haymes

Bridesmaid Hair Dos and Don'ts: Tips for Flawless Wedding Hair

Wedding day hair can be tricky to navigate, especially as a bridesmaid. You don't want to pull focus, but then you don't want to play it too safe or risk being too casual. Weddings can be stressful, but everyone deserves to have beautiful hair and feel beautiful when the special day arrives. Keep reading for some of our top tips for flawless wedding hair. 

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It's always lovely to be asked to be a bridesmaid. You get to be a key part of someone's wedding day, floating down the aisle in a beautiful dress with your friends around you. That doesn't mean the pressure can't be on, as you want to ensure that every element of your wedding look is perfect from the tip of your toes to the top of your head. So, keep reading for the dos and don'ts of bridesmaid hair. 

  • DO Accessorize
  • DON'T Upstage the Bride
  • DON'T Sacrifice Comfort
  • DO Keep it Simple
  • DO Try it First
  • DO Make it Secure
  • DO Make it YOU

DO Accessorize

Hair accessories are key to adding personality, elegance, and detail to your bridesmaid hairstyle. Selecting delicate accessories that are in keeping with the colour scheme and flower arrangements of the wedding can bring some extra flair to your hair. However, it's important to keep it classy and under-stated- DON'T over-accessorize!


Ruqaaya is wearing our Short Swoop Ponytail in 1B Queen of the Night and a hair bow from TEGEN Accessories.

DON'T Upstage the Bride

Your hairstyle being in keeping with the aesthetics of the wedding is of course important, but it's also important to consider the wishes of the bride. No bride wants to be upstaged on her wedding day, so you must discuss your desired hairstyle with the bride before their special day. This way, you can be sure that the style you're going for won't upstage the bride or go against the style of the wedding, and will allow the wedding pictures to be looked at fondly. 

DO Consider the Aesthetic

The aesthetic of the wedding is something that the blushing bride will have planned for a long time. The setting, the lights, the flower arrangements, the colour scheme, everything. So, it's important to be mindful of the aesthetics of the wedding when choosing your bridesmaid hairstyle. It should compliment the cut of the dress and the vibe of the wedding itself, and any accessories should tie in nicely with the colour scheme and floral arrangements.

TOP TIP: Discuss your bridesmaid hairstyle with the other bridesmaids and the maid of honour. This way, you can avoid any potential mismatched hairstyles.

DON'T Sacrifice Comfort

Remember, weddings can be long ceremonies and the reception can go all night, so you need your hairstyle to be as comfortable as possible. This can be especially important if you're opting for an updo. In this case, you'd want to make sure that your hair isn't pulled up too tightly, and that there aren't too many pins that may begin to dig into your scalp through the day. Make sure it's lightweight, comfortable, and strategically placed to avoid any discomfort. 

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DO Keep it Simple 

The last thing you want to do is overcomplicate your hairstyle. Make sure you opt for something neat, simple, and classy, that you can easily tweak throughout the day if needed. 


Ruqaaya is wearing our Curly Messy Bun in 1B Queen of the Night

A great choice for keeping it simple is hair extensions. Wearing a bun attachment or ponytail extension can be a great way to achieve sleek and elegant updos in minutes. Opting for an extension piece like a bun or a ponytail can take some of the potential damage away from your natural hair, and these hold the style instead.

The great thing with products like these is that they can easily be adjusted or secured throughout the day if needed! 

DO Try it First 

It's important when selecting a wedding day hairstyle, that you practice it a few times first. This way, you can make sure that it's exactly what you want and avoid any unwanted hair-stress when the special day arrives. 

If you're having your hair styled by a professional, book a hair trial or consultation to discuss any potential hairstyles that might be perfect for the wedding, and to see what your hair will be like on the day. 

TOP TIP: Gather some inspiration photos of what style and vibe you'd like to capture so that you can have a clear image in your head of what you want, and share these with the hair stylist if you plan to use one. 

DO Make it Secure


It's also incredibly important to make sure that the style you've chosen can last all day, so make sure that you do what you can to secure the hair into place. Hairspray, bobby pins, and other hair products can be your best friend on long days like a wedding, so utilise them where you can without overdoing it to make sure that your wedding hair is both weather and dancefloor-proof! 

TOP TIP: Try and take an emergency hair kit with you in your clutch bag, or store it at the venue before the ceremony. This kit might include extra bobby pins and hair ties, a tail comb, and a travel-size bottle of hairspray, and it's a safety net to keep your beautiful hair going all day!

DO Make it YOU

While it's important to make sure that your hairstyle doesn't negatively pull focus or detract from the general aesthetic of the wedding, it's also important that you still honour your personal style and your tastes. Comfort isn't just how something physically feels to wear- it's also how it makes you feel while you are wearing it.

Weddings can be stressful and everybody deserves to feel beautiful, so make sure that the hairstyle and accessories that you choose reflect your personality as well as the wedding aesthetic and the wishes of the bride.  

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