Easy bridesmaid hairstyles

Updated February 21, 2017

Bridesmaids have an important role during weddings. And their hairstyles are often chosen by the brides. However, the actual hairstyles must be complementary to the bridesmaid's hair length and type. Try one of these easy bridesmaid hairstyles for your wedding party.

Low Bun

An easy hairstyle for bridesmaids with medium-length hair or longer is a low, tight bun. This is a basic hairstyle that looks lovely on its own, or with additional hair accessories. Sweep the hair back and pin it into a bun. If the wedding is more casual, like a beach wedding, allow a few tendrils to frame the face. Add a flower clip or a sparkly headband to dress it up.


An elegant and easy hairstyle for bridesmaids is to wear the hair half-up and half-down. This hairstyles is ideal for women with long hair, past the shoulders. Curl the hair using hot rollers or a curling iron. Pull the top part of the hair back, starting about one-inch above the ears, and secure into place with a decorative clip. Make sure that there is plenty of volume on the top.


An old-fashioned pin-up hairstyle is easy and unusual. It also works well with short or long hair. One option for bridesmaids is to make finger-waves in the hair using pin curls. Another option is to create romantic waves that are reminiscent of old Hollywood stars. Do so by using hot rollers or a curling iron. Use a decorative barrette to pull one side up and off of the face.

Short Updo

For bridesmaids with short hair, a creative updo is easy to pull off. To create the look, just pin the hair in the back of the head up toward the crown. Use sparkly clips to make it look more wedding-appropriate. Pull out tendrils of hair around the face and curl them using a curling iron. A sequinned or lace headband finishes off the look. Use hairspray and an anti-frizz serum to smooth down any small pieces of hair that stick out.

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