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Top wedding hairstyles for your big day

Top wedding hairstyles for your big day
Alice Macfarlane
Beauty Writer3 years ago
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Deciding which hairstyle to wear to a wedding, for your own or a friend's ceremony, is a pretty big deal. Whether you're looking for inspiration for your big day, or if you're thinking of taking your wedding hairstyles into your own hands, we've got you covered.

From show-stopping updos to sleek blow outs, we've curated a hotlist of the best wedding hairstyles. Enjoy!

Classic curls


To recreate these corkscrew curls, you'll need a couple of things. For a look this smooth, you'll need the superpowers of Olaplex No.6. Concealing damage and minimising frizz, this fan-favourite formula is loved for its smoothing abilities. Other than helping you achieve your sleekest style yet, this formula is actually good for your hair. The bond building technology strengthens weakened strands, leaving hair looking healthier and feeling stronger.

To create show-stopping curls, you'll also need a top-notch tool. The BaByliss Berry Crush Curls Curling Tong is designed to create the bounciest of ringlets. Designed with customisable heat control, the tool heats up quickly so you can get straight into styling, ideal for those of us who always seem to be running late. The long cable and lightweight design make it super easy to use, so you can get princess curls without your arms going dead.

Double dutch


Give the classic updo a modern makeover with two chunky dutch braids. Not only is this style ideal for keeping your hair out of your face, it also creates heatless curls that you can let loose for the night, or on your honeymoon.

To polish off the style and make sure those curls last, smooth a small amount of Olaplex No.7 into your hair before styling. Minimising frizz and concealing flyaways, this treatment gives any style an upgrade, while actually repairing your hair.

Straight and sleek


If your dress is pretty bold, it may be a good idea to go with a simple, classic hairstyle. Kat used the Color Wow Dream Coat Supernatural Spray to achieve salon-worthy sleekness. Gracing the tresses with a glossy shine, the spray creates the illusion of healthier hair while defending against humidity, which is perfect for summer weddings.

Messy updo


First, you'll need a texture spray to recreate this nonchalant look. Bumble and bumble Thickening Dry Spun Texture Spray adds body to any style, which is especially important when it comes to updos.

Set your finished look in place with the Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray. A favourite amongst hairdressers, this product is perfect for creating wedding hairstyles, thanks to its lightweight texture and refreshing scent. We'd recommend choosing the strong hold formulation to make sure your style really does stay in place for your big day.

Cornrows with laid edges


If you've had cornrows put in for a wedding, don't forget to clean up your edges the morning of. You'll need a sturdy edges gel that can stand the heat, and a baby hair brush for seamless styling. If you want a full step by step breakdown on how to lay your edges, check out the full article.

Soft waves


Any good hairstyle starts with a good wash. For this look, Maria used the Redken Extreme Shampoo and Conditioner to hydrate any dryness in the hair, while giving the tresses a glossy shine.

Next, you can go in with your styling tool of choice. The Beauty Works Professional Styler is the perfect tool for this look, ergonomically designed to create effortless waves. Thanks to a wide and extra-long barrel, this styler is ideal for those with long hair, letting you get around your head in no time. Housed in a gorgeous box, the curler comes with a protective heat glove and carry case, just to make your life easier.

Crazy curly


If you're feeling a little bit extra, there's no better day to live it large. Doing all the hard work for you, the BaByliss' PRO Perfect Curl MKII sucks up your hair and lets go of perfect curls. What's more, the tool is designed with three curl settings, including tight, loose and defined, to let you customise your style to suit your mood. Suitable for both long and short hair types, the tool has a salon-length swivel cord to make styling as easy as possible. Once you're done curling, tease out the corkscrews with a comb or brush. Set into place with a sturdy hairspray and you're done!



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Alice Macfarlane
Beauty Writer
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As someone with an affinity for all things beauty, discovering fantastic new products is my not-so-secret obsession. Over the years I've tried and tested a mountains worth of creams, serums and cleansers, finding some of my favourite 'holy-grail' products along the way. However, I'm always on the lookout for more ways to nourish my hair, perfect my dewy base, or enhance my skincare routine. Working as a beauty blogger for over 3 years, I've been lucky enough to collaborate personally with lots of amazing beauty brands including Christian Dior, The Body Shop and Dermalogica. I've used the Dermalogica special cleansing gel religiously since I first got it and their products are some of my ultimate skincare faves. When it comes to cosmetics, NARS Sheer Glow foundation is definitely my go-to - I live for a light, glowy base!