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Being a bridesmaid is a pretty big honor, and sometimes comes with the perk of getting your hair and makeup professionally done. Bridesmaid hairstyles can range from various different looks, such as clean and classic updos to textured or undone styles, and should definitely be approved by the bride well before the big day. So, if you’ve been looking for bridesmaid hairstyles to wear as you stand beside your bestie at the altar, we’re here to help. Whether the bride-to-be has asked for her ‘maids to wear an updo or prefers everyone to wear their hair down, we’ve rounded up 30 bridesmaid hairstyles that are perfect for every type of occasion.

Here are some bridesmaid hairstyles that are sure to wow the crowd.

Abbie Mae Photography

Half-up bridesmaid hairstyles are a popular pick for 'maids because the look works on a range of different hair lengths and textures. 

Amanda Rae Beauty

If your dress has an open back, opt for this braided updo bridesmaid hairstyle. 

Face Art Beauty

If you're searching for a romantic bridesmaid hairstyle, just ask your stylist to incorporate a braid into your look. Braids can be woven into various updos, half-back looks, and more to create a gorgeous hairstyle. 

Jenna Kathleen Portraits

This updo features a subtle braid to create a whimsical and unique bridesmaid hairstyle. 

Julia Popova Makeup & Hairstyle

These chic braided updos are perfect for a romantic outdoor ceremony, like on the beach or in a garden. 

Tumbleweed Floral Truck

If you've been searching for trendy bridesmaid hairstyles, then definitely opt for this romantic updo. Topped with an eucalyptus floral crown, this look it absolutely gorgeous.

Hope Helmuth Photography

For 'maids with bangs or layers, we think this messy updo is perfect for any type of outdoor wedding. 

The Flower Girl

Loose curls create a natural bridesmaid hairstyle that totally suits a laid-back bash. 

bridesmaid updo hairstyle
Courtesy of Ash and Co.

If you want to show off your locks while keeping your hair out of your face, consider a side ponytail as your bridesmaid hairstyle.

Being Joy Photography

You can even curl the ponytail for some extra drama.

bridesmaid v neck dress top knot
Sera Petras Photography

The topknot bun is a rising trend for bridesmaid hairstyles that also keeps hair pulled back.

bridesmaid with jeweled headpieces
Stanlo Photography

Jeweled hair accessories are a great way to add a glam feel to bridesmaid hairstyles.

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Cadey Reisner Weddings

With a flapper-inspired hair accessory, this bridesmaid hairstyle is perfect for a Gatsby-inspired wedding. 

mismatched bridesmaid beachy waves
Riverland Studios

These tousled and textured beach waves are serious #bridesmaidgoals. 

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Modern Wedding Photography

Relaxed waves are a great bridesmaid hairstyle choice for spring and summer weddings.

Glam by Jessie Hamby

A formal updo is a fool-proof bridesmaid hairstyle option if you're attending an upscale wedding.

flower crown
Ryan Ray Photography

Going for a boho bridesmaid hairstyle? Add a floral crown to your look.


If you do decide to wear flowers in your hair, make sure the crown matches the bride-to-be's color palette.

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Conforti Photography LLC

For a more natural look, a crown of greenery is a pretty option.

bridesmaid with a side bun updo
Mango Studios

Another classic (and chic!) bridesmaid hairstyle updo is a side bun.

Bridesmaid chignon curly bun
Christina Watkins Photography

It's not every day a professional styles your hair, so go all out and opt for a twisted updo that is a step above your everyday style.

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Vicki Grafton Photography

A curly updo will keep the hair in place and also pairs well with other bridesmaid hairstyles.

bridesmaids halo braid flower accessory
Lightbloom Photography

On the hunt for a bridesmaid hairstyle updo that's not a bun? Try an all-over braided look.

bridesmaid brown hair fishtail braid
Julie Bulanov Photography

This edgy braided bridesmaid hairstyle is perfect to keep hair pulled back in a chic but natural way.

bridesmaid hairstyle
Courtesy of Ash and Co.

We're obsessed with the braided crown that's paired with this fishtail.

bridesmaid half up hairstyle floral hair clip
Olli Studio

There's something about a wavy half-up bridesmaid hairstyle that's super romantic and elegant, especially when you add a crystal-adorned hair accessory. 

Whim Hospitality

This side braid is perfection.

curly waterfall braid bridesmaid
Tekoa Rose Photography

Looking to wear your hair down for an outdoor wedding? Opt for curls with a braided headband. It's a stylish way to keep your mane out of your face.

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Ten·2·Ten Photography

If you like certain aspects of two or three different looks, feel free to mix and match bridesmaid hairstyles. Like the idea of having a braid, but want your hair pulled to the side? Just pull photos of what you'd like to replicate replicate so that the stylist can do their best in achieving your desired look.

Justin Kunimoto Photography

Baby's breath floral crowns are perfect for your 'maids to wear if you're having an outdoor ceremony or celebration.