Gone are the days of stiff chignons and tight, over-sprayed buns—no, the modern take on the bridal updo is the opposite of dated. Whether you prefer your buns and topknots loose and undone, sleek and refined, or beautifully braided, we’ve gathered the only hair inspo you need to see before your big day.
Click through the slideshow above for 15 wedding updos you’ll actually want to wear!
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Spray your hair with a texturizing spray, like Oribe’s Dry Texturizing Spray ($42), braid your hair into two pigtails, then wrap them around your head. Pin in place, and you’re done!
A braided twist that starts at your crown is a soft look for the romantic bride.
Why French braid from top to bottom when you can French braid diagonally?
This gorgeous triple braided bun is way easier than it looks. Don’t believe us? Here’s the step-by-step tutorial.
A breathtaking braided version of the French twist for the classic bride.
Keep clicking for the best sleek bridal updos!
A smooth, tucked-in updo will never go out of style.
We could stare at this intricate knotted bun for hours and still not be able to figure out how it was created.
A simple knotted ballerina bun allows glittering earrings to shine
This Infinity Bun created by The Beauty Department is sheer genius.
A twisted bun at the nape of the neck is simple and chic.
Keep clicking for the prettiest undone bridal hairstyles!
Twist sections of your hair up in different directions and pin in place, letting wispy strands fall around your face.
Make a statement by pinning a glittery hairpiece under your perfectly disheveled braid.
A slightly undone half-‘do looks beautiful with a delicate flower crown.
Photo credit: Daniel Gurton for Vs. Magazine
We’re obsessed with this stunning, low-key take on the classic French twist.
A twisted braid that turns into a messy bun—our favorite type of hairstyle hybrid.
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