Deciding how to wear your hair on your big day is, well, a big decision. But that’s why we’re here! We already brought you the coolest updo ideas, and now we’ve gathered the absolute best of the best in down-‘do inspiration.
From recent real weddings to blogger bridal shoots and beachside elopements, these down hairstyle ideas will make you want to get married tomorrow.
You don’t have to go down a Pinterest wormhole – we did that for you. Just click through and we guarantee you’ll find “the one” in this edited mix.
When in doubt, put a fern on it. The plant’s textured leaves look striking placed on hair as a resting adornment. Angle a leaf in front or on either side with flowers as a makeshift crown.
Give bouncy curls a hippie edge with a braided rope headband. Both functional and cool.
Make a standard half-up, half-down ‘do anything but by adding a fishtail braid in back. Twist messy sections from each side towards the back, and begin the fishtail braid where they meet. Spray strands with sea salt to enhance the messy texture.
A colorful flower crown with punchy purples atop casual waves feels both feminine and retro romantic, like ‘60’s Americana meets A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Add a coquettish touch to half-up, half-down hair with a delicate bow in back. A very thin ribbon like this one looks sophisticated and chic, not precious.
For a laidback al fresco ceremony, why not go au natural? No accessories, no styling, just effortless, lived-in waves.
It’s hard to rival the organic simplicity of an ivy-leaf wreath on half-up half-down hair. Part woodland fairy, part Roman laurel, equal parts elegant.
Long loose curls half up with a deep side part and single flower pin look soft, pretty, and romantic.
Give a wavy style further depth and dimension by twisting sections from each side back to meet in the middle, then cross one over the other before securing.
To accessorize Veronica Lake-esque ripple waves, fasten one side of hair back with an antiquey brooch, like Harper's Bazaar's Style Director Joanna Hillman at her New York City wedding. Talk about old Hollywood glamour at its best! To see exactly how to create these sleek waves, check out our tutorial here!
A waterfall braid in back takes hair from basic to babe. The style is easy to create, but so visually impressive.
Who says veils have to be fabric? This breathtaking Hawaii elopement shoot features a somewhat veil fashioned from leaves and florals. Fixed to the back of messy hair with vines trailing behind, it’s a unique way to tie your bridal look into your surroundings for a wedding on the beach.