Wedding hair is tricky. Most modern brides will say they want it to look "breathtaking" but not too fussy or too much like "wedding hair" (said with a knowing eyebrow raise and head tilt). Getting it right is a fine art. The best way to approach your big-day look is how you would any other hair cut or colour: by taking an image or two to your hairdresser and having a consultation so you can get across exactly what you do want (effortless beauty) and what you don't want (to be doused with a can of hair spray and weighed down with a handful of kirby grips). Keep clicking for 24 wedding hair ideas to inspire you.
Not up for a flower crown but want to add some nature to your up 'do? Try this floral bun instead.
In dark brunette or black hair, simple white accessories can look simply striking.
A ballet bun is always a chic choice.
The secret to making a halo braid feel modern? Make it undone and wispy.
A feather hair clip can add a subtle detail to an otherwise simple updo.
A chignon is basically crying out for a tiara. You don't want to disappoint it now, do you?
Okay, so this isn't the most classic wedding hair look, but who said wedding hair has to be classic? You just have to love it.
A low, centre-parted ponytail, black ribbon, black earrings and a black feline flick—perfection.
Wedding hair doesn't have to translate to an updo. Hair left down can look just as striking. Sometimes less really is more.
These tousled waves and homemade gypsophila hair clip look super pretty.
When you're standing at the altar, your guests will be looking at the back of your head, so give them something to look at.
A jewelled clip can tame curly hair around your face.
A low bun can make way for a striking lip or even more striking gown.
Not a fan of normal? Experiment with accessorising your parting or using striking accessories to make a statement.
An ingenious use for a string of pearls.
A touch of gold is always a good idea.
Don't shy away from hair accessories—your hairdresser will be able to advise you on placement.
How perfectly glossy are these waves? Add crystal shine to hair with VO5 Tame & Sine Spray (£5).
Got curly hair? Embrace it.
Use a piece of lace as a hair accessory—all you need are a few well-placed pins.
Want something simple? How about a ribbon-adorned ponytail? You can find black velvet ribbon on Amazon for £3 per metre.
Want an updo but don't want anything too sleek or severe? A soft braid framing the face is just the thing.