Wedding hairstyles for different hair lengths

Find your own style for your special day that suits your hair length.

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Choosing your hair for your wedding day is definitely a big deal. You want to look your best, take into consideration your wedding dress and no one can blame you! You might even be trying to match your hair to your wedding makeup!

Picking an actual hairstyle for your wedding day can be tricky. It needs to suit your hair length, thickness, and layers but lucky for you we've gathered all the best wedding hairstyles for a range of hair length and types for you to fall in love with. From up style hair or loose wavy locks, there's something for every type of bride. If you like the classic look then you'll enjoy the chignon or ballerina bun. If you're more of a boho bride, then check out some braids or loose waves!


1. Chignon

Probably the most popular wedding hair style to date, the chignon or also known as a low bun comes in many variations and is a classic style for any bride. You can incorporate braids, flowers or tiaras to this look for whatever your heart desires!


2. Ballerina bun

Another classic look is the ballerina bun. This is one that sits higher up on your head so you do need to have hair with a little bit of length to it, otherwise, you'll get fly-aways.


3. Half up/half down

This style works for a range of hair types and lengths. It's classic and elegant but also fits for both day and night! This would especially work well for someone with thick hair in order to lighten the load.


4. Loose waves

Loose waves work on any hair length and look simple but amazing. Pair them with a flower crown and you've got the ultimate boho wedding look that's simply to die for.


5. Braids

Definitely one of the more modern trends that has become increasingly popular is braids. Whether it's a single braid or braiding you work into your hairstyle they work for both classic and boho weddings and all hair lengths too! Check out our wedding jewellery page to incorporate some bling into your hairstyle!


6. Ponytail

Whether it's a high ponytail or a low ponytail, these have been around for a long time for a reason. These do tend to work better for those with long hair but you can opt for ponytail extensions in order to bring the look together.

You can also go for a more sleek look rather than the messy ponytail. The choice is yours!


7. Side sweep

This style would work for a range of hair lengths, but best for those with medium to long hair. This style sweeps your hair around to one side of your body. It is a hairdo that you'd probably want to work with your dress's style and neckline.

It's definitely a more modern look but stunning nonetheless.

The dos and don'ts of wedding hair


  • Have a hair trial before the big day
  • Buy your dress before you choose your hairstyle
  • Give extensions a try, but a few weeks before so you can take them out if you don't like them.
  • Listen to your stylist, but also listen to yourself
  • Take pictures as you go


  • Do anything drastic or outside your comfort-zone
  • Underestimate the power of hair accessories
  • Overdo it. Now is not the time to be over the top
  • Wash your hair on the morning of your wedding. Second or third-day hair will hold a style better than freshly-washed hair
  • Neglect your dress's neckline. If the neckline is detailed maybe consider an updo?

Wedding Hair Accessories



A headband is a super classic look but is the perfect way to dress up your look. If you're not too big on wearing wedding jewellery, a headband is great to add some bling. They come in a range of styles and metals to choose from so you're bound to find something that you like.



These are the perfect mix of the classic and the boho bride. They're not too over the top that just adds a stunningly subtle addition to your hair. Again, you can opt for these as real looking flowers or go for metal versions in gold, silver or rose gold.

Flower Crown


If you want to go full boho bride then a flower crown is the way to go. They come in a range of sizes and go with variations of hairstyles both up or down. Plus you can incorporate the colour of flowers with the tones or undertones of your dress and makeup!



Definitely, a vintage and classic look is the wedding tiara. This accessory has been around for such a long time for one big reason. It's stunning. In a range of styles you can go for the super bling look or opt for something subtle, but the choice is yours!


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Hair Comb


A hair comb is a perfect balance between accessory and hair. If you're not wanting something super bold that doesn't attract too much attention then a hair comb is perfect. Plus if you want to switch your look up a bit later you simply just need to pull the comb out and it won't ruin your hair!


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