Wedding Hairstyles: 3 Beautiful Hairstyles for Brides or Bridesmaids

There are so many details that go into planning the wedding of your dreams—the dress, the venue, the flowers, the cake...and let's not forget, your hair! Whether you're a bride or bridesmaid, having beautiful, fuss-free hair as you walk down the aisle is so important.

In today's video, our beautiful friend Alex Gaboury is here with three easy, beautiful hairstyles for brides or bridesmaids that are sure to make your wedding hair dreams come true. Alex walks us through a bohemian inspired updo with fishtail braids, a soft and pretty down hairstyle, and a half up hairstyle with braided detailing. Whether you're classic bride or a bridesmaid looking for that perfect wedding hairstyle, one of these hairstyles will be perfect for you.

Enjoy the video below, or scroll down for step-by-step instructions on how to create each stunning look.

Bohemian Updo with Fishtail Braid Detailing

This updo is a beautiful way to get your hair up, off your neck allowing you to showcase beautiful back detailing on your wedding dress. 

  1. Divide your hair in two even sections and bring one side to the front, leaving the other half free to style in the back
  2. From the section in the front, separate out some face-framing layers and clip out of the way
  3. For the braid, grab a two-inch section of hair from the crown of your head. To give the braid a full appearance, take a one-clip weft of Luxy Hair extensions and place it underneath the section. Once it's clipped in, gather it with the section and begin the braid. 
  4. To create a fishtail braid, divide your section into two equal pieces. Grab a small section of hair from the right piece and cross it over to the left piece. Repeat on the left side.
  5. Now we're going to continue French fishtail braiding. This is a super easy process, and follows the same steps as a regular fishtail braid, however, everytime you cross over a piece of hair, add a second section of hair from your hairline and cross it over as well. Repeat this pattern all the way down your head.
  6. Repeat steps 2-5 on the other half of your hair so that you're left with two French fishtail braided pigtails.
  7. Pancake time! No, not breakfast. Pancaking is a technique for making your braids even fuller by pulling out little sections of hair from the top to the bottom. Do this on both sides to give your braids that extra oomph.
  8. Grab the left braid and begin tightly wrapping it around your head. Secure with bobby pins at the top.
  9. Then, take the right braid and wrap it in the opposite direction. Hide the ends under the first braid for a cleaner look. Once you're happy with the placement, secure it into place with bobby pins
  10. Remember that piece we left out at the front of our face? Curl these pieces using a 1 1/4" curling wand for beautiful, soft waves.
  11. Finally, finish off the look with some crystal hairpins for added sparkle.

Princess-Inspired Down Style

This down-do is the perfect way to swoop your hair back on your wedding day in a really soft and elegant way.

  1. Clip in a full set of Luxy Hair extensions to add extra volume and length for this gorgeous look. Use a 1 1/4" inch curling wand to add some soft waves and blend your hair extensions with your natural locks.
  2. Section your hair off at the crown of your hair and begin to create a three-strand braid. Loosen up the braid by tugging on small sections - this will make the next step much easier. 
  3. Grab a one-inch sized section from your hairline and begin loosely twisting it counter-clockwise. Once its twisted, begin pulling on the twist to fan it out and give it a nice, loose appearance.
  4. Pull your ends through a knot in at the top of the braid and bobby pin in place.
  5. Repeat step 3 & 4 on the opposite side of the head.
  6. Continue the same process all the way down your head creating multiple twists that are closely woven together. Using Luxy Hair extensions is especially great for this look as it create extra color dimension and thickness, bringing this style to life. 
  7. Finish the look with a sparkly headband placed at the back of your head.

Half-Up Fishtail Braid

This soft, feminine hairstyle will look beautiful as you walk down the aisle and is the perfect option if you want to keep your hair styled mostly down on your wedding day.

  1. For the base of this hairstyle, you will need to create volume at the crown of your head. To do this, grab a small section of hair at the crown, and use a teasing comb in short, downward strokes to volumize the hair. 
  2. Smooth the teased section with a comb and gather together into a small twist. Push up to create a small poof and secure with bobby pins.
  3. For the accent braids, grab a one-inch section at the front part of your head. If you need extra volume, feel free to add in a one-clip weft of Luxy Hair extensions underneath this section. 
  4. Fishtail braid the section of hair by taking small pieces of hair from one side and crossing it over to the other. Continue this pattern by alternating sides until you've reached the bottom of the strand.
  5. Secure with an elastic and pancake the braid by pulling on each loop. Then, pin to the back of your head, right underneath the twisted poof.
  6. Repeat steps 3-4 on the opposite side of your head.
  7. Grab a section at the hairline, below your fishtail braid. With this strand, create a three-strand braid.
  8. Pancake the braid and repeat on the opposite side of your head. You can create your own spin on this look by swapping out a three-strand braid for a waterfall braid, dutch braid, or twist - it's totally up to you!
  9. Finish off the hairstyle with a beautiful hair piece.

Whether you're hoping to wear your hair up, down, or somewhere in the middle, we're sure that one of these hairstyles will give you that extra boost of confidence and make you feel beautiful as you walk down the aisle. If you recreate any of these looks for your special day, be sure to share some photos on Instagram and use the hashtag #luxyhairbride.

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