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How to Choose Bridesmaid Hairstyles

Your bridesmaids' hairstyles are an integral part of the overall look and style of your wedding. Make sure you choose the right do with these tips.


  • TIP: Consider clip-in hairpieces to achieve the look you want.
  • Step 1: Factor in frizz or locks going limp if you're having an outdoor wedding. See which styles will work best with your wedding and reception sites.
  • Step 2: Coordinate any hair accessories, like headbands, barrettes, and flowers, with your own hair accessories and order everything at the same time.
  • FACT: According to The Knot, Inc., there is an average of 5 bridesmaids per wedding.
  • Step 3: Consider the length and texture of each bridesmaid's hair. A fancy up-do won't work on a short-haired girl and the combs you like might not stay in on someone with thin, fine hair.
  • Step 4: Make sure the hairstyles make sense with the bridesmaids' dresses. Avoid having the hairstyles compete with their dresses.
  • Step 5: Consider loose waves or curls, either worn down or with sides loosely pinned back, with flowers mixed in if your bridesmaids will dress in airy, ruffled, romantic dresses.
  • TIP: Try a single braid threaded with ribbon and pulled across the head like a headband for a country, beach, or other casual wedding look.
  • Step 6: Find fancy up-do options if you're wearing a ball gown with a train and your wedding theme is formal and elegant. A French twist, classic chignon, and side chignon are good options.
  • Step 7: Pair clean, modern dresses with sleek, straight blown-out hair or a slicked back ponytail.

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