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Best Bridesmaid Hairstyles for Wedding Event

As a bridesmaid at an upcoming wedding event, you most likely have a million things to do and get ready. Perhaps you already have your bridesmaid dress, but if you don't, then check out the wide collection of bridesmaid dresses at The Dress Outlet. After that, the next thing to think about is how you want to do your hair! Hair is an important part of the look because you'll be photographed all day long and want to keep it looking great up until the event ends. Here are some of our favorite bridesmaid hairstyle ideas to get you ready for the wedding event. Keep reading to find out!


Braids are a huge trend in the fashion industry right now. What used to be a simple braid is now elaborate and glamorous. Try a braid to get your hair out of your face but keep it interesting. 

Up Do

An up do is a great choice for both wedding guests and bridesmaids, especially for a dress with a higher neckline or just a lot of detailing on the top. You don't want to cover up the details of your dress with your hair! This is also very elegant and your hair will be out of the way. You can't go wrong.


You can have ponytails, especially if you have long bridesmaid dresses. Since your dress is long, you have a lot going on already and don’t want your hair to be the center of attention. Go for your long dress, and go for your hair ponytailed or partially up. This will add a more sophisticated element to your look, and your hair will be out of your face for the whole wedding event!

Half Up Half Down

Half up and half down is a great way to get some hair out of your face. But, it still gives you the ability to style the rest of the hair however you'd like. This is a beautiful hairstyle and will look great on you.

Classic Hair Down

  • Curled

If your bridesmaid dress is strapless, you may want your hair on your shoulders so that there isn't so much empty space. Curled hair is always a pretty choice! Just keep in mind that if your hair loses curls easily, you may want to use hairspray. If even hairspray doesn't hold, possibly you'd be willing to try extensions for a day!

  • Straight

Straight hair gives you a sleek and put-together look. Since your dress is already very glam, you don't want to distract too much from it with your hair, and straight hair will make you look great but not take away from it. Also, if you have curly hair, it might be a good idea to go with a straight look since curls tend to get messy after all that dancing! 


  • If you're planning to color your hair for your prom, be sure you know what the colors will look like before you go for it.
  • Don’t just go to the hairstylist and ask her to do any hairstyle; instead, if you have time, find some hairstyles from Pinterest or Instagram that will go with your dress and makeup.
  • Likewise, don’t forget to keep bobby pins and makeup for retouching in your bag, because you never know when you'll need them.
  • Try different makeup and hairstyle ideas before you decide on your final bridesmaid look. 

There you have it, fun and easy bridesmaid hairstyle ideas to help you stand out and look your best. Naturally, bridesmaid hairstyles can be somewhat stressful. What you have to do is have an open mind. You have to remember that you are not the bride; therefore, your needs will be different. You have other things to think about besides what your hair will look like, and that is why these bridesmaid hairstyle ideas are quite valuable. Let me ask you this, which bridesmaid hairstyle will you choose?