As much as you would love to feel pampered because you are the bride-to-be, there’s a lot of work in store for you, and you’ve got to get started! There are plans to be made, logistics to be managed, and things to be executed. Food, cake, tables, flowers, guests, venue, dress codes…And then, there’s the big decision of dressing and styling your bridesmaids!
These are the lovely ladies who will be at your beckon call on your big day. They’ll be fluttering around you so that no matter what you need – from a bobby pin to emotional support – they’ll be there for you. These are the women who will be sharing the stage and some of the limelight with you, so how they look is very important too!
Choosing their outfits and accessories is a different ball game, but choosing a hairstyle for them can be an equally challenging task. Since they will be in focus, any sort of mismatch when it comes to the outfit and the hairdo will not just dampen their spirits, but also be a pretty sad sight for your wedding pictures as well.
Here are a few aspirational and on trend hairstyles that are definite wedding-worthy winners with your girls!
Weddings are meant to be classy affairs, and what better hairstyle to go with a great dress than a chic bun? These are no-nonsense, all pulled together hairstyles that make the bridesmaids’ features pop. They also allow the bridesmaids to focus on the bride instead of their wandering hair.
You could never go wrong with a ponytail, even if one of the bridesmaids is having a bad hair day. Ponytails are convenient, and they blend effortlessly with any look and attire. One way of making a ponytail bridesmaid-worthy is by curling it into soft waves.
Waves And Puffed Top
This hairstyle is simple, but it’s elegant too. Who said that bridesmaids have to look over-the-top? Keep it minimalistic so that the attention is not diverted from their beautiful faces. Section out the front part of the hair, puff it, and pin it to the top. Leave the rest of the hair open and curl it. Classy bridesmaid ready for the show!
If you want your bridesmaids to look elegant and sport that girl-next-door look, your best choice is going for the fishtail braid. Going by how popular this hairstyle is, I doubt that your bridesmaids would have a problem flaunting this hairdo on your wedding day.
It’s a glorified version of the messy bun. It’s fun, it’s fancy, and celebratory enough for the bridesmaids to feel and look the part. Section out the top front part of your hair and pin it. Now, give some texture to the loose hair behind by backcombing it and tying it into a low bun. Unpin the front part of the hair and split it into two sections. Take the left section of the hair and tuck it on the right side of the bun. Similarly, tuck the right section under the left side of the bun. A setting spray will keep it in place.
This is possibly the easiest hairstyles. If you have a last-minute stand-in bridesmaid or something of that sort (not that we are expecting you would), this is one hairdo that will not take up much time. Split the hair into several sections and use a curling rod to create waves in each of the sections. Now, mesh them together and use a setting spray to keep the curls intact. It’s a great hairstyle for long hair.
French Braid Updo
This is fancy as well as fun. The classic French Updo will have your bridesmaids looking gorgeous and feeling relaxed both at the same time. Take a section of hair on one side and braid it up the French way. Now, tuck it behind the ears with a bobby pin. Take the middle section of the hair and puff it up. Tie the remaining hair into a low bun, and your bridesmaids are all set to look stunning!
To get this look, part your bridesmaids’ hair to one side. Tease the underneath hair to create volume. Pin that side behind, and gather the hair from the other side to meet the bobby pin. Now, twist this hair and pin it up. Keep pinning till all strands of hair are locked in. Finish it off with a fancy accessory.
For this look, tie the bridesmaids’ hair into a low ponytail. Separate the hair at the base of the pony, creating a small pocket. Now, roll the pony hair and tuck it into the pocket and secure it with bobby pins. Your bridesmaids are now ready!
This one is pretty simple too. All you have to do is section out your bridesmaids’ hair in the front. Now, take one section (left or right) and braid it sideways. Tuck it behind the ears with the help of a bobby pin. Curl the rest of the hair with a curling rod and watch them leave your guests spellbound.
Guest Writer Reema Arora