Gorgeous Updos for Bridesmaids
Before you can start singing “Here comes the bride…,” you get to watch her best girlfriends head down the aisle—hopefully, in style—to give her the grand introduction she needs to confidently take the stage. Bridesmaids have a lot of responsibility when it comes to celebrating and supporting their bride leading up to and on the Big Day, and they need to capture her wedding vision to a tee when walking down that flower-flecked aisle. Along with the dresses and shoes and bouquets, hairstyles are an incredibly important decision for your bridesmaids' look. We love an ethereal, romantic updo more than just about anything for a wedding, and there are stunning accents to really amp up an updo, such as sparkling jewel pins, fresh blooming flowers, and intricate braids. These 25 gorgeous updos are the perfect addition to your bridesmaids’ promenade on the wedding day.
Wrap hair in a chic chignon without too many curls or fuss. A simple pearl pin ties this elegant look together.
This updo is a mix between soft and romantic, big and glamorous, and a little bit of Greek goddess. The soft curls and braids fold into each other for an ethereal ‘do that doesn’t sacrifice body and big-barrel curl for glam factor at the same time.
This ethereal look weaves delicate flowers into a braided updo. It’s a great way to pull in one of your wedding colors on a neutral bridesmaid dress.
Pick a pretty headband and wrap the face-framing hair around the sides, folding it into a low bun. Leave a few strands out around the face for some soft movement.
This bun gives some drama and glamor with its swept-back volume and stunning pin. It looks effortless, yet so luxe at the same time.
Classic French Twist
This chic style is perfect for any wedding, but we love it for a more formal affair with its classically French feel.
These braids are so thick and voluminous that we’re getting major Rapunzel vibes, which we love. It’s fairytale-esque for the wedding that wants to be straight out of the storybook!
Braided Top Knot
Make a thick, high bun even more voluminous with braids wrapped around it. It makes it look way more put-together and romantic than a plain top knot.
These pretty flowers make a statement and mold together the swept-back volume up top with the folded curls on the bottom perfectly.
There’s something so lovely about a waterfall braid that we’d recommend it for bridesmaids in any type of wedding. It’s a universally flattering updo if we’ve ever seen one!
Go vintage with these swooping curls and a heavy side part. The low updo will be stacked mainly on one side with the curls pinned together elegantly.
This mid-level bun has some major volume and body, and the braided bang detail helps make it a little more formal.
Give a delicate luxe touch to a simple knot with this coral-esque gold pearl comb.
Face-Framing Low Bun
Frame the bridesmaids’ faces by leaving out their shortest layers around the face—it makes for a flattering look on every face shape. A low folded bun keeps it simple.
If you’re having an outdoor natural, boho wedding, this ethereal flower halo looks just dreamy with a low updo folded up around the back of the neck to create a seamless look.
We wish we could have this kind of voluminous updo every day, but a wedding will suffice. The delicate jewel pin gives a touch of elegance.
Elegant Cascading Braid
You almost can’t tell that some of this updo is braided, but the real eye-catcher is the cascading wave the hair is arranged in. It’s the ultimate elegant style, perfect for a formal wedding.
This updo keeps things textured and full with different twists and braids going into a low round bun, and the look is finished with a simple patch of flowers.
We love a simple accent like this crystal one that winds along the entire updo instead of just in a single area—it gives the whole look movement and romance!
This twisted look is subtle and romantic in a way that can go with any dress, theme, or time when it comes to the wedding.
This sleek updo layers hair in a folded, criss-cross way to create a frame for a simple low bun. This elegant style fits with any dress.
A fishtail braid takes your normal French braid to the next level and looks even more intricate and romantic, and we love the way it’s wound around a twisted bun.
This loose style lets curls fall out and hang delicately to create an effortless, boho feel with pretty pink flowers.
This simple updo looks effortlessly pretty with loose waves put in a low bun and all-natural greenery accents to go with any color scheme, but especially a lovely neutral one. Use some of the same greenery in the bouquets!
Not every updo needs to be a chignon; a ponytail counts too! It pulls the hair away from the face, but lets the bridesmaids showcase loose wavy hair for a feminine touch. You need to tease some for this ponytail, so it doesn’t go flat. Keep two strands from around the face to wrap and pin around the hair tie to disguise it.
Upside Down French Braid
Give a fun twist to a simple top knot with an upside-down French braid—it also makes sure hair won’t fall out of the high ‘do all night long!