The Most Popular Wedding Hairstyles of 2018
Low Messy Buns
Low messy buns, with a few strands left out to frame the face, dominated the bridal fashion week runways. This look is relaxed enough for a beach wedding but can be dressed up with delicate flowers or sparkly pins.
Half-up styles may have been the most popular for 2018 bridal shows, and we couldn’t love these looks more. Because half-up hairstyles can be dressed up or down, they provide a lot of versatility. The majority of runway looks were loose, soft, and worn with natural hair texture.
Celebrities like Lupita Nyong’o, Zendaya, and Viola Davis, among others, have been influential in celebrating the beauty of natural hair. We were so excited to see models rocking their natural hair on bridal runways.
Sleek Low Buns with Big Accessories
Low buns are big in bridal this year, and not just the messy variety. Smooth low buns made plenty of appearances, but large flowers, pins, and other adornments accompanied them. This is a fun update on a classic ’do.
Half-Up and Braided
Braided half-up hairstyles added to the mass of half-up styles on bridal runways. Braids add a little whimsy to a boho bridal look and provide a creative way to keep hair out of your face while you dance the night away.
Even though you want to look absolutely stunning on your wedding day (and you will!), don’t you want to look like yourself? If you never wear your hair up, you shouldn’t feel obligated to wear an intricate updo on your wedding day. Of course you can add flowers, a veil, or a little sparkle to dress up an everyday look, but there’s no sense in going out of your way to feel uncomfortable or unlike yourself. We were happy to see that bridal runways were filled with no-heat, no-fuss hairstyles.
If you’re a bride who’s excited about finding “something old” for the wedding, look no further than this timelessly classy trend. Birdcage veils are beautiful for daytime or outdoor weddings, and they exude vintage glamour.
You might think bows are reserved for little girls and ’80’s Madonna, but they’re actually in style right now. Dainty bows in fabrics like velvet and silk work best with a low, loose ponytail or bun.
If you’re a bride who’s not a fan of slicked back, bobby-pin-filled updos, 2018 is your year. Laidback, tousled, beachy waves were all over bridal runways. You can wear soft waves down, half-up, with a braid, or with a veil. Calling all boho brides, here’s your inspiration.
Old Hollywood Curls
This glamorous style won’t be outdated when you look back at your wedding photos. Big, luscious curls or tighter finger waves work with any length hair worn down or longer hair in a low side bun.
Long Side Braids
Keeping with the loose and natural looks of 2018, long, messy braids are on the horizon. A side-swept fishtail braid or loose Dutch braid would look ethereal if studded with cascading delicate flowers like baby’s breath.
The hairstyles for brides in 2018 are laidback and low-maintenance, which brings us to the low ponytail. Whether you rock a sleek and smooth look or go for tousled, wavy strands, the low ponytail is an ideal wedding hairstyle. It’s out of the way for dancing, can be worn with or without a veil, and looks natural and effortless.
Sleek and Down
Instead of fussy updos and giant flowers, many bridal looks for 2018 kept it simple with completely down hairstyles. With a straight, smooth style, all the focus can be on you and your dress, not a random hair accessory. This simple look is modern and clean, and we love how easy it is to pull off.