bridal hair trends

3 Popular Bridal Hair Trends for 2018

by Bryce Gruber


You’ve got the most elegant wedding dress ever, the most comfortable wedding heels all set, a big wedding bouquet, and a super cute alternative wedding band already picked, but what about your wedding hair? We rounded up the top three bridal hair trends of 2018, and they’ll all work with just about any face shape — news that’s as refreshing as the time we found this totally genius hack for saving major money at your reception (cha-ching!).

Braid & chignon mix

bridal hair trends

“This has evolved from the trendy crown braid a few years ago to something a bit more wearable,” shares MariLynne Cosmillo, Cherry Blow Dry Bar’s Director of Education. “This loosely pulled braid and chignon mix is one of the most requested hairstyle looks.” Try pairing this look with off-the-shoulder gowns, strapless, and sweetheart neckline looks. The versatile, timeless architecture of braids and chignons makes them one of the top bridal hair trends of forever.

Understated accessories

bridal hair trends

“Move over flower crowns and big head pieces, understated hair accessories give a touch of sparkle without overshadowing the overall look.”

You can try the look with subtle, crystal-adorned headbands, wraps, and clips, or even micro-florals like real baby’s breath, or mini rose bud-decorated clips. This style pairs especially well with earthy, boho-type bridal ensembles.

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Barely-there waves

bridal hair trends

“Bridal hair trends have evolved from bouncy curls to a more natural look, which pair perfectly with brides who want to showcase their own personal style.” This look is great for highlighted hair, naturally thick manes, and carrying straight over to the post-wedding days. Hello, gorgeous honeymoon hair!

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