7 Stunning Wedding Updo Hairstyle Ideas

Written by Kinnari AsharSep 26, 2022
7 Stunning Wedding Updo Hairstyle Ideas

Almost every bride loves updo hairstyles for weddings! It doesn't matter what length your hair is, there's a perfect updo style for you. Updos also give you a lot more options for accessorizing. Take a look at some of our favourite hairstyles. Whether you like messy or braided, buns or twists, we have it all.  

Wedding Updo Hairstyle Basics  

Updos are hairstyles in which the hair is pulled up and away from the face. The updo bun hairstyles for weddings are versatile, so you can adapt them based on the texture, length, and style of your hair. The most popular and easy wedding updos are buns and ponytails, and you can try more detailed braids. Let’s take a look at how to do updo hairstyles for weddings. 

1. The Messy Bun 

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Messy buns work for almost all wedding occasions and face shapes. This hairstyle adds volume and frames the face well with the loose strands. 

How to achieve the look: 

  1. Make a high ponytail with your hair. 

  1. To form a bun, only pull half of your hair out of the elastic band. 

  1. Put the ends around the bun's base and twist them. You can secure them with some hair pins. 

2. French Knot 

French knots are stylish and sophisticated when it comes to wedding hairstyles. The stylish woman in you will love this elegant and dainty updo. You can make it in minutes and it's beautiful. Also, this updo requires little maintenance and is hassle-free. 

How to achieve the look: 

  1. Create an off-centered partition. 

  1. You can curl your hair by using a hair curler on the edges. 

  1. Using a paddle brush, brush back the hair at the back of the partition and pin it in place. 

  1. Create a French twist by rolling the rest of your hair in the opposite direction. 

  1. With U-pins, hold the twist in place. 

  1. Use a light-hold hair spray to complete the styling. 

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3.  Chignon With Side Braids 

Chignons are elegant and classy. In this variation of the chignon, side braids are woven in. That sounds cool, right? Let's take a look! 

How to achieve the look: 

  1. From each side, take out one section. 

  1. Make regular braids with the side sections. 

  1. Keep braiding till you get to the nape of the neck. 

  1. Using bobby pins, secure the braid ends at the nape. 

  1. Using a hair-tie, secure the rest of your hair at the edge a few inches away from your face. 

  1. Roll your hair upwards to create chignon. 

  1. Then, roll the hair inwards and pin it with U-pins at the point where you have pinned the side braids. 

  1. Use hair spray with a light hold to finish and secure the style in place. 

4. Braided Bun With Bangs 

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You'll love this bun, braid, and bangs combo for your wedding. Stylish and feminine, you'll be the talk of the town with this hairstyle! It's the perfect blend of messy yet manageable hairstyles.  

How to achieve the look: 

  1. Divide your bangs in the middle and let them fall on the front. 

  1. Separate two thin sections from the head; one on either side. 

  1. As you work up the side sections into braids, add tiny sections along the way. 

  1. At the nape of your neck, gather the rest of your luscious locks. 

  1. Braid your hair loosely in a regular braid. 

  1. Secure your braid with a hair tie once you reach the edge of your hair. 

  1. Toward the back of your head, form an S-shaped bun with your braid. 

  1. Use plenty of U-pins to secure this bun. 

  1. From both sides, cross the braids over each other, over the bun. 

  1. Use bobby pins to secure. 

  1. Spray light-hold hairspray over your style to finish. 

5. The Puffy Ponytail 

A puffy ponytail is a great hairstyle for those who don’t wish to go for a bun. You'll love this hairstyle because it's simple and quick to do. 

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How to achieve the look: 

  1. Get rid of all the knots by combing your hair. 

  1. For added volume and texture, spray on some dry shampoo or hairspray. 

  1. Make a side part of your hair. 

  1. You should backcomb your crown hair and pin it in the middle at the back. This will result in a half ponytail. Don't forget to leave your front sections out. 

  1. Make this half ponytail look even better by spraying it with hairspray. 

  1. You can curl the ends of your hair with a curler. 

  1. Your half ponytail, which was tied earlier, will form a bouffant as you gather your hair for the high ponytail. Put an elastic band around the ponytail to keep it in place. Gently pull up the hair to make the bouffant puffier. 

6. Pouf Bun With Braid 

For those with medium hair, this hairstyle is elaborate and trendy. With this pouf bun hairstyle, you're sure to add that extra flair to your look.  

How to achieve the look: 

  1. Pull your hair back into a tidy ponytail. 

  1. The volumizer should be placed at the bottom of your ponytail, surrounded by the ponytail hair. 

  1. U-pins and hair elastic will help it stay in place. 

  1. Make two sections at the pony's base below the volumizer. 

  1. Each section should be braided into three thin sections. 

  1. Using U-pins, tuck the braids into the bun. 

  1. That's it! You're ready to rock your pouf bun! 

7. Lace-Braided Updo 

You'll make the onlookers swoon with this romantic curly hairdo! It is one of the best curly updo hairstyles for weddings. 

How to achieve the look: 

  1. Divide your hair into two equal sections by making a central partition with the end of the rat tail comb. 

  1. Create a lace braid by braiding one section. Instead of braiding close to the scalp, the style is usually braided to the side. 

  1. Then repeat the process on the other side. 

  1. To prevent the braids from coming undone, secure the ends with hair elastics. 

  1. Use bobby pins to secure a braid on the other side of the head. 

  1. Repeat the process with the other lace braid as well. Both these braids should overlap with each other. 

  1. Using U-pins, secure the braid ends. 

  1. Spray some hairspray that has a light hold to complete your styling. 

FAQs about Wedding Updo Ideas 

What do I need to create an updo hairstyle? 

Don't forget the essentials – heat protectant spray, lots of bobby pins and U-pins, hair serum, and a hairspray. Follow the instructions of the hairstyle you wish to create and you’ll be ready to rock your look. 

What do I do to keep my updo in place? 

To keep your updo in place, you must keep the flyaways at bay. Lightly spray a clean, old toothbrush with some hairspray. Run it through the sides and top of the hair. You'll have smooth, slick hair without frizzies! 

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